4182: Cuba Libre, Cueva
Hornedo 30T 448423 4800614 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: A) Altitude 140m
Length included in the Sistema de Torca la Vaca
Updated 8th May 2016; 30th June 2018
The dense undergrowth which hampered locating the entrance in 2015 had been cleared by Easter 2016 and access and finding the entrance was easy.
The sixth-discovered of six entrances to the Torca la Vaca System. This one was excavated to daylight from a side passage off Deep Rifts Passage on 5th August 2015. The entrance was then further enlarged with the help of diggers summoned from BigMat Calf Hole. The entrance is upslope from the open shaft of site 3470 and is a slither down between boulders. It is not a recommended route into Vaca except for pushing passages in the near vacinity.
At Easter 2016, it was used to survey a small pitch series to the north of the entrance (see batch 2889_16_06 and the Torca la Vaca System survey). An 8m traverse was rigged down a loose boulder floor to the head of a Y-hanged blind 12m pitch. At the head of this pitch, a passage to the right turns 90° adjacent to the entering passage. A loose boulder floor heads to a calcited section and, on the right, a choked passage. There is no draught in this area and no real leads.
Reference: anon., 2015c (summer logbook); anon., 2016b (Easter logbook)
Entrance pictures : summer 2015 : Easter 2016
Underground pictures: summer 2015 : Easter 2016
Video: Discovery day, 2015 (YouTube) : Easter 2016 1 - by Chris Binding : 2 - by Alex Ritchie (both on YouTube)
Detailed Survey : see the current Sistema de Torca la Vaca survey
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : See Vaca centre line survey : Hornedo area
Passage direction rose diagram: 30/6/2018