Homecoming - Lizard King

Thu 02 Aug 2018
Jon Toft

A series of 4 trips bolting the Lizard King which is a rift with a strong draft in Homecoming Hole (CUCC-2018-DM07). Reached by doing traverse 10m over floor of Gromit, and taking right/(straight ahead) (not left) at the first junction.

A series of more or less exciting traverses lead to a phreatic maze with a large phreatic tube over a major rift around it. We bolted against the draft, using a 50m rope for the first section, ending on a small ledge (3m pitch). A further (more exciting) traverse along the top of the rift continues to the right until a sudden end after 15 min.

A 40m (?) pitch (1 dev, 2 rebelays) drops into a large muddy rift. From a ledge, a 4-bolt traverse pushed the continuation against the draft,into a further (larger) rift that would require bolting.

Further leads in the opposite direction or further down the rift (BIG RIFT!). Alternatively the opposite direction of the phreatic tube from the Lizard King. Lots of bolting, were were very cold. Haydon says he was a 2 on a 1-10 scale where 1 is frozen solid.I was also very cold. In other words, an altogether excellent pushing front with a brilliant windchill effect.

Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2018#30 FischGesicht Hoehle Khubla Khan ['elevation', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'plan']
    2018#31 FischGesicht Hoehle Miracle maze ['notes_numbering', 'miraclemazeplan2', 'miraclemazenotes4', 'miraclemazenotes2…
    2018#33 FischGesicht Hoehle rubble rumble 2 and 3 ['notes', 'notes_numbering', 'plan']
    2018#35 Balkon Hoehle - pitstop2 & 3 ['plan2', 'notes5', 'notes2', 'elevation1', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'plan1', 'notes…
    2018#36 Balkon Hoehle - turnbacktime ['notes2', 'notes1', 'plan2', 'Scanned Document-3', 'plan-Scanned Document-3-du…
    2018#37 Balkon Hoehle - pitstop4 ['elevation', 'notes-1', 'notes-2', 'plan']
    2018#49 Balkon Hoehle - rubberman ['rubberman']
    2018#53 Achte auf die Lucke ['note1', 'plan1']
    2018#54 Surface prospecting several caves near p2004-18 ['note1', 'elev1', 'plan1']
    2018#58 258 -264 Penguin Fellatio connection []
    2018#66 FischGesicht Hoehle coconut chamber ['notes_numbering', 'coconutchamberplan', 'coconutchambernotes']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Tunnocks - testing to Balkonhöhle Connection - Part One
    FGH - Lead after Rubble Rumble
    Homecoming - Lizard King
    FGH - survey
    Balkon - to Pitstop (off Mongol Rally)