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Report - The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July 2014

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Kaplan, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Procrastinator
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    I had a little wobble when me and jazzywheelz did the Town Hall recently. This was fucking ridiculous though...

    The Diamond is going to be the new home for The University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering and is situated on the site of the former Jessops hospital (not to be confused with the modern maternity hospital of the same name). It has two whacking great cranes on it.

    To say we'd had our eyes on this would be an understatement. I think a few of us first took a gander back at the Sheffield meet, and even then, they'd been up for a while. Conditions and timings were never right though, so it sat on the back burner for some time.

    Eventually myself, jw and tablets got our shit together and met up to climb the tallest of the two cranes. Unbeknownst to us, a certain Sheffield music and entertainment festival was still in full swing that night which meant the streets were packed.
    We wandered around a bit and sat around in a door way like bums while we waited for One Direction to fuck off home.
    When the coast was eventually clear we made our move. We'd recceed the site that many times that access went ridiculously smoothly and before long we were scaling the yellow steel of the crane.

    Tablets really wasn't feeling this one, bless his cotton socks, and didn't hang round too long once we were at the top. Fair play to him for making it that far though. If heights aren't your thing then this is a bit shady really. And once we were out on the counterbalance the fucker swayed around like a bitch.
    Altogether a very different experience from the other cranes we've done, though they were babies in comparison!

    Anyway, pictures, that's what we've all come here for right?

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    Needless to say, I felt pretty smug with myself after this one. Onwards and upwards.

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  2. The Kwan

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Brilliant photos mate, ridiculous,ace and very silly all at the same time...well in :thumb
     
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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Yes!
     
  4. super nerris

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Hahaha nice one boys, proppa sweet this!!! Beat me to it, you could of recored your climb from the live feed that streams from the top of the church over the road.

    Well done anyways this is mint mint mint!!!
     
  5. ACID- REFLUX

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Top stuff lads :thumb

    Nice night for it :)
     
  6. jazzywheelz

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Shit! Why did we not know about this...
    Construction live feed - The Diamond - Faculty Estate Development - Faculty of Engineering - Faculties - The University of Sheffield
    That would've been hilarious. Wonder if they archive it?


    Anyways, cracking shots there boss :thumb
    Really enjoyed climbing this one. Well, I enjoyed it more than tablets did anyway ;)

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    Cheers :)​
     
  7. Camera Shy

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Superb, great photo's and a top job to all three of you.
     
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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    very nicely done guys :thumb
     
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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Shit!!!! That's what I would have been saying all the way up, and would have repeated several times once I was up there. Bloody amazing guys, nice one.
     
  10. ACID- REFLUX

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Very impressive again :thumb

    Wearing the lucky climbing cap still I see :)
     
  11. WildBoyz

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Nice guys. Well worth the wait to get up there. Some awesome shots.
     
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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Top stuff guys. :thumb
     
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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    Sweet pictonz guys. Cheers for the eye in the sky to help me get out undetected Fellas. Was a bit of a close call for me. :thumb
     
  14. Leeds(Ex)plorer

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    I know Sheffield isn't great but there's no need to call it shit constantly while looking at it ;)

    Awesome shots there lads :thumb
     
  15. bluelikewoah

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    Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

    That's amazing, well done guys! I've got a real fear of heights too, so I doubt I'll ever get any further than appreciating the pictures taken by others. Thanks for showing what I'm missing!
     
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