0935: Dormouse Cave (Ratón, Cueva de)
Riaño 30T 451894 4800102 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 158m
Length 21m
Area position

Updated 19th May 2006; 25th February 2007

An obvious entrance in the field down beyond the entrance to Cueva Riaño (105). A small stream runs off the field and sinks at the entrance. Just inside a surface shaft enters from above and a couple of moves through boulders ends at a small chamber with a wet crawl which becomes flat out, ending at a particularly tight bit which could be hammered away.

This section appears to be within shouting distance of a passage in Cueva Riaño (105) which has large boulders at its end with some rounded pottery pieces. In 1993, a smoke test was carried out from this point in Cueva Riaño, the smoke emerging from the entrance of Dormouse Cave and a boulder filled depression some 40m to the east.

The cave needs pushing and surveying. The cave was partially surveyed at Easter 2006.

References: anon., 1993b (logbook); Corrin J, 1994a; Corrin Juan, 1995b; anon., 2006b (Easter logbook)
Entrance pictures : yes
Underground picture(s): yes
Detailed Survey :
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.)