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SRT Rigging above a shaft

Discussion in 'Urban Community Portal' started by mthorn, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. mthorn

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    Good Morning All,

    The hole that I want to get down is surrounded by a concrete and metal structure, because of location and width of hole I cant get a scaffold pole to span the gap.

    Is it reasonable to tie rope from one end of the structure to the other and then suspend my dropped rope from the middle of that?

    Cheers

    M
     

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  2. spungletrumpet

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    I don't recommend it.

    You'll probably end up putting far too much strain on the rope.
     
  3. Shadow

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    How deep is it? Would it be worth using an electron ladder or similar?
     
  4. Hayden

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    I wouldn't risk it mate. Going down might be ok but its ascending back up where the problems will arise. Depending how your SRT kit is set up, it'll probably put a lot of tension on the rope and weaken its structure. If its too deep a hole, you'll die. If it ain't that deep a hole, use a ladder as suggested above.
     
  5. mthorn

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    Its reasonably deep, and I havent yet got round to purchasing an electron ladder, though they do seem bloody tempting,

    M
     
  6. PORKPIE

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    Weres this shaft you found ??
     
  7. mthorn

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    So, i'm guessing the next reasonable question would be, what would the correct way to rig up be in this scenario?

    Cheers
    M
     
  8. diehardlove

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    is there nothing you can attach to around the structure like trees etc then go down the side rather than the middle and just use a rope protector on the edge of the structure,
     
  9. spungletrumpet

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    Park a Land Rover next to the hole and rig off the bumper. :thumb
     
  10. mthorn

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    Yeah I'm guessing thats going to be the only option. Im relatively new to SRT and have always gone down the direct center of a hole/ drop rather than being up against the side wall, presumably it makes little difference. Short of having a rope protector I guess a lump of carpet/door mat or something might suffice.

    Cheers for the input

    M
     
  11. mthorn

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    Dammit I never factored the 'buy a Land Rover' into my SRT/UE budget!
    :p
     
  12. LittleMike

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    Uh oh, this sounds like a recipe for disaster! I'd be surprised if someone who actually had enough rigging experience to set something like this up safely would be asking such a question...

    ...in any case, this thread is useless without at least a picture of the shaft.

    edit: Nick's reply is somewhat more comprehensive lol
     
  13. mthorn

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    Of course being the OP i'd like to think that the thread is far from useless being as it has answered my question and given me pointers that I can follow and put into practice in a safe enviroment before taking it down the hole!

    M
     
  14. Dempsey

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    Do it with someone who knows what they are doing, no offence.
     
  15. Styru

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    But for f*cks sake don't leave the keys in it! :p
     
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