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Offline Speleotron

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Not For the Faint-Humoured
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:47:12 pm »
I had an idea of making a book with 50 pointless trips in it, trips where there is a fair bit of effort for an entirely pointless outcome. Some ideas are:

1) A Wade's Entrance - OBJ exchange in GG

2) Yordas Big 20: Every possible exchange in Yordas, done in a day, no leaving rigging in place (as there are 5 entrances to Yordas and we're cointing A to B as a different trip to B to A).

3) Eldon Hole exchange of the North, South, East and West entrance routes (I actually did this once on a Friday night)

4) Darren Cilau, going through the entrance series and then turning round and going out agian

5) Pierre Saint Martin not as a pullthrough, going back out up the pitches.

Can anyone think of any others?
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 09:51:33 pm »

4) Darren Cilau, going through the entrance series and then turning round and going out agian



Can anyone think of any others?

Yep done that, it's fairly pointless. Rewarded only with bruised elbows and a nagging feeling in your morale fibres that actually caving is probably quite shit.

I can imagine a trip to Swinstos great aven and then having to climb all the way back out of Swinsto would be pretty crap.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 10:06:43 pm »
Corkeys to henslers without going to the main chamber.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 10:09:01 pm »
Aggy Grand Circle, but not as a circle, going almost to the point where it joins up again then turning round and going out the way you came in.
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 10:51:07 pm »
The ultimate pointless trip?

Sandy Hole on Portland. I don't think anyone's ever got to the end. After 4 hours of crawling you just give up and turn round.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 11:12:13 am »
Disappointment Pot, turning round immediately after doing the duck.

In Small Mammal, out Stile, without doing the second pitch.
(I tried this a couple of years ago...it took for ever to get up the sloping bedding plane, then when I finally made it, I found the entrance climb covered in slugs, so I went straight back down).

Brunscar Cave....walk until cold and wet, crawl until colder and wetter, return.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 11:27:25 am »
Goatchurch cavern. I always find this a really pointless trip to go down, crawl through the drain pipe and back again. We only do it to initiate newbies!

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 11:33:22 am »
(!sdrawkcab) sduoY oT snamoweltneG  :thumbsup:
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 02:11:56 pm »
Has anyone been through Ogof Tram Trucks in the last few decades?

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 02:14:50 pm »
Brunscar Cave....walk until cold and wet, crawl until colder and wetter, return.

Seconded on Bruntscar, noting that you have to pay an access fee for the privilege.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 02:41:25 pm »
A contender for the most difficult caving trip was suggested on this forum as the end of Daren Cilau to the entrance and back - surely worthy of inclusion here.

Another is descending the "Hole of Infinite Wisdom" located in Cascade Chamber in Afton Red Rift.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 03:17:26 pm »
How about Garn y Bica?
Long walk to the top of the moor followed by a decent to the bottom where you think, "I this it?" Then prusik straight back up again.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 12:08:54 am »
Anything in Stoney Middleton except doom and streaks

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 08:30:04 am »
I once did a "Grand Tour of Rod's Pot" covering every passage in the cave, totally pointless and surprisingly hard work!

We also did a similar thing in Swildon's, covering every passage in the Upper Series (not the whole cave :o )
Again, totally pointless and pretty hard work for an evening...

I'm sure there are plenty of other smaller caves where a similar "Grand Tour" trip might make it to the list :thumbsup:
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 08:51:36 am »
I had an idea of making a book with 50 pointless trips in it, trips where there is a fair bit of effort for an entirely pointless outcome.

The book already exists. It's called "Mendip Underground".

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 11:09:18 am »
Berger from entrance to halfway down the Hurricane and back again. I can claim to have done that one  :shrug:

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 12:24:57 pm »
The Magic Roundabout in Lancaster Hole is pretty useless. It finishes 20 metres vertically and 20 metres horizontally from the starting point, having ascended 45 metres of one set of pitches, descended 45 metres of another set of pitches, and got one very wet in the process. It's great fun, though.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 12:43:36 pm »
In the same vein as some of these suggestions, me and a friend once did JH to Peak, went up Victoria Aven and then back out the same way.

That's fairly pointless and includes Colostomy twice.
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 02:38:58 pm »
Any of the caves associated with a pot of the same name - without going down the pot - e.g. Jingling (particularly Jingling!), Rowten, Juniper.

Cross Joints Swallet without dropping the pitch into Hyperspace

Razor Entrance to Borrins Moor whilst carrying all the gear to go to the bottom of Alum

(Guilty of most of these   :'()

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 11:07:46 am »
North pot to South pot..the newest(and possibly finest)through trip in the Dales.
Discovered up at Gaping Gill area last weekend:-

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 12:53:13 pm »
North pot to South pot..the newest(and possibly finest)through trip in the Dales.
Discovered up at Gaping Gill area last weekend:-
 
With evidence of those that have been before.
The opportunity to study elements of their lifestyle in a remote and secluded environment.
Could be a research project there??


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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:31 pm »
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I can imagine a trip to Swinstos great aven and then having to climb all the way back out of Swinsto would be pretty crap.

Done that – on ladders – before Valley Entrance was opened up.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2018, 02:10:45 pm »
Is it Sulber Pot with the park bench in the bottom?

If so then one for the smokers, a fag on the bench down Sulber, or whatever else non smokers can find to do on park benches.

A trip that would also include a possibly humourous photo opportunity.

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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2018, 02:24:01 pm »
One for when the winch meet is on.

You desperately need a crap, so waddle your way up to Gaping Gill to relieve yourself in the most remote temporary toilet in the North.
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Re: Not For the Faint-Humoured
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2018, 04:16:02 pm »
I had an idea of making a book with 50 pointless trips in it, trips where there is a fair bit of effort for an entirely pointless outcome. Some ideas are:

1) A Wade's Entrance - OBJ exchange in GG

2) Yordas Big 20: Every possible exchange in Yordas, done in a day, no leaving rigging in place (as there are 5 entrances to Yordas and we're cointing A to B as a different trip to B to A).

3) Eldon Hole exchange of the North, South, East and West entrance routes (I actually did this once on a Friday night)

4) Darren Cilau, going through the entrance series and then turning round and going out agian

5) Pierre Saint Martin not as a pullthrough, going back out up the pitches.

Can anyone think of any others?

Great idea btw. I think there is far more scope here than just pointless eliminates though.