Welcome

Welcome to the web site of the Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club (CCPC). 

To find out a bit about us, click on About CCPC. We are currently working on updating this web site, so please be patient. We also have a Facebook presence.

Titan Streamway Trip Report

A successful trip along Titan Streamway on Sunday. Eight of us in total underground. Roy came to the Event Horizon with us and prussiked out. The scale of the Titan shaft only becomes apparent when there are plenty of cavers spread up and down the 80m upper pitch and across the fixed tension traverse to the streamway, lighting it up. The Titan Streamway needed some combined tactics and handlines to get us all up the cascades. A beautiful clean washed passage, but with very little water flowing.

Nenthead Weekend 23rd & 24th June 2018

Six people went for a weekend to explore the old lead mines around Nenthead in Cumbria. Saturday was a trip in to Smallcleugh Mine. The aim was to reconnoitre in force the route through to the ladders down to the connection with Caplecleugh mine for the Sunday. In addition we took in a lot of the other best features of this mine, both by design and because we were lost. Eventually Neil found the appropriate ladders and descended the first set to confirm it.

Manchester Hole, Goyden Pot Trip Report.

Nine members underground in this fascinating system. We met a group from CravenPC at the car park, but hardly saw them underground. Followed the guide route description at the insistence of Neil to see most of the major passages, with us underground for over four hours. Delays down to route finding as some, including the Manchester to Goydon connection is obscure. Pretty much every passage we were in obviously floods to the roof at regular intervals. Large parts of trees are distributed around the cave, sometimes rammed in to cracks in the roof many metres overhead.

Croesor Rhosydd Slate Mines Trip

Saturday 12th May the club ran a successful trip doing the traverse between Croesor and Rhosydd slate mines in North Wales. We walked over to the Croesor entrance, then did the traverse, including abseils, zip lines, tyrolean traverses and a boat trip to cross the various flooded chambers. Ten members underground were met by Heather at the Rhosydd Adit 9 end. Successful route finding underground was not matched by our route finding skills on the surface! There are photos in the gallery.

Trip Report. Eldon Hole.

A trip report from Rob Nevitt.

Peak Cavern Trip. 17/3/18

Two trips were run in to the Peak-Speedwell system. One to the White River Series, the other to the Peak Streamway and surrounding passages with two novice cavers.
Here are short trip reports from each.

Mistral Pot

Link Pot trip was deferred to Mistral Pot after some entry issues in what was a very tight entrance.
A group of 5 explored as many of the passages as we could given the new restricted timeframe but seems like we couldn't find the right way on.
Here are some pics of the trip
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vt54ZeXFLbNHEFFv1

Des

Oxlow Caverns

A great turnout by 10 club members on what was a cold snowy winters day.
All 10 members reaching the bottom with 3 going into West Chamber whilst 3 venturing further to the end of Pilgrims Way.
As usual a good workout followed by a good pint at the local.  
Here are the better pics from today

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ga7C1FPNYqOE6ezk2

Des Kelly

Meets List for 2018

The Meets List section of the web site appears to be broken, so they are currently on the front page. We have a bumper crop of trips planned for 2018, put together by Neil, our Meets Sec. These will be organised in more detail as they come up. Reminders will come from the clubs groups.io email list.As usual, other trips will be disorganised at shorter notice.

January

Penarth Slate Quarry in North Wales.

Oxlow Cavern to Maskhill Mine. A deep exchange trip in the Peak District.

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