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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Now we can get underground again, there is a long list of rigging guide entries to check. This update replaces the written descriptions for Lay-by Pot and Carlswark Cavern in Stoney Middleton Dale with proper drawn topos. Rope lengths have been checked. A longer rope is now given for Eyam Dale Shaft to allow a back up to a tree. This pitch is often used by novices, so this gives some extra protection at the top. The most up to date rigging guide version is now 13.4.
Our first post-lockdown 3 disorganised trip was to the Manchester Hole - Goyden Pot system in Nidderdale, Yorkshire. A fine time was had and a full report will doubtless appear in the next newsletter.
DCA have been updating the names of some mine features to their historical ones, rather than the names given by their more modern explorers. This has affected Youds' Level, which has returned to the name Ringing Rake Sough and Day shaft, which returns to being Deep Shaft. As a result, the Youds' Level topo has been renamed to Deep Shaft. Both names are shown on the description and topo. The rigging guide version is now 13.3.
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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