3622: cave
N Vega 30T 449757 4796078 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 270m
Length 122m Depth 59m
Area position

Updated 28th September 2012

The obvious, excavated hole is at about the lowest point at this part of the valley and appears to take a stream in wet weather. A short climb down a loose wall meets a duck under to a tighter section that drops down a bed into a chamber. To the right, through a stoop, is a small aven with calcite and a choked area; straight ahead in the chamber, down slope leads to the head of the first pitch, p7. A 4m drop leads to the head of an 8m pitch. A 10m sloping drop ends at a 7m pitch that drops into a 10 - 12m diameter chamber with a couple of blind holes under boulders. A steep, scalloped, clean-washed rift drops down to a small, circular shaft that lands in an elongated chamber.

The main way out is a tight rift, quickly opening to a fossil streamway for about 12m to a mud sink and no possible way on. In the opposite direction is a narrow rift that becomes too tight about 6 or 7m. This did not look promising.

For SRT, a 60m rope, 10 hangers and 3 slings will tackle the pitches and climbs between them.

Reference: anon., 2012b (Easter logbook); Corrin Juan, 2013a
Entrance picture : yes
Underground pictures : yes
Video : exploring crawl to first pitch
Detailed Survey : altered sketch from logbook : pdf 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.)