/ Snakes, Ladders and the Bridge of Death
I would like to work on and improve a format thats enjoyable to the majority and welcome any feedback and opinions for improvement.
Many thanks Dave
on behalf of Kit Perry http://snakesladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/snakes-and-ladders-and-tunnels.html
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I've the basis for an outdoor book thats more about adventure days out than a pure climbing book and any feedback helps :-)
How many people have died on "The Bridge of Death" ?
A few people have died on the bypass near me. Should I call it The Road of Death now?
Please could we stop overdoing things in the media-frenzy kind of way?
It has been called 'the bridge of death' for as long as I can remember, nothing to do with media-frenzy.
So what is wrong with Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels then?
As for how many people have died, I'm not sure, but it's only a matter of time... when weighted by a person, it moves a lot, and all you have to anchor the rope to is the bridge itself, which isn't comforting.
I think HVS is a bit steep though, maybe VS 3a or MXS more like!
Take care people
Yes the grade is a tricky one as its not really climbing, more an adventure at height with various rusty structures. Like you say not really hard moves but I thought the commitment needed and some of the exposure and fall factor warranted it.
Thanks for the support with name of the bridge, I felt crossing it was like a game of russian roulette! Sad thing is it will collapse one day, just hope no one is on it...
Didn't think I was over doing the media-frenzy? Just me and a mate on a great day out, writing a blog is just away of sharing the information obtained and the blog writers opinions/thoughts.
I dont think anyone has died on the bridge as yet and I really hope when it does finally collapse no one is on it!
Note. You make sure you hold a grown ups hand when you cross that bypass now...
I only ask this as I saw a photo of it on another blog today and it was much further on. Thinking of doing it with other mates in summer conditions / in the rain (last time we had snow)
HVS is the perfect grade for it. It has character, a bit of burl and its hard to grade.
It was close to the edge and I think its only the weight of the chain that keeps it from slipping off. As you say once someone starts climbing the chain, it does seem to slide nearer to the edge!
I dont think it will be there forever, and if youre belaying the leader better to take a few steps away just in case!!
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