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Perma-Ledge - taking things too far?
dalai
14/08/2012
4:14:05 PM
From the latest pic of the week comes this.



This may be at some obscure crag in the back block's of Nowra, but what's wrong with either lugging in a bosun's chair or set up some other means to make the belay more comfortable than a permanent timber platform?


kieranl
14/08/2012
4:27:11 PM
Won't be long before the threads start popping up in Lost and Found : "Who stole my belay ledge?"

tnd
14/08/2012
4:31:55 PM
It's the thin end of the ledge!
Winston Smith
14/08/2012
4:46:10 PM
Since when was plywood regarded as "perma"?

Sorry for sledging the ledge.


davidn
14/08/2012
4:55:21 PM
"All climbs at this sector start off the "Perma-Ledge" which has been installed 20m off the jungle floor."

Looking at the photo with masses of greenery seemingly infesting the cliff wall, and the above, I presumed the ledge was installed so as not to destroy greenery and allow access to what climbing is there. So not so much a belay ledge as access platform doubling as belay ledge?
dalai
14/08/2012
5:26:22 PM
On 14/08/2012 davidn wrote:
>"All climbs at this sector start off the "Perma-Ledge" which has been installed
>20m off the jungle floor."
>
>Looking at the photo with masses of greenery seemingly infesting the cliff
>wall, and the above, I presumed the ledge was installed so as not to destroy
>greenery and allow access to what climbing is there. So not so much a
>belay ledge as access platform doubling as belay ledge?


Check the above photo again. It isn't for access, it has been placed so the belayer doesn't have to set up a hanging belay...

cruze
14/08/2012
5:53:46 PM
On 14/08/2012 dalai wrote:
>This may be at some obscure crag in the back block's of Nowra, but what's
>wrong with either lugging in a bosun's chair or set up some other means
>to make the belay more confortable than a permanent timber platform?

It's neither permanent nor in the back blocks of Nowra.

Big G
14/08/2012
6:13:08 PM
Already been discussed. Someone else can find the thread. I'm all for it, personally.

ajfclark
14/08/2012
6:21:17 PM
http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=15&MessageID=17699&replies=1
dalai
14/08/2012
6:25:40 PM
Thanks for the link. Not sure how I missed that topic...

Why not just rap into a hanging belay?
widewetandslippery
14/08/2012
6:33:24 PM
Because a good bbq needs a good stable and level surface and so does an esky. Steak and beer need this. Your comments are as yuk as lettuce.

ajfclark
14/08/2012
6:35:27 PM
A layer of lettuce under the meat stops the bottom of the burger bun getting soggy.
widewetandslippery
14/08/2012
7:15:34 PM
I normally throw the bun and lettuce away with the paper.

rodw
14/08/2012
7:47:16 PM
Actually I think it too small..needs to be bigger IMHO
One Day Hero
14/08/2012
8:01:59 PM
One permaledge = awesome, permaledges springing up everywhere = travesty.

Good photos, the routes look cool.

wallwombat
14/08/2012
8:35:48 PM
On 14/08/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>One permaledge = awesome, permaledges springing up everywhere = travesty.

"permaledges springing up everywhere" = someone's new woody.

Mr Poopypants
14/08/2012
11:54:05 PM
Exhibition Wall needs one!
Get rid of that ugly cairn!
gfdonc
15/08/2012
8:20:59 AM
This seems like a good development. There's a few other potential uses.

That belay stance in the middle of Skink isn't really a good place to stand. Would anyone mind if I erected a platform there? I'm thinking galv rather than plywood, the zinc stains down the slabs would also help reduce lichen as a side benefit.

Also that lovely ledge in the middle of The Desired (19) is a great seat, but could use a bit of padding. Could anyone donate, say, half an old bouldering pad I could haul up there and fix?

Pat
15/08/2012
9:12:45 AM
I've got 33 mattresses in my woody, you could have one of those - always looking to help.

Phil S
15/08/2012
1:20:13 PM
What if I need to have a sitdown halfway up these routes? Retro-ledge?

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