Updated 18th October 2003; 28th November 2005
Pitches of 5m and 8m in a rift drop to a sloping, rocky floor with dead animals. The pot continues unexplored down a pitch through a collapsed and unstable area, although this may have been explored at Easter 1994.
The definitive exploration occurred in November 2005. The entrance pitch can be laddered as a single 11m drop (2 ladders) as there is a good natural belay some 2m from the edge of the pitch. The alternative, 2 pitch approach will eventually close up with rocks and rubbish. The 4 x 2m base of the shaft is filled with boulders, skeletons, mattresses, etc but there is a small exit down to an easy 3m climb.
There are 2 ways on from here: a high level meander traverse, about 6m long and passing over a lower passage; the lower route which slopes down into an impressively-sized passage, about 1.5m wide and 8m high.
The water, last seen sinking in boulders at the base of the entrance shaft rejoins the cave in this passage through a 10m high aven but then disappears down a rat hole after only 10m. A 3m climb up at this point leads quickly to a 3m climb down. The passage then ascends steeply to a choke after 5m
References: anon., 1987 (logbook); anon., 1988 (logbook); anon.,
1994a (Easter logbook); anon., 2003c (summer logbook); anon., 2005c (autumn
logbook); Corrin Juan, 2006a
Entrance picture : yes video of entrance
Underground picture(s): yes
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