Key hold to The Germans at Fawlty Towers lies on the ground!

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Key hold to The Germans at Fawlty Towers lies on the ground!

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Hey Everyone.
We I headed to Fawlty Towers the other day with a intension of doing The Germans (The best hard route at the crag ) and saw that the big flake in the roof was lying on a ledge. Obviously it was yanked off and so ends the life of one of the greater hard Silvermine lines :cry:
Enjoy it if you feel like trying a stopper move 31 or more. It could be posable...

Drew
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Re: Key hold to The Germans at Fawlty Towers lies on the ground!

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Its in 3 pieces but you could epoxy it on?
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drewolden2007 wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:46 pm Its in 3 pieces but you could epoxy it on?
:lol:

Read up on the history of a route called Punks in the Gym (and many others), that may help you form an opinion on such things.

My 2c, having seen a couple of instances of this creeping into crags around Durban... it looks crap and doesn't last (at which point it then looks super crap). Rather just chip a new hold [to be clear - I'm kidding] :twisted:

If you really can't find a new way to climb it I'd try reach a concensus with those most active in the area - particular people who put in effort to maintain the crag (access issues, rebolting, path maintenence, etc.). And the FA, if possible.

Alternatively, have a look on Mountain Project, I'm sure there's plenty of good ideas posted :jocolor:
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Some people like one move wonders. Me? i love them.
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Wooop Wooop, new hardest line at the whole of Silvermine is now up for any takers :)
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Post by mokganjetsi »

a bit out there but finding any piece of rock that could act as a similar hold and glueing it on could act as a non-permanent fix (the hold can be chipped off again).

since the key hold of Trance Dance at Silvermine Main broke off a few years ago (grade upping from 23 to 25ish) I've literally seen one person on the route. I think the crag will retain more value from gluing a similar hold back on (which can easily be removed again if need be).
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I did Trance Dance with the missing hold. Its a nice sequence.
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It could be nice to have a hard route in Silvermine. There is an Undercling crimp one could use where the flake was. There would be no where to heel hook though.
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