107 Pushing

Sat 11 Jul 2015

By this point Joe had rigged to China so decided to join them for a trip to survey a lead we had poked our head in last year.

A short pitch with 2 Y-hangs drops down the side wall through the boulders onto a sand and rubble slope.

There is a scary looking climb down to the left QMC and a small passage going off to the right QMC.

At the bottom of the slope we entered a narrow phreatic rift with a sandy floor "Smooth Sandy Bottom".

Surveying was slow and 4½ h later we hadn't really got very far. We left an aven lead QMB and the rift continues with a slight draft QMB

p5 + p6-8 rigging topo