White Flag/Daylight Aven

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Wed 10th Nov. Another trip, another meter! However, Bolting continued up Daylight Aven past the point of previous plummett across some rather chossy rock. Sweeny did all the hard work and will now be able to start traversing to see what’s round the corner. Ropes replaced after shock loading and all tidied up. Any info on the dribbly wet route the divers went up to the right of the streamway would be useful? Height, termination etc. Anyone been up there … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Wed 24th Nov 2004-Traverse to farthest limit north from Streamway completed. Absolutely nothing there! Only thing to do is go up and up following diver’s rope but on better rock. White Flag a little longer and load’s a spoil to shift.

Daylight Aven

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Sunday 30th January At long last a return to the delights of crap rock saw Mr Sewell up at the sharp end. Several bolts and a change of wall allowed access to a rising rift. Removal of some stal and passing a narrowing allowed a few feet of further progress at which point it was clear we were about to pop out into the big hidden aven above the streamway but lack of a powerful light meant not much could … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Phil, Can you make sure it is surveyed before you derig please… also can you post the exact GPS co-ordinates of the Notts II entrance and why not send Mr Sewell an invite to MMMMC (send me his e-mail address and i will send him the invite). I’m sure he would be interested in the Ireby trips… Cheers Neil

Daylight Aven

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  Might have to go and buy some surveying gear as Richard’s is rated as “knackered beyond reasonable use”. Ebay here I come! NottII entrance coordinates: don’t recall how long the averaging feature was running but at least 10 minutes in both cases and picking up 5 or 6 satellites. Result 1 – 5/2/04 66670 78306 elevation 313m Result 2 – 10/2/04 66669 78307 elevation 312m Surprisingly close bearing in mind that a series of test readings in my back … Read More

Daylight Aven weekend

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Participants – Fat Sween alias the Woodpecker, Grumpy Old Man Saturday 25th – return to the delights of vertical mud saw the team fully laden with ascending and bolting gear plus a 40m rope. Task 1 – ascend and replace climbing rope on bottom section and srt rope on top section with the 40m rope. Successful. Task 2 – get team and all the gear to the end of the rift entered on last trip includimg placing traverse bolts. After … Read More

Daylight Aven: the next trip

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Participants – FS, GOM, the computer king Sunday 6th March An earlyish start meant that by 12am we were at the base camp location, 90′ above the streamway, with FS heading up to the top bolt. Four and a half hours later we were back at stream level, disappointed but not totally beaten. FS made it up to roof level, the upwards journey including bolting through calcite on overhanging rock and a couple of free moves. However the roof level … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Saturday 17th September Messrs Sewell, Cole, Parker and Clarke. The omens being propitious – ie there was a day when we were all able to be available – battle recommenced. Up at roof level is a long way up, there is some nasty loose rock, there are loads of calcite flows in the way and the walls all overhang so progress was slow but the high point now has a relatively bomb-proof hang point and a start has been made … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Saturday 24th September The “down to the bare bones” team – Messrs Sewell and Parker Setting off down at 11ish, by 1pm I was established in a hanging belay at the head of the aven. Very pretty – calcite, white flows and some nice straws several feet in length. The recess that had tempted us up to this location has a sloping flow that might be sitting on mud/debris suggesting there might be a passage behind it, equally at the … Read More

Notts II Daylight Aven

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Sunday 30th October Sewell and Parker After the interuption of trips to Scotland, Austria and other places we were back on a (very) rainy day. The trip upstream was in normal water levels but kitting up in the streamway was enlivened by a substantial increase in water flow and draught from above. Some time later we were ensconsed at the last trip’s termination point and yet again I was enjoying the delights of a hanging belay. Two bolts later we … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Sunday 22nd January Messrs Sewell and Parker Intent – to follow the divers’ rope up the wet way and see whats what. Result – (unfortunately) successful Up into the “round-the-corner” section of Daylight Aven entered on the last trip, along the rift passage and there was the divers’ next rope. After some bouncing on said rope S said his prayers and headed upwards with a new rope in tow. The top reached, without problem except for a wetting, S rigged … Read More

Daylight Aven

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Saturday 4th February 2006 Phil, Sweeney, Steve Warren A surveying and de-rigging trip – facing upstream we surveyed up the left hand side, through the rift to the main aven and down through the hole in the roof to the start point at stream level. The rope up the left hand side and through the rift was removed. Then back up through the hole and across the dodgy traverse/climb to the base of the aven proper to survey back from … Read More