In reply to UKC News: Maybe cut down any trees with roots in the crack ,and put on the stumps full strength weed killer,that would help. Better than killing other trees and stuff below if it does cut loose.However I would not worry too much about it..adds a bit of spice to the climbs.
> (In reply to UKC News) Maybe cut down any trees with roots in the crack ,and put on the stumps full strength weed killer,that would help. Better than killing other trees and stuff below if it does cut loose.However I would not worry too much about it..adds a bit of spice to the climbs.
Ummm a) might not be anything to do with it and (b) probably illegal!
Looks alarming. I'm trying to remember whether the buildings below are in the line of fire; the road certainly is. Leaving aside the climbing issues for a second there is clearly going to have to be some critical inspection and possibly a very complex stabilisation operation.
> (In reply to USBRIT)
> Ummm a) might not be anything to do with it and (b) probably illegal!
VERY likely tree roots are the problem. Illegal who cares... half the Borrowdale climbers would have been in jail for this offence! Much better to take out a couple of trees than have mass destruction of everything below. Go to it .. from X Forestry Worker
> (In reply to UKC News) Let me know when it falls off .May return from US for the new routes on what's left.
You don't, perhaps, sir, feel that you've already had your fair share of fun on this crag? Rigor Mortis was, indeed, "a bit stiff". And the old debate about sticking gear in Triermain Eliminate and having to rest on it? A wasp settled the problem for me by zinging up my shirt, thereby facilitating a somewhat hasty (one runner) ascent.
Ted Cheasby in a gentle drizzle (they told me it was an easy E1!) and Ghost (after Bonington pulled a hold off and declared it unclimbable)...
All in all, a naughty little crag. Little did I know it was all just a warm-up for your horror of horrors, Post Mortem.
In reply to Mick Ward: I resemble those remarks! good one. Anyway Mick seems like some chicken folk in the UK these days . If I did not live 4500 miles away the job would have already been done.Of course it would miss the routes you mentioned.
In reply to UKC News:Bye the way to those men of action best to use a weed killer that normally needs to be diluted.Use undiluted its quicker and more sure.Of course cut the trees as low as possible. Just cutting down the tree or trees will not help..you have to kill the roots with the weed killer..
> (In reply to Dave Warburton)
> It's actually quite a way from the road but it is steep and right over it, so not totally impossible.
> It doesn't look to me that killing some trees will make this 'safe'.
"Safe' nothing is totally safe if you rock climb.That's one of the reason's some of us do it. Castle Rock is now no more dangerous (perhaps less) than climbimg on or walking below an Alpine face.Just climb OB before the sun gets on it ...good luck.
Err... isn't Agony HVS? It was the first route we did on the crag. I remember my mate, Deke, shouting up, "Can't you get some gear in, Mick?" and me muttering, "Well, no... not really." Soloed to the top. Should have learned something from that but (being very young and even more foolish), didn't.
In reply to UKC News: If the passing motoring public are in danger fine something needs to be done.If not, simply post a warning on the approach,otherwise why do we climb? assess the dangers and do it !!When I first did it a few line slings were all you had,i.e b...all.If you climb in the Alps you may layback a crack then send it into oblivion!!
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