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



Kaplan

Procrastinator
28DL Full Member
#1

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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super nerris

On A Mission....
28DL Full Member
#4
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!!!
 

jazzywheelz

Boring Bearded Bastard
28DL Full Member
#6
Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

...you could of recored your climb from the live feed that streams from the top of the church over the road.
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 ;)

Here's a few of my shots...

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Cheers :)​
 

The_Raw

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#8
Re: The Diamond / Jessops crane, Sheffield - July '14

very nicely done guys :thumb
 

NoirLune

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#9
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.
 

tablets

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#13
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
 

Leeds(Ex)plorer

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#14
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.
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
 

bluelikewoah

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#15
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!