YUCPC Trip History

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Trips & Reports 2010

Saturday July 10th 2010 Jean Pot Members: Marcus Roby,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb,  Toby Buxton
Monday July 5th 2010 Gavel Pot - Short Drop Cave and the Gavel SRT route Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Chad B,  Jennie Hill,  Marcus Roby,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Briscoe,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

Managed (just!) to get through three days of caving on a dodgy knee :S Hence the hard rating, did not want to do a Brown Hill :P Rigging the last two pitches in Gavel was awesome stuff!

Caitlin wrote...

An awesome trip -Gavel SRT is a really fun route. The original, well planned routes for everyone worked almost to plan - just with a little deviation from Toby, Marcus and Sam - involving less time overground for those three. Me and Chad headed down into the Gavel shake hole to find our SRT route P hangers, we did, as wel as finding Mike and Jennie\'s for the other Gavel route so shouted at them for a while until we saw Mike\'s... read more

Sunday July 4th 2010 Yordas Cave Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

What an awesome traverse!!

Chad wrote...

Yordas is amazing!!!

Marion wrote...

3 for fun, because I didn\'t actually get to go down the ropes... but I did get to watch some hippy musicians!

Sunday July 4th 2010 Bull Pot Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

I walked into Bernies and was greeted by Chad saying that Boggarts was off that day due to his knee and Gingling the previous day, and I wasn\'t desperately pleased to hear Bull Pot being suggested as the alternative. Since no other suggestions appeared, off to Kingsdale it was. Perhaps it was retribution for mentioning on the way that it\'d been too long since I visited Kingsdale! I wasn\'t too annoyed at doing Bull Pot - although it\'s short, it was... read more

Chad wrote...

5 for hard becuase I was in pain for most of the trip :S Although one foot prussiking with a foot jammer was ok.

Sunday July 4th 2010 Rowten Pot Members: Jennie Hill,  Karim Shokraee,  Mike Rippon
Saturday July 3rd 2010 Sell Gill Holes Sell Gill - both routes. Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Christopher Jones,  Jennie Hill

Caitlin wrote...

After making excellent time to the Dales, and having a nice efficient breakfast – with purchases, we got lost! We were looking for a place called new houses to park (making the walk to the cave half as long), but according to the map it didn’t exist and according to the Sat Nav it was actually Helwith Bridge pub – unlikely we though. After a call to Ade gave in and parked up in Horton for more of a trek.... read more

Saturday July 3rd 2010 Gingling Hole Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway

Chad wrote...

\'Fools paradise\' is one of the most beautiful I have seen in the Dales. We attempted both the big pitch and big rift routes, on the the big rift route we stopped at the thrutch (a 4 m tight slot with not footholds) knowing that I was in a fit state to get back up and by that point it was only me and Marcus needing to carry three tacklsacks. On the big pitch route (a 65 m shaft) we... read more

Saturday June 26th 2010 White Scar Cave Members: Kevin Francis,  Matthew Chubb

Kevin wrote...

I only go to show caves don\'t I? Much longer than I remember it being, the streamway was pretty impressive when lit up to the ceiling! We had a look at Battlefield, then went off to the sumps, and to our surprise we got through 3 of them. Not bad! Ben and his neoprene hood led the way directly through them whilst Mike and I picked the drier routes, preventing soggy ears. We thought we looked everywhere following that, but apparently we... read more

Saturday June 26th 2010 Penyghent Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Marion Holloway
Wednesday June 23rd 2010 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) to Farrer Hall Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby

Chad wrote...

An awesome day down GG, adding to amount of times that I have had to do the long walk up, probably representing 10% of my trips. Seeing all the GG permits on the YUCPC diary makes me happy. After the extremely disappointing failure of a trip a few months ago, I was rather happy to have got to Farrar Hall. The best section of the Whitsun series is beyond the natural barrier of the Font, with a vast array of really... read more

Sunday June 20th 2010 Titan Shaft Members: Alastair Gott,  Chad B,  Marcus Roby

Chad wrote...

Faff: Due to taking Peak cavern key to Titan entrance :P Hardcore: Derigging Titan, together with carrying a full tacklsack up the top section of Titan and the entrance shaft was a right good laugh. Scummyness: As well at a useless oversuit, a massive hole in the undesuit lead to leakage :S

Marcus wrote...

Additional faff provided by my undersuit problems.

Alastair wrote...

we had a person not going into the cave due to over currying the night before.

Sunday June 20th 2010 Peak Cavern Members: George Bunyan,  Kevin Francis,  Sam Briscoe

Sam wrote...

4 for sum because it was really muddy but not in a bad way.

Kevin wrote...

http://www.peakdistrictcaving.info/caveguides/peak_cavern_pt5.pdf Sam and George went to Mark & Angela’s Wedding Present Passage. Ann waited at the bottom and I went up a shaft which turned out to be pretty pointless. There is still one up rope and several down ropes that I\'d like to look at in the NCC Shafts at some point. One day it would be good to see a survey that shows quite how close the Avens are to the surface, the bat skeleton indicates that there must be... read more

Sunday June 20th 2010 Giants Hole Members: Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Jonathan Booth,  Luke Brownbridge

Jonathan wrote...

In and out in 70mins. The windpipe was suprisingly high and this should have raised the hardcore level but this was canceled out by the shortness of the nasty bit and the overall shortness of the trip.

Sunday June 20th 2010 Maskhill Mine Members: Christopher Jones,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton

Mike wrote...

Great trip. Entrance series is a bit grotty and drags on a bit, especially on the way out with a gigantic tackle sack! West chamber is absolutely stunning though and well worth the effort & the pitch with the in-situ guideline is excellent fun too. Shame we couldn\'t do the exchange and avoid the long exit, ultra faff cuz of a stupidly late start, got back home at 3:30am, quite ambitious for a post-titan Sunday trip :-S Hardcore 3 due to... read more

Toby wrote...

Maskhill is a fantastic trip, requiring a hell of a lot of rope and some pretty challenging rigging for those of us with less reach. Much of it was clearly bolted by an 8-foot giant who believed short people should not be rigging. Enormous Y-hangs are all over the place - the biggest being at the top of the last pitch into Oxlow West Chamber - both arms about two metres long! A lot of banter was had with me... read more

Saturday June 19th 2010 Giants Hole Members: Marcus Roby,  Matt Gosling,  Matthew Chubb,  Toby Buxton

Matt wrote...

Three ropes down JH meant that trip was off so we did Giants round trip. Hard 3 due to uber hangover - ouch what a headache. Formations at the top more than made up for it though and Toby cheered me up with good banter!

Saturday June 19th 2010 Titan Shaft Members: Christopher Jones,  Karim Shokraee,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Briscoe

Karim wrote...

Titan is one I have been looking forward to since I started caving. You can read the numbers and look at the pictures but it really doesn\'t show the scale anything like being there. First impressions was Mike beckoning me to the edge as I was second in then shouting \"HELLO!\" and hearing it echo around the whole chamber for 10 seconds. Incredible! Then the abseil.....it just goes on and on and on. Then you hit the all familiar event horizon that... read more

Saturday June 19th 2010 Eldon Hole Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Jennie Hill,  Mark Sims
Saturday June 12th 2010 Marble Steps Pot Members: Christopher Jones,  Jonathan Booth,  Karim Shokraee,  Luke Brownbridge,  Steven Spall

Jonathan wrote...

We bottomed it! Hardcore 3 due to forgetting wellies and wearing normal shoes, and some hard derigging. More to follow when Ive had some sleep.

Karim wrote...

Really enjoyable cave. Sidewinder was an excellent route. Best part? Being the second down the 90. I was figuring the easiest way onto the pitch head for myself.....turned out to be one of my favourite techniques - clip as much shit in as possible and then slide through the squeezy bit onto the pitch and hope everything holds

Jonathan wrote...

MArble steps is a great SRT cave. We ariived at the shakehole with the plan of doing a sidewinder-gully exchange but there was a team on gully so we just did sidewindrer. Rigging it was an excellent experience and so far is the best rig Iv\\\'e done. The traverse around gully route to the old fossil passage is non-trivial to rig in shoes as the sloping footholds had a generous covering of soil and leaves but it wasnt too gripping... read more

Saturday June 12th 2010 Large Pot Red Herring Series Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Thomas Blakey
Sunday June 6th 2010 Easegill area cave prospecting Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Matthew Chubb,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Saturday June 5th 2010 Alum Pot Members: Christina Cartaciano,  Karim Shokraee,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Matt Gosling,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Briscoe

Matt wrote...

Thread a rope through metal set into rock and glide into a hidden world, stained by twinkling summer light, and the wind in the trees, for what are these? Days of mine to shoot the breeze!

Saturday June 5th 2010 Selside area cave prospecting Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Matthew Chubb,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Saturday May 29th 2010 Rowten Pot Members: Karim Shokraee,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton

Karim wrote...

Great trip! Probably the most scared I\'ve been in a cave so far. I see this as a good thing :D have a videons http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=776788727615&ref=mf

Sunday May 23rd 2010 Peak Cavern Members: Alastair Gott,  Christina Cartaciano,  George Bunyan,  Kevin Francis

Alastair wrote...

After an immense night with MUSC at the TSG. Me, George Bunyan, Christina Guam, Kevin Francis and Mandy Fu (of MUSC). Made our way into peak cavern alongside one Jim Lister of TSG and ink sump fame. After making a fool of myself in front of the tour by slipping over on some slippy rock! we made our way down to buxton water sump where Jim quickly dissapeared into the darkness and his long standing project of which we would be... read more

Sunday May 16th 2010 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Jonathan Booth,  Laura Bennett,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

After a very delayed start to the rescue (during which time I'm sure "Mr Portly" would have died from suspension trauma), Toby, Maz, Marcus, Jennie, Ade and myself headed down to the bottom of the cave, where we found Andy and Laura who explained the problem. I was volunteered to do do the rescue and opted for a cut-rope. After putting my handjammer on in case my lock fell off while reaching upside down for Mr Portly's cowstails, I clipped... read more

Toby wrote...

Definitely a 3 for hardcore due to the difficulties of amputing Mr Portly\'s legs (one very heavy tacklesack) while hanging in ridiculously uncomfortable position! Overall though a definite success due to the incredible rigging and teamwork on the second pitch. Hopefully the problems we had with the casualty disintegrating wouldn\'t happen with a real person in the stretcher.....unless we were doing something very wrong. Either way, I can see why putting a human in there for hauling practice is a... read more

Alastair wrote...

Haul Haul Haul it was a lot of fun setting up the hauling rig and then seeing it in work, with remote deviations and a back up rig, it was an immense sight that had quite a bit of kit holding it together must have had nearly £500 worth of metal and rope about.

Sunday May 16th 2010 County Pot Members: George Bunyan,  Sam Briscoe,  Steven Spall
Saturday May 15th 2010 Link Pot Members: Debbie Flowers,  Max Spicer,  Nicola Gover,  Simon Herrod

Nicola wrote...

Faff level of 3 was all deliberate faff. Still left before the rescue people despite trying our hardest :-p Really nice trip. All pretty easy, and mostly walking passages (nice ones). Need to go back and do the pitches when not tired/hungover. We started off by popping over to Echo Aven to rig for the top sink-pippikin team, only to find the fixed rope had been replaced and is probably fine to use for a good while now (also better placed now... read more

Saturday May 15th 2010 Top Sink - Pippikin Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Richard Gover,  Steve Gilbert

Richard wrote...

The classic trip in Easegill that everyone who loves Easegill should aspire to. Don\'t take my word for it, it says something similar in NFTFH. Generally the caving is relatively easy. Link Crawl was the only wet bit, and Pipikin was tiring but not horrendous. The challenge is the sheer amount and complexity of cave to navigate. I strongly recommend doing it in sections first to build up experience of the route (Top to Lancaster,... read more

Andy wrote...

It only took us over a decade to get this one done! NFTFH reckons 8-10 hours, 12-14 if you don\'t know the route. I\'ll echo what Richard said in that if you don\'t know where you\'re going then this would be quite a serious undertaking, and as such quite a lot of homework is required. It initially seemed like the amount of food we were taking was more than a little over-the-top but with hindsight it was most definitely a... read more

Saturday May 15th 2010 Wretched Rabbit Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Caitlin Brumby,  Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Jonathan Booth,  Laura Bennett,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon,  Rose Wilson,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton

Caitlin wrote...

I thought Rescue training, whilst an exciting challenge, was quite sobering. It was reassuring that if anything did happen in Montenegro people would have an idea about what to do - but I don't think I quite appreciated quite how much effort goes into moving an injured person a very short distance in a relatively easy cave. To me, it seemed that everyone worked well together, and focused on the task at hand, which give me more confidence that we... read more

Alastair wrote...

NOTE TO SELF-- DON\'T GET INJURED it will be hard work especially in wretched rabbit to get an injured person out, we only managed a distance that you could walk to in way less than 5 minutes in a couple of hours. very hard work.

Saturday May 15th 2010 Top Sink Members: Rose Wilson,  Toby Buxton