Fossil Pot Extensions

Fossil Pot by Peter Whitaker

Steve Woods & Peter Whitaker, (16 Feb 2018). I had always heard tales of caving in the coldest depths of winter. When I first went a CPC club caving trip on 01st January 1995, my bootlaces froze, so did my belay belt, as they were called then. The trip was Great Douk in Chapel-le Dale, …

Fossil Pot: Another dig done, Maybe? by Ian Cummins

Ian Cummins, Adele, Steve Woods, 26/11/2017. Fossil is a very odd cave – horizontal progress is slowly gained via a variety of arduous up, over and down manoeuvres leading to a fine stream passage that normally does not have much of a stream, but has several tantalising avens that generally sport old ladders or ropes …

Digging Antics by Adele

Entrance Pitch Make Over: Steve Woods, Adele Ward Meeting for an evening trip at the beginning of the week, neither of us think it’s going to be a long trip. The aim was to try and sort out the entrance pitch, which had previously been bolted for the use of ladders. Drill spots selected…. reaching for the …

The Downstream Sump by Ian Cummins

Simon kitted me up very efficiently and I dropped down the 2m or so to where the dive line was re-belayed in the floor, surprisingly finding no further line in evidence and returned back to the surface.  Simon had brought a line reel, but on his and Denis’ advice I returned and dug deep in the mud to find the line to be buried about 6’’ deep in solid, clogging mud..

Fossil Pot Newbie by Adele

Fossil Pot: Steve Woods, Adele Ward (8 Oct 2017).  Fossil Pot has been on the radar for a while. Just about every single one of my friends have been there, so super keen I met Steve in Grassington. A detour to Hucky’s as we had to collect gear. It’s always a pleasure to hear Hucky’s …