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death block now gone from bard

Robb
3/04/2005
5:03:33 PM
was guiding some students up the mighty bard on thurday morning early and brushed a block on the 3rd pitch with my shin - didnt even stand on it. wind was also quite strong and the block just trembled for a few secs b4 hurtliing downward. think its been there for a while. lucky it hasnt killed anyone before. apparently it had a white cross drawn on it and people stepped on it all the time. .......

tmarsh
4/04/2005
3:38:22 PM
ahah. I was walking along the track below the cliff when you dislodged it. Dang that was a big block. It landed on the ramp where you often see parties waiting for Bard. It's pretty lucky that no-one was directly under it at the time...

tim

bapak
4/04/2005
3:49:46 PM
Made the mistake of stepping on that block myself Easter Saturday night (7pm) even after our lead had warned me but now we wan't have to worry about it again !

Many thanks Beefy ! Steve.M :-)

LittleMac
4/04/2005
4:05:21 PM
So the notorious death block has finally gone. Many a time I have looked at the bloc and thought, just a little shove........... Glad to hear that it wasn't a deliberate act, but am also glad to hear that it is gone.

Good to hear that you and everyone else at the cliff survived the incident.
mikl law
5/04/2005
1:19:06 AM
Now what about the belay at the end of the traverse. I dodn't like the rattly jigsaw that everyone uses and put gear in around the arete (almost in Euridice). Am I being paranoid?

climbau
5/04/2005
8:33:08 AM
On 5/04/2005 mikl law wrote:
>Now what about the belay at the end of the traverse. I dodn't like the
>rattly jigsaw that everyone uses and put gear in around the arete (almost
>in Euridice). Am I being paranoid?
Yeah, I'm with you Mikl. I seem to recall that when I did it I traversed way left to get to what I felt was a decent belay. Besides It's a much nicer place around there.

LittleMac
5/04/2005
9:36:18 AM
On 5/04/2005 mikl law wrote:
>Now what about the belay at the end of the traverse. I dodn't like the
>rattly jigsaw that everyone uses and put gear in around the arete (almost
>in Euridice). Am I being paranoid?

DEfinitely a much better way to set up that belay. No I don't think your being paranoid, especially when you consder that a fall off the traverse is potentially the worst fall on the whole climb.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6/04/2005
11:55:56 AM
>Now what about the belay at the end of the traverse. (snip) Am I being paranoid?

Careful, ... Simey might shore it up with a couple of pitons? hint/snigger?? :0
(Pretty amazing how quickly the debate died down on the other topic/thread!)
dalai
6/04/2005
12:08:07 PM
On 6/04/2005 M8iswhereitsat wrote:
>Careful, ... Simey might shore it up with a couple of pitons? hint/snigger??
>:0
>(Pretty amazing how quickly the debate died down on the other topic/thread!)

You will probably note a correlation with the time Simon disappeared off the site and the debate stopping...

Glad that the block is now gone and especially that no one was hurt or worse... Every time I passed by it (I've only ever soloed Bard) it was always a bit worrying!!

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