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

Sunday July 22nd 2007 Stream Passage Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Steve Gilbert
Sunday July 15th 2007 Jingling Pot Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Laura Bennett,  Lauren Ellis,  Simon Herrod

Lauren wrote...

Grossness cos of all the death! Dead sheep, dead rabbit, dead mouse (with a squashed head cos I sat on it) and on top of all that, piles and piles of maggots! Mmmmmmm. Still quite fun tho. And a good quote from random wessex/sussex (we werent sure which) guy "is york a good university?" hmmm. Simon took some photos that are on facebook I believe. I had fun rigging :)

Sunday July 15th 2007 Rowten Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Kevin Francis
Sunday July 8th 2007 Calf Holes to Browgill Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Tricklebank,  Helen Spring,  James Gregory,  Laura Bennett,  Lauren Ellis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

We took the GrottoBlaster! it makes caving 10 times more fun! need a new tape though :) high faff rating due to the journey back..in a tow truck! :s

32 photos by Gary...

Saturday July 7th 2007 Pippikin Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

haha i like the use of "recce" in the description! this is a very small cave-don't bother unless you're very skinny (even ade didnt fit!). the pitch is quite short and spacious, into a chamber, then theres a short crawl to a blind pot, where you shimmy across a scaffold bar, then theres the first squeeze (non-tiny people remove srt kit here) which we did head first on left hand side-however it comes out high up, above a hole and... read more

20 photos by Nicola...

Sunday July 1st 2007 Jingling Pot Rescue Practice Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  James Gregory,  Laura Bennett,  Natasha Durham,  Steve Gilbert

Adrian wrote...

I've never seen a waterfall in jingling before....

Monday June 18th 2007 Digging & Mines in Kettlewell Members: Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles,  Nicola Gover

Gary wrote...

Yey, we found a new (yet to be named) cave at Kettlewell! After several hours digging, we'd excavated an impressive amount of rock and got down to real cave. Its currently only about 2m deep but it goes on. We gave up after it became apparent that we need somthing more industrial than a steel pole and a spade. The boulders got slowly larger until we gave up trying to lift them. We must return with some lifting gear!

Nicola wrote...

YEY NEW CAVE!! Very little faff for me as i woke up at 20 past 10, found out there was a trip, and was out the house by 20 to 11! Cheese toasty rating for Old Granary in Patley bridge 4/5. Started digging the hole with the expectation of doing this for a bit, giving up then going to look at some mines, but then we found a draught and got very excited! After much digging and strange looks from walkers, and... read more

20 photos by Gary...

Saturday June 9th 2007 Rat Hole Members: Kevin Francis,  Natasha Durham,  Richard Gover,  Steve Gilbert

Richard wrote...

A return trip is a must. When abseiling down the mouse hole shaft the first deviation is easy to spot as a p-hanger to pull you away from the wall to which the y-hang is attached, about 25m down. The second deviation is about another 20m (not 10m as shown in the Braemor rigging guide). It is on the same side of the shaft as the first deviation, and will require much swinging around to reach. ... read more

Saturday June 9th 2007 Wretched Rabbit Surveying Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  James Gregory,  Laura Bennett

Andrew wrote...

Only joking, it wasn't that hardcore. Surprising how fast time flies when you are surveying.

Sunday June 3rd 2007 Bolting and surveying at Ingleton Quarry Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  James Gregory,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Laz Abbott

Laz wrote...

Chuck, Kev, Imogen, and I were "Team Pub"! We tried the first boozer on the left (heading back towards the main road: can't remember its name). This pub was extremely crap: there was a sign in the door saying "no food today". It turned out that they also needed one saying "no beer today"! There was chuff-all beer (or even cider) going! We left in disgust and went to The Craven Heifer a bit further up the road. Very nice pub:... read more

Kevin wrote...

As above with Laz's report, but we also enjoyed Inglesport lending us some climbing shoes, though they did ummmm and aaaah a bit about letting us use them outdoors and not on their wall. Not bad for two quid though. Also, I bolted.

Charlie wrote...

Bolting was fun and definitely got some curious looks from people passing by but the day wouldn’t have been complete without the zip wire attempt…. which did end up being quite slow but next time can we have a bigger, faster and better one pleeeeease!

43 photos by Gary...

Saturday June 2nd 2007 Rat Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles

7 photos by Gary...

Saturday June 2nd 2007 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Brittany Scowcroft,  Chuck Holder,  Imogen Shepherd,  Laura Bennett,  Laz Abbott,  Peter Scowcroft

Peter wrote...

A fun cave with picturesque entrance. BPOTW is an open shaft a few hundred meters from Bull Pot farm surrounded by trees, bluebells and a mysterious edible plant. There are two ways in, a direct abseil with a rebelay over a ledge, of for those of the climbing variety a sneaky side route. In fact there is a sneaky side route allowing multiple ways down this short but ridiculously expansive cave. We took the direct 4 pitch to the bottom version. when you reach the... read more

Laz wrote...

I nipped down the chimney climby entrance (25 m rope is a perfect length for this) and sat in the sun whilst Laura rigged the open shaft and Imogen and Britt followed. Chuck and Peter nipped down the chimney. During my wait, I went off and visited North Chamber (been in here before, not particularly exciting) and Cavern 32 which I'd not been in before. This is quite a big chamber and quite a surprise when you squeeze through the little... read more

Brittany wrote...

Best bits: the bluebells, muddy crawl, and going weeeeeeeeeee on the descent down. Worst bit: having the taste of wild garlic in my mouth the rest of the day (thanks Chuck)

Saturday June 2nd 2007 Quaking Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Charlie Dixon,  Debbie Flowers,  Kevin Francis

Debbie wrote...

So we had a bit of trouble finding it, but nothing too drastic. Just didn't really match the description!! First few metres i thought i would regret agreeing to this cave, but i suppose once you get used to moving at a mere few inches an hour (ok slight exaggeration but you know what i mean) then it gets more enjoyable!! Somehow missed a pitch, and the 30m pitch was reached after some more fun squeezes and an... read more

Kevin wrote...

So, the entrance isn't where Selected Caves said it is. Walk up the path with Ingleborough infront of you until you reach a kind of drainage line going through the path. Directly to the left at right angles to the path it looks like a track goes off, ignore it. The path to the cave is not actually that worn and you want to walk diagonally left, slightly away from Ingleborough top. You reach an area where there are two... read more

Charlie wrote...

The walk up in the sunshine was gorgeous, although a little hot. The cave itself was definitely a challenge :s but team spirit and randomly made up songs helped:p. Definitely not for the claustrophobic as at some points it was too tight to turn your head around with your helmet on (although I soon realised taking it of was a bad idea as you had the challenge of finding space to put it back on again!) Glad we turned back when... read more

Monday May 28th 2007 Corky's Pot - Bar Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  James Gregory,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

corkys was really good so fun rating of 4 or 5 for that bit, lit up gaping gill was amazing so 5 for that... we were going to go out a new entrance called Marilyns which involved doing Henslers crawl (we only had a survey and hadnt read about it since we only decided to do it at the top of the winch meet).. ...then we went into a very long very flat out crawl over gravel and puddles which we... read more

James wrote...

Went down Corky's, which is quite small but enjoyable going down and without tackle sacks. I can imagine coming back up with tackle sacks would be very tiring. As it was the winch meet GG main chamber was lit up with massive flood lights, which added some novelty, though I've already seen GG main chamber about a dozen times before. We then tried to go along the original Hensler's crawl from GG main chamber to reach Henslers, and from there to Disappointment.... read more

Sunday May 27th 2007 Aquamole Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers
Saturday May 19th 2007 Yordas Cave Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Dominic Galliano,  Natasha Durham,  Richard Gover

Andy wrote...

I'm pretty sure we did a Yordas thru-trip! ;)

Saturday May 19th 2007 Sell Gill Holes Members: Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Lauren Ellis,  Mary Finnegan

Lauren wrote...

My first go at rigging! And I didnt kill anyone!! Yey! :D Really liked the rigging, was well cool. And it was a nice easy cave to do it in too, so it was fun. Was a bit slow to start off with tho. Sorry :( hehe! Found a frog that I caught and named "friend" and then he decided to do a few suicidal jumps... but he was ok. Had a bit of messin around at the bottom which was... read more

Saturday May 19th 2007 Aquamole Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Dominic Galliano,  Natasha Durham,  Richard Gover
Sunday May 13th 2007 Large Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Chuck Holder,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Richard wrote...

We got out of sight of daylight - what more do you want?

Adrian wrote...

A nice slightly more challenging trip. A lot of small stuff, and a couple of awkward bits that are a right ***** to get past. Lots of very unspoilt prettys though.

Sunday May 13th 2007 Bull Pot Members: Oliver Bunting,  Peter Scowcroft

Oliver wrote...

Bottom rift was tight, and the rigging guide nonsense. WE packed metel work for the waterfall pitch and bottom pitch. Guide listed 11 bolts, we took 15, and after using all + snapgates and braking crabs, we were 4 short, and you wouldn't want to miss any, traversing over the pitch in the rift. Also, 30m rope for the bottom pitch may be too short - we couldn't test, as we had to turn round

Peter wrote...

As this was a training trip for Brittany and my first rig in years, we only did the first 3 pitches leaving the Ollie + Alan to do the rest. I forgot how fun rigging was so plan to do it quite a bit more (I definatly need the practice). The first traverse was rigged very high to make it more fun and fun it was for me. Climbing high through a rift with a heavy bag of rope swinging underneath you... read more

Sunday May 13th 2007 Stream Passage Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Holly Read,  James Gregory,  Lauren Ellis,  Matthew Chubb

Andrew wrote...

Ahhh the weather was very pleasant on the stroll up to ingbleborough. We did take it very leisurely indeed. The Winch meet was in the process of being set up and we met one of the club members. He told us that we were very naughty for attempting to do stream without a permit and that we are all very bad cavers :( After ignoring the ill informed man we went down the cave and had fun. The cave is... read more

Lauren wrote...

For future reference... This cave is not recommended for someone's first cave in over 4 months!! Was a toughie for me, but still quite enjoyed it. Wasn't feeling too happy bout learning a knot pass 10m off the ground so me and Holly headed back. Then kinda got a bit stuck in the oil drum entrance, I have no upper body strengh! So thanks James and Holly :) Got some cool bruises tho hehe!

Holly wrote...

This cave was either harder than I remember it or I've gone soft in my old age, the pitch heads were all a pain to get off! 4 for faffage due to us packing ropes for a differnt cave in the morning! But all in all a grand day out :)

Tuesday May 8th 2007 Lathkill Head Cave Members: Debbie Flowers,  James Gregory,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Steve Gilbert
Wednesday May 2nd 2007 P8 / Jackpot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chuck Holder,  Simon Herrod

Adam wrote...

Midweek caving!! Chuck, Simon and I decided that a trip to P8 would be fun to do on Wednesday afternoon. We met at the container at 11.30ish and packed the ropes to go two different ways. (we hadn't decided which route to take.) P8 is normally a wet cave but after this lovely weather it was pretty dry. We managed to get very far down the cave because of this. Normally you stop just after true second pitch, but we explored... read more

Sunday April 29th 2007 Filey Beach Members: Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Debbie Flowers,  Dominic Galliano,  Laz Abbott

Dominic wrote...

Hardcore Level of 4 due to swimming in sea!

Charlie wrote...

Picture a cold and windy morning, the beach is flat and almost empty except for the odd person dressed in a warm coat and hat walking their dog, and a few funny looking people playing frisby, three of who strip down to the bare minimum and run into the freezing cold sea... i dont no why, it seemed a good idea at the time! This followed by attempts of bay-watch-style running out of the sea, blowing circles in the sand (...... read more

Sunday April 29th 2007 Easegill Overland Members: Chuck Holder,  Imogen Shepherd,  James Gregory,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover
Saturday April 28th 2007 Black Shiver Pot Members: Chris Ward,  Chuck Holder,  Kevin Francis,  Simon Herrod

Chris wrote...

Faffage started just after leaving the container (a rather efficient 20 minutes after arrival), when Kev realised he'd forgotten his contacts. Closed roads, heavy traffic, a stop at Sainsbury's for chocolate and batteries and the need to photocopy the description and survey (no laminated copies could be found!) conspired to give us a late start cavewards. A plesant change and walk up to Meregill, followed by trying to work out which direction 235 degrees would be from the sun in order... read more

Sunday April 22nd 2007 Calf Holes to Browgill Members: Chuck Holder,  Holly Read,  Oliver Bunting,  Peter Scowcroft

Peter wrote...

Four caves in one day and back in time for cheap pizza in Bodrams, so pretty slick by my standards. Birkwith was unbelievably dry which made it far too easy, the fun mini-waterfall climb wasn't even there! There was a good splodge of mud on the left of the canal that you cannot normally get far into which was a nice bit of variety. Old Ing was good as ever, although the water was very low we still could not get... read more

Oliver wrote...

WAs tempted to put the faff higher, due to chuck chatting to the police in the back of there car

Holly wrote...

Hehehe naughty Chuck

Sunday April 22nd 2007 Top Sink - Wretched Rabbit Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Monday April 16th 2007 Long Churn Members: Oliver Bunting

Oliver wrote...

Very litle water. We took piccies. There was a dead rabbit floating around under Dr Bannisters - Nice!

Sunday April 15th 2007 Meregill Hole Mere entrance Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  James Gregory,  Natasha Durham

James wrote...

very dry. went for a bit of a wander at the bottom.