Spider Hole

Spider Hole
Spider Hole August 2020

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Saturday 3rd October 2020


John Cooper, Adrian Vanderplank and Jude Vanderplank. Took in 2 bags of sand and capping kit. One mix of cement taken down to bottom. With storm Alex making its presence known the cave was damp! I’ve never seen Four-Tonne Shaft as wet with water entering only a few feet down and making the entire shaft a real shower bath. Fortunately the stream flowing down the bottom tunnel was being captured by the hole Wayne had cleaned out near the bottom end a couple of weeks ago and so did not complete its journey to flow down into the current dig site. The boulder was capped and some of it cemented into wall. Hope the water doesn’t wash the cement out. 2½ hours.

Monday, 28 September 2020

Monday 28th September 2020


John Cooper, Wayne Starsmore and Jude Vanderplank. Took in 2 bags of sand. Two mixes taken to the bottom. One used at the bottom and one doing maintenance work higher up the bottom shaft. Jude crawled into the lower south grotto and confirmed it didn’t go but the draught was still coming up out of the floor. One boulder refused to break so will have to be capped. 2 hours.