Sarah shakes her head at Findy. "No, no, you misunderstood. I wasn't asking if the MALP could dial the gate - you are right that we have the holodialer down here. Klaus wants to get some senor readings when we first dial to see," she looks at the physicist oddly, not completely comfortable with his words in her mouth, "What power consumption is like and... bah... other relevant information about dialing a Stargate that I can't begin to comprehend. Do we need to send a team up there to set up things to get those readings or is the MALP capable of collecting that data for us?"
Sarah pauses for a moment, wrinkling her forehead as if in thought, then shakes her head ruefully. "Have we been too obsessed with the fact that we have the holodialer down here? If Icehenge is merely a giant Britannica, then the holodialer may just be a model, meant to consolidate all the information in one place, sort of like the hologlobe that we see." Turning to Wantanabe she adds, "We should check up north for a physical dialer."
"As for freeing the rings... if we can dial, even with the vines and trees... that will take care of most of our problems with minimal effort or resource expenditure. I know the use of C4 would be therapeutic," she grins broadly, "but if we blow the ring off the platform, even if it is not damaged, remounting it could be more than we can handle. Minimal effort, minimal waste, minimal collateral, maximal effect."