Homecoming - long slippery rift in need of rigging

Fri 19 Jul 2019
Daniel Heins

Fri Jul 19

I went into Homecoming with Jon, who on a whim returned to the expedition, to sort out some confusion at the far pushing front where Andrew and I had gone. As it turns out, he and Haydon had in fact pushed, surveyed, and rigged the 'long slippery rift in need of rigging' I had mentioned, but at ceiling level rather than where Andrew and I had gone. Misunderstandings had led us to believe that this traverse was left in place when it was in fact de-rigged last expo, and so Jon and I set out rigging the traverse on the existing bolts. We had just enough rope and I was able to stretch the hangars/maillons just enough to reach the end of the traverse, where another pitch down will access this pushing front. This whole area was named the Lizard King, and we eagerly await the data from last year to better illuminate this front.

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Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2019#05 csw to bb ['plan3', 'plan_labelled-couldashouldawoulda', 'elavation_labelled-couldashould…
    2019#10 ['plan2', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'plan3', 'plan1', 'notes4', 'elevation']
    2019#11 Strained By Gravity ['elevation1', 'plan2', 'plan1', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'elevation2']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Homecoming - long slippery rift in need of rigging
    Homecoming - Propane Nightmares
    Balkon - Investigating potential pitches leading off pitpot in upper series
    264 - Pitstop & Northern Powerhouse
    264 - QM below Honeycomb