83 - Under a Rock, Down Under

Sun 12 Aug 2012

Went back into Under a Rock and dropped the pitch. The bottom was a tall rift, up didn't go far, the way the water flows rapidly got too narrow. We followed the 3rd way on, up a short climb and down the other side (via a bolt). We scrambled further down and down some more to find ourselves back at the bottom of the p32. Olly was amused at where we were, I was annoyed. But at least our loop closure was good!

Went back to entrance chamber to survey out. Olly spotted a hole thru' some rocks. It drafted so we pulled some rocks out. We couldn't easily make the gap big enough, so tried a meter or so higher up. I managed to get through, and amazingly got under and through a window into another passage underneath Down Under, removed more rocks so Olly could follow me through. Followed the passage past a squeeze and a climb down. Found ourselves above a reasonable sized passage ~5m above. Didn't look climbable down, but I could traverse over. Did this to another 6m drop into the same passage, but excitingly could see a snow plug. We wondered if this was 107. Surveyed out and up to the tag bolt.

Scrambled in 107 on the way back and saw a similar looking snow plug. Down the hill the survey data confirms we connected! Not as impressive as The Connection, but we have made 107 ~9m deeper (by the CUCC way) and ~500m longer.

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Wallets on this date:
    2012#11 pfuetzenschact ['elevation1', 'plan1', 'notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#12 doppleganger hole ['notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#15 klippenhohle ['elevation1', 'notes3', 'plan1', 'notes1', 'notes2']
    2012#25 ['bigboulders', 'bigboulders-plan', 'bigboulders-elev', 'bigboulders']
    2012#30 ['blownaway-plan', 'blownaway-elev', 'blownaway', 'blownaway']
Logbook trips on this date:
    204 into 161 via traverses -> Blown Away
    Hochdruckblasi (Woising)
    83 - Under a Rock, Down Under