83 - Duncing in the dark

Fri 10 Aug 2012

Went back to 83 planning to look at the bolt traverse over the 32m pitch, as this was likely to be a short trip and the last in 83, we didn't re-rig the entrance pitch and we set an 8pm call out.

Olly did a great job bolting over the pitch and on. I took a few photos and eventually followed along. The bolt traverse was great fun. At the end was an ~8m pitch with a slope/climb up the back wall which sadly didn't go. At the top of this short pitch, Olly spotted an alcove on the left, so bolted into that, and climbed up into the roof tube. We realised there was nowhere near enough time to explore, survey and derig by 8pm. So we surveyed out as far as the main chamber and made our 8pm callout by ~15 minutes. Left the cave rigged for 1 final trip.

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Wallets on this date:
    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)