Sunday 8 July 2012

Will's Hole - Caving in the Sychryd Gorge

A day was spent in the Sychryd Gorge to explore Will's Hole and also one of the smaller Silica Mines.

The 11m pitch was rigged with rope to give Ben and Carl some SRT practice underground. Once down the entrance pitch we headed to the downstream end of the cave which is very muddy with high mud banks from when the water backs up in flood conditions. We then followed the passage to the higher level end having a poke around in the chokes at the end. Once out the cave we headed down the river and explored the lower Silica mine.

Ben returning up the entrance pitch

Ben near the end of Will's Hole

Ben and Carl in a calcited grotto

Present: Keith Edwards, Brendan Marris, Ben Marklew, Carl Knott

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