Good Friday Caving

On Good Friday In2venture went caving, venue was Great Douk followed by Sunset Hole both on the flank of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales. What a winter its been, Ingleborough looked great.

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There was the usual faff over kit

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Before we set off to find the “Bear Cave” entrance to Great Douk

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Its a nice trip through Great Douk, starting with some walking – but I always forget how long the crawl is. I was convinced it would be dry given the conditions but it wasn’t!

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So, Great Douk finished & spirits still high we set off across the moor to Sunset Hole – a long time favourite of mine! Sunset presumably named after the orange colours that decorate the walls in several places is a fine clean washed meandering stream passage with several small climbs down, culminating in a really pleasant pitch. We all journeyed to the pitch-head before turning lights out & giving some thought to Good Friday, before those who weren’t doing the pitch returned to the surface whilst the others enjoyed (?) the abseil & ladder climb of this ca. 50′ pitch.

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There was an awful lot of endeavour on both the pitch & the exit to the cave. The final emergence back to daylight producing some classic photos

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Good effort!!

 

 

 

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