YUCPC Trip History

Here you can see the list of pretty much all the trips YUCPC members have been on over the years. Members can also submit reports which will hopefully help others to avoid problems or just for some inspiration! Use the filters below to view by year or cave.

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Trips & Reports 2007

Saturday November 3rd 2007 Sell Gill Holes - Dry Route Members: Ben Reynolds,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  David Mackie,  Nicola Gover
Saturday November 3rd 2007 Heron Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Vick,  Josh Vale
Saturday November 3rd 2007 Yordas Cave Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Vick,  Josh Vale
Saturday November 3rd 2007 Sunset Hole Members: Charlotte Collomb,  David Mackie,  Holly Read,  Oliver Bunting,  Roger Palmer
Wednesday October 31st 2007 Winnats Head Cave Members: Debbie Flowers,  Lauren Ellis,  Simon Herrod

Debbie wrote...

This trip was ace, just what I needed! We got in the cave at like half 4, the entrance practically right next to the car. The farmer let us park on his land for free :-) The cave is quite tight, and goes down in a tightish crawl/boulder choke, but there's no real wayfinding issues. When the main chamber is reached, there's a sign warning you about loose boulders, and the way on is just next to it.... read more

Sunday October 28th 2007 Giants Hole Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Ben Reynolds,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  Harry Mills,  Holly Wickens,  John Singleton,  Josh Vale,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Peter Saul

Matt wrote...

A superb and mega efficient trip. We split into two teams, the first of seven making a halk hour head start on the second team of six. Quick progress was made around the cave, with absolutely no problems for anyone getting up any of the climbs. Our group, the second group caught up with the first at the traverse down into teh crabwalk. For future, this really doesn't need belaying. But I suppost we should... read more

Sunday October 28th 2007 Birkwith Cave with Old Ing and Dismal Hill Cave Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Meg Chaby,  Peter Scowcroft,  Simon Herrod,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday October 27th 2007 Giants Hole Members: ,  Adrian Turner,  Andy Tricklebank,  Cat Evans,  Charlotte Collomb,  Chris Ward,  Debbie Flowers,  Imogen Shepherd,  Joe Vaughen,  Kevin Francis,  Laz Abbott,  Simon Herrod,  Thomas Blakey,  Tom Smith

Laz wrote...

Errr...maybe there were a few navigational issues but we did get to see lots of bits of the system! :) A good, fun stomp around the round trip (and to various digs and dead ends...). The Giant's Windpipe was quite squalid but short enough to be quite good fun! I might do a quick sketch of the route for the future. Not that I can draw, mind, so I doubt it will be of much help!! Got out to daylight (yay!) and drizzle... read more

Debbie wrote...

Our freshers were just so competent and keen that we decided, on purpose of course..., to see as much of the cave as possible! Such a good trip and cave though, really do enjoy it! Lots of variety and lots of fun.

Wednesday October 24th 2007 Hagg Gill Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Chuck Holder,  Lauren Ellis,  Simon Herrod

Lauren wrote...

Ok, here it goes... After a bit of a rope measuring sess, Chuck, Si and I went over to Asda for free coffee and cake. We decided we'd quite like to go caving at some point, so we got out our diaries to hustle a plan... but we couldn't find a good date. Then I suggested that we could go that evening (with it being about 4:30pm) expecting to be at the cave by 8pm and out at midnight. Not a... read more

Sunday October 21st 2007 Prod's Pot Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Gary wrote...

A rather demanding, although short trip. Perhaps not one to leave till the last day when we were already quite knackered! Simple entrance pitch led to a 45 degree rift down to a tight right angle bend to the top of the second pitch. After much consideration about the best route, Matt and I managed to squirm down to the blind pot just before the pitch only to discover that the P hanger was about 2m above us. After some interesting... read more

Nicola wrote...

Gary you forgot to mention that you didnt fit the second time down! hehehe "decided to turn back.." :p

Matt wrote...

A nasty cave! Make sure you go down the right one, as several peahangered holes are in the immediate vicinity. Prods in the small one against a rock face. The entrance pitch land immediately into a quickly descending tight rift with lots of sharp bits. The second pitch is quickly reached which is difficult to rig, as the peahangers are situated near the roof, above the shallow pit, and requires some interesting manouevers to get up... read more

Sunday October 21st 2007 Long Churn Members: ,   ,  Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Ceri Owen,  Charlie Dixon,  Debbie Flowers,  Jessica Walkup,  Josh Vale,  Lauren Ellis,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb,  Oliver Bunting,  Roger Palmer,  Simon Herrod
Saturday October 20th 2007 Noon's Hole / Arch Cave Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Kevin Francis,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Gary wrote...

Really impressive entrance pitch, nicly broken into several re-belays. Its nice to be able to see light almost all the way to the bottom. Pretty streight forward route finding with some rather summy lakes to wade through and a few nasty crawls. A good mixture of stuff though and, again some stunning formations before the main streamway. Unfortunatly we didn't get as far as the Arch 2 series as we got a bit lost in the first boulder choke (and thats not... read more

Matt wrote...

An exceptional trip with a spectacular entrance pitch, reminicent of Deaths head, in the Dales, but with more added interest of ledges and several rebelays all the way to the bottom. From the bottom, a slope leads down an you need to cross the canal. This was no deeper than waist height, however I suspect that if it were not for the exceptionally dry weather we'd had, this would be more like what the guidebooks say (swimmy!). ... read more

Saturday October 20th 2007 Long Churn Members: ,  Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Ben Reynolds,  Chuck Holder,  Daniel Murphy,  Debbie Flowers,  Esther Cole,  Harry Mills,  Julie Vincent,  Laura Bennett,  Meg Chaby,  Oliver Bunting,  Peter Saul,  Simon Herrod,  W Sol
Friday October 19th 2007 Marble Arch Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Kevin Francis,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Gary wrote...

A stunning system with many entrances. A rather inconspicuous rift entrance, leads to a steel gate into the main show cave. It was closed when we were there but it'd be great to see it lit up. After the end of the show cave, a short wade through the lake leads into the rest of the cave. Quite easy going and not really any route finding problems. Lots of very fine formations, I'm glad I had my camera but I'd like... read more

Matt wrote...

Excellent trip, nothing too difficult but a good length with some excellent formations and spectacular large chambers. Was nice to get all the way to the end for completion, and the way out via the deep canal (neck height at times) made for a much more exciting exit. Neofleece highly recommended. Wetsuit would be too warm.

11 photos by Gary...

Sunday October 14th 2007 Long Churn - First Freshers Trip Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Aki Takegawa,  Andrew Vick,  Ayako Mori,  Cat Evans,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite,  Hannah Duckworth,  Holly Read,  Imogen Shepherd,  Joe Vaughen,  John Singleton,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Lauren Ellis,  Lena Jeha,  Matt Ewles,  Meg Chaby,  Miko Suzuki,  Neil Bird,  Nicola Gover,  Oliver Bunting,  Peter Saul,  Peter Steed,  Simon Herrod,  Thomas Blakey

Matt wrote...

Excellent freshers trip, and relatively faff-free considering the number of people (in fact the majority of faff coming from a certain experienced member lol!). We divided into 5-6 teams and staggered ourselves by 5 minutes each, which avoided the problems of people backing up out of long churn. Nobody got stuck in the cheese press, and nobody needed carrying out, so pretty successful. Most people were even persuaded to do Wilsons Cave afterwards (hence the grade II... read more

Oliver wrote...

Also, no takeaway related injuries either!

Lauren wrote...

TEAM LIDL'S FIRST ADVENTURE!!!!! Loads of fun, even got to do "toilet cave" (Andy V, figured out which one it was yet?) and the wetsuits rocked in all that water!! EDIT: Turns out that "Toilet Cave" was infact Borrin's Moor... but we didn't go the right way (in and out) we just went iiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...

Sunday September 30th 2007 Tatham Wife Hole Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Chuck Holder,  Lauren Ellis

Lauren wrote...

Quite a varied and interesting cave and a fairly efficient trip. Did get a bit tired tho. Oh and there was a mean man who had pink ropes and was wearing boxers over his wetsuit like some kind of superhero. Trip complete with late night BBQ mmmmmm

Saturday September 29th 2007 Long Churn Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Steve Gilbert
Saturday September 22nd 2007 Hidden Earth Members: Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett
Sunday September 2nd 2007 Marble Steps Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis

Lauren wrote...

High faff due to it being organised whilst slightly drunk, followed by late getting up, unexpected rainfall, everyone starving, forgetting to turn the hob off, forgetting gear, the trip taking much longer than expected, and sleepiness on the drive home! Other than that, twas quite fun. A very interesting cave :) Plus bats!

Andrew wrote...

I really enjoyed this trip. I was impressed by 'the ninety' route. The pitches were spectacular and far longer than I imagined. I would love to do the exchange with the intestines. For the record- It had been raining loads on the day before, on the drive over and as we were going down the cave, yet the ninety was bone dry.

Sunday August 26th 2007 GB Cavern Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Lauren Ellis,  Matt Ewles

11 photos by Gary...

Sunday August 26th 2007 Rhino Rift Members: Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod
Saturday August 25th 2007 Browns Folly Mine Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Imogen Shepherd,  Matt Ewles,  Simon Herrod

8 photos by Gary...

Saturday August 25th 2007 Shatter Cave Members: Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

Pretty PRETTY PRETTY pretty PRETTY pretty! this is a very pretty cave! pretty things everywhere! the angels wing and the really wiggly curtain were the best. oh and the "lost contact lens mountain" :) Quite a short trip (unless you spend hours taking photos) and easy, mostly strolling with occasional squeezing/avoiding standing on pretty things. We have "exceptional conservatinoal skills" apparently :) and so will easily get this and hopefully others again. nice guides too. AND we had icecream on the way... read more

Friday August 24th 2007 Thrupe Lane Swallet Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Matt Ewles,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod

Matt wrote...

A superb trip. And a REALLY hot day. Locating where to park was difficult, as the location on the maps is misleading. Park in an obvious lay-by, in the village at the top of the hill, next to an apple tree orchard, and opposite farm houses. The entrance is down to the right, and is signposted! A sharp, and sometimes awkward rift leads downwards from the bottom of the entrance pitch, doubling back on oneself to the... read more

Wednesday August 22nd 2007 Calf Holes to Browgill Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis

Imogen wrote...

This trip didn't happen on this date. Think it was the 19th like the Bull Pot/Yordas trip. Part 2 of cow day!

Sunday August 19th 2007 Bull Pot & Yordas Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis

Imogen wrote...

COW DAY After a very faffy day where Kevin bought a tent and some new windscreen wipers for Lauren, we decided to drive out to the Dales and camp. Once in the Dales we tried to camp at the Hill Inn, but they were being facists who insisted it was just for Camping and Caravan Club members and didn't seem to want our money. Instead we went to the Station Inn who were happy to let us camp out back. We ate... read more

Sunday August 12th 2007 Hillocks Mine Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Simon Herrod

Imogen wrote...

I really enjoyed this cave, much fun was had! Lots and lots of faff though although that did provide lots of fun! We all bought wetsuits from Lidl in Sheffield for £25, moseyed around until we found a cafe that did breakfast, and then found one which did a vegan breakfast! AMAZINGLY tasty. We got lost findingg the cave and Si befriended an old lady and her crazy dogs. The cave/mine was really interesting though, lots of fun squeezes! :) The air wasn't... read more

Lauren wrote...

This was a pretty cool one! Was really odd looking, and the hand picked bits were quite something! Was fun to rig too, lots of choices of which way to go! Usually I hate crawling, but I actually secretly enjoyed it in this one!! Note: before asking random Geordies/Yorkshiremen to borrow their cunningly hidden spanner, check that you can't just turn the biggest bolts ever known to man with your hands! Especially if you're not even going down that way anyway! The wetsuit... read more

Saturday July 28th 2007 Flood Entrance Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Tricklebank,  Dave Nightingale,  John Camplin,  Steve Gilbert
Friday July 27th 2007 King Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Ellie Jones,  Steve Gilbert
Sunday July 22nd 2007 Bar Pot Members: Holly Read,  Oliver Bunting

Oliver wrote...

A nice quick trip down bar. Took Ally down, and he kindly derigged. Lots of water in the main chamber, and everything else was unsuprisingly dripping wet, considering the volume of water soaking its way through at the moment There was a large turd under a rock at the entrance. Nice!