A rack of gear found at the top of Sly Buttress, Newstones. Happy to reunite rack & owner. A hint of what you've left behind & its predominant identifying tape is all that's necessary
Do you think it might be dumped nicked gear?
Just a hint of the tape marking might prompt someone who's lost gear to get in touch?
Seems a bit odd that a whole rack hasn't been missed
Seems odd indeed. More likely to be a forgetful climber of a certain vintage who doesn't use ukc.
3 cams, 12 nuts, 12 draws, 3 slings, a nutkey & a prussic. Clipped together, nestled in long grass. I only noticed it the fourth time I topped out, so I can imagine it was easily missed by its owner. It will be missed even more when they next go out. Till then it will continue to holiday on my overloaded shelf of spare/found climbing gear in the Buxton Home for Abandoned Gear.....
I was there on Sunday and a small group (two families) were based around sly buttress. They had small children with top ropes on the slabs left of sly. They had quite a bit of trad gear (at least a full rack), pads, etc and it would correlate almost exactly with what you describe. I did chat with them but didn't really find out where they were from (as in on holiday or local etc).
I've twice had gear (clothing) returned via UKC that I accidently abandoned at a crag. I think this forum is brilliant!
Trouble is I mistakenly assume that everybody knows about this!
If you know a family that might have been pottering around at Newstones recently please speak to them!