204 - Slimy Sludge Chute

Thu 19 Jul 2007
Kathryn Hopkins

We continued pushing the lead that Djuke, Edvin and Nial started on 14th July (03-14/C) armed with a little more rope. the lead is in steeply sloping tube - it starts as a scramble down and then quickly becomes too steep and a rope is needed. After this steep section, the gradient becomes shallower, and it is possible to get off the rope and scramble down again. Exploration ended when we reached the end of our rope (~50m) and the passage became too steep to be able to climb up. At this point we reached where the passage widened and split into multiple holes - "like cheese" according to Djuke. The hole was still strongly drafting - it was very cold surveying.

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Wallets on this date:
    2007#16 ['notes2', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'elev', 'plan']
    2007#17 ['notes4', 'notes2', 'notes6', 'notes1', 'elev2', 'elev3', 'notes3', 'plan2', '…
Logbook trips on this date:
    Surface Prospecting - Surface messing
    Surface Prospecting - Useful Walkies
    161 - 161d
    204 - The 11 second rattle story
    204 - Slimy Sludge Chute
    204 - Rigging down to Fat worm blows a Sparky
    204 - Razor Dance