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Offline bagpuss

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Crescent Cave
« on: May 12, 2012, 08:05:47 pm »
Was wondering if this cave was still possible to visit? Last info I can find online suggests that there was a collapse a few years back. It's the cave close to Chartist Cave up on Llangynidr. Thanks

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Re: Crescent Cave
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 09:43:20 pm »
I have never been in, but I know the enterence and am up for a visit though I won't do solo in that cave.  The enterence is very unstable. Nobody from Brynmaur seems willing to go. Once a few people mostly from Brynmaur went they were also most of the local cave rescue team.  Cave collapsed while they were in I think they dug themselves out.
If this does not put you off the idea pm me its just a place I won't go solo.
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Offline NigR

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Re: Crescent Cave
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 10:17:53 pm »
The way into the extension (below the entrance chamber) is still totally impassable.

However, reopening it would be a really worthwhile project for anybody keen enough.

Very good potential here.

(A word of caution: the first part of the cave is entirely in grit - hence the current blockage - so be careful down there!)

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Re: Crescent Cave
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 08:33:18 am »
Tarquin's caving site reports it is still blocked:


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Re: Crescent Cave
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 06:21:26 pm »
Unless anyone has dug it out in the last year then it will still be blocked.
Huge from this forum took a look a while back. If I remember rightly, he and another chap dug some of the blockage out but it would take need some work to reopen it fully.

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Re: Crescent Cave
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 06:47:18 pm »
And that's only the first blockage. There's another one, lower down, that was reported before the upper one!