Upstream from Showerbath inlet on right hand wall above yellow survey tag(maybe relates to N05 stn 02 or there abouts from survex files)is indeed too tight as indicated on the original survey(J Cordingley) But you know how it is…..just had to check it out. Good echo on Monday(DR,RB) prompted return on Thurs night(RB,JS) and again Sat(RB, JS & Shaun). Passage is upside-down key hole ie. bigger at the bottom. Huge rearguard action exposed true passage dimensions whilst scratting at the … Read More
Echo Inlet is not dead, Long live Echo Inlet! A reassessment of the fine echo from this alluring inlet upstream right of Showerbath prompted a date with a boulder and a return trip Monday 24th Jan for Richard(also wearing “L” plates) and Mr Ramsay. Bucket service had been hindered by a huge boulder at the entrance. This was sacrificed without ceremony and the intention now is to dig the tube deep and wide enough to comfortably cap out the restriction … Read More
Wed 2nd Feb Richard, Shaun, Phil. Quick 2hr dig to empty the corner ready to drive straight ahead. Planned return Thurs 10th Feb.
Thurs 17th Feb. Phil, Bill, Richard, also ran Hugh. First stage completed. Roomy tube, access now to narrow rift with big echo. Ready, waiting to be capped. Interesting to note main passage continues round sharp right bend but needs much mud mining. After, pub talk about soft tissue to wipe Bill’s hard drive clean!
Do you mean Sir Bendal of Kendals magic semi colon passage. As Ricardo said” it has a nice ring to it”. Is exceedingly muddy but not quite A + I would grade this at a solid B as the end is dry and stable. Water ingress could drastically alter the grade off the rectum scale. From: “mudminer007” To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [mmmmc] Echo inlet, Notts II Date: Fri, Feb 18, 2005, 1:46 pm Thurs 17th Feb. Phil, Bill, Richard, also ran … Read More
Tues 22nd Feb, Bill, Richard, Andy, Lional. Anoying protuberance on entrance boulder despatched. Canal dug to drain ponded water and start made on capping the narrow rift. Previous down grade by Bill in need of revision. At lease B++ grade squalour. Those interested, please cap away.
Echo Inlet really pissed me off . WHY?. Heavy day at work, and Squalor factor upgraded to grade A. Hopefully temporary. Flat out chocolatier capping manouevres in the mire , with extra, extra safe, durable oversized rubber product found in a layby somewhere in Manchester, second hand and defunct capping gear supplied by annonymous donor. Rotating tip and wobbly? Plus the DELAYED arrival of Andy Walsh with the only hammer available along with the extra, extra heavy duty capping mat … Read More
Sounds excellent all I have is clean white snow. Not sure whether proper mudminers use litres for measuring mud. These sound much better 1 tun = 2 pipes = 3 puncheons 1 pipe = 1 butt = 2 hogsheads = 4 barrels 1 puncheon = 2 tierces = 84 gallons 1 tierce = 42 gallons 1 barrel = 31.5 gallons quite link puncheons although a good day could be measured in hogsheads Paul
Thurs 10th March 2005- Jim, Shaun, Richard Forgot capping mat but went all the same. Cleared out more mud from the end and found to our surprise that below the narrow rift is a tube about 2ft in diameter. Having dug this out for 4ft the over hanging walls above will cap out easily. All lovely and clean ready for tablecloth, napkins and silverware!