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  • 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.
  • Aquamole Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Aquamole Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Aygill Caverns
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the route as far as the downstream cascades in Aygill Caverns 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.
  • Black Shiver Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Black Shiver Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Bull Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 07 Jun 2017.
    A description of the route down Bull 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.
  • Christmas Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route to the Grange Rigg sump via Christmas Pot.
  • Ease Gill Cavern
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A thorough description of most of the popular entrances to, and routes through Ease Gill Caverns, to accompany the various individual rigging topos.
  • Gaping Gill
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 16 May 2017.
    A thorough description of most of the popular entrances to, and routes through the Gaping Gill system, to accompany the various individual rigging topos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hagg Gill Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route through Hagg Gill Pot in Langstrothdale.
  • 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.
  • Hunt Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the routes down Little Hull Pot and neighbouring Hunt Pot to accompany the rigging topos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ireby Fell Caverns
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 12 Feb 2017.
    A description of the route down Ireby Fell Caverns to Duke Street, including a few alternative routes on the first few pitches, 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.
  • Large Pot
    Added: 30 Dec 2016.
    A description of the route down Large Pot via Colossus to Necropolis (for connection to New Rift Pot) to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Little Hull Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Little Hull Pot to the sump 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.
  • 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.
  • Lost Johns, Boxhead Pot and Deaths Head Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the Lost John’s, Boxhead Pot and Death’s Head Hole system, which all connect into the Leck Fell Master Cave. Several routes are described, 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.
  • Meregill Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down the famous Meregill Hole 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.
  • Notts Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of three SRT routes down the classic Notts Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
  • 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.
  • Penyghent Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Penyghent Pot to the downstream sump.
  • 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.
  • Rumbling Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 12 Feb 2017.
    A description of the route down Rumbling Hole to accompany the rigging topo.
  • 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.
  • Short Drop Pot and Gavel Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route from Short Drop Cave to Gavel Pot and Gavel Pot itself, to accompany the rigging topos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tatham Wife Hole
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route down Tatham Wife Hole to accompany the rigging topo.
  • Valley Entrance
    Added: 13 Nov 2016.
    A description of the route through Valley Entrance to Kingsdale Master Cave.
  • Vesper and Spectacle Pot
    Added: 13 Nov 2016. Updated: 12 Feb 2017.
    A description of the route down Vesper Pot and Spectacle Pot, which connect at the bottom, to accompany the rigging topos.
  • Washfold Pot
    Added: 08 May 2017.
    A description of the route to the sump in Washfold Pot.
  • 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.