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Reddood 17-04-2011 00:23

Alum pot / Long churn cave - N/Yorkshire - April 2011
 
Visited this place a couple of weeks ago with Darwin Dave and AndyJ but didn't take any SRT gear in with us, Today was an attempt to get down the dolly tubs pitch and into Alum pot.

Visited with Buddah.


Not a great deal to say about the place, but it was quite Dry today, dryer than last time, we made our way through the cave, which involves a couple of small climbs down, heading to the top of the dolly tubs, this is then at a gess i would say a 25m decent which brings you half way down into alum pot.

a small climb down onto a ledge, and you can walk round to a bolder which is wadged between the walls, sitting on the bolder maybe 40m in the air is IMO not very plesant, not having a head for hights doesnt really help though.

this is as far as we made it, we only had a 10m hand line and 50m of rope and they were both allready rigged else where to get this far, we needed another rope to get any further down, maybe next time.

a couple of pics.


Kenni 17-04-2011 09:29

Nice Pics :thumbs

buddah 17-04-2011 11:49


The-Village-Idiot 17-04-2011 12:32

I've seen a few reports of this place now and it looks stunning everytime. I'd love to see it for real but my SRT days are over :popcorn

buddah 17-04-2011 12:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Village-Idiot (Post 138444)
I've seen a few reports of this place now and it looks stunning everytime. I'd love to see it for real but my SRT days are over :popcorn

Theres only one small bit of srt needed to get where we got which was about half way down alum pot. But its well worth it is definitely one of the most special things ive ever seen! We couldnt of picked a better day for it either, as you walked out into alum pot and the sun was shinning through all the mist from the waterfalls it really was stunning.

darwen dave 17-04-2011 17:08

Great pics guys.
The views from the bottom of the Dolly tubs pitch are amazing ain't they.

While you were there myself and Andyj were only about a mile away on the other side of the valley. We were swimming around in Dismal Hill cave.

And you thought Long Churn was wet. :D

Reddood 17-04-2011 19:05

it was dry in there yesterday, other than the pools, there was next to nothing flowing through the place

Snake Oil 17-04-2011 20:04

superb photos guys :thumbs

The-Village-Idiot 18-04-2011 13:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by buddah (Post 138446)
Theres only one small bit of srt needed to get where we got which was about half way down alum pot. But its well worth it is definitely one of the most special things ive ever seen! We couldnt of picked a better day for it either, as you walked out into alum pot and the sun was shinning through all the mist from the waterfalls it really was stunning.

I don't like SRT or ropes at all anymore, I was even thinking of getting rid of my kit :blush. I dunno maybe I'll give it another go but done right next fooking time.

buddah 18-04-2011 15:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Village-Idiot (Post 138477)
I don't like SRT or ropes at all anymore, I was even thinking of getting rid of my kit :blush. I dunno maybe I'll give it another go but done right next fooking time.


You had a bad experience on ropes or something?


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