County Pot - 23rd Oct 2010
Saturday October 23rd 2010
Members present: Andrew Vick, Catherine Moody, Jeremy Mitchell, Jonathan Booth, Lucia Linares, Martin Hasted, Toby Buxton, Tom Gregory
After we finally got underway, things went pretty smoothly. Rigging took a bit of time, as I had never rigged a ladder before so was kind of making it up as I went along (though knew what to do in principle..) Jonny was in charge of belaying on his new grigri and eventually all 7 of us were at the bottom of the pitch. Well not quite... Jeremy and Lucia had gone ahead to explore in Broadway... but we soon found them again.
Pausing to look at the flow into Spout Hall, we made quick progress to Battle of Britain and up into Splash Chamber. At the top of Whiteline Chamber, the freshers were given a crash course in traverse lines then it was down the ladder, a short traverse over the stream and then the climb into the Lower Trident Streamway with the aid of a handline.
From here we went upstream to see Whiteline Chamber from the bottom, with its impressively thundering waterfall, and then back downstream via the Whiteway oxbow to look at the pretties. The original aim had been to carry on to Eureka Junction, but in view of time we headed back out instead. The freshers all did well on the climbs and ladders and seemed to all enjoy themselves which is a bonus!
Back on the surface, everyone was in high spirits, and we were greeted by the rising moon to the east and the sun setting to the west – a great end to a great trip :) Until we got back to the car at least... but that’s a different story..
County Pot has a great variety of things to offer, and I was surprised to find out how many people from the club had never been there! I think this needs rectifying soon... :p
Other YUCPC reports on County Pot
- Wretched Rabbit - County Pot via Manchester Bypass by Catherine Moody
- County Pot by Catherine Moody
- County Pot as far as Splash Chamber by Mark Sims
- County Pot as far as Splash Chamber by Catherine Moody
- County Pot - 24th Jan 2010 by Nicola Gover
- County Pot - 24th Jan 2010 by Caitlin Brumby
- County Pot - 23rd Jan 2010 by Catherine Moody
- Wretched Rabbit - County Pot - 14th Nov 2009 by Nicola Gover
- County Pot Trident Series to Stop Pot back via Ignorance is Bliss - 7th Nov 2009 by Nicola Gover
- Wretched Rabbit - County Pot via Easter Grotto - 9th May 2009 by Catherine Moody