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Day Trip Aborted by Wind. North Cliff, Ben Nevis.

Mike
16/09/2002
6:43:39 PM
Text, pics and video are over here. Basically we only got up one pitch of grade 18 before calling it a day. Probably the least sucessful day trip we've ever done. Ah well.

nmonteith
16/09/2002
7:16:18 PM
Classic! A real alpine adventure in the flatlands of country Victoria. I would be a bit worried about the rapping off from a single bolt.

Mike
17/09/2002
9:57:22 AM
Yeah, I wasn't too enthused about the idea either, despite it being a shinny fat looking bolt. So there's a plate and locker up there if anyone is feeling spritely.

Note to beginners: do not rap off a single anchor point ever (unless it's a huge healthy tree or bomb proof bollard the size of a house). It's only us cheap ass, supposedly more experienced climbers who bail off single bolts and one day the decision may prove fatal. Never, never bail off a single nut placement. A friend nearly died doing this.

nmonteith
17/09/2002
12:00:36 PM
I always think of the infamous Dave Jones story @ Taipan. He got to the top of Snake Flake (26), clipped into one bolt of the two bolt anchor, untied, re-threaded his rope, and went ot lower off. The bolt he had been hanging on then fell out and luckily for him the other bolt held.

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