Spider Hole

Spider Hole
Spider Hole August 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Saturday 26th September 2020

 

John Cooper and Wayne Starsmore. Took in 2 bags of sand and a small bag of cement. To clarify, a bag of sand taken in is half a builder’s bag of sand (although I think Adrian adds an extra scoop!) and a small bag of cement is a 12.5kg bag (a normal bag is a full builder’s bag). Two mixes of cement were taken to the bottom. One mix is 1 of the bags of sand made up to a 4 to 1 ratio with Portland cement. More rocks were dug out of the floor and cemented into the walls, first by Wayne and then by John. 2½ hours.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Monday 21st September 2020

 

John Cooper, Wayne Starsmore, Adrian Vanderplank and Jude Vanderplank. Took in two bags of sand and capping kit. Two mixes to the bottom. Some clatch hauled out from bottom. Then Adrian did some capping, John did some walling, Adrian did more capping and finally some walling. More walling required. Nice draught still coming from below. 3½ hours.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Saturday 19th September 2020

 

John Cooper, Wayne Starsmore, Adrian Vanderplank and Jude Vanderplank. Took in two bags of sand and left two more at the entrance. Two mixes to the bottom. John used the first building his retaining wall at the North end of the rift and then Adrian used the second building his at the South-East end. More wall building required and a bit of capping. Still a nice draught coming up from below. On the way out the extra two loads of sand were moved on down to the top of Nut Pitch. 2½ hours.