Messrs Ramsay, Hall , Pacey.And Sherrington 10th Feb 2005. Holiday trip to squalor now graded at A++ . Retrived steel pole from bitter end. Shit stirring added zest to trip. Dam doing good work by preventing further mud ingress .Mr.Pacey and Mr. Ramsay suitably impressed by enticing sound of streamway ahead.They predict further insertion and shit Stirring to resolve blockage. Meanwhile Mr .Hall explored a new lead further back just after the pretties . Up stream lead ends in drafting … Read More
Sunday 27th March. Paul Windle ,Bill Sherrington. Paul fresh from previous exploits with piano sized boulders in Notts 2 eagerly accompanied me on a Sunday trip to somewhere less likely to kill him. Echo certainly fits the bill and we carted large and heavy batteries enough for a days exploits. Arriving we were confronted by ponded water for the length of the dig and of a more that adequate depth to create extreme slurry. Nothing for it we needed to … Read More
Earby contingent and Bill a keen team of squalor addicts announce new cave in Inlet 5. More details to follow from Simon Latimer when he gets an invite to the Blog. Survey to be completed this weekend but inital data already on survex.h is a .trends south from end of inlet surey ends at sump downstream and upstrem a waterfall has been scaled to tight rift passage.Digging at this poin trevealed the usual upwards boulder choke.
Downstream sump now pushed by Jason Mallinson . Sump has very low visibility and the dive proved that it was not just a simple duck. No feasible passage has been passed in what has been described as a downward descending tube. Posiible solution maybe to bail the sump back in drought conditions. On this subject of conditions our exit was only possible via the by pass dig near dome inlet. The Canyon beingdangerous an impassible
Hello all, Thanks to Richard Bendle for the invite to this group. I am pleased add further details re: inlet 5 extention. The extention is currently 250+ metres long and of large proportions, typicly 3 metres wide by 4 metres high and carries a small stream which at present is not thought to enter the Notts 2 streamway. From the breakthrough point at the mud duck a short crawl intersects a large trunk passage with the said stream. Upstream leads … Read More
Thursday 9th Nov Pete Hall, Richard Bendal, Dave ramsay, Neil Pacey, Bill Sherrington. 5 go wild in t’other side of inlet 5, evening trip to grab the remaining glories to be had in the new extension. Upstream the usual proddling in boulders in the usual places resulted in the same comments as made previously by the Latimers. “This trunk passage should not end like this its too big.” No grabbing to be had here then except that of the long … Read More
After 2 months of at lease twice weekly trips, enough calcite has now been removed from the echoing inlet in the stand up chamder in inlet 5, (after the wet crawls and before the new bit) to allow access to a small chamber. Although large enough to stand up in, this is a disapointing end to a promisimg lead as the only way on is compleatly blocked by calcite. Intentions are now to concentrate on the boulder filled aven around … Read More
GEAR TEST. On said Inlet five trips the DeWalt 24w cordless Drill has been employed with good effect on a few of the trips. It drills holes , deep ones quicklly, in calcite. However the de walt drill is shite as is the de walt Warranty. I hardly used the thing , a little bit of mud gets in and the thing fucks up and guess what the drill is sealed with special screws for which you need a special … Read More
On a trip to tape off all fomations and mud banks in the new extension to inlet 5. It was noted that the formations en-route had been well and truly messed up and the long straw which reached from ceiling to floor is no more! While the breakages cannot be repaired and could be expected the mud could be cleaned off with squirty bottles and water from the inlet at the end before the muddy descent to the new extensions. … Read More
That’s appalling. And damn…I was planning a trip to photograph inlet 5 (the nice part!….or what was the nice part) I’m up for attempting a clean up, yes….take my camera at same time before the trashers return. Hopefully there is still something of value to record? The Dark Lord
Mick Nunwick was asking me what happened up the roof inlet of the inlet 5 stuff in Notts 2. You know the one, the source of the water just upstream from where you enter the big stuff. Am I right in thinking you maypoled into it? I don’t think he wanted to do anything to it but was intrigued as he couldn’t see any bolts!
Inlet 5 waterfall thing. We did maypole this straight after the breakthrough. Once you get clear of the falling water it’s a meandering rift which quickly closes down to a flat out crawl. The water comes from a number of really small inlets which is a bit dissapointing. Had it been worth a push we would have bolted it.