0033: Abono, Cueva del
S Vega 30T 450747 4794630 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 497m
Length included in site 1470 Depth 44m
Area position

Updated 30th August 1998; 14th May 2000; 1st April 2001; 24th June 2010; 1st July 2018

The strongly draughting, walk-in entrance (sprayed with "33" and a red dot) leads to a draughting 11m pitch. A gour-floored chamber at the base leads immediately to a greasy calcite slope where a ladder is useful. The descent ends at a chamber with avens. In 1998, the blackness noted up an aven at the bottom of the stal slope was partly bolted and led to a calcited boulder slope with a possible traverse and bolt route back over the main passage. At Easter 2000, this climb was completed at +22m where it was linked to site 1470, a 20m pitch from the surface with a small length of passage.

In 1998, a draughting calcite choke at floor level was excavated (20 years after the cave was first surveyed) and the Pearl Series entered. This is a nicely decorated false-floored phreatic passage leading to a large breakdown chamber. Pitches in the floor all choke.

References: Fernández Gutiérrez et al, 1966; anon., 1978 (logbook); Corrin J et al, 1978; Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981; material in file; anon., 1990b (logbook); anon., 1992a (Easter logbook); anon., 1996b (logbook); anon., 1998d (logbook); Corrin Juan, 1999; anon., 2000b (Easter logbook); Corrin Juan, 2001; anon., 2010b (Easter logbook)
Entrance picture: yes
Underground picture(s):
Detailed survey: 1:1000
Line survey:
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