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New cave descriptions
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:14:47 pm »
A few years ago, the CNCC started hosting cave descriptions on our website. These are intended to provide freely available online route descriptions for some of our areas most popular trips, to accompany the access information and online rigging topos.

One of the most popular descriptions is Ease Gill Caverns, with over 2000 downloads since it was first published! This isn’t surprising given that the guide covered Lancaster Hole, Cow Pot, County Pot, Wretched Rabbit and Pool Sink, and several routes between them.

We have now re-published the Ease Gill Caverns guide. As well as some corrections and improvements to the existing routes, we have added several new routes:

  • The 'Spiral Staircase' route from Wretched Rabbit
  • Boundary Pot to Stop Pot
  • Top Sink to Stop Pot
  • Rewrite of the County Pot (Mancunian Way) round trip

Boundary Pot is one of the less-well visited entrances, which is a shame because it is excellent. Settled weather essential, but this tackle-free route takes you on a varied adventure which joins the main system at Nagasaki, half way between Top Sink and Stop Pot. Alternatively, the County Pot/ Mancunian Way round trip is a fabulous and varied circular route through some of the less well visited parts of the system, and the description is now much more thorough than it was before.

Secondly, our anchor installers have recently completed a project to make-safe the belays for the pitches up to and beyond Toyland in Valley Entrance. Many people see Valley Entrance as a direct route to the magnificent Kingsdale Master Cave, or a way out after pulling down in Simpson's or Swinsto. However, there are some other fine areas to explore. For the full story and some inspiration for a excellent short 'sunday' trip:

All our cave descriptions can be found here: and we welcome feedback using the reporting form.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 10:39:39 am by GarDouth »
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