Wales 26th and 27th October 2002
Photos and report courtesy of Darryl Anderson
Darryl, Colm, Jani, Moritz, Philipp
This was a first caving trip for Jani, Moritz and Philipp. Colm knew the way so
he led us down to Gnome passage and down Selubrious passage, stopping off to see
the trident and the judge on the way. From there we went down Maypole inlet to
the OFD 2 streamway, with me and Colm taking photos along the way. We went upstream
for a bit but didn't get as far as the top waterfall before turning back. We then
climbed back up maypole inlet and returned the way we came, stopping off at the
mini columns on the way, including a ridiculously pointless squeeze where I
managed to get a photo of Jani. Time underground 5 hours. The evening involved
drinking beer, cards, drinking gin (as we'd run out of beer), table traversing,
and yet more drinking.
Darryl, Rick, Jerome
Not wanting to go down Cwm Dur today, I took the 2 guys who did that on saturday
into OFD 2. After a few route finding problems with White Arch series, and a quick
detour to see the mini columns, we eventually found Gnome Passage and from there we
went down Edwards Shortcut, with the slippery traverse, and on to Selenite passage.
After reaching the top of Maypole inlet we decided not to go down so we headed out
via Salubrious, including the detour to trident and judge. Time Underground 4 hours.
||Climbing down |
|Jani (I think) in a squeeze
|Colm under Trident