Saturday 29 May 2010

Nettle Pot

Well this time I was adamant that I was going to get into Nettle Pot, but to be honest I wasn't so sure it was the wisest decision I had made once I had reached the bottom of the entrance shaft.
I think the best way I can describe this cave, is one that doesn't like you to get in, and tries even harder to stop you getting out once you are in.
struggled to get in and if it wasn't for gravity I recon that I would of got stuck on more than one occasion, I almost had my head torn off by my helmet when my helmet got stuck, and my poor old ribs will never feel the same again.
Once I had made the bottom of the shaft I decided I wasn't going to go any further, I was going to save my energy for climbing out.
Steve and Mell had a quick poke around but only Steve went on to the next pitch, after eventually finding the way on while trying to avoid falling into one of the deep pots as he crawled carefully past them.
On the way out I really struggled up the shaft once I had got passed the Sentry Box, as I couldn't bend my legs and ended up just pulling my self up by my arms for most of it, and i've got the blisters to prove it!
I have to say it, it isn't the nicest cave i've been in, but I will go back as I don't like being beaten.

Present: Andy Grimes, Mel Wakeman, Steve Wallis

1 comment:

  1. you forgot to mention the mud at the bottom of the first pitch I'm still cleaning it off two days later i don't think it was the hardest cave to get in and out of and hopefully next time will get to the end