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Loxton cave access
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:22:31 am »
Hi,
I know that access to Loxton Cavern isn't possible, but I've visited Loxton Cave in the past. I've suggested this as a club trip, but someone in the club seemed to recall a mention of issues with the lock? I am just checking if access is possible and if it's old or new CSCC lock/key,
Thanks in advance,

Ruth

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 10:59:39 am »
The local council did replace the padlocks several years ago, but it's back to CSCC now (as is Loxton Quarry cave).

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 01:15:28 pm »
The local council did replace the padlocks several years ago, but it's back to CSCC now (as is Loxton Quarry cave).

Mike, Have they done this recently? It still had a non-cscc key on it 8th Dec

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 01:16:30 pm »
^^^referring to loxton quarry cave

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 04:31:22 pm »
Definitely both have the new CSCC locks, were you looking at a vertical gate or horizontal lid (Loxton Cavern - led trips only)?

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 09:59:27 am »
Out of interest has Loxton Cavern reopened for leader led trips?

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 10:23:05 am »
Not yet, but the entrance is grradually being stabilised.

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Re: Loxton cave access
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 12:22:10 am »
Definitely both have the new CSCC locks, were you looking at a vertical gate or horizontal lid (Loxton Cavern - led trips only)?
Just to confirm that the locks for Loxton Cave are new CSCC. If you plan to climb up and exit via the rope/ handline it's very awkward to get the gate up. We opened padlock from the inside, couldn't lift the lid & returned to the surface to clear the debris and relock it.

 

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