/ Portland (Cheyne Area) Clean up Any Volunteers?
If you are planning to be on the Island this Saturday and you can spare an hour or so before the sun hits the west coast your help will be greatly appreciated. This is a great opportunity for us as climbers to score brownie points and helps greatly with ongoing accesss negociations. Thanks to those locals who have already offered to help.
I should be able to provide enough ropes so you won't need to worry about knackering your equipment.
Count me in... I'll bring a rope and jumars too (forgotten how to use them though).
Hi Neal / Steve
*Might* be able to make it...like Steve, have jumars, can't remember how the hell to use them!
Lyn will try and arrange a skip and bags, good to see a local response shame we don't get much help from the hoards who are happy to turn up and clip our bolts, by maybe there's still time or maybe i'm an optimistic fool
Sorry Neal won't be able to make unfortunately as I'm working, if you are doing anymore please let me know soonest so I can put them in the diary.
apologies, I'm away from dorset at the moment.
On a stag do but bumping this up to the top! Much respect for doing this guys.
Sorry to hear that, get better soon
I (we) won't be around otherwise we'd be down to help. Let me know if you're planning other clean up days.
I'll try to get there to help , but would mean heading over pretty much straight from a long shift in bristol ( 6 or 7am finish ) then nr 2 hour drive after dropping lads off all over south west. Shall try my best though .
But what would be really good to hear would be more of the masses who will no doubt be clipping bolts on the isle next weekend, saying that they will spare us a couple of hours from their day to come and lend a hand, wadda ya say?
I'll be around Neil, 10am cheyne, let me know if needing ropes, ascenders etc. alan
Neal - sorry, just learned we need to be elsewhere...good luck and hope to catch up soon.
See you there at 10:00am
Is anyone climbing afterwards?
will be there at 10am. Will it go ahead even if weather is poor, will you guys post here to confirm in the morning? Not climbing just coming to help with the clean up for a couple of hours if that is ok.
Had a scout around there yesterday - it seems mostly to be litter (cans, food wrapper, bin bags), a lot of the big stuff that used to be there has gone although there looks to be a couple of car seats well down at the north end. Gloves and granny grabbers might be the most useful equipment.
Granny Grabber??? Something to be used in Weymouth at 2:00am???
Yes everything is set for tomorrow and the forecast is looking good.
If anything changes overnight we will let you know via this thread on UKC. But as everything currently stands tomorrow is go.
see you all tomorrow
Neal and Helen :)
Www.raintoday.co.uk says its going to be raining heavily for a while yet.
Zoe, I'll go along anyway, just so there's no danger of nobody being there. The weather's odd - could clear up, could get worse...
yes it's still going ahead. Whilst its raining its not too bad. We'll be heading across shortly to start putting ropes in place etc.
thanks to everyone who is coming and see you all shortly
Well done on the organisation front Neal. I reckon we shifted a few tons of rubbish today. There was a decent turnout - about 20 people in all and everyone mucked in.
Thanks to everyone who came along today. A job well done!!! ...and a great effort by all.
Besides killing a few ropes the main damage of the day was a large dent to the roof of Lyn (the Ranger)'s car, caused when she tried to drive under the barrier with the wheelbarrow still strapped to the roof of her car and a scratch to Neal's eyeball from the brambles. (So in case you haven't guessed it's H typing this and not Neal as his vision is still blurred.)
Overall it looks like we cleared at least 70 binliners of rubbish, together with 2 fridges, a patio set, a rubber p....s, most of the component parts of a car and an I-beam.
Thanks again and see you all on the crags soon.
Heeln and Neal
Good effort and well done to all concerned, sorry I couldn't be there (mind you, it's been so long not sure I could find my way to Portland any more...).
Still trying to figure out what a rubber p....s is?!
I am aching like a B*st*ard today! Must be getting old...
Did Helen or Lyn take the rubber weiner home? ;)
Nope - Longy took it!
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