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Rockfall on Corin Dam road

By johnboy - 6 March 2012 18

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The benighted Corinbank team have now been trapped at their festival site by a rockslide near Gibraltar Falls.

Spare a thought for the guys who were having a pretty rough time of things (what with their year of hard work going down the gurgler) even before being separated from their families for the next couple of days.

[Photo by Webby]

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18 Responses to
Rockfall on Corin Dam road
Watson 5:41 pm 06 Mar 12

I saw some other pics and there are more rocks behind the big one in the bend.

Diggety 5:40 pm 06 Mar 12

Jivrashia said :

HenryBG said :

Anybody who, like me, is a big fan of rockslide porn

I’m serious starting to have misgivings about the Internet Rule No. 34.

Lucky you brought that up again, I first read: “Anybody who, like me, is a fan of rock spider porn”

I stopped wondering why he didn’t want to go near a court of law.

HenryBG 4:57 pm 06 Mar 12

Jivrashia said :

HenryBG said :

Anybody who, like me, is a big fan of rockslide porn

I’m serious starting to have misgivings about the Internet Rule No. 34.

I’m sorry – not my meaning at all. Although you have me intrigued….no…no…I won’t go there.

In my understanding, “[insert word]-porn” refers to excessively geeky, and perhaps slightly over-excited, fascination with galleries of pictures relating to a very narrow area of interest.

Jivrashia 4:50 pm 06 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Anybody who, like me, is a big fan of rockslide porn

I’m serious starting to have misgivings about the Internet Rule No. 34.

HenryBG 4:49 pm 06 Mar 12

johnboy said :

well they’re not out of food or water at the Corinbank site as far as I know.

Or beer.

In fact, with zero guests having turned up, supplies should be looking very good indeed.
Would there be anywhere better you could trapped this week, in the world?

johnboy 4:48 pm 06 Mar 12

well they’re not out of food or water at the Corinbank site as far as I know.

HenryBG 4:39 pm 06 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Minor point that the road is closed for fear of further falls.

You mean there are a couple of flimsy yellow trestle-style road barriers sitting in the middle of the road somewhere down near Tidbinbilla road?

ACT Coroner’s report: “I find they died of a combination of starvation and exposure due to being trapped on Corin road. They were unable to be rescued because somebody had put a couple of flimsy yellow trestle-style barriers across the road. The ACT government bureaucrat in charge of flimsy yellow road barrier decisions was off on stress leave after having to make 17 decisions in one week”.

johnboy 4:27 pm 06 Mar 12

Minor point that the road is closed for fear of further falls.

HenryBG 4:26 pm 06 Mar 12

Captain RAAF said :

Trapped….seperated?

You could drive a Kenworth around those rocks!

Yeah, because any sensible Kenworth driver would really love to stick his centre of gravity over the side of a mushy verge…..

Otherwise – valid point – maybe they’re talking about people with no friends or family to come and pick them up from the other side of the rockfall?

Captain RAAF 3:57 pm 06 Mar 12

Trapped….seperated?

You could drive a Kenworth around those rocks!

Holden Caulfield 3:46 pm 06 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Come on, Holden, humour fail or what…

Haha, quite.

HenryBG 3:27 pm 06 Mar 12

Come on, Holden, humour fail or what….

Anybody who, like me, is a big fan of rockslide porn, might enjoy:
http://www.uow.edu.au/eng/research/landslide/landslideimages/rockfalls/index.html

Well worth a visit:
http://seacliffbridge.com/index.php/seacliff-bridge/history-and-construction

Recent activity:
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/slide-rips-open-keiras-old-wound/2445925.aspx

Less than 2 years ago:
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/wombarra-landslip-no-risk/1943017.aspx
(This one is very visible from the main road – it’s very impressive).

Watson 3:26 pm 06 Mar 12

Effing ‘ell! That is some big rock. I wonder how long it will take them to clear the road. And after they clear the road, what is the process they follow before they declare the road safe to drive on again?

Holden Caulfield 2:48 pm 06 Mar 12

Disinformation said :

Lucky those sturdy fences were there, or those rocks could have ended up anywhere!

You mean, in the middle of the road?

Disinformation 2:16 pm 06 Mar 12

Lucky those sturdy fences were there, or those rocks could have ended up anywhere!

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