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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Mendip => Topic started by: Maj on February 05, 2020, 05:27:26 pm

Title: Hobnail Hole
Post by: Maj on February 05, 2020, 05:27:26 pm
Hobnail Hole is temporarily closed due to a very unstable boulder in Black Pot.

Please do not use Hobnail hole as a route into or out of Butts' Chamber in Thrupe Lane Swallet until further notice.

Title: Re: Hobnail Hole
Post by: Maj on July 23, 2020, 06:22:47 pm
Update re Hobnail Hole.
Hobnail Hole is once again open after dropping and making safe the large boulder in Black Pot. Although the boulder has been made safe there may still be small loose stream washed shingle on various ledges. A reminder that Black Pot has a lot of chert nodules that may not be load bearing and may break off under load therefore do not rely upon them as secure foot and hand holds.
The Hobnail channel has once again been dug out of washed down shingle and silts and is currently taking the whole Thrupe stream.
Please use a ladder for descending and ascending King Cobble Hall - walls, roof and boulders may not take too kindly to flailing feet thrashing around.
If a through trip from Thrupe Lane Swallet is planned, a ladder can be rigged down into King Cobble Hall in less than 30mins.
Hobnail entrance gate is fitted with a CSCC padlock
Thrupe Lane Swallet entrance has been cleared of flood debris.
The three renovated/converted farm buildings opposite the lay by all have new residents inc children. Please respect our new neighbours.
Dave King on behalf of the ATLAS diggers.
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