Updated 16th April 2008; 22nd October 2010; 14th October 2015; 19th February 2016
An open cave entrance in a small depression above the farm at the edge of the enclosed area containing Cueva Snottite and Orchard Cave. The passage is an old, phreatic remnant which is mainly walking-size and up to 5m tall in places. At the rear of the entrance passage is a short wriggle between boulders. Beyond there are some large helictites and a group of fine formations including some curtains. Not all the passages have been pushed but it is assumed they will connect to the main route.
The cave ends at an 8m pitch which is choked. To the left, the passage continues as a stal choke. This has been dug once but little progress made.
A mesolithic deposit near the entrance includes various stone tools and a human mandible fragment. (See Ruiz Cobo J and Muñoz Fernández E, 2013, pp359 - 360.)
Reference: anon., 2004d (summer logbook); Corrin, Juan 2006;
anon., 2008c (Easter logbook); Ruiz Cobo J and Muñoz Fernández E, 2013
Entrance pictures: distant and close up
Underground picture(s): yes
Video: by Juan Corrin with Michael Wood and Pete Smith, 2004
entrance : ladder pitch at end : crawl near pitch : passage
formations 1 2 3 4 5 : passage 1 2 : helictites
Full video from 2004 (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : 1:500 gif file pdf file : Speleo Sport Santander leaflet
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.)