1265: cave
Barrio de Carrales 30T 453458 4795081 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 256m
Length 80m Vertical range +3 -4
Area position

Updated 29th January, 5th March, 15th, 20th May, 15th September 2019; 23rd August 2020; 13th September 2021

[Previous grid reference was 30T 453478 4795161 (Datum: ETRS89)]

   The entrance slopes down and then up to a short scramble up to a crawl. This ends at a 2m climb down. On the left is a continuing tight passage with echo. Beyond is a pitch from the surface and the route on the far side closes down in a small chamber.
   In early May 2019, the "continuing tight passage" was excavated by slicing mud and moonmilk off the walls with a shovel. Further work here required a hammer and chisel to remove harder calcite. More excavation occurred in August 2019 and in July 2020 when, after digging through a squeeze, 10 to 12m of passage was entered.
   A water trace from here to the Carrales resurgence (site 4855) was thwarted when the detector disappeared from the latter. A second test gave a "negative" result, possibly due to too little OBA or not enough time being given for the OBA to come through.
   The survey of the extended cave was completed in July 2021, increasing the length from 31 to 80m

Reference: anon., 1997b (logbook); anon., 2019a (January logbook); anon., 2019b (Easter logbook); anon., 2019d (summer logbook); anon., 2020c (Spring/summer logbook); anon., 2021c (summer logbook)
Entrance picture : yes
Underground picture(s): 1997, 2020
Detailed Survey : 1:500, 1997 : 2020
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : 2020 (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)

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