East Twin Swallet - Wed 4 May 2022

Andy & Rachel Sparrow, Chris Castle, David Cooke, Ian Tiley, Lawrence Wilson, Neil Rigiani, Paul James, Peter Sanders, Richard Nurse, Will Puddy

11 of us met in Burrington Coombe on a warm Wednesday evening and walked up to the cave, after fixing a hand line we entered and followed a roomy passage into the large descending passage that is East Twin. Wow that’s a lot of digging rubbish in there, pretty much a tip from top to bottom! Dams, spoil traps, a railway, monorail and spoil bags added to the general ambiance.

Close to the bottom a crawling size passage on the right lead us into the much tidier Spar Pot, after negotiating a tight squeeze between boulders the high Main Rift was followed to the bottom where a low crawl, “The Tube” was negotiated before a down climb and some tricky squeezes lead to the Long Crawl and a network of small chambers and a well decorated grotto. Finding the way out tested our memories, emerged to a starlit evening at 21:40 and a pleasant debrief at the Woodborough. A thoroughly enjoyable evening in a cave of two halves, East Twin is a shit hole whilst Spar Pot is loads of fun. Great to see so many club members out and doing.

— Lawrence

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