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Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Saturday, 15 July 2006 Excellent 3.5hr trip down one of the finest caves in the dales (in my opinion)! It has a lot of variety in a very short distance (i.e. fine narrow stream passage, awesome 40m pitch, several easy but exposed climbs, easy traverses, short crawls and short but interesting pitches at […]

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High Hull Pot

High Hull Pot Friday, 14 July 2006 Short but fine afternoon trip taking advantage of low water levels. Started building a dam as the guidebook suggests, but boredom and frustration set in after half-an-hour due to 1) poor dam building skills 2) the ditch that I needed to use to take the water away was […]

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Grange Rigg Pot

Grange Rigg Pot Saturday, 8 July 2006 Scared by the thought of a caving-less weekend, I resorted to the use of alcohol to convince Chris that installing his burglar alarm should wait another weekend, and that we should get a good caving trip done instead! The plan worked, maybe a little too well, as the […]

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Magnetometer Pot – Pendant Passage

Magnetometer Pot – Pendant Passage Saturday, 24 June 2006 Could have got off the train at Clapham, stayed at Greenclose, gone to pub with OAPs and then enjoyed a leisurely trip down Bar Pot. Instead I decided to continue onto Leeds, crashed the No. 4 barbeque, drank their beer until 3.00am and was then talked […]

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Langstroth Pot

Langstroth Pot Saturday, 10 June 2006 Excellent trip down a really cool cave that’s definitely one of the best trips i’ve done for a while. The morning started with the usual faff, and a certain individual phoning me at 9am (the pre-arranged pickup time) to let me know he’d just woken up and would be […]

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Moray Coast Caves

Moray Coast Caves Monday, 17 April 2006 Having not been potholing since the dinnermeet and being unable to get to Assynt (or the Dales) the only option within easy reach of Inverness was the Moray coast. These are sea caves formed in the New Red Sandstone, but most are now dry and well above current […]

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Discoveries in Riano 1, Matienzo

Discoveries in Riano 1, Matienzo Friday, 14 April 2006 – Friday, 21 April 2006 This was my first visit to Matienzo, and initially I felt a bit lost over where to start to try and get a feel for the area and its caves. After spending day on the surface bashing new shafts with Jim […]

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Titan – Peak through trip

Titan – Peak through trip Saturday, 4 March 2006 An excellent trip taking in the delights of Titan and the White River series. The usual faff meant that we didn’t get underground until about 12.45. The 45m entrance pitch leads to a very short section of stooping passage, coming into Titan shaft 136m above the […]

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Strangle Pot

Strangle Pot Sunday, 15 January 2006 Strangle Pot- Fountains Fell. This cave is now 157m deep with various bits yet to be looked at. The fist three pitches pass easily then one descends to Dementia, a crawl that starts well enough but degenerates to a struggle through liquid mud, which Mr. C. lead the way […]

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Crescent Pot

Crescent Pot Sunday, 27 November 2005 Sam Allshorn and Mike C With fine weather forecast and snow flurrys excepted, a trip to the bottom and the end of the Passage of Outer Slime was intended. Once the entrance series was finished and the bottom of the sixth pitch was reached it was obvious that a […]