S Vega 30T 450227 4794743 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: P) Altitude 486m
Length 200m? (Not yet surveyed, but included in the length of the SVS) Depth 346m (to the deepest point dived in Cueva del Comellantes; needs checking)
Length of the SVS - see Azpilicueta
Updated 23rd January, 2nd March, 17th October 2003; 1st February 2006; 25th September, 26th December 2012; 28th September 2015; 21st May 2017; 30th June 2018; 24th May 2021
[The entrances of Azpilicueta and site 331 were fixed by GPS in December 2002 and found to be about 70m west of the previous documented positions. Sites in the vacinity were positioned with GPS in February 2003 and are now (2015) in the process of being repositioned using a combination of Google Earth photos and GPS]
The eastern entrance has been estimated at 30T 0450231 4794745 485m from Google Earth.
The length includes Cueva-Cubío de la Reñada (48), Torca de Azpilicueta (333), Torca de Papá Noel (1471), Torca de la Vera Negra (36), site 1338, Torca de Coterón (264), site 675 and Cueva Comellantes (40). A table of the depth within the South Vega System from each entrance can be seen here.
The highest known entrance into the South Vega System (line survey). Twin entrances 8m? apart are at opposite sides of a roof over a chamber containing a large pitch, which connects to Torca de Azpilicueta (0333) above the 4th, 20m pitch, just before the meanders and the big pitch.
This entrance has less to recommend it than the original Azpilicueta entrance as the routes down have yet to be properly gardened. The SE entrance has been sprayed.
A tackle list and description is needed. The route also needs surveying. The supposed length of 200m is included in the SVS length.
References: anon., 1987 (logbook); anon., 1990b (logbook); anon., 1991 (logbook); anon., 2003a (February logbook); Corrin Juan, 2005; León García José, 2010 (Volume 1 and Volume 2) (photo); anon., 2017b (Easter logbook)
Entrance picture : looking to the east : looking to the west : 2017
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Survex file :
Passage direction rose diagram: South Vega System 30/6/2018