Tunnocks - Camp Kraken: killing Grike of the Earth

Mon 07 Aug 2017
Rachel Turnbull

From camp, we headed north to a bolt climb lead (QMA). Mike free-climbed 5m to a ledge and was unable to climb further, so he placed a bolt and pulled through down.

Note from Mike: rock was very flakey, holds were coming off in my hands, would need thru bolting to progress. Also loose looking boulder above.

Back to Rachel: in Grike of the Earth, from the ledge we headed northwest, following pleasant walking passage, turning into inactive stream passage with higher false floor. This led to a 40m pitch to a large rift chamber, clear sump pool and drippy aven. No obvious leads could be found from here. From the ledge, southeast tunnel, dropped 20m on a ramp down to a mud sump. A previously noted ‘too tight rift’ directly north was followed for ~20m where the draft disappeared into the choked ceiling. At 3am, we headed back to camp, to derig the next day.

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Wallets on this date:
    2014#39 Dead Bat Pitch ['notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'plan1']
    2017#08 2017-NR-01 ['notes']
    2017#37 Second Wind ['plan2', 'notes2', 'elevation1', 'notes1', 'plan3', 'plan1', 'elevation2', 'no…
    2017#38 Fisch Gesicht Hoehle ['plan2', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'plan1', 'elev2']
    2017#39 Nothing To See Here ['notes']
    2017#44 The Loser Lido ['notes2', 'elevation1', 'notes1', 'plan1']
    2017#46 Fisch Gesicht Hoehle ['notes2', 'notes1']
    2017#54 Gutenmorgenhoehle 1 ['gutenmorgenhohle1_p', 'gutenmorgenhohle1', 'gutenmorgenhohle1_e']
    2017#60 beyond Fishgesicht ['notes-081', 'scrsap-1116']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Guten Morgen Höhle - trip #2
    plateau - Prospecting beyond FGH and GSH
    FGH - dropping pitches, ice
    Balcony - Nothing to See - surveying and photography
    Balcony - Sloppy Seconds to Second Wind
    Balcony - Sloppy Seconds: Second Wind and Dog End Series
    Tunnocks - Camp Kraken: killing Grike of the Earth