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Eskimo Nell lower offs
ben wiessner
19/02/2006
9:52:32 AM
I was in Araps recently and thoroughly enjoyed Eskimo Nell. I found a pair of ring bolts up the top for rapping off, and the next set I found at the level of "The Oasis"... but when I had descended off that second set of rings, my mate and I were unable to find the last set of rings required to get to ground level. We finally ended up getting down descending into Major Mitchell Gully and slinging the big chockstone there (rather than use the "manky old pin").

I presume there is a set of rings there... any advice on where to find them would be much appreciated!!

shaggy
19/02/2006
11:17:04 AM
The rap is a double rope rap, refer to:

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=14317

Chalk Free
20/02/2006
12:21:29 PM
Yep double ropes gets you down, no problem.

The ring bolts are in a bit of an akward position but do the job.

Chalk Free
20/02/2006
12:21:48 PM
Yep, double ropes get you down, no problem.

The ring bolts are in a bit of an akward position but do the job.

sticky
20/02/2006
12:34:22 PM
Just wondering where the raps go to clarify:

Some metres right of the last pitch there is a 2 bolt rap anchor - that takes you down to the start of the last pitch, near the cave, yeah?

Around that cave there is a two bolt rap anchor - does the abseil there go down to the end of the first pitch or the very bottom?

We did this is October and took the second rap to the end on the first pitch. Not seeing any more chains we rapped off a bollard to get down the first pitch rather than down climbing the descent gully that looked distinctly dodge.

Just wondering if I could have rapped all the way down from the cave, and if not, where the other station is.

Kyle
Wendy
20/02/2006
4:17:31 PM
The 2nd set get you all the way to the ground. Double ropes obviously. You probably found the ropes ended up in Major Mitchel Gully. Disentangle them and chuck them the rest of the way, no problem getting to the base of Trench Warfare etc., which is just around the corner and up the gully from the start of Eskimo Nell.

sticky
20/02/2006
4:20:46 PM
On 20/02/2006 Wendy wrote:
>The 2nd set get you all the way to the ground. Double ropes obviously.
>You probably found the ropes ended up in Major Mitchel Gully. Disentangle
>them and chuck them the rest of the way, no problem getting to the base
>of Trench Warfare etc., which is just around the corner and up the gully
>from the start of Eskimo Nell.

Awesome, Wendy - thanks for the clarification.
adamk
21/02/2006
3:00:41 PM
hmmm...this one stuffed us a bit. Using a sixty metre rope we got from first set of bolts to the next no prob so we assumed(i would have thought a fairly logical assumption) that a sixty would also get us to the ground. Unfortunately not so. Lucky some other crew were just behind us and we hitched a ride to the ground on their double ropes.
ben wiessner
2/03/2006
9:35:07 PM
... and that's precisely what happened to me too Adamk. Except we didn't have any one behind us to hitch a ride with :)

Thanks for the beta guys!
ben wiessner
2/03/2006
9:39:43 PM
I might just add that after doing the abseil from the first set of anchors, our rope got jammed when we pulled it down, in TWO spots. Thankfully it was easy to climb back up and free the rope...
kieranl
2/03/2006
9:45:23 PM
We didn't have any rope jam problems (and we had two ropes) but we did have some rockfall pulling down the first abseil. Luckily we were wearing our helmets :-)


shaggy
3/03/2006
1:27:02 AM
Yeah sorry Kieren, I have still been meaning to get up there when no one is around, and get rid of some of the loose stuff.
kieranl
3/03/2006
9:02:29 PM
No problems Shaggy. It's one of those hazards on abseils that I think people don't think about enough when pulling the ropes down.

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