Ireby Fell Cavern
Hazards and Warnings
Warning 2024 years ago
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.
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Rigging Topos and Descriptions
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A description of the classic route down Ireby Fell Caverns to Duke Street I and then through to Duke Street II. Includes an additional long round trip via Cripple Creek and Jupiter Cavern for those seeking a longer adventure.
Ireby Fell Cavern is equipped with resin bonded anchors installed as part of the the BCA Anchor Scheme.
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Please note that locations 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.