Meets List

A list of the meets organised in advance. In addition to these, many other meets are organised on an ad-hoc basis. We use our groups.io email list to organise trips. Access to the email list and the exact date of meets is available to all club members and to prospective members by invitation only.

Covid devastated our 2020 meets list, due to lock downs and restrictions in the various nations. Hopefully 2021 will be better! We have unfinished business in many caves, with some trips having to be canceled more than once, so they have reappeared in our 2021 plans.

January 2021

Waterfall Hole, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire. Grade 4. Derbyshire now in Tier 4. Another COVID related cancellation.

Covid-19 Lock Down number 3 in England.

Langstroth Pot, Langstrothdale, Yorkshire. Grade 4.

Nettle Pot, Castleton, Derbyshire. Grade 3 to 5.

February 2021

Snake Mine, Hoptonwood, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

Link Pot in to Serendipity, Ease Gill, Dales. Grade 3.

March 2021

Poacher's Cave, Cilcain Bridge, North Wales. Grade 3.

Manchester Hole to Goyden Pot, Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Grade 3.

April 2021

Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire. Grade 3 to 5.

Cwmorthin Slate Mine, Tanygrisiau, North Wales. Grade 3.

May 2021

Eldon Hole, training sessions for the Berger. Eldon Lane, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

Providence Pot to Dow Cave, Great Wernside, Yorkshire. Grade 5.

Pippikin Cave to Mistral, Ease Gill, Dales. Grade 4 to 5.

June 2021

Eldon Hole, training sessions for the Berger. Eldon Lane, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

Ogof Draenen, Llanelly Hill, South Wales. Grade 3.

Juniper Gulf, The Allotment, Yorkshire. Grade 4.

July 2021

Eldon Hole, training sessions for the Berger. Eldon Lane, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

Penyghent Pot, Phenygent, Yorkshire. Grade 5.

Ogof Agen Allwedd, Llangattock, South Wales. Grade 3 to 4.

Gouffre Berger, Vercor, France. Grade 5.

August 2021

Giant's Hole, Castleton, Derbyshire. Grade 2 to 5.

King Pot, East Kingsdale,Yorkshire. Grade 5.

Bagshawe Cavern, Bradwell, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

September 2021

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Penwyllt, South Wales. Grade 3 to 4.

Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire. Grade 3 to 5.

October 2021

Lancaster Hole, Ease Gill, Dales. Grade 3.

JH Mine, Castleton, Derbyshire. Grade 4.

November 2021

Notts 2, Leck Fell, Dales. Grade 3.

Waterways Swallet car park clean up. Blore, Staffordshire.

Water Icicle Close Cavern, Monyash, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

December 2021

Pasture Gill Pot, Langstrothdale, Yorkshire. Grade 4.

Eyam Dale House Cavern, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire. Grade 3.

In the Autumn, our meets secretary will be asking club members for suggestions for the 2022 meets list.


SRT

We usually use Single Rope Technique, or SRT to descend and ascend vertical sections of caves. With the areas we cave in, many of our trips will require mastery of SRT. Full training can be provided by the club and you can borrow the equipment until you decide to buy your own.


Some notes on grades

Where possible, an indication of the difficulty of the cave is given on a scale from one to five. The grading system is based on that used in the Northern Caves guide books. Grading in caving will always be subjective and not as sophisticated as the systems used in the climbing world. The difficulty of the cave will also depend on the size, experience and fitness of the caver as well as the weather conditions and many other factors.

  1. Easy cave or mine without vertical pitches, or appreciable difficulties.
  2. Moderate cave or mine, or small pothole.
  3. Cave, pothole, or mine with no particularly hazardous, difficult, or strenuous sections.
  4. Cave, pothole, or mine with some hazards, difficult sections, or large pitches.
  5. Cave, pothole, or mine with very strenuous, difficult sections and large, wet pitches. You'll need to be fit and fully competent for these.