Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club

Welcome!

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.

Find out more about us.

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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Latest News

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.

14th October 2020. Rigging Guide Updates

The rigging guide is now at version 13.0. The JH Mine topo has been updated and corrected between the surface and the Workshop. Leviathan will need another trip, so the only change for this shaft is to spell the name correctly! In Nickergrove Mine, the option of using a deviation on the pull through pitch is mentioned to prevent rope rub. Useful if this pitch is rigged for ascent. For edition 13, the page numbers have all been put in sequence again to allow for the new pages and topos that have been inserted over the last ten months. If you have a printed copy, then this will need printing again.

12th October 2020. Trip Report. JH Mine

A trip report and photos, all by Gaz McShee, from a club visit to James Hall Over Engine Mine on 11th October 2020 can be read here.

10th August 2020. Old Newsletters

Nine old club newsletters from the early years of this century have been uploaded to the web site, between newsletter 70 and 80. The time period these cover includes the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. Another occasion when pestilence rudely interrupted our caving fun.


Try Caving

Try Caving

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.


Peak District Rigging Guide

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.

CCPC Rigging Guide

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Caving Conservation Code

As a club we aim to minimise the impact we have on the cave environment by following the BCA Caving Conservation Code.

  1. Cave with care and thought for the environment.
  2. Disturb nothing whether living or geological.
  3. Avoid touching formations.
  4. Keep to marked routes and never cross conservation tapes.
  5. Take nothing but photographs.
  6. Do not pollute the cave, leave nothing behind.

Risk Statement

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]


Ireby Fell Cavern

Des Kelly in Ireby Fell Cavern. Photo © Grace Chu 2014.


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