Fishface - Surveying the top of liquid luck

Thu 06 Jul 2023
Zac Woodford

Gave the rigging team ~3hr headstart but we still caught up with them at the bottom of first pitch. Emma and Zac then sat around while Ash and Mealy calibrated the disto. We were waiting so long that Uncle Mike's surveying group caught up. We waited in a a bothy for them to pass us before slowly, one-by-one, following on. We then caught up with them again at the top of Blitzen pitch and had to bothy again (after Mealy led us on too low in the rift).

At the beginning of BBBB (Benign Babble Baby Bypass) we talked with Mike's group pushing the other lead and descending some small pitches to push ours. We faffed around a while trying to find it, but when we did, we found it just looped back around to Mike's group's lead. We surveyed it anyway.

Zac and Mealy surveyed the top of the rift and the pitch (Mealy on notes, Zac on disto) while Ash and Emma bolted and rigged the pitch. Once surveyed and linked to Mike's group's stuff, we packed up and headed out. Ash raced ahead while Mealy and Emma got stuck behind Zac who was very tired and slow and sweary. Eventually, they exited. Trip started at ~15.30 and ended at ~00.30. A very tiresome dark hike to top camp.

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    2023#01 ["1623/305 Adidas Lederhosen Schacht 2023-MG-01", "1623/304 Doppellochhöhle 2023-MG-02"] ['notes']
    2023#03 Small Drain and Medium Drain ['2023-hbrw-01-drawing_cave_1', '2023-hbrw-01', '2023-hbrw-02-drawing_cave_1', …
    2023#04 bubble_baby_benign_bypass_bypass|Bottom of Blitzen Boulevard ['bubble_baby_benign_bypass_bypass_elevation', 'bubble_baby_benign_bypass_bypas…
    2023#06 LiquidLuck ['Fishface 5 mooseP-Model', 'Fishface 5 moose', 'Fishface 5 moose therion_p', '…
    2023#35 prospecting ['No uploaded scans or incorrect path to wallet contents']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Plateau - scoping out a route from col to Garlic Cave
    Fishface - Rigging and pitch-measuring trip
    Fishface - Surveying around Benign Bubble Baby Bypass
    Fishface - Surveying the top of liquid luck