204 - Dog Days

Fri 10 Aug 2012

T/U: 12 hours

Returned to the chamber Ollie + I surveyed yesterday + surveyed the horizontal A-leads which all ended up looping round to each other or at big pitch heads. There was also a fine-looking high level phreatic passage which Andrew tried to climb into from two different directions but the rock was cream cheese. Though he made it up to the right level he couldn't find any decent rock to rig off so he decided it was too dodgy so we rigged the pitch nearest to the chamber instead. This led to a huge breakdown chamber thing with a monster boulder in it, piles of steep loose rock + crazed angle boulders all over so I struggled to survey it + we left it with two QMA's which were sort of passages but unclear if there's much in the way of a proper floor there. Oh yes, waited for 90 min or so on the way down with Rob whilst Wookey rerigged the rebelay on Brian's Phat Shaft, struggling with the super tight rope + then Andrew fettled lots of the rigging in the lower sections.

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    2012#24 ['soilothon-elev', 'soilothon-plan', 'Soilothon', 'Soilothone', 'Soilothon']
    2012#27 ['dogdays3-elev', 'dogdays3', 'dogdays3-plan', 'dogdays3']
Logbook trips on this date:
    204 - Dog Days
    258 - March of the Penguins
    83 - Duncing in the dark
    204/161 Connection traverse re-rigging + push in 161
    Looking for BS17 (Organhöhle)