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Death block above Deathwatch Beetle P1 rap anchors
2:07:48 PM
Forgot about this, very sorry. We did Deathwatch Beetle via the Lute but left the traverse until too high, building an anchor about 6-8m above the big ledge with the rap anchor chains. At that height, a bit left of the chains, there is a bucket-sized block balanced all ready to go and kill somebody on the ledge. We didn't feel comfortable with trundling it as we couldn't clear the base of the wall, but if anyone is up there with somebody at the bottom to clear the area, please for the love of god push the thing off if it hasn't already gone.
4:04:47 PM
There's a heap of dangerous stuff around if you wander off the beaten path at Araps.

Eduardo Slabofvic
4:18:45 PM
On 9/05/2017 kieranl wrote:
>There's a heap of dangerous stuff around if you wander off the beaten path
>at Araps.

yeah, such as rap anchors
4:30:52 PM
Yeah but this one is probably REALLY dangerous. It's above the route to the anchor, and could go at any time. We don't mind "loose" blocks so much, we climb at a quarry. This one was bloody alarming. In retrospect, maybe we should have tried to yell down to clear the base of the wall and pushed it off. A fingertip would probably do it.

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