On 7/6/05 Jim & Andy Went up to Sunnycrest to get rid of a HUGE limestone slab (6 foot square). Jim, Li & Hamish had previously levered this block out of the wall in an effort to enlarge the entrance we had found. Unfortunately, when it fell it rolled over the entrance. unable to cap it, I said I would return with the Silvester ,a hoisting device, & drag it away.Bill & Hugh showed up,saw the problem, said “Needs Shoring” … Read More
Thanks to Andy & his BIG HAMMER ( Cappers are hard to get), the hole is open , again.See pix. Jim.
quote: “Thanks to Andy & his BIG HAMMER ( Cappers are hard to get), the hole is open , again.” Cappers are easy to get, but capping rods much harder to obtain – especially when they’re still stuck in the rock at the top of a shaft in Barbondale…..! Anyway, if you’re in it never needed capping! But good effort, lads! Hugh
After the recent rain, a torrent opened up a 3rd.hole3foot X3foot X 7foot deep, exposing the bedrock & leaving a scree of cobbles. After a days clearing holes are starting to appear. The stream was left running, in the hope it will do some clearing. I tried to add a couple of photos ,but once again ,it won’t accept it. Jim