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davel

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Posted: 22/06/2009 23:15:30
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Skimble and I went to Pantywrach today for look round.

More by good luck than judgement, we went first to what is shown as "Blocked Shallow Adit" in Coed Pant-y-wrach on the Pant-y-wrach area survey. This adit has been unblocked and drained and leads to the point shown as "Blocked by fall" at the top of the third pitch on the 1996 Survey of the West Lode Workings. A route has been engineered through the fall giving direct access to the top of the third pitch.

Obviously, this work has been done since the survey was made in 1996, but can anyone say when and by whom the work was done? Whoever did do it they made a very nice job of it.

Dave
IP: 195.137.87.110 Edited: 23/06/2009 15:18:23 by davel
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Posted: 23/06/2009 14:06:55
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I did the survey, and the adit was open when I next visited about 2001-ish. Was it a certain RF perchance ?


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Posted: 23/06/2009 17:21:58
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I must admit that when I first saw davel's post my thoughts turned to Roy (not the best thing before your first caffeine injection of the day Shocked ).

Thumbs Up whoever did the repairs

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IP: 90.240.57.54 Edited: 23/06/2009 17:23:04 by JR
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Posted: 26/06/2009 11:37:58
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Guilty!
Yes I did it a few years ago.
Previous to that a team from Portmadog had tried digging the fall in the deep adit but gave up when they came upon a large boulder.

I was messing about a few years ago and descended the first stope to find a collapse in the floor. Going through I found a wet passage with a chink of daylight at the end. This started me digging the collapse at the portal. It was a worthwhile job as well because as interesting passage being opened, several artefacts were found, which I hope are still there. The second dig was a natural follow on.
Apart from any other consideration, this level being open would facilitate a rescue if some one was injured in there.


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