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Fallen tree at Harrisons

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 bleddynmawr 15:01 Sat

All my climbing life there has been a tree leaning against, the rockface at Harrisons, clearly dead. I haven't been for a year, I hope it's still there. It's mentioned in the 81 guide and I remember it having branches and that you could use to get to the top of the rocks. Now it's branchless.

I was wondering if anyone knew:

1. When it fell,

2. Why it was left, and

3. How long do we think it will remain.

In reply to bleddynmawr:

The crag is probably better without it, but it was there for many years. It had obviously been a feature for quite a while before this picture on the back of Pyatt's 1956 South-East Sandstone guide:

https://www.gordonstainforthbelper.co.uk/images/EdPyattSESandstoneRearCover.jpg

Many of the branches already look damaged/denuded. My guess is that it fell in the early twentieth century.

 bleddynmawr 07:31 Sun
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

Thanks, amazing that it lasted so long!


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