Sunday, 12 January 2014

OFD1 - Fault Free Round Trip

After complicated travel arrangements for the weekend with Keith travelling down with Brendan and then going home with Mark, Jess and Brendan awaited the arrival of Phil and Andrew. With the pair arriving in good time we decided that as it had not rained for almost a day and a half we would have a bash at the OFD 1 round trip. Not expecting to be able to do it we had not brought cowstails, we then spent the next 30 minutes creating cowstails for the group.
Kitted up we headed down the hill and we were soon at The Step. With the water only a couple of inches over The Step we headed upstream until we reached Boulder Chamber. There we backtracked and then climbed up into Lows Passage without any incident at all. A brisk climb up into the fossil passages followed and soon we found ourselves in Pi Chamber ready for the climb down to Bolt Traverse. The climb down and the crossing of Bolt Traverse were completed without trouble and soon we were back at the start of the Round Trip. With plenty of time to spare we went back to the streamway and making the most of its sporty nature we lay in the water and enjoyed the water slide. Then we headed downstream to head back out via Pluto's Bath. The final diversion was to climb up into the Fault Series for a few photos before we headed out the cave and back up the hill.

Fault Series - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1
Phil Lester - Fault Series - OFD 1

Fault Series - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1
Andrew Williams - Fault Series - OFD 1

Fault Series - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1
Andrew Williams - Fault Series - OFD 1

Fault Series - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1
Andrew Williams - Fault Series - OFD 1

A Faultless trip completed with style, we will have to take Andrew somewhere a bit tastier next time.

Present: Jessica Burkey, Phil Lester, Andrew(3) Williams, Brendan Marris

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