Caving: Priddy Green Sink (Sept-2023)

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Caving: Swildons Hole (08-Sept-2023)

  • Swildons Hole

  • 00:15 hours
  • 2,475:04 cumulative hours

Quick trip down to the 20' to rig the ladder.

Caving: Priddy Green Sink (08-Sept-2023)

  • Rich, Jenna

  • Priddy Green Sink

  • 02:00 hours
  • 2,477:04 cumulative hours

Steady trip down to Clitoris Crawl.  We had one big bag between us with all our kit/ropes in, which was a bit of a pain to get through the crawl.  I managed it, but the air quality was not great.  We then decided to call the trip and head back out.  The chances of getting the bag back up through the crawl were not looking likley, and with the detoriating air quality, we decided to leave the bag for another day and just head out.

The route back to the surface was suprising straightforward.

Caving: Swildons Hole (08-Sept-2023)

  • Rich

  • Swildons Hole

  • 00:30 hours
  • 2,477:34 cumulative hours

To collect the ladder.

Caving: Swildons Hole (10-Sept-2023)

  • Swildons Hole

  • 00:15 hours
  • 2,477:49 cumulative hours

To put the ladder back on the pitch for our PGS trip.

Caving: Priddy Green Sink (10-Sept-2023)

  • Rich

  • Priddy Green Sink

  • 04:00 hours
  • 2,481:49 cumulative hours

Second PGS trip of the weekend, to collect the bag and finish the through trip.  The route down to Clitoris Crawl was very straightforward, especially without a bag. 

We then picked up the bag and headed further in to PGS.  At the big 20m pitch, the rope got stuck, I had to prussik back up, in surprising wet conditions, to sort the rope out - the krab, for the pull-through had got caught over the p-hanger meaning it wouldn't pull down.

The rest of the PGS trip was fine and we were soon in the streamway.

As expected, the troubles were full and took about 30mins to bail.  The 3rd duck was also surprisingly full, with very little airspace - but we went through without bailing.

The rest of the trip back out Swildon's was fine.

We used my 27m rope (which is actually about 17m long now!) and a 20m length of paracord.  This worked well.  The 27m rope was fine for all the other pitches, with just the paracord being used to pull-through the 20m pitch.

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