1232: Germán, Cueva de
La Secada 30T 451947 4797793 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 217m
Length 109m Depth 17m
Area position

Updated 27th October 2001; 23rd December 2008; 22nd May 2014

The old grid reference was ETRS89: 30T 451918 4797801.

A walk-in entrance in the wood to a roomy chamber where Germán used to keep a couple of cows. At the back, down where the slurry drained away, is an excavated hole where bronze age pottery was discovered (out of context). A short squeeze enters a decorated 12m long chamber to a further squeeze to a view across a large, calcited pit.

A walk around the right of the pit leads to a breakdown area which characterises the rest of the cave. Large and small blocks are manoeuvred around until a large chamber is reached, with giant boulders. A clamber up the right ends at a drippy area on top of the blocks. A climb down to west chokes.

Was the site completely finished at Easter?

The pottery was part of a 26cm pot with finger impressions on the rim and it has been compared to pottery found in site 2139. (Smith P, Corrin J and Ruiz Cobo J, 2008)

Reference: anon., 1997a (Easter logbook); Corrin Juan, 1998; Smith Peter and Ruiz Cobo Jesús, 1999; Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001 (includes a line drawing); Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter, 2003; Smith P, Corrin J and Ruiz Cobo J, 2008; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008 (survey); anon., 2014b (Easter logbook)
Entrance picture : yes
Underground picture(s): entrance squeeze   stal 1  stal 2   flowstone
Detailed Survey : 1:500
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.)