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by Canda@CSCC
Fri 10 Nov 2006 16:35
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: SITUATIONS VACANT: HANDYMAN/ENGINEER
Replies: 0
Views: 12768

SITUATIONS VACANT: HANDYMAN/ENGINEER

CSCC has LOTS of Conservation/Access practical work to do - mostly little bits and bobs but some big(ish) stuff is looming. The C&A Officer unfortunately doesn't own any tools or possess an engineering company, let alone a garage. Therefore ANY practical work is dependent either on someone else's eq...
by Canda@CSCC
Sun 15 Oct 2006 19:12
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Star Shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 18984

Placing anchors in main shaft.
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Pic: Andrew Atkinson
by Canda@CSCC
Sun 15 Oct 2006 09:01
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Star Shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 18984

The honest answer is "we didn't go down the second pitch as we had no cause to; however, now the resin is fixed (i.e. from today) it should be pretty simple to safely rig a line for SRT to bomb down and have a look; are WCC ready to gate it at the water level?
by Canda@CSCC
Sat 14 Oct 2006 23:09
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Star Shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 18984

14th October 06: Today p-anchors were installed at the second pitch head and also on the main entrance pitch (single anchor rebelay at approx -8m with a deviation at about -11m) allowing either a single free hang of 25m or a split pitch for SRT practice. The rebelay is user-friendly, situated adjace...
by Canda@CSCC
Sat 07 Oct 2006 21:02
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Star Shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 18984

Star Shaft

Star Shaft (formerly known as Star Mine Shaft): this CSCC-funded major capping project has now been completed. Mark Ireland in the main shaft prior to the new capping being installed: http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9378/star1kt4.th.jpg Temporary covers (blue panels) opened to expose the walled sha...
by Canda@CSCC
Sat 07 Oct 2006 20:30
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: P-hangering Thrupe
Replies: 1
Views: 13464

Lateral Pitch is now bolted and it should be possible to visit the bottom of TLS via Perseverence Pot, Marble Streamway and Lateral Pitch; there are approach bolts for traverse rigging. Also bolted is Ledge Pitch although the furthest bolt has yet to be resined in (no bolt in situ, just a hole!).
by Canda@CSCC
Sat 09 Sep 2006 20:31
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Cuckoo Cleeves
Replies: 15
Views: 61307

If CC is to have a different lid to the one Frome CG fabricated, what's the possibility of the Frome CG lid being suitable for installation at Coral Cave (the present lid is no longer fit for purpose, being 12 million* years old)?

* This is an exaggeration.
by Canda@CSCC
Sat 09 Sep 2006 20:24
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Swildon's Hole, Tratman's Temple path/tape
Replies: 0
Views: 13208

Swildon's Hole, Tratman's Temple path/tape

Anyone got any good reason(s) why Tratman's Temple in Swildon's Hole should not have a small amount of tape installed to delineate a path? Recently cleaning off mud lead to the idea above. There is plenty more cleaning which can successfully improve this stunning part of SH but there seems little po...
by Canda@CSCC
Fri 25 Aug 2006 18:49
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Cuckoo Cleeves
Replies: 15
Views: 61307

I was informed some time ago by Wayne that there is (as was guessed) no right of access to CC by vehicles so permission will be required from the landowner. Problem is no-one seems to know who the landowner is and I'm not sure that standing in the middle of flippin' nowhere yelling my head off shout...
by Canda@CSCC
Fri 25 Aug 2006 16:07
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Cuckoo Cleeves
Replies: 15
Views: 61307

There remains (now unused) fence posts at Star Mine for re-use at Cuckoo Cleeves. There's also some old barbed wire and bits of scrap fencing which needs to be removed from SM. It would be good not to have to use CSCC funds to hire a truck/skip so here's a general request for any cave-friendly perso...
by Canda@CSCC
Fri 14 Jul 2006 13:45
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Hillwithy Cave (the muddy one)
Replies: 0
Views: 13195

Hillwithy Cave (the muddy one)

At the request of FCQMC (Fairy Cave Quarry Management Committee) who oversee the caves in Fairy Cave Quarry, Hillwithy Cave has been added to the caves which are secured with the CSCC standard padlock. Fairy Cave remains open. Reminder: Hilliers Cave is ALWAYS OPENABLE from the inside whether or not...
by Canda@CSCC
Thu 13 Jul 2006 16:52
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: New Keys Required For CSCC Caves
Replies: 3
Views: 19329

Completed: keys posted to all CSCC member organisations first class today so should arrive tomorrow morning :wink:
by Canda@CSCC
Tue 11 Jul 2006 20:47
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: New Keys Required For CSCC Caves
Replies: 3
Views: 19329

CHANGEOVER OF PADLOCKS WILL BEGIN 12th JULY 06 AND SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY 13th July 06

All current CSCC members will be sent a new key: if you do not receive a key please contact canda@cscc.org.uk providing your name, club/organisation name, address and telephone number
by Canda@CSCC
Tue 11 Jul 2006 08:55
Forum: Caving
Topic: Stupid place for a GeoCache!
Replies: 13
Views: 43630

Is there a general guideline for geocaching? - a principle ought to be that geocaches should only be placed in locations which are safely reached by standard walkers equipped with their GPS devices; any location requiring specialist equipment or techniques should be ruled out of order.
by Canda@CSCC
Fri 30 Jun 2006 08:19
Forum: Council of Southern Caving Clubs
Topic: Sally's rift
Replies: 10
Views: 37417

A "proper cave" is something akin to GG, OFD, Peak Cavern, Otter Hole or Swildon's Cavern. Although I can see where this thread is going and I realise I made an error by using a divisive expression! Apologies offered.

BTW I forgot you were a geologist, Les!