T510 - Cueva del Entre Cuetos

Alternate Names: Cave of the Dug Out Entrance, Cueva del Quesos (Cheese Cave)

LOCATION, ENTRANCE, DESCRIPTION, SURVEYS, REFERENCES


CO-ORDINATES: 30T X:0360869 Y:4788182
ALTITUDE: 1305m
LENGTH: 283m
DEPTH: -117m


LOCATION:

From carpark head over obvious small col and skirt round RHS heading for obvious gap between two small cols. Follow track down hill, through leafy area. An obvious depression contains a small pile of rocks dug from the entrance. Entrance to right of track


ENTRANCE:

Small obvious cheese cave at side of depression

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DESCRIPTION:

From the entrance go past the old cheese tables and turn left to a junction.  Drop down and left to a tight crawl.  The crawl turns right and enters a small chamber.  A hole in floor leads down (feet first) and then to the right.   A small crawl leads to the first pitch of 10m.  The second pitch follows immediately and is 10m to an awkward climb down for a further 4m to a chamber. 

Climb down over a boulder to find the top of the third ’Sword’ pitch.  The pitch is 30m, split with a rebelay approx. 5m down. 

At the base of Sword pitch a 2m climb up on the right hand side leads to the start of the fourth (6m) and fifth (5m) pitches, which can be rigged as one.

A winding rift passage leads to the 4m pitch into the Waiting Room, a small sandy chamber.  At the bottom of the chamber a series of flat out crawls leads to the limit of exploration in the 1990’s, a tight rift with a draught.

2010 extensions

In 2010 the rift was enlarged and a succession of 3 pitches were discovered and explored (7m, 8m and 10m).  The final pitch lands in a roomy chamber where the character of the cave begins to change, becoming wetter and colder.  A drop down at the end of the chamber leads to an immature stream way which gradually becomes too tight and the draught becomes less detectible.


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