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😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:35:30 am »
Hi All

As we are smashing out the weeks off 🔥sunshine🔥 now have any of the brave lads/ladies of the caving community in the peaks been into the 😵Chamber Of Horrors😵 yet in ❤2013❤

Been "on my list" for a bit now but was really looking for people that have done it already to come with me

Is it really as bad as people make out ?

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 11:05:03 am »
...Is it really as bad as people make out ? ...
Anything like this is subjective.

I'd say that if you're comfortable in water, it's really not bad.

And i'm sure water levels are v low at the moment. I've been through in low water, in a wetsuit, and it didn't phase me at all. But in high water, in a furry suit, i once got it wrong and felt like i was about to die!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 11:45:08 am »
Ewan...what are you posting here for...me and Ash will come along and offer moral support if you want to try it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 11:53:21 am »
Lol thanks Jason your my rock x x x lets get a trip sorted before summer is over
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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 12:47:58 pm »
No, it's not as bad as it used to be. IF:-

a) the canoe hasn't been holed.
b) a previous party hasn't fouled up the blue rope on the pulley system.


Take your own dinghy just in case.

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 01:06:12 pm »
Think Ewan is refering to the connection between Oxlow Cavern and Giants Hole (Derbyshire)
Rather than the last flooded chamber in Croesor before popping through into Rhosydd (North Wales)

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 01:25:43 pm »
I was wondering how you'd get a canoe in there! :o.

I've been through a few times in the dim and distant past and never found it too intimidating (I was slimmer in those days :)), although one of my larger colleagues did abort. IIRC the smallest part is (was) at the Oxlow end so if you do it from that direction you know that if you get into it you are through!, rigging both ends takes some organising, don't "pull through" Oxlow in case you chicken it and need to come out that way, Garlands is free - climbable with the aid of a sling or two for the more capable but it is better to arrange to have it rigged.
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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 02:09:47 pm »
...don't "pull through" Oxlow...
I agree, pull through Maskill  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 03:03:49 pm »
No, it's not as bad as it used to be. IF:-

a) the canoe hasn't been holed.
b) a previous party hasn't fouled up the blue rope on the pulley system.


Take your own dinghy just in case.

That's a good trip as well thanks for the info mats may well get back there this summer as well
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Re: 😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 04:40:45 pm »
OCC have a trip there on Saturday Ewan.

Next Thursday...Oxlow to giants through trip?

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 05:48:35 pm »
Just out of interest, how tight are these squeezes? I've never been, and would be interested to know.

For example, I can get through all the squeezes from Flowerpot entrance/Dynamite Series in Carlswark without getting stuck, and the tight bit in Agony Crawl in Bagshaw too. Or the Pearly Gates crawl in EDH cave. I'm not fat, but I'm not Rob-tiny either so just to get a relative idea? Without listing every squeeze I can think of, I'd take a guess at about 9 inches is the smallest I can comfortably fit through without SRT kit on? Although I wouldn't fancy a nine-inch high crawl continuously for too long...

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 07:13:35 pm »
Never took a tape measure down there but I should think if you can get from Flower Pot to Eyam Dale Shaft you shouldn't have a problem. :)
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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 08:13:56 pm »
Yup i agree. Flower Pot is smaller. I'm sure you'll have no problems with size pwhole.

The only tightish bit is miles away from the main ducks, very close to Pilgrim's Way. When i've been through this has been partially filled with gravel so needs digging out a bit each time. Unfortunately here is also quite wet, making it slightly unpleasant, and dangerous if you get stuck face down!
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 08:37:58 pm »
When I was in my prime, a mate of mine was emigrating to Canada and wanted to do a "Derbyshire Classic" before he went, so we did the Maskhill - Giants through trip, I never dreamt that forty years later I would be debating the link - up !!. :blink:

I still say if in doubt start at the Oxlow end, after that squeeze everything gets easier, (if you can handle a bit of water). :)
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Re: 😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 09:07:15 pm »
You're all a bunch of gits... For years I've considered the CoH to be some miserable, tight, desperate sh..hole that I would see no reason whatsoever in visiting. But now I read it being less tight than Flower-Dynamite (which I've done) and just a case of dealing with the water, damn you, I might have to reconsider a visit now!!  :furious:


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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 09:23:40 pm »
Stop wingeing and get on with it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2013, 10:06:14 pm »
Lets go
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Re: 😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2013, 12:18:23 am »
Did you folks do this in the end?? I really want to have a crack at some point when I have lost a bit more weight and increased my fitness... What would you say is a good gauge then, Flower Pot to Eyam Dale?
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Re: 😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2013, 07:42:29 pm »
Maybe Crimbo pipe in Knotlow? I have heard from people who have done Crimbo thats its more serious than COH. But I cant gauge as I haven't done COH, however crimbo wasn't exactly fun, but then these things never are.


Have a bash and see how it goes, might be a bit wet at the moment though. Apparently a wet-suit is a must, unless your Groundhog, who did it in woollies about 100 years ago.  :o

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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2013, 10:03:42 pm »
Crimbo is always wetter than COH, and the tight bits are different angles, not much of a comparison really.
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Re: Chamber of Horrors
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2013, 09:58:56 am »
Maybe Crimbo pipe in Knotlow? I have heard from people who have done Crimbo thats its more serious than COH. But I cant gauge as I haven't done COH, however crimbo wasn't exactly fun, but then these things never are.


Have a bash and see how it goes, might be a bit wet at the moment though. Apparently a wet-suit is a must, unless your Groundhog, who did it in woollies about 100 years ago.  :o

The three times I have done it did it in furry suit and I aint a hard guy feel the cold quite easily. After all that crawling I was ready for cooling down.

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Re: 😈Chamber of Horrors😈
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2013, 08:47:59 pm »
Dunc, when do you want to do it?
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