/ Brimham Top roping £10 to play
Well at least you have 6 weeks to find somewhere else to climb on that particular day.
thinking of taking part ;)
Sadly I can see this sort of thing happeneing more and more. NT gets money (I hope!). Parking is easy. Brimham is great for the family. Access is easy to the top and bottom, belays are good and the rock is clean from the climbers. Never mind the very sensible BMC advice on groups and abseils about trying to avoid popular climbing areas on busy days.
Get a portaledge out, right in the way.
Harrogae Climbing Centre (a very well run wall actually) already has a partnership with NT at Brimham for outdoor courses. Even so they ought to know better than to be running an abseil on one of the most popular butresses on a Sunday. Then again, they are the plonkers who got climbing banned at Foredale with one of their money-making wheezes aren't they?
> thinking of taking part ;)
Seeing as I get paid to abseil off oilrigs in West Africa I dont think I will be jumping at this "thrilling jape"...
Lets face it, this is one or two climbs in a small area of Brimham, its not like 80 students descending on Frogatt and hogging the whole crag.
I strongly believe they should be run from structures, towerblocks,bridges,monuments,viaducts,lighthouses. there are all sorts of interesting (and scary) artificial structures to run charity abs.
Absolutely no need to run one on a natural crag. Remember, the members of the public will be turning up with all sorts of footwear, some of them will be very nervous and scrape their way down, some wil want to do "commando" jumps, whatever, the impact on the grit will be massive, compared to the careful footwork of climbers in modern footwear.
Complain to the NT. Brimham is a special and finite resource.
You are missing the point. Or at least the main one. The damage from abseiling is not good.
Would you like someone to tell you to go to another crag because repeated group top ropers polished your favourite route?
I'm sad to see the climbing wall lending their name to this. Makes me think they value the rock about as much as the plastic holds they use inside. Anyone from harrogate wall care to comment? BMC?
You hate charity?
Cool to see a reasoned and well-informed response to an issue.
Get out there with a sharp knife.....
We have been asked to support this charity event, for a maximum of 20 people, as they had seen similar offers on adventure and activity websites. As the National Trust's partner at Brimham Rocks, we work hard to ensure that any climbing activities at this wonderful venue is delivered in the most respectful and sustainable way possible. The press release issued incorrectly identifies Cracked Buttress as the area to be used. As climbers, we would not use this, or any climbed area for group abseiling, for the reasons mentioned above.
Brimham offers a wonderful outdoor experience for a wide variety of users, and our aim is to assist the National Trust to manage this diverse area to ensure it is, and remains, a great area enjoyed by all.
We hope that this will alleviate some of the concerns raised by the incorrect press release.
There's something about this, and perhaps it's just the choice of language, that really disturbs me. Possibly it's just shades of the recent olympic commercial hype, and I'm just being oversensitive
Let me get this straight .... It would be ok for a corporate hospitality group from the battery Hen association to toprope at a crag BUT it would be wrong if someone else did it to raise money for the research for a cure for Puppy Asthma !
What a terrible world you must live in where altruistic actions are singled out for attack.
...plus the inevitability of an abseiler ending up with their foot wedged in a jamming crack.
Out of curiosity which areas would you use. I suspect Cubic Block which is NOT on NT property? Or Fag Slab, again not on NT property.
And how does your partnership with the NT and the use of these areas work?
> As climbers, we would not use this, or any climbed area for group abseiling, for the reasons mentioned above.
> Out of curiosity which areas would you use. I suspect Cubic Block which is NOT on NT property? Or Fag Slab, again not on NT property.
> And how does your partnership with the NT and the use of these areas work?
good to see a proper response from an involved party on here, I've been watching the thread for one while the usual assumptions were jumped to without info.
As the above poster has asked though, what areas are being used?
> Get out there with a sharp knife.....
Way to go lads, really responsible, round of applause for the monkeys with a keyboard
better nip down tonight and put up some new routes on all the unclimbed (unrecorded) rock on Notice Board Wall :)
The forums on UKC are amongst the most entertaining I've come across. I guess it's something to do with the mix of personality types that become climbers. That individuality/total-mentalness thing. Mesmerising. This thread is amongst my faves though.
They are doing charity! The bastards! Cut their ropes! Dip them in dog shit! They are being reasonable! They must be lying!
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