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Access Denied paving.
© Al Doig, Jan 2013
Camera used: HTC Desire S

User Comments

Sacrilege! Any idea who did this??
Alex Thompson - 06/Jan/13
The first half was already done when I arrived on Saturday (5th Jan) presumably by someone who has either done the problem or is working it. I completed the second half.
As for sacrilege! I think you will find a lot of problems levelled out to improve the landings and a whole lot of problems with pools at the bottom filled to make them dry. I am sure there are also routes with piles of stones to reach the first holds in places... If you look around the moors of Saddleworth you will find an awful lot of paths paved but with the aid of a helicopter.
Al Doig - 07/Jan/13
Why is this sacrilege? Don't the BMC organise work days to repair landings beneath boulders, e.g. Stanage Plantation.
Look at the landing beneath the Eagle Stone - lots of deep pools from bouldering that could do with filling in.
Mark Westerman - 10/Jan/13
The comment was tongue in cheek... Less interesting landing now though eh? :-/
Alex Thompson - 09/Apr/13
That paving would be my doing. Interestingly the puddle only extended half way through the traverse when i did it.
Matt Reid - 15/Apr/13
A winter of rain obviously had an impact. Great problem.
Al Doig - 23/Apr/13
Was up on 'No Access' boulder yesterday, paving still nicely in-situ, nice to keep the bouldering mat and feet dry for a change :)
PD - 05/May/14
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