Balcony - Descend 'Sandy Chamber'

Fri 24 Jul 2015

An attempt to descend the "sandy chamber" as described by Rachel on 16/7. Rigged as follows

Palais Royale rigging topo

At this point the walls of the rift have a lot of sharp flakes. So difficult to get a good hang without it going into the water. -> try from the "Far Side" ???

When detackling, Mark managed to fall down a hole injuring his hand. First aid kit came out and we bandaged it up. Slow struggle out. Prussiking with one hand is harder than you might think.

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Wallets on this date:
    2015#12 Balcony, Nose Rock 2 ['notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'plan1']
    2015#14 Northhole ['notes2', 'notes', 'elev', 'plan']
    2015#15 Icecock ['notes', 'elev', 'plan1']
    2015#17 tight yorkshire(man) rift ['notes2', 'notes', 'elev', 'plan']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Balcony - Descend 'Sandy Chamber'
    Balcony - Hiltaplenty and Pubic S