Exploration undertaken by Black Rose CC members...
Whilst the Black Rose primarily undertakes sporting caving trips we do indulge in some exploration from time to time. If anyone wishes to help with any of our digging projects, either supplying equipment or helping out (digging or moral support) then please get in touch with us. Willing volunteers are always needed and won't be turned away! Conservation is occasionally undertaken too and again, volunteers always welcomed.
This is still a work-in-progress (Oct 2013) page, more tweaking will be undertaken on this page and the individual cave pages in the future.
A new dig (Sept 2013) in the high level series, more details to follow later..
Also some notes on the loose Bridge-Graveyard dig.
Second Hand Streamway.
Active joint dig with DR/Mud Miners. A number of locations being looked at: sediment fill passage and a boulder choke (a wet spot!)
Refs: Descent 234, p.13.
A series of seven sandstone caves have been recorded in the valley of Tripsdale, North Yorkshire Moors. A return is planned to attempt pushing a couple of caves.
Refs: BRCC Journal 1, p.16. Descent 231, p.10, Descent 232, p.8.
On hold dig about 3-4m deep. A return with a smoke test is required to locate the best place to dig.
An obvious stream sink near Green Hackeber Hill. The cave resides in Simonstone Limestone, the rising for the water is unknown.
The passage is too small to follow, nearby dry holes received brief attention but all ways on proved too small.
Refs: BRCC Journal 1, p.13.
A brief dig in an outlet passage off Choke Cavern, needs more work, possibly raking or capping to proceed further.
Refs: BRCC Journal 1, p.14.
A long term sandy dig, the cave was reopened and extended to 22m in length. No longer being dug due to the complexities of the cave and the assumption it would be a very long dig to Bean Pot.
Refs: BRCC Journal 1, p.8.
A short cave on the common was dug to a metre or two in length, before being left. The rift feature is being sporadically dug in the vain hope of finding an uphill continuation of the cave.
Refs: BRCC Journal 1, p.10.
A very short cave floored with rocks, briefly dug before being left for other caves on the common. A return was planned but as yet has not happened.
Sting Hole - Small hole dropped to sticky mud slope and down in the floor was a too small draughting hole. Total passage was about 6m. Cave lost and location unknown!
Hopping Henry Hole - 2m deep small stream sink, shakehole sides slumped slighty, way on probably too narrow.
Storrs Cave - a couple of minor prods, but no real attempt at digging anything as yet.