0545: shaft
S Vega 30T 449847 4794062 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 549m
Length 75m Depth 65m
Area position

Updated 23rd February 2001; 24th April 2005; 6th January 2018

   A shaft in the top corner of a doline, first descended by the Tortosa cavers around 1986. The site was marked 545A with orange tape back in 1985.
The shaft top is well guarded by brambles and extra care is needed in the rigging, as there is rotten calcite and a rub point. Near the 60m base there is a window to a 10m pitch to a choke and a draughting dig.

    On New Year’s Eve 2017, we were informed that a hunting dog had fallen down a shaft, together with a wild boar. That afternoon we went to the site with a couple of ladders only to find that the shaft was too deep and would need rigging safely with rope. On comparing with the website, it was found that this shaft must be 0545. We talked about arranging a descent of the shaft in the next couple of days while British cavers were still here but in the end it didn't happen. We were later told that someone from Ramales had descended the shaft and brought out the body of the dog in a process that took about 4 hours. (Info from Pete Smith)

Reference: anon., 1985b (logbook); anon., 1996b (logbook); anon., 2005b (Easter & summer logbook); anon., 2017e (Christmas logbook)
Entrance picture : with caver   entrance
Video: entrance
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