/ Unique insitu pro

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sheelba - on 13 Oct 2016

I've heard of a lot of strange things being used as pro before but never this

https://postimg.org/image/pylitrrir/

I assume it's dead but not frozen
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bouldery bits - on 13 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Is that at Cheddar?
wilkie14c - on 13 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

bicycle crank in cameo, E1 Wilton 1

well before my time though
Albert Tatlock - on 13 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Spanner Wall - Chew valley
Jim 1003 - on 13 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Is that were the saying feeding the rat came from?
andyr - on 13 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Is that taking the Mickey...
nniff - on 14 Oct 2016
john arran - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

That doesn't look safe to me - he's not left long enough tails.
Chris the Tall - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to wilkie14c:

> bicycle crank in cameo, E1 Wilton 1

> well before my time though

Before mine too, but I gather the hook on Fingernail is still there - anyone know anything about it's origins ?
GrahamD - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to john arran:

It's probably just OK - by a whisker
Dave Garnett - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

> I've heard of a lot of strange things being used as pro before but never this


> I assume it's dead but not frozen

So anthropocentric. It's not dead, it's leading.
CurlyStevo - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to nniff:
I believe that's Andy Nesbet anyway I think it was that same propeller that saved him when he was roped together with a friend with no gear in, approaching something hard and took a tumble down the gully! Luckily their rope caught on the propeller!
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AlanLittle - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to wilkie14c:

The Fahrradlkante (V-) in Oberreintal has an entire bike.
galpinos on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to Albert Tatlock:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=78166

I think it's gone though.

Wasn't there a slate route that required an old kettle?
Chris Craggs - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to galpinos:


> I think it's gone though.

> Wasn't there a slate route that required an old kettle?

Didn't the spanner break and then was put back in place?

Chris
galpinos on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Did it? I'll have to add it back on to my "to do" routes list!
planetmarshall on 14 Oct 2016
Chris Craggs - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to galpinos:

I thought a saw a shot somewhere of the original spanner in a new 'setting' on the ledge, but it isn't on UKC so now I am doubting myself,

Chris
lithos on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to Chris Craggs:

ive seen that pix
ripper - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

> I've heard of a lot of strange things being used as pro before but never this


> I assume it's dead but not frozen

Somebody forgot to feed the rat
ex0 - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

There's an old iron winch crank handle used as part of Greasy Cobweb Crack at The Breck.
Carless - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=69486

tho' the text implies it's no longer in-situ
steveriley - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

One of the Frogsmouth routes has an ice screw. It's not an ice route.
DerwentDiluted - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Not so much insitu pro as an insitu abseil steak; http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=556337

petegunn on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to galpinos:
Sorted
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=176482

A few years back we were climbing Taxus Ice Fall Finish and they was a frozen in walking pole that I managed to get a sling around for protection, long gone by now but it provided a good runner at the time.

Loads of strange metal things to clip in the slate quarries!
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petegunn on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to petegunn:

Was there a shoppin trolley in this route?

The Tube (IV)#photos
sheelba - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to sheelba:

Technical question, if it was frozen would it hold a fall?
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Graeme Hammond - on 14 Oct 2016
In reply to petegunn:
> Sorted


I climbed the route recently and that is a spoof photo, the original spanner has been replaced only it is now a fair bit shorter and sticks up vertically rather than being bent over so unfortunately doesn't look as good but I guess there were limitations in replacing and holding in place what was left after it broke. Brilliant little route.

Edit: The new spanner can be seen in this photo: http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=237715

Unfortunately that photo doesn't make the route look that good though the high side runner might have something to do with it
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