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  • Gingling HoleNEW
    Added: 19 Sep 2019.
    A description to accompany the topo for this Fountains Fell classic, including Big Rift and Big Pitch routes.
  • CupcakeNEW
    Added: 18 Sep 2019.
    A description of the route in Cupcake, an esoteric entrance to the Leck Fell Master Cave system on Leck Fell.
  • Long Drop CaveNEW
    Added: 18 Sep 2019.
    A description of the route down Long Drop Cave on Leck Fell, a seldom visited back-door into Deaths Head Hole, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • The Leck Fell Master Cave SystemRECENTLY UPDATED
    Added: 21 Jul 2018. Updated: 18 Sep 2019.
    A description covering the Lost Johns' Cave, Boxhead Pot, Death's Head Hole, It's a Cracker and Notts II entrances to the Leck Fell system and the route from each to Lyle Cavern.
  • Birks Fell CaveRECENTLY UPDATED
    Added: 02 Sep 2019.
    A description of the full journey through this stunning Yorkshire cave.
  • FOUL Pot
    Added: 07 Nov 2017. Updated: 05 Aug 2019.
    A description of the route to the bottom of this relatively new addition to the excellent deep potholes of Fountains Fell.
  • Vesper and Spectacle Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 01 Aug 2019.
    A description of the route down Vesper Pot and Spectacle Pot, which connect at the bottom, to accompany the rigging topos.
  • Ireby Fell Caverns
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 02 Jun 2019.
    A description of the route down Ireby Fell Caverns to Duke Street, including a few alternative routes on the first few pitches, and a suggested challenging round trip, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Tatham Wife Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 02 Jun 2019.
    A description of the route down Tatham Wife Hole to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Meregill Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 25 Feb 2019.
    A description of the route down the famous Meregill Hole to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Notts Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 10 Feb 2019.
    A description of three SRT routes down the classic Notts Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Caves of Scotland
    Added: 22 Dec 2018.
    An extensive guide to some of the most significant caves of Scotland.
  • Hardrawkin Pot
    Added: 16 Nov 2018.
    A clean and short SRT trip down an active stream pothole near Chapel-le-Dale.
  • Robinsons' Pot
    Added: 16 Nov 2018.
    A short and simple trip with a splendid main streamway, in the most unusual location.
  • Rumbling Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 05 Nov 2018.
    A description of the route down Rumbling Hole to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Roaring Hole
    Added: 16 Aug 2018.
    A description of the route to the bottom of Roaring Hole in Chapel-le-Dale - A quirky pothole of average difficulty descending to over 120m with relatively minimal tackle.
  • Aygill Caverns
    Added: 30 Dec 2016. Updated: 29 Jul 2018.
    A description of the route as far as the downstream cascades in Aygill Caverns to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Large Pot
    Added: 30 Dec 2016. Updated: 29 Jul 2018.
    A description of the route down Large Pot via Colossus to Necropolis (for connection to New Rift Pot) to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Sunset Hole
    Added: 22 Jul 2018.
    A description of the classic trip down various water cascades and simple pitches to the Final Chamber of Sunset Hole, plus some optional more challenging extensions.
  • Short Drop Pot and Gavel Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 20 Jul 2018.
    A description of the route from Short Drop Cave to Gavel Pot and Gavel Pot itself, to accompany the rigging topos.
  • Ease Gill Cavern
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 20 Feb 2018.
    A thorough description of most of the popular entrances to, and routes through Ease Gill Caverns, to accompany the various individual rigging topos. Included are Lancaster Hole, Cow Pot, County Pot, Wretched Rabbit, Pool Sink and Top Sink and all routes in between these various entrances plus some interesting round trips.
  • Hunt Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 08 Feb 2018.
    A description of the route down Hunt Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Little Hull Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 08 Feb 2018.
    A description of the route down Little Hull Pot to the sump to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Gaping Gill
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 08 Jan 2018.
    A thorough description of most of the popular entrances to, and routes through the Gaping Gill system, to accompany the various individual rigging topos.
  • Bull Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 07 Nov 2017.
    A description of the route down Bull Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Christmas Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route to the Grange Rigg sump via Christmas Pot.
  • Grange Rigg Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route down Grange Rigg Pot (which meets with Christmas Pot) to the Grange Rigg sump.
  • Hagg Gill Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route through Hagg Gill Pot in Langstrothdale.
  • Hurnel Moss Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route down Hurnel Moss Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Washfold Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route to the sump in Washfold Pot.
  • Shuttleworth Pot (Witches Cave) Conservation Guide
    Added: 01 Apr 2017.
    A guide to Witches Cave and Shuttleworth Pot for conservation purposes. All groups visiting this site are encouraged to read this and to help us protect this delicate site.
  • Rowten Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 12 Feb 2017.
    A description of the Eyehole and Big Gully SRT routes down Rowten Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Alum Pot and Long Churn Caves
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 10 Jan 2017.
    A description of routes down Long Churn Caves, Alum Pot (via Dollytubs, South-East or North-West routes) and Diccan Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Big Meanie
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the route down Big Meanie to Death's Head Hole Main Chamber and the Leck Fell Master Cave to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Ibbeth Peril 1
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the route through Ibbeth Peril 1 (the most popular entrance to the Ibbeth Peril system) to the Main Chamber.
  • Long Kin West and Pillar Holes
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the entirely vertical routes down neighbouring Long Kin West and Pillar Holes to accompany the rigging topos.
  • Out Sleets Beck Pot
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the route down Out Sleets Beck Pot to the sump to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Aquamole Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Aquamole Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Black Shiver Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Black Shiver Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Calf Holes, Old Ing and Birkwith
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route from Calf Holes to Browgill Cave to accompany the rigging topo, plus the route through Birkwith Cave and Old Ing Cave.
  • Great Douk and Middle Washfold
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route from Great Douk to Middle Washfold Cave, a popular through-trip.
  • Heron Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route through Heron Pot, including the traditional and high level traverse SRT routes, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Jingling Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the classic SRT routes down Jingling Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Juniper Gulf
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Juniper Gulf, a famous Yorkshire Pothole, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Long Kin East and Rift Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the routes down Long Kin East, and Rift Pot (including a few possible SRT routes), which connect at the bottom, to accompany the rigging topos.
  • Marble Steps Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of several SRT routes down Marble Steps Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Nick Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Nick Pot via Thornber’s Entrance, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Penyghent Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Penyghent Pot to the downstream sump.
  • Sell Gill Holes
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the Wet (Goblin) and Dry routes down Sell Gill Holes to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Simpsons Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Simpson’s Pot to allow exchange with Swinsto Hole or pull-through to Valley Entrance, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Swinsto Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Swinsto Hole to allow exchange with Simpson’s Pot or pull-through to Valley Entrance, to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Valley Entrance
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route through Valley Entrance to Kingsdale Master Cave.
  • Yordas Cave and Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of Yordas Cave, and Yordas Pot via the middle and top entrances, to accompany the rigging topo.