Sunday, 10 February 2013

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 - More Route Finding

A light trip for Sunday was required after a lie in following a longer trip in Dan Yr Ogof on Saturday. Our plan was to head to Moonlight Chamber, to visit the Midnight Passage traverses and have a look at Deja Rue. We headed to Shatter Pillar with the intention of dropping into Lagubrious Passage to take an alternative route to Midnight Passage. We were distracted exploring lots of side passages and alternative routes around Selenite Tunnel and then had a little challenge dropping down the slot into Lagubrious Passage. We were soon at Midnight Passage and headed first to the 'Sky-hook Pitch' and then down Midnight Passage to the start of the traverses for Mark to have a look, in preparation to do an Upper Oxbow trip in the future. A short detour into the Doodlebug Dig was taken before we headed up to Cross Rift. Here, my memory failed me on the route into Moonlight Chamber, and Mark headed correctly up the boulder climb, while I looked at alternative routes. Mark came back and described the chamber, but we were to late to to head back to it so we made our way out following a couple of passages that we had seen on the survey that are not on our normal route. We arrived back to a deserted club, to change and make our way back through the rain and snow to the Midlands.

Jessica in Selenite Tunnel.

Jessica in Selenite Tunnel.

Jessica in Selenite Tunnel.

Present: Jessica Harding, Mark Burkey and Brendan Marris

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