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Offline Peter O'Sullivan

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Go big or go home - spillway time
« on: January 10, 2014, 13:19:00 »
Now that levels are high and rain forecast the dodder spillways should be runnable. The Dodder has two. One for each of the upper and lower reservoirs. Last year I took some photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/108250712605161593102/Wicklow26thJanuary2013?authkey=Gv1sRgCJfr3-6xoYzGZw#5837847508593798162


The lower looks runnable. The upper looks nuts. Anyone up for a scouting walk, possible running next week? 


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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 15:03:06 »
I'd be up for a scouting walk after my exams finish on the 15th. The lower section looks like great fun but considering the weather we've had recently the wooded section after it may pose problems. The location is 53.247113,-6.37102  for anyone else that wants to look. Also how big is the tunnel between the upper and lower do you know peter?

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 23:34:23 »
sure why not, if I can!

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 08:48:58 »
Garbhan, I only thought about running the lower, hadn't considered the tree section or the tunnel. Guessing it has been run before.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 16:15:40 »

The upper looks nuts.

Correction, the left line on the upper looks nuts. After having a 2nd look today the right line on the upper looks fine. Some water on them today but still too low. Looking forward to paddling both spillways later.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 17:53:14 »
I thought that the right line on the upper looked mad because of an undercut half way down into the middle bit which looks like a bad place to get pinned and did you look at the tunnel, from google maps it looks pretty long.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 14:55:41 »
No under cuts any where. Are you thinking of the weir above the upper lake rather than the spillway below the upper lake?

Tunnel was a series of short tunnels, probably best to portage them.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 15:21:38 »
No sorry I was looking at this photo and originally thought the shadow was an undercut but it's not https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/3995439

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 15:45:32 »
Em, so I just realised the scale of this, I hadn't realised just how big this is until I saw the steps in these photos http://builtdublin.com/spillway-and-outlet-tower-upper-reservoir-bohernabreena-waterworks-dublin-24/
I'm still up for it, but not without an optimal level and some good scouting.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 16:01:47 »
That is quite big alright


Not quite related, but that reservoir would make an excellent sprint course.

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Re: Go big or go home - spillway time
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 12:16:21 »
sure why not, if I can!

I'm changing my opinion to "Go home"