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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Need help casing a place. (Viewed 1437 times)
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Need help casing a place.
< on 8/5/2017 9:23 PM >
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So while I'm not exactly new to urban exploration, I'm having trouble with one particular building near me. I've done my best so far observing the local area and I've been running into a few roadblocks and I was wondering if anybody could help.

Roadblock 1: the building is off a main street which by itself isn't an issue but the only entrance I can see is only available through the front.

Roadblock 2: behind the building is a huge drop off right onto heavily used railroad tracks.

Roadblock 3: there is and occupied building attached to the side of this one.

Roadblock 4: it's in the ghetto so I don't really want to go there late at night.

Now the only reason I haven't given up on this place is that there's a shit ton of graffiti on the inside so there's gotta be some way in. Any ideas?




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< Reply # 1 on 8/5/2017 9:35 PM >
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Unfortunately without more knowledge of the layout of this building and what it is, etc, I don't know of how much use any of us can be.


One thing I would suggest is trying to meet up with local explorers in your area, put out a line in your local forum for people to respond to and it's likely you'll get some form of PM going with one or two people. Once you figure out who else is local then you might find it's possible they've been in or know more about the building.




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Dudevondudenstein 


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< Reply # 2 on 8/5/2017 9:44 PM >
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Unfortunately without more knowledge of the layout of this building and what it is, etc, I don't know of how much use any of us can be.


One thing I would suggest is trying to meet up with local explorers in your area, put out a line in your local forum for people to respond to and it's likely you'll get some form of PM going with one or two people. Once you figure out who else is local then you might find it's possible they've been in or know more about the building.


So you mean put out a post looking for local people or asking if local people know about it?




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< Reply # 3 on 8/5/2017 9:58 PM >
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ask the police




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Also try scouting/ getting in really early. No matter how"ghetto" the area most folks( anywhere) don't stay up all night or get up really early on Sundays.




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< Reply # 5 on 8/5/2017 10:04 PM >
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Also try scouting/ getting in really early. No matter how"ghetto" the area most folks( anywhere) don't stay up all night or get up really early on Sundays.


That's what I was thinking but what about exiting? Do I time it right so that I'm entering and leaving at quiet hours?




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First question to ask yourself does the reward justify the risks?
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What to answer if challenged with the phase " whatcha doin' here white boy?"

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Posted by Dudevondudenstein


So you mean put out a post looking for local people or asking if local people know about it?


I was saying look for local people overall. Then you can discuss the location if you wish.




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Really hard to do without knowing the layout of the building or the area as Astro said, but here goes:


1. Can you hang out nearby and observe this potential entrance, or do something to it so anyone going in/out would make it noticeable to you? It's possible that IS the entrance. A friend and I went to a place the only way in was crawling under a gate which was on the corner of two relatively busy roads. The only thing that could be done is to wait for a break in traffic, go for it, and hope/pray you weren't seen by anyone who cares.

2. Look on google maps, maybe there's a way to approach from the rear. Unless the building is flush with the drop off to the tracks, I'd be willing to bet there's a way to walk around it. Hell, maybe if you're lucky there will be a manhole around back and you can just use the drains for your approach.

3. Can't say much here, really depends on what this business is, their hours, etc. They may be using the abandoned part as storage, who knows. Can you get into this business and possibly gain access to the abandoned part from the inside? Just a thought.

4. Like Granuaile said, go super early if hanging out in the ghetto during the day doesn't sound like fun. Pick a time to get out and be out by then. Knowing what the road/sidewalk traffic is like can help you pick a good time before things get too busy. I don't really suggest running unless you have to, just walk with a sense of purpose and GTFO of that area. Running is likely to draw more attention than just walking like you belong, IMO.




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Really hard to do without knowing the layout of the building or the area as Astro said, but here goes:


1. Can you hang out nearby and observe this potential entrance, or do something to it so anyone going in/out would make it noticeable to you? It's possible that IS the entrance. A friend and I went to a place the only way in was crawling under a gate which was on the corner of two relatively busy roads. The only thing that could be done is to wait for a break in traffic, go for it, and hope/pray you weren't seen by anyone who cares.

2. Look on google maps, maybe there's a way to approach from the rear. Unless the building is flush with the drop off to the tracks, I'd be willing to bet there's a way to walk around it. Hell, maybe if you're lucky there will be a manhole around back and you can just use the drains for your approach.

3. Can't say much here, really depends on what this business is, their hours, etc. They may be using the abandoned part as storage, who knows. Can you get into this business and possibly gain access to the abandoned part from the inside? Just a thought.

4. Like Granuaile said, go super early if hanging out in the ghetto during the day doesn't sound like fun. Pick a time to get out and be out by then. Knowing what the road/sidewalk traffic is like can help you pick a good time before things get too busy. I don't really suggest running unless you have to, just walk with a sense of purpose and GTFO of that area. Running is likely to draw more attention than just walking like you belong, IMO.


Thank you so much. I'll give it a shot!





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