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Report - Sheffield Town Hall clock tower - July '14

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Kaplan, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Kaplan

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    It seems like years ago that tablets first mentioned that scaffold had gone up around the Town Hall clock tower... Must have been March/ April time, while we were dicking about trying to climb something else... The scaff had gone up while restoration work was carried out on the stone work at the top of the tower. It stayed there, taunting us until, eventually, me and jazzywheelz timed it right (sort of) and managed to get up it.

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    I don't do heights.

    I mean, I enjoy the view, but I get vertigo - not fear of heights (as is the common misconception) but actually feeling dizzy because of where I am - and whilst this isn't the tallest place we've explored it was certainly the most 'precarious' feeling and the top of the belvedere is the most uncomfortable I've felt on an explore. Pretty pleased with getting this one crossed off our list, and we're well on our way to topping all of Sheffield's tallest. JW's report and shots have already put mine to shame (damn that fisheye!), but here goes...

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    A few weeks previous, we'd stood around like dickheads, trying to figure out how we were going to get up there without being caught. Eventually we realised that Sheffield is a bustling metropolis until well into the early hours so we decided to go for some scenic views from the chilled little Yorkshire Bank rooftop over the road that tablets had told us about an age ago.

    A good few weeks later (and just as the top section of scaff was starting to come down) and we made our move.

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    To be honest, I'm more than chuffed with myself for doing this one. Shonky scaff, a 120 year old shady as fuck ladder to hell, and a precariously sloping rooftop make for brown trousers time as far as Kaplan is concerned. Glad this motherfucker is crossed off "The List" and I can get back to scrambling around in pigeon shit for a while.

     

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  2. tablets

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    Nicey nice nice fella. The two of you are getting some great stuff done round here!
     
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    Good work, K. Such bad timings otherwise would have loved to have got this done!
     
  4. obscurity

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    some lovely shots there and well done for getting it done despite your vertigo :thumb
     
  5. jazzywheelz

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    Some proper beauties there, mate. Cracking report all round :thumb

    The sloping floor of that belvedere really was unnerving, but you're definitely getting better with the vertigo thing. Was a real pleasure doing this one. Probably my favourite bit of mischief this year so far.

    This pic really makes me chuckle. I really couldn't figure out why I couldn't see my camera screen :laugh...
    Onwards and upwards, pal ;)
     
  6. super nerris

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    Cracking shots mate, looks like you two will be the only ones to top this for many years to come!! I should of grown a pair haha
    Well done guys!!!
     
  7. Kaplan

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    Cheers for the positive comments all :thumb


    You fucking retard :)
     
  8. tablets

    tablets 28DL Regular User
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    Think a few of us feel the same tbh. In fairness the majority of time the scaff was up there was no cover screens, so it would have been difficult to get done without being spotted.
     
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