Interesting to note:-) The current fix for the survex data on lost John’s entrance is about 56m further north than a GPS reading PP & Me did last year when accuracy to withing 1m in all 3 co-ordinates was achieved. Not saying either one is right or wrong but if you tie in all the Lost john’s stuff to the new GPS point things get even closer! Encougaging or just hypothetical donkey dung?
Sunday 23rd April 2006 Lost Johns – Lyle Cavern High Level passage Tim Allen, Dave Ramsay Previously we had spent two Sundays battering at calcite and had managed to make some 10 inches of progress but at least we now had solid rock to cap. (there had been three previous trips with Tim and others in attendance). Capping soon gained access to a small chamber that had a few formations, the way on was a smal gap over calcite into … Read More
As many of you know I have Lost Johns rigged so that I can gain quick access to the Lyle caverns choke dig. Anyone is free to use these ropes as long as they don’t complain and obviously do so at there own risk. It was pointed out to me yesterday that there had been some discussion about them on the UK caving web site forum. I think some people had fears that they had been in for ages and … Read More
Chaps Have now derigged lost johns. Thanks Dave and co for detackling battleaxe and beyond. Worth noting is the Lyle Caverns pitch has been rebolted and the rope replaced. Also the handline climb up to the base of the pitch improved. All the rubbish and old rope from this area has been taken out – and the cider bottles found at the entrance yesterday! I think Beardy has the five pitches route still rigged too. Tim