0865: Cantones, Cueva de los (TV Mast Cave)
S Vega 30T 451669 4794608 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 428m
Length 1716m Depth 285m
Area position

Updated 19th February 1999; 27th July 2000; 2nd November 2002; 27th October 2007; 6th January 2011; 1st July 2018

The entrance is approached from near the top of the TV mast track by passing the barn to the west and gently descending into the valley.

The entrance in a shakehole has been excavated and a narrow passage descends through a couple of chambers to 200m of larger, sandstone-floored streamway with short climbs down as the stream has cut through the sandstone. This ends at a low section onto a 5m ladder pitch and a further 6m handline climb to a floor of bridged rubble. The main pitch starts its descent from here...

Write up needed!!.

Re-explorations since 2000 have failed to add new passage. The main pitch has boulders falling down (one of which severed a rope) and one trip was forced out by rising water. Catalan cavers have decided that the lower reaches are too loose and have not followed up their explorations.

Reference: Easter 91/anon., 1991 (logbook); material in file; Corrin J, 1992a (survey); Corrin J, 1994b (survey); García José León, 1997 (survey); Corrin Juan, 1997c; anon., 2000c (Summer logbook); Corrin Juan, 2001; anon., 2002b (summer logbook); Corrin Juan, 2003b; Corrin Juan and Smith Peter, 2007
Entrance pictures : 2000 and 2018
Underground picture(s):
Detailed Survey :
Line Survey : 1:2000 plan    1:2000 elevation S-N
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)
Passage direction rose diagram: 1/7/2018

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