2002-ad-03 - Dropping CUCC 2002 AD 03

Sat 01 Aug 2015

Having confirmed with Anthony that CUCC AD 03 had not been dropped, the first post-Expo Dinner task for Elaine & Elliott was to take a look at it. It was Elliott's first ever bolting trip. The first bolt went in like a dream. Howeer, whilst setting the second bolt (in the best rock we could find), a large crack appeared around the Hilti, and then the whole bit of rock sheared off. We therefore decided to name the cave Bergkäsehöhle - Mountain cheese cave.

Subsequent bolts were more successful and we dropped the small pitch to a boulder-floored chamber. The way led on over a suspended boulder floor, past a precarious boulder and on to more boulders. The terminal chamber had a reasonably strong draught, some kind of lacewing-like insect and a lot of suspended boulders, both above and below, but no person-sized way on. Elliott insisted that it was merely eau de death, not the parfum. We went back and surveyed a small downclimb around halfway along our survey. With a suspended boulder ceiling & floor, possibly held up by magic, this was definitely more along the parfum line of things. 2x C leads in this area, but very deathy, and neither of us fancied pursuing them. We derigged out and decided to do a spot more prospecting in the area.

One nice horizontal entrance proved just too short to count as a cave (just S of CUCC 2002 AD 03) (no tag).

A very promsining-looking entrance N of CUCC 2002 AD 03 (named "The Devil's Arse" by Elliott) (to be fair it did look like a giant arse crack) went nowhere (any way on is choked or plugged with snow).

We had a poke about up the hill in which CUCC 2002 AD 03 is situated - yielded 3 tiny entrances that went nowhere.

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Wallets on this date:
    2015#01 ChinaC lead west wall below scramble ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#35 Smooth Sandy Bottom ['notes2', 'elv1', 'notes1', 'plan', 'elv2']
    2015#40 Tunnocks, claytons cockup ['notes', 'elevation1', 'plan1']
    2015#45 Balcony, ULSA grotto ['plan', '1']
    2015#48 Balcony, Spongechamber2 ['notes2', 'notes1', '2', 'plan', '1']
    2015#53 Balcony, Rabbit Warren to Ein Und Zwanzig ['notes', 'elev', 'plan', 'all']
    2015#55 Bergkaesehoehle ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#56 Icecock and North Hole 2 ['notes2', 'notes', 'elev', 'plan']
    2015#57 Frozen North 4 ['notes', 'icecockarea', 'plan2', 'plan4', 'elev', 'plan3', 'plan1']
    2015#67 Old Route ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2015#82 northhole continuing north ['notes', 'elev', 'plan']
Logbook trips on this date:
    2002-ad-03 - Dropping CUCC 2002 AD 03
    258 - Pushing Clayton's Cock Up to Flash Hard (P70)
    107 - Smooth Sandy Bottom
    107 - Old Route