2223: cave
La Gatuna 30T 449721 4799780 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 154m
Length 130m Depth 9m
Area position

Updated 15th October 2005

A draughting rift in a limestone scar lies in a wooded depression behind a house. At the base of the free-climbable 4m entrance drop are various items of rubbish including udder wash containers. The passage leads to a tall rift chamber with holes in the floor between boulders. Blocks were removed at the top of a climb up to going cave.
A side passage on the left is passed before crawling is required, then passing a pit on the left (which has a narrow, choked slot at the base). Some 45m from the entrance this passage ends at the base of a run-in which does not look promising. This point is about 8m horizontally and 5m vertically away from a point to the south in Cubio de La Gatuna. (The whole of this cave appears to have developed on a beds 5m higher than the Cubio, but this could be a surveying error).
The side passage can be followed to a junction where passage to the right rejoins the main passage. At the next junction, the right hand route leads through a mixture of stooping and crawling on sand with some nice scallops to two doglegs. Beyond, a rock blockage in a narrowing crawl prevents further progress. The passage can be seen getting smaller uphill for about 6m.
Back at the junction, the northern route leads to a pit in the floor and a choke. A dig just back from here on the western side of the passage requires the removal of a rib of rock in the floor.
At the base of the entrance climb there are a series of narrow rifts under the wall that become too tight.

Reference: anon., 2005b (Easter & summer); Corrin Juan, 2006a (survey)
Entrance pictures: yes
Underground picture(s):
Video:
Detailed Survey : 1:500 with Cubio de La Gatuna
Line survey:
On area survey: with Cubio de La Gatuna and other nearby holes
Survex file: stand alone (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)  
with Cubio de La Gatuna (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)

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