Eastwater Cavern - Wed 8 Feb 2023

Andy Sparrow, David Cooke, Lawrence Wilson, Peter Sanders, Rich Nurse, Seán Tidey, Will Puddy

James Howarth Tim Gouge

All parked and changed on the verge then slithered our way down frozen turf to the entrance which was nice and dry.

This was a reconnaissance trip for the upcoming SRT exchange trip. At the bottom of the Boulder Ruckle we split, with half going along the Upper Traverse and down Bakers Chimney whilst the other half went through the Woggle Press and Boulder Chamber before meeting up at the bottom of Bakers Chimney.

After congering down the canyon we turned left at the Crossroads before descending Dolphin Pot with a hand line. After checking out the bolts at the top of Dolphin Pitch we thrashed our way back up to the Crossroads then checked out the bolts at the top of the 1st Vertical.

For the return we split up again with some going back via Hallelujah Hole and the Traverse with the rest going back up the Canyon and through the Woggle Press. All arrived on the surface within 10 minutes of each other at 21:30. (Woggle press route quicker)

A useful reconnaissance with routes and rigging a lot clearer. After a chilly change we warmed up in the Hunters where we bumped into Pete Hall fresh from an underwater dig at Rickford

— Lawrence Wilson 10/02/2023

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