Updated 30th August 1998; 19th February 1999; 17th September 2000; 8th November 2003; 9th October 2004; 2nd October 2011
An impressive, 20m wide, choked shaft which had been descended by only one Spaniard before 1986. The farmer reported that the Tortosa Group has descended to -140m but had stopped because it was too loose. Marked VT196.
In 1987 the main 70m pitch was dropped to a window onto an 8m pitch to a boulder floor and two ways on. The first, directly under the pitch was not looked at. The second hole leads to a 3m climb into a small chamber and onto a 10m pitch. The pitch is blind and the draught lost.
Jordi from the Catalans says that the entrance pitch is 100m but the shaft was re-explored in 1998 to where car-sized boulders were moving in a funnel.
In 2000, a traverse was started to a possible passage near the top of the entrance. In 2011, this was attempted again but abandoned when it became clear that some sort of bolting seat was required.
References: Fernández Gutiérrez et al, 1966
(survey); Corrin J S and Smith
P, 1981; anon., 1987 (logbook) (survey); Corrin J and Knights S, 1988; anon.,
1998a (Easter logbook); anon., 1998d (logbook); García José
León, 1997 (survey); anon., 2000c (Summer logbook); Corrin Juan,
2001; León García José, 2010 (survey)
Entrance photos : drawing of entrance
Entrance video : 365kb download
Detailed Survey : from 1964: low res high res
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file :