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Report - Saltley Gasometers – Birmingham – May 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by sho, May 6, 2012.

  1. sho

    sho 28DL Full Member
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    Saltley Gasometers – Birmingham – May 2012

    Visited with Gone, Millhouse and Morse

    Recently there was a small surge in gasometer exploring and lots of people were keen to reconnect with vivid memories from their childhood regarding their curiosity with these beasts. Much like old cooling towers, these large redundant structures can now be considered both an eyesore and a thing of beauty.

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    Saltley Gasworks once held the honour of having the tallest gasholders in Europe and these matching twins are the kings of the UK scene and remain an iconic landmark on one of the most interesting stretches of motorway around. Having seen them whist passing between north and south so many times over my life Im slightly surprised that they don't get climbed more often. These were the ones that were important to me and I had wanted them for a while.

    Gone and Morse took on the North tower while me and Millhouse ascended the south. They provided a relaxed climb and were interesting to photograph. We had fun climbing around and conversing from the top of one tower to the other and ended up spending a little too much time here causing us to run out of dark for other things.

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    Cheers. Sho
     

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  2. morse

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    was a sweet night. time just flew past there, always a good sign :thumb

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  3. Gone

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    yes, got monkey access below.


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    Brilliant report Sho, and sweet pics everyone :D

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    You're photos are great man, what camera + lens did you use to take these?

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    Pentaz KR and an 8mm Samyang!
     
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    Cheers, might invest into this lens myself
     
  8. tweek

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    Big up sho
     
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    One had a hole in the side of it when we drove past tonight, down they come!!
     
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    Yep, they are on their way down.
     
  11. TranKmasT

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    Only managed to partly climb these mofos. My partner in crime below me was having technical issues climbing up through the ladder cages with a big rucksack and big fuck off tripod(lolz). Really regret not carrying on up.
     
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    Oh shit, so are they climbable at all?
     
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