0236: Mortiro, Cueva del
Secadura 30T 454849 4800726 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 368m
Length 59m Height 9m
Area position

Updated 29th September 2018

   The entrance, with an overhanging rock ceiling, is in an impressive depression. A climb up a wall enters an ascending streamway with walking and stooping for about 50m to a draughting, easily dug boulder choke. The stream is used as a water supply.
    The above description was mainly written when the cave was first explored by MCP cavers in 1980. Unfortunately, the site was positioned wrongly (about a kilometre to the east) and so, when a cave in an impressive depression was found in August 2018, it was thought to be new. The mistake was realized a few weeks later, after the cave had been resurveyed and photos taken. The cave has a sandstone roof, shale walls and a limestone floor.

References: anon., 1980a (logbook); Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981; material in file; anon., 2018c (summer logbook)
Entrance pictures : August 2018
Underground pictures: August 2018
Video : entrance, August 2018 (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : 1989 : 2018
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : 2018

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