Jams and myslef went for a 2nd attempt on finding the flower pot entrance into the carlswalk, dynamite series while below ground. Having heard numerous rumours of the collapse of the fourth barrel and unstable ground, rather than climb down the best option would be to climb out.
We parked in the layby on the main Eyam Delph road directly across from flower pot. Having come so close last time we were in the dynamite series but to no avail we thought the best idea would be to lower a handline into flower pot with a tiny beeper tied to the bottom, so that when we were in falls chamber we should be able to follow the beep!
After kitting up a gent in a pick-up stopped to have a chat, asked what we were upto? turns out He was one of the guys who dug it out....(also digging waterways swallet??)
Please step forward!!?
After leaving the car at 8:00pm we got to the gin entrance at 8:15pm and managed to get well within the dynamite series by 8:30pm. (impressive?)
After reaching falls chamber we climbed upto the top, jams got within the tube upto flower pot (not knowing!?) while i got up the tube towards where the road had previously fell in, (Could we bugger hear anything adrenalyn and all.)
Jams asked if i woulld like to go and have a look in the chamber to where he previously had reached, (before our lights had run out.) Half way up the tube the beeper could be heard. Success
After following our ears rather than eyes we eventually reached the 4th "collapsed" barrell. This can only be reached by flat out crawling up some slider planks. The barrell has been sqaushed but is still passable. When we were through the 4th barrell another chamber was entered with the 3 existing barrels to the surface all in tact. Although this chamber was pretty much surrounded by lose debris in mud as long as you dont decide to swing a cat around in there you can easily exit via flower pot.
Me and SamP are going to have another adventure down there tomorrow evening to see if we can move some of the rocks, make it abit safer.
So if anyone can make it tomorrow? pm me.