Tunnocks – Hedonism Highway/ Rocky Road Area

Sun 11 Aug 2013
Fleur Loveridge



We went to check out the draughting pitch (08-40A) off Hedonism Highway/ Rocky Road. Becka had recommended this one and it was a good call. A dodgy natural thread and bolt in dodgy rocky-hang saw Pete descend a p13 via a rebelay. The pitch landed in a typical hading paddage of crawling/stooping height. The passage had a rift in the floor, possibly passable initiall (QMC) but probably to connect with what happened later. Soon we encountered a larger pitch with a continuation visible over the top. Pete set off around some ledges to bolt a traverse to this, but a rift entering at the corner made this difficult. So instead we went down, reaching a boulder/ledge where it was possible to 1) go down further or 2) go up the inlet rift. We did the latter but ran out of rope.

Survex files on this date:
    caves-1623/2004-10/2004-10
    caves-1623/258/downgrade
Wallets on this date:
    2013#18 ['cave053', 'cave054']
    2013#19 ['cave058', 'cave057', 'cave056', 'cave055']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Tunnocks – Hedonism Highway/ Rocky Road Area
    Surface Prospecting
    Surface Prospecting - Drafty hole area