Balch Cave - Tue 13 Jun 2023

Chris Castle, Rachel Sparrow

Another attempt.

We entered by the left-hand, or northerly, entrance and a bit of easy going brought us the large Erratic Passage. This only goes for 30 metres to a dodgy boulder choke; bang debris from the blasting.

On the way we passed the bedding passage on the left which connects to JW Passage and beyond, where much digging once took place. It's described as very tight, though it didn't look too bad from the top. we didn't try it.

Leaving Erratic Passage we turned left, along some nasty looking bang debris, past the middle entrance then left to the drop into Pool Passage. After a great deal of faffing we put a handline down and exited the cave, not before I struggled in the narrow bit near the entrance to the amusement of climbers outside.

— Chris Castle 16/06/2023

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