Wretched Rabbit to Stop Pot - 1st Nov 2009
Sunday November 1st 2009
Members present: Alastair Gott, Gary Douthwaite, George Bunyan, Jess Rodgers, Matt Ewles, Rob Holmes, Stephen Gillespie
The following lower climbs were easier, and we simply belayed everyone down while free-climbing (although on the way back up we put a ladder in to compensate for the lack of gravity assistance). We made speedy progress downstream, only to find (not surprisingly) that Eureka Junction was full to the roof (with scum several feet higher back along the passage, indicating the water was on the decline). A bit disappointed about not making Stop Pot, we started looking for the dry connection instead. This was quite easy to find by climbing up through an obvious boulder ruckle above the stream passage only a couple of minutes back from Eureka Junction. This gains access to a spacious dry chamber. A further climb and slither over a smooth large slab gains the crawl along into Stop Pot. This connection can also be reached by climbing up through blocks at the end of the crawling section in Wretched Rabbit Passage prior to Eureka Junction.
A quick trip out followed: We were please to see that the torrent of water coming down the pot at the bottom of the entrance climbs had gone, and Easegill Beck was a gentle flow. A bitterly cold walk back across the Fell (thank you to whoever installed the reflective posts) got us back to the car for a very respectful 6pm. Overall a great trip, greatly overlooked as a second freshers trip, and one for almost all weather conditions! The trip could easily be extended from Stop Pot into Montegue Passage if anyone is feeling particularly energetic.
Other YUCPC reports on Wretched Rabbit
- Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit by Jean-luc Heath
- Lancaster Hole - Wretched Rabbit by Alistair Rollinson
- Wretched Rabbit - County Pot via Manchester Bypass by Catherine Moody
- Wretched Rabbit - 15th May 2010 by Caitlin Brumby
- Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit - 23rd Jan 2010 by Karim Shokraee
- Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit - 23rd Jan 2010 by Catherine Moody
- Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit - 23rd Jan 2010 by Mike Rippon
- Wretched Rabbit - County Pot - 14th Nov 2009 by Nicola Gover
- Wretched Rabbit To Stop Pot - 8th Nov 2009 by Alastair Gott
- Wretched Rabbit to Stop Pot - 1st Nov 2009 by Alastair Gott