Notts Pot - 22 Jan 2006
Sunday January 22nd 2006
Members present: Adrian Turner, Andrew Vick, Audrey Teo, Chuck Holder, Debbie Flowers, Dominic Galliano, Gary Douthwaite, Holly Read, Israel Bontempelli, John Singleton, Kevin Francis, Matt Ewles, Nicola Gover, Oliver Bunting, Richard Gover
All went very much to plan, some lovely SRT, nothing too technical or daunting though down centre route though. The streamway was gushing pretty hard but we managed to avoid it nicely and made it down to the terminal sump.
The route back up was a little more technical, up Twilight, and a bit more delayed, as we encountered the other team as we emerged onto the big pitch. They were waiting at the bottom, and had to wait for all of us to get up and off the bolt before they could commence their ascent, so rather a lot of waiting around. Brrrr!!! :o
I derigged, and got a little bit scared on the traverse at the top of the big pitch, where a leap of faith down to the next foothole prompted me to realise that should I miss, it would be a god 2-3 metres fall before the partially derigged traverse line would catch me. The tacklesack was overflowing and I had rope tieing me in knots! Gary was ahead and round the corner but thankfully heard my calls for assistance.
The final faff came trying to get some of our folk up and over the final rock just before the exit. It's a very awkward one to get up, with even experienced members straining. I hurt my back attempting to climb it backwards! The technique involved two people hauling from the top and two people pushing from the bottom, with innumerable gruntings and shouts of 'PUSH' making it sound rather like a maternity ward. We got there in the end though!
Thoroughly exhausting but great fun :)
Other YUCPC reports on Notts Pot
- Notts Pot - Twilight Zone by Jean-luc Heath
- Notts Pot by Chad B
- Notts Pot by Jonathan Booth
- Notts Pot - 5th Dec 2009 by Catherine Moody
- Notts Pot - 07 Mar 2009 by Chad B
- Notts Pot - 07 Mar 2009 by Alexander Stelfox
- Notts Pot - 03 Feb 2007 by Matt Ewles
- Notts Pot - 03 Feb 2007 by Chris Ward
- Notts Pot - 22 Jan 2006 by Audrey Teo
- Notts Pot Epic change-over adventure with 12 people! - 23 Jan 2005 by Gary Douthwaite