We are an active and friendly caving club that welcomes both new and experienced cavers. Despite our name, we are mainly a caving club, though some members do climb as well. We are mostly based in Cheshire and Staffordshire, but some members live further away. Our caving and mine exploration takes place locally in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales and further afield in this country and abroad.
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If you are totally new to caving and want to know what it is all about, then read What We Do and Why We Do It.
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The latest news from the club. Just the most recent updates appear here. All the news, including older news (olds?) can be found on the News page.
Some updates to the rigging guide. The latest version is 13.9. The P8 topo now has more detailed drawings of the area around Idiot's Leap to help navigation and updated rigging of the high level routes there. The rigging for the Iron Ladder pitch has been corrected. Snelsow Swallet now includes the rigging for the lower pitch. At Eldon Hole, the South Gully route topo has been modified to make rigging and using the route easier. Corrected the introduction. The date of our first rigging guide was 1994.
Our editor has published Newsletter 126 (July 2021). A copy can be downloaded from the Newsletter page. Find out what we have been down to in the intervals that caving has been legal so far this year.
Among various trips over the last few weeks, six members did a through trip from Pippikin Pot to Mistral. Pippikin is infamous for being rather snug in places. Everyone made it through and a report, with pictures is likely to appear in a future newsletter.
The trip by some members to the international Gouffre Berger clean up expedition in France has been cancelled. The COVID related restrictions on travel to France have made this impractical. Our 2020 club trip to the cave was also stopped by the disease control measures at the time, so that is two years in a row now.
We can arrange supervised caving trips for individuals, or for small groups, with all equipment provided. Our ability to do this was initially funded through a National Lottery grant. If you are interested, then please get in touch.
The CCPC Peak District Rigging Guide has moved on-line. The most comprehensive collection of SRT rigging topos for the Peak and free to use by all cavers. Accessible by clicking, or tapping the book below and via a link in the menu on any page.
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As a club we aim to minimise the impact we have on the cave environment by following the BCA Caving Conservation Code.
As a club, Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club (C.C.P.C.) recognizes that the activities undertaken by Club Members may involve a danger of personal injury or death. As participants in such activities, all adult Members of C.C.P.C. (including Temporary Members) must be aware of, and accept, these risks, and must be responsible for their own actions, and for their own safety. [CCPC Risk Statement. 01-01-2015]
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Des Kelly in Ireby Fell Cavern. Photo © Grace Chu 2014.
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