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Peak District Caving News July 1999

Eldon Hole - Belay Stakes

Report fromRalph Johnson (Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club).
Report date03/07/1999.

Crewe C.P.C. have installed the new stainless belay stakes for the North Gully and they are now ready for use.

previuos report 06/1999

Bagshawe Resurgence (The Lumb)

Report fromJohn Cordingley.
Report date03/07/1999.

Work has continued underwater in the Sump 2 dig. A two hour dive in good conditions (6m vis.) resulted in one huge boulder being removed. With this rock gone the dig should start making some forward progress.

Photos 08/1999

Broken Finger Pot (Yorkshire Dales)

Last years find, Broken Finger Pot, in East Kingsdale (Yorkshire Dales) has now been completely detackled. A trip to the bottom of this tight East Kingsdale classic will now require some 5 to 7 hours of hard labour. Moving tackle and rigging / derigging the seven pitches will be rewarding entertainment for a dedicated team. If you think you've rigged them all try the 'Grab Attack' pitch for something new. The cave comes highly recommended by all who have visited it.

Report fromTim Allen.
Report date13/07/1999.
previous report 07/1998