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Bat Boxes(?) on the Gellet Block at Limekilns.
© iceicebaby, Jun 2009
Camera used: Sony Ericsson C902

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These now go all the way around the block apparently. This was taken last night (08/06/09) but as of today they are now on all three climbable faces of the Gellet Block.
iceicebaby - 09/Jun/09
I too are rather shocked at this, and angry. I had so many routes planned to do.
Ian Paterson - 09/Jun/09
Yup. It sucks. I was going to do Red Flag as my first VS lead next time I was down there, and now there are flippin portaledges on either side of it!
iceicebaby - 09/Jun/09
They won't last long...
thebat - 09/Jun/09
Does anyone know who put these up, whether there was any consultation or even any evidence to suggest that they are a requirement to the bat population survival (if they are indeed bat boxes)?
Rozedin - 09/Jun/09
I've emailed the Scottish Bat Trust to find out. They are looking into it.
iceicebaby - 09/Jun/09
These boxes look to be strategically positioned to prevent climbing.
Martin Brown - 09/Jun/09
unbelievable!
creag - 09/Jun/09
lovely! now i can do my favourite routes witha rest!
daveyb233 - 09/Jun/09
Good mate!But photo shopped!
daveyb233 - 09/Jun/09
Opportunity for a new girdle traverse?
Tom Last - 09/Jun/09
A little late for april fools isn't it? :P
And if you have not been playing with photoshop then I suspect a few "accidents" will happen before long...
henwardian - 10/Jun/09
Anybody who thinks this is photoshoped look at this thread: /forums/t.php?n=358736
More photos here:
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Mehmet Karatay - 10/Jun/09
Haha I wish it was photoshopped!! Sorry poor quality, I took it with my phone.
iceicebaby - 10/Jun/09
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