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Offline James Hall

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2019, 05:25:32 am »
It was written up for Decent and I think there is a survey in The Wessex magazine. Sadly it now seems that the trip is too long for most of the aged team. 80ft abseil does not help.

Do you happen to know which copy it was in? I'd be interested in reading about it. Also is it still an active dig and or open to cavers or not? Thanks :)  :) :)

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2019, 06:45:17 am »
Lost touch a bit with Home Close. You can get trips through the team.  At least Mr O'Doc did. They have attempted the sumps in the main streamway via Home Close but again nothing recent noted. I dont think think that the MCRA bibliography is up to date enough for recent references. I expect somebody knows a lot more than I. ( hint ).

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2019, 09:06:36 am »
 Work is ongoing in Hom close and the Wigmore streamway

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2019, 09:26:18 am »
Sounds interesting - is there a reason why their online reports stopped for Home Close (stopped in December 2014)? I enjoyed reading them and they kept me grounded in the digging world of mendip at the time.  I'd like to organise a trip in July if I am allowed? Who should I ask?

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2019, 12:15:31 pm »
Home Close Hole aka Home Close Cave
NGR ST 56035 52465 A  m   L 385   D 76 m
References:
Audsley, Tony 2015 Home Close Hole – Events, Dear Boy, Events.  . Wessex Cave Club Journal (333) 208-214 S photos.  April
Descent (243) 13  A dig - close to Wigmore Swallet.
Descent (247) Dec/Jan 15/16 7 and 30 dry route to Wigmore Ten.  S
Descent (252) 10 another break through, with survey
Descent (253 Dec 2016/Jan 2017  14 3 photos.  Discovering Fallen by Duncan Price.  Wigmore extend to Sump 11.  131 m of new passage and depth from Home Close entrance -140m. 
Duncan, Price 2016 To the end of Wigmore with a Soggy Bottom  ChSS 58 (4/5/6) April/May/June  20-21 photos on 25.  Very detailed, a good blow by blow description of the cave.
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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2019, 05:38:49 pm »
I suggest contacting Duncan Price for a possible trip. He posts on this forum.

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Re: At The J'Rats 2015
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2019, 01:55:49 pm »
I suggest contacting Duncan Price for a possible trip. He posts on this forum.

There's a trip this Sunday - 10 pm.  The Old Lags are digging above the 25 m pitch but not using anything that would interfere with trips further into the cave.  There is a diving team going in to do some climbing beyond S10 and I hope to do some surveying near to Sandy Tunnel and perhaps open up a potential link to bypass part of Squality Street.

The pitches are rigged and we hope to put a bomb proof ladder on the up climb into The Generation Game from Young Bloods' in the future.  The ladders have been in since 2017 and are of concern.