Stream Passage Pot - Flood Entrance and Bar Pot
Saturday May 25th 2019
Members present: Alistair Rollinson, Jean-luc Heath, Joe Twigg, Miles Armstrong
The Stream Passage Pot itself was a straightforward and enjoyable trip as ever, especially considering it was pre-rigged. However, there was significant winch meet traffic causing a relatively slow descent of the pot, and some very awkward manoeuvres to allow people past in the traverses. With Miles continuing to lead the way we were soon in the impressively lit main chamber. We spent a good amount of time here admiring the view and chatting to the washed masses, who for some reason assumed we'd have at least a vague idea of what's going on. Wrong.
We soon headed out towards Flood entrance, with the navigation from the main chamber proving easy as ever. Upon reaching the bottom of South-East pot, we found a not insignificant queue, leading us to split in half, with Lumens and Miles heading up Flood entrance, and myself and Joe heading out of Bar Pot. For both teams a fairly straightforward exit was made, with myself and Joe walking over to Flood entrance just as lumens popped out to the now quite rainy surface.
A quick wander over to cancel callout and return the borrowed oversuit soon turned into a full-blown chat with a variety of BPC members with whom we have one kind of association or another. Eventually bidding the BPC farewell we trundled down to Clapham through the now quite persistent drizzle, which increased the dankness factor of the change by a minor 1 point, as it was still fairly warm. Lumens was soon returned to his nest at the NPC, where we found a scene of exploded eggs. Odd.
Overall, a very enjoyable trip with good performance from all involved, despite the usual winch meet faff.
Other YUCPC reports on Stream Passage Pot
- Stream Passage Pot - 12th Dec 2009 by Matt Ewles
- Stream Passage Pot - 13 May 2007 by Andrew Gilmartin
- Flood Entrance / Stream Passage Pot via Mud Hll & Whitsun Series - 29 May 2006 by Gary Douthwaite
- Stream Passage Pot Lets go caving by train! - 11 May 2002 by David Sproson
- Stream Passage Pot To Bar via the top of Hensler's High Aven - 31 May 2003 by Deborah Last