2005-05 - return: now called Balcony Höhle

Sun 03 Aug 2014

We returned to the cave with a lighter drill and brighter spirits, and with surprisingly minimal faffing dropped the pitch. A nice long abseil down a clean-washed shaft landed on a rocky ledge with one more short drop before the cave opened into a chamber. I bolted the small pitch, which turned out to be more challenging than anticipated, and we were in the chamber! Finally a use for the compass/clino we'd brought! Unfortunately, in our trying not to be overly optimistic and scare the cave off we were very low on extra layers, meaning we couldn't survey for very long. On the plus side, the cave was nice and drafty! Despite cold and surveying inexperience we got about 60m surveyed with plenty more to go. We also finally settled on a name for the cave - Balcony Höhle - based on the truly excellent entrance.

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Wallets on this date:
    2014#11 Room with a View ['notes2', 'notes1', 'planpt2', 'plan1', 'elevpt2', 'notespt2']
    2014#23 Futrell prospects ['notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'notes3', 'elev1', 'plan1', 'notes4']
    2014#25 2014-neo-01 ['elevation', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'plan']
Logbook trips on this date:
    2014-888 and MF - unmarked pit
    107 - KH connection made / KH derig
    2005-05 - return: now called Balcony Höhle
    Prospecting opposite Clownhöhle (Elaine's write-up of 2014-NEO-01 continued)