CUCC 1976, 1993
Rectangular shaft 6.7m long (aligned on a joint on 275°) and 4.0m wide. Wall on south side is 1.5m higher than rest of surface. Freeclimb descent of 6m to scree/boulder floor usually with snow plug. At eastern end of the south wall, a horizontal passage leads 7.5m on 185° to the lip of a second pitch. This is 10m leading to a big rift. Ahead over boulders and ice an 8m pitch descends through (sic) spectacular ice stalactites. Way on is effectively blocked by ice but could well connect with a major shaft nearby (1623/189
), not descended in 1976 on account of the condition of the ice. The small alternative hole back in the rift is blocked by ice at -6m.
In 1993 the cave was "extremely cold and some ice formations".
Scanned survey notes
B9 now known to be same as 190
- Marking Comment
- On wall above entrance, facing N, number in red, 1993. Austrian metal tag, 1995. The 1976 number "B9" was in dull green and was already hard to spot in 1977, since when it has not been seen.
- From 164, north to an east-west fault line (climbing past the large open and heavily snow-plugged shaft, which is 189). To the east, this fault line is a north-facing scarp, below which is 190 (number in red, and Austrian metal tag on this wall above the SW corner of the shaft), somewhat before (ie. west of) B8 (1623/197).
Photos © Andy Waddington 1995 (left) & © Olly Betts 1996 (right).
- Tag Location
- t190 , , m