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Titan To Peak: Rob’s Birthday trip

Titan To Peak: Rob’s Birthday trip Saturday, 3 February 2007 An early morning rendezvous in Castleton on a clear day with a very hard frost led to breakfast at the TSG hut before setting off up the hill to the Titan entrance shaft which is easily identified by the enormous pile of spoil and is […]

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Trapdoor Pot

Trapdoor Pot Saturday, 27 January 2007 Trapdoor offers a fine day out to anyone there is a series of short pitches initially connected by routes through poised blocks and loose passageways, this improves beyond the Stripper, the 3rd squeeze. A short pitch that became a climb after the passage below it was blasted. The short […]

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Shrapnel Pot

Shrapnel Pot Sunday, 21 January 2007 Fine trip down what is probably a fairly rarely-visited pothole. Indeed the guidebook description makes it sound a little grim, so it was definitely worth a look. Arrived at the entrance to Hunt Pot to find a rather impressive stream sinking down the classic main shaft. Shrapnel is higher […]

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Dale Head Pot

Dale Head Pot Thursday, 4 January 2007 This wasn’t a caving trip as such but still merits a rant. If you have read Northern Caves you’ll know that Dale Head is block, if you have read Not for the Faint Hearted you’ll know Dale Head is open, but it’s not until you make the visit […]

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Trapdoor Pot

Trapdoor Pot Friday, 29 December 2006 As it was rather wet in the dales, a trip down Trapdoor Pot was in order. Very pleasant pothole with a series of short pitches and then a pretty impressive final pitch of around 40m called ‘Megatron’ leading to the bottom. The passages between the pitches is varied and […]

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Swan Dike Pot

Swan Dike Pot Saturday, 23 December 2006 Friday evening saw us (me, Tom & John) back in Craftman’s to collect the gear and have a look down Mouse pitch. Saturday (today) saw us down Swan Dyke Pot, a trip I’d quite fancied doing after hearing about it from Sam Allshorn and Mike Cooper. After a […]

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Riano inlet expedition (Matienzo)

Riano inlet expedition (Matienzo) Sunday, 10 December 2006 After two days down Torno Paying our respects to Granny and looking at a few leads including around 30 unsurveyed meters down to a sump at the bottom of Torno, we set out on our second project of the trip. Tour guide Footleg managed to get the […]

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Masson Lees Quarry to Youd’s Level – Through Trip

Masson Lees Quarry to Youd’s Level – Through Trip Saturday, 9 December 2006 T he team parked on Salters Lane after first dropping Antonys van off in Matlock Bath, and the brief walk across the hill to Masson Lees quarry to begin the game of Whatabout as none of us knew exactly where the entrance […]

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Eldon Hole

Eldon Hole Saturday, 25 November 2006 Another stunning example of ULSA morning efficiency. By the time we got to Eldon Hole the weather had cleared up appreciably from the morning downpour. En route, we had wrongly gone to ask permission from Landside Farm as detailed in the guidebook entry. The land now belongs to the […]