1623-290 - pushing deep Fishgesicht

Fri 07 Jul 2023
Honorata Bogusz

We pushed 60m at the top of "Clap My Pitch Up". Pushing required bolting ~20m of a traverse ( Mike adds: 20m ish of the traverse was new passage surveyed this year but there was about 30m of traverse bolted this year which was naughtily pushed by me - Mike - and Luke last year in the Red Light Spells Danger trip so the traverse is about 50ish m long). The final few metres of the traverse go above a sizeable pitch (30m?). We names the bolted traverse, "European Federalists". At the end of the traverse, we continued walking for another ~40m until arriving at the top of a massive pitch - further pushing would require bolting. The distance from where we were standing to the furthest point down the pitch measured with the disto was ~40m. We kicked rocks down the pitch and the sound continued for 10s, giving rise to a presumption that the pitch may be very deep. If it connects to "Clap My Pitch Up", it's at least 100m deep. IMPORTANT: the traverse passage and the walkable continuation are muddy and slippery; posing a hazard of falling down the pitch. Ash, Jonty, Mealy and Janis want to push the lead further on Saturday 8th July.

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Wallets on this date:
    2023#02 european federalists ['EuropeanFederalists_plan_2023_09_11']
    2023#07 LiquidLuck ['stalagtiteloopplan', 'cover07', 'stalagtiteloopelev', 'stalagtiteloopsexytopo…
Logbook trips on this date:
    Homecoming - Foray into the Second Coming
    Hiking to Garlic Cave
    1623-290 - pushing deep Fishgesicht
    Homecoming - Rigging towards Watershed in Homecoming
    Fishface – Surveying Stalagtite Loop to the top of Liquid Luck