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Devon's Deep Water Soloists (?) 'close to disaster'! (Read 1057 times)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48381020

Is this what happens when a tourist sees people deep water soloing?!  ::) Be careful out there folks!  :lol:

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What crag is it?

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Wow, climbed at just about every crag nearby, but never heard of it, looks good.

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What a load of nanny state drivel.  Youngsters enjoying a bit of adventure.   :thumbsup:

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The aręte below him is very good plus it's pretty deep water on that side even at mid tide.  The some stuff t'other side which is a bit shallower..

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London Bridge is a great spot! Local yoofs jumping off here is a standard summertime scene.  Ridiculous news report from the BBC also standard. :slap:

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It is almost a disaster though, because that water is a bit chilly as yet and they run the risk of their voices going up a couple octaves when they fall in...

This is a normal grannyism for the kind of visitors the Bay attracts. You should have heard the tutting and huffing directed at my kids, a couple weekends ago, for jumping off the cliffs at Babbacombe. Honestly the twat that started calling it “Tombstoning”  needs to be stoned (and not in a good way). I jumped off the very same spots forty years ago and my father did the same twenty years before that.

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Used to go soloing there after work, the reefs under the harder stuff is mildly concerning, this part is great water. I miss Devon...

On topic, the youths jumping off the Hoe in Plymouth is far scarier, it's relatively shallow there and they're jumping from around 15-20m. I advised them best I could but it was like an annual test to them.

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Jumping off the Hoe used to be a right of passage for Matelots too.

As a kid, there was one on Town beach in Newquay, that we worked up the courage to try. Most finally going at around age 14 iirc. That one need high tide and timing to land on a wave crest, along with a good two arm slap on impact.

The big leap at Kit hill quarry, was another. One year, mid 80’s, we had a drought that lowered the water level by around 6’; revealing a huge steel beam jutting out of the wall, less than 4’ from where we would land, that had been hidden in that murky, black, moorland water. Bend your legs the wrong way on entry from that leap and it’s goodnight world...

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We got a few fly-bys from the Coastguard chopper last week while climbing at Mangersta on Lewis. We never found out what they were looking for, but they certainly had a good look at us on the way past, and did another lap.

One of the guys in the team though that someone had seen him spending an hour and a half trying to get startd on Hueys Cocktail Mixture, assumed he was cragfast and called them out  :lol: . We should now call him Cragfast Martin!

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Or cragfast martini given the route name :)

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We got a few fly-bys from the Coastguard chopper last week while climbing at Mangersta on Lewis. We never found out what they were looking for, but they certainly had a good look at us on the way past, and did another lap.


Should see if they got any good photos...

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Jumping off the Hoe used to be a right of passage for Matelots too.

As a kid, there was one on Town beach in Newquay, that we worked up the courage to try. Most finally going at around age 14 iirc. That one need high tide and timing to land on a wave crest, along with a good two arm slap on impact.

The big leap at Kit hill quarry, was another. One year, mid 80’s, we had a drought that lowered the water level by around 6’; revealing a huge steel beam jutting out of the wall, less than 4’ from where we would land, that had been hidden in that murky, black, moorland water. Bend your legs the wrong way on entry from that leap and it’s goodnight world...
Oh the memories of youth.  Used to dive from the platform on the hoe.  Why they removed it I will never quite understand.  Kynance cove has always been my favourite place for fun safe cliff diving though.