Wezzit?

Steve Clark

Well-known member
Not bull pot & not rowten. It’s not too far away, but it’s not in Kingsdale.

My underground bearings may be wrong, but I’d guess the pitch is almost exactly under the Three Peaks Route.
 

rm128

Active member
Yes!

This photo was taken about 10 seconds before Dan smashed the flashgun dangling beneath him. You may find 4 Duracell AA Nimh batteries in the sump....
Interesting. I presume this is the 1st pitch? Unless I've got my bearings wrong, I think I would usually deviate off the other side of the shaft, i.e. the true RHS, behind the caver.
 

Pitlamp

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It's a nice picture Steve! Guess it's my turn again.

OK, here's a bit of a variation on the more usual theme (if I may). Which well known caver lived here?

Wezzit_020823.jpeg
 

Steve Clark

Well-known member
Interesting. I presume this is the 1st pitch? Unless I've got my bearings wrong, I think I would usually deviate off the other side of the shaft, i.e. the true RHS, behind the caver.
Yes, the main/1st pitch. CNCC topo shows two naturals. The deviation in the photo is the first one we used I think, cobbled together from two cords to lengthen it a bit. On the true LHS of the waterfall. I can't remember seeing anything obvious on the true RHS and it seemed closer to the water. Full album here :


Great trip with easy access. Surprised it doesn't get mentioned/suggested more often.
 

Pitlamp

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Need a clue? OK, that building is in Settle.

I posted it yesterday on purpose, as I knew Langcliffe was engaged on a caving project. I'm sure he knows the answer to this little riddle but I'm hoping he lets other folk deliberate, at least for a while!
 

Fjell

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I must be getting it wrong, we went to Hardrawkin not long ago and the deviation I rigged was on the other side. This is the first pitch?
 

Pitlamp

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Well done. It was the BSA HQ before the 2nd world war and Cymmie lived there for a few years.

Another caving connection with that building dates from the period after the war, probably up until the early 1970s. During this time it was being used as the police station. Before the Settle bypass was built on the A65 lots of cavers driving home southwards on a Sunday evening would have to pass it. If there was a cave rescue the police would hang a large white sheet in the fern leafed beech tree in front of the building, which was a sign that there was a call out. They then had the perfect excuse not to go into work on a Monday!

Over to you Skippy. (See you at the weekend!)
 
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