1623 / 152 Bananehöhle 4/S +


CUCC 1985

Underground Description

A vertical entrance which leads, at a depth of -145m, into Sonnenstrahlhöhle below the Purple Pit, just before Müsli crawl (-198m from Sonnenstrahl entrance bolt). Entrance pitch Scott is 9m over snow, then a small tube leads down to a short climb down boulders to an 8m pitch Virgil, followed immediately by Alan, another 8m pitch landing in Dump Chamber. A long rift, Boulder Alley leads to a rock bridge and scramble down boulders into Boulder Chamber which ends in a 4m climb and pitches of 5m (John) and 4m (Parker) over boulders. A 5m pitch (Mr. Tracy) drops into the top of a very tall narrow rift. A slight widening allows a short climb down into the canyon, but is soon too tight - Lady Penelope. The rift continues until a fault is met and The Good Pitch Venus is 24m to Behind the Drinks Cabinet. A further rift leads to a 16m pitch which lands in Sonnenstrahlhöhle.

Boulder Chamber appears to correspond with the bouldery Opera House in Sonnenstrahlhöhle, while the Good Pitch Venus and following 16m pitch correlate with the Purple Pit.


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