Collapse in County
Pot† - Fresh Scars
Visitors to County
Pot will find a large
boulder pile obstructing the canyon streamway about 150ft down Showerbath
Passage. This has been deliberately trundled by club members to render safe a
potential death trap on what is one of the most frequented routes of the
system. A gentle tap on a small chockstone was all
that was required to bring down a 5ft block and several tons of assorted
boulders - and to frighten the wits out of me and Andy! We donít make a habit
of such vandalism (well I canít speak for Andy...) but this was an accident
just looking for a victim.
Club members and all visiting cavers should look carefully at
the fresh scar marks in popular routes such as Oxbow Corner and Stop Pot
boulder chokes, and en route from Stop Pot to Holbeck
Junction. There also appears to be some very fresh marks on the walls above the
greasy slab climb up out of Fall Pot into Montague East where there is also a
freshly clipped overhang.
Mind how you go.
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