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Caves recently approved for anchoring

CNCC

Well-known member

Caves approved for anchoring

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Following our recent AGM, our new Committee have approved requests for several new potholes to be fitted with stainless steel resin-bonded anchors under the CNCC anchor scheme:
  • Echo Pot
  • Jean Pot
  • Cow Pot, Aardvark Country
  • Bye George Pot, Grand Cascade
  • Turbary Pot
  • North End Pot (new discovery!)
  • Swan Dyke Pot
  • P5
Enthusiastic installers have been identified to take on these projects over the coming years, and these caves join other potholes which have already been approved for anchoring and which are available for our installers to pick up over the coming several years.
  • Pay Sank
  • (Get Down) Shep Pot
  • Strans Gill
  • Strangle Pot
  • Sylvester Pot
  • Old Ing to Dismal Hill (paused due to access issues)
  • Robinson’s Pot
  • Craftsman’s Pot
  • Greenwood Pot
  • Fossil Pot
  • Disappointment Pot (remedial work to existing anchors)
  • Simpson Pot (remedial work to existing anchors)
We have no timeframe for when work will be performed at these sites, but of course, for any completed projects a topo will be published.

Thank you to our installers who put in a huge amount of work to plan these projects, review the current situation, weigh-up the conservation considerations, discuss with other installers, seek CNCC Committee approval, undertake the actual work and draw up a topo.

It's a huge time and resource commitment, for which we are very appreciative :)
 

topcat

Active member
Aardvark will need tiny cavers....it has turned me back three times! Good luck with it ;)
I'd be interested to know if anyone has done it recently, and if insitu ropes are present beyond P1.

You might consider leaving Jean for a bit longer: all the spits are in good nick (as of a couple of months ago).
 

CNCC

Well-known member
Thanks Topcat! You have no idea how impressed we were when topos for Quaking Pot and Marble Sink landed in our inbox several years ago! To tackle some of these pots is hard enough... let alone with a good chunk of an anchor installer's toolkit to carry... 😲

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nobrotson

Active member
Aardvark will need tiny cavers....it has turned me back three times! Good luck with it ;)
I'd be interested to know if anyone has done it recently, and if insitu ropes are present beyond P1.

There were (very old) ropes on pitches 3 and 4 when I last went two years ago. It definitely has similarities to parts of Marble Sink. However Echo and Strangle will take far longer to complete bolting in I think, even if conditions are ideal all summer (highly unlikely). Not done P5 yet but it also sounds like less effort than Strangle if you can make it through the initial section...
 
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