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White Rose Pothole Club: New Finds

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 New Finds: Rumbling Hole

New Findsrichard bendall writes "
Richard Bendall(WRPC) and compadre Dave Ramsay(RRCPC) have been enjoying significant success. A series of nine pitches, with three alternative routes, 118m depth, some 350m of passage and the game’s not up yet!

We have been installing 10mm Stainless Steel through bolts and hangers that will be left in place. The total spend on what will be left in so far exceeds £160.

Hence notice to the club, kindred clubs and cavers generally. We are looking for contributions to cover this cost. We are not asking to cover the cost of expendables like caps, cheap “disposable” bolts for scaling and that type of thing. Only the cost of what will be left when we leave, to benefit all cavers wishing to enjoy this fine, challenging cave.

So, when it comes to the next Committee Meeting I would hope for a positive outcome to this request. (Invoices can be supplied.)"

Posted by jarvis on Thursday, November 22 @ 12:43:46 GMT (10204 reads)
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 New Finds: NEW FIND!

New Findsdirtyboy writes "A new discovery has been made up Langstrothdale!
It was noted on the way up to Compass Pot that a recent collapse within a shakehole may have led on to possibilities of new passageway.

After much debate it has been decided to name this new find "Yellow Snaking Plastic Pipe (Shakeholes Have Nothing To Do With Caves) Pot".

At present the site is unstable and takes in large volumes of water.

Mr Rhodes"

Posted by jarvis on Wednesday, February 28 @ 14:12:59 GMT (7829 reads)
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 Short Long Drop Cave

New FindsRichard Bendall writes "Short Long Drop Cave

Monday 12th Feb

Richard spotted an overly tight rift where an enlargement was visible about 4m down. After an hours digging we had a way in down a tight rift where an awkward manoeuvre enabled entry to the enlargement below. Upstream was too tight but downstream (and back towards the main entrance of Long Drop Cave) was a short drop into a boulder floored passage. Rounding a bend and kicked some of the boulders, which fell some distance, we had a pitch estimated at 10m.

Thursday 15th Feb

Joined by Ruth, bolts were placed and an awkward pitch head, that still has some loose blocks, lead to a fine hang and drop of 8m into an aven chamber with three ways on. A steep boulder and mud slope to the left lead back up towards the surface shakehole and inevitable choke. Back towards the entrance of Long Drop an arched passage lead to a very small mud floored `chamber' with a choke on the left, which is probably associated with the boulder pile at the foot of the first pitch of Long Drop. In the opposite direction, towards Rumbling, an initially promising looking route led down an unstable slope of boulders. There is no easy way on and no draught to chase.



The entrance is a tight slot located 10m east of the entrance to
Long Drop Cave. A squeeze down is followed by an awkward manoeuvre
into a small passage. Upstream is too tight but down leads over
loose blocks and a squeeze at the head of the pitch. At the bottom
of the pitch are three way on, one leads up a steep slope to a choke
beneath the entrance shakehole, another chokes close to the bottom
of the first pitch of Long Drop Cave while the third runs in the opposite direction but this also quickly chokes.

Tackle requirements: The cave is equipped with 10mm stainless steel
Thrubolts, so hangers and a 17mm spanner are required. SRT – 17m
Rope and 4 hangers. Ladder and lifeline – 10m Ladder, 17m line.

Involved were; Richard Bendall, Ruth McDonald and Dave Ramsay"

Posted by jarvis on Monday, February 26 @ 10:49:14 GMT (7933 reads)
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 New Finds: Robin Pot, Langstrothdale

New Findsbagga writes "High up Hagg Beck this twin entranced shakehole in black limestone has been on our list for many years after a good report from Harry Long. It was Phil Parker that finally dragged us up there.
We have gained a rift at 4 metres depth that bells out underneath and is an old stream sink. Unfortunately the wider part is full of collapse material from the shakehole and progress can only be made for a few metres until stopped by loose flakes. Work continues."

Posted by jarvis on Friday, October 20 @ 12:02:31 BST (5740 reads)
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 New Finds: Compass Pot, Lanstrothdale latest.

New Findsbagga writes "Bang Boys 1
Diggers 0.

I hold my hands up in defeat, they broke out of the entrance shaft first (Its cost me a lot of beer in the Kings Head). The trench under the left of the shaft the diggers were following joins the bangers passage at a sharp bend about 5 metres in. We would have never got in that way as the bastards had filled it with flakes from the inside!

From here a short flat out crawl leads to a dangerous moving wall and a large slab in the roof that will have to be cleared before any progress can be made. At the moment the end is Ryderproof!

If your particular fetish is laying flat out for hours on end moving rock whilst a cold stream runs in the leg of your oversuit, and out of your neck, you are welcome to join us.

Posted by jarvis on Friday, October 20 @ 12:01:20 BST (6821 reads)
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