107 - Old Route

Sat 01 Aug 2015

I headed to Coldest to grab the drill then down the Old Route to join Olly who was re-rigging down. Got to where we ran out of rope last time. Decided to stay low this time (bottom of the rift), which wasn't as tight as it looked. Olly put in a few bolts to get to what we think is the head of the p14. By this point Olly was very cold and wet, so we decided to survey the extra bit then derig out. Warmed up bag carrying and derigging. Olly managed to slip in the rift and bash his knee just before we got to the base of the p67. Fortunately it wasn't too awful, so we had a look at the upstream bit. It was possible to climb up further, bridging to avoid the chossy rocks. Round the corner was more chossy climbing, so we called it a day and derigged to the top of the p67 and carried lots of gear out.

T/U:10 hrs Jenny

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Wallets on this date:
    2015#01 ChinaC lead west wall below scramble ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#35 Smooth Sandy Bottom ['notes2', 'elv1', 'notes1', 'plan', 'elv2']
    2015#40 Tunnocks, claytons cockup ['notes', 'elevation1', 'plan1']
    2015#45 Balcony, ULSA grotto ['plan', '1']
    2015#48 Balcony, Spongechamber2 ['notes2', 'notes1', '2', 'plan', '1']
    2015#53 Balcony, Rabbit Warren to Ein Und Zwanzig ['notes', 'elev', 'plan', 'all']
    2015#55 Bergkaesehoehle ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#56 Icecock and North Hole 2 ['notes2', 'notes', 'elev', 'plan']
    2015#57 Frozen North 4 ['notes', 'icecockarea', 'plan2', 'plan4', 'elev', 'plan3', 'plan1']
    2015#67 Old Route ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#82 northhole continuing north ['notes', 'elev', 'plan']
Logbook trips on this date:
    2002-ad-03 - Dropping CUCC 2002 AD 03
    258 - Pushing Clayton's Cock Up to Flash Hard (P70)
    107 - Smooth Sandy Bottom
    107 - Old Route