Suspect Bolts in J.H. (Report from DCA Equipment Officer)

Following the identification and extraction of one duff P-bolt, please avoid using anchors at the head of the usual route down Leviathan. A second bolt in this area also failed its test but could not be extracted and this has been marked with
red cable-ties.

Following a report of a suspect bolt in J.H. earlier this year, a programme of testing all the original anchor installations has been taking place, thanks to Henry Rockliffe and friends. Most of the anchors in JH were originally placed in 1994-5, using Hilti resin (which has now been superseded for anchor installation), and before the current installation system and adoption of DCA’s IPTD (Installation Procedure, Training and Documentation). Even so the original bolts have lasted for over 20 years. A total reassessment is now taking place of all anchors installed in J.H. and, once this if finished and any necessary replacement anchors have been installed, a new topo. will be published on the DCA website.

 

News Flash

Covid 19 - Peak Speedwell System (Including Titan & JH)

Due to the current advice from Government and the World Health Organisation regarding Covid 19, it is to stop non-essential contact with other people and avoid all unnecessary travel; because of this advice and the temporary closure of the Chapel (TSG Hut), we have taken the decision to cancel Peak Cavern and Titan bookings until we receive advice from Government and the World Health Organisation that it is safe to meet up with people and travel. Please note that JH, as part of the Peak Speedwell system, will fall in line with this until the overall situation is resolved.

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