Sunday 29 June 2008

Ogof Ap Robert, South Wales

Another cave that none of us had done before in spite of it having just over a kilometre of passage. The entrance consists of descending a number of vertical rift passages until a large chamber, Toad Hall, is reached. From here the cave changes character and after crawling in the stream for a short distance the end of the cave consists of muddy phreatic passages. We didn't descend the pitch near the end of the known cave.

Keith and Del in the very drippy Toad Hall.

Keith and Del in the very drippy Toad Hall.

Del climbs up to scaffolded shaft.

See more Ogof Ap Robert photos here 

The Team: KeEd, BrMa & DeRo

Saturday 7 June 2008

Chartists Cave, Crescent Cave and Pant Gam Entrance to Nant Rhin

The aim was to visit Crescent Cave, but because of it's close proximity to Chartist's Cave we visited this first. This is an impressive system and judging by the large passages and chambers discovered to date there must be a lot more cave to be found. Our next stop was Crescent Cave, but at the first scaffolded section we discovered that a rock had fallen out of the roof completely blocking the way on. To finish off the day we drove to the Pont Gam entrance to Nant Rhin and descended the first pitch.

Chris in Chartist's Cave.

Chris and Keith in the Lower Chamber in Chartist's Cave.

Chris in the entrance series to Ogof Pont Gam.

Chris on the First Pitch of Ogof Pont Gam.

Chris below the rock Bridge in Ogof Pont Gam.

See more Chartist's Cave photos here 

See more Ogof Pont Gam Photos here 

The Team: KeEd, BrMa & ChWe