Alum Pot Main Shaft
|Regions \ Yorkshire Dales \ The Three Peaks \ Alum Pot|
Grid Reference: SD 774 755
Altitude: 343 m
Fairly obvious open hole, surrounded by trees and a wall.
Two routes are available for descent of the main shaft:
North West route
From the trees a couple of rebelays gains access to a fine 60m pitch to land close to the last pitch.
South East route
The trees again provide an initial anchor, followed by a 30m pitch to land on the ledge running from the bottom of The Bridge. A further short pitch lands near the waterfall, from where a descent can be made to the last pitch.
The short last pitch is descended into a large passage, this is followed down a climb and past the Diccan Pot waterfall to the sump.
Call at Selside Farm, where a small fee is payable.
References and Further Reading
- "Descent into Helln Pot", Cambridge Underground 1980, pp32-34 (extract from Cave Hunting)