Ireby Fell Cavern (Masongill)


Report received November 2019:

The entrance pitches of Ireby Fell Cavern (Classic and Shadow Route) are much wetter now than they have been for decades. A large volume of water now enters out of the roof above the climb down to the first pitch. Previously, this aven only used to dribble or occasionally spout water in extreme weather. We expect a new route has opened up in the beck above. This means that rigging Ding, Dong and Bell pitches is much wetter than before, and free-climbing of Pussy Pitch is much more difficult. Overall this makes Ireby Fell a much more hazardous and wet cave than it has previously been.



No prior permission required, but for enquiries please call on the landowner, Mr. Peter Burton at Over Hall, Ireby (01524 241312).

This cave is on access land. Click here for more information.


NGR: SD 67357 77349

Lat/long: 54.1908597100799,-2.50176583745629

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Please note that grid references are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.

What 3 words: froze.slowness.factories

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Ireby Fell Cavern is equipped with Eco 'P' resin anchors within the BCA Anchor Scheme.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


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Last updated: 23 Dec 2020

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