All the caving trips this weekend were to the caves of West Kingsdale. On Saturday, we split into two teams: Olly, Simon and Stuart did Rowten, while Dave, Nial, Sarah and Rupert went to Jingling. On Sunday, we did a pull-through down Swinsto Hole and out through Valley Entrance, but unfortunately none of the photos of this came out.
The classic entrance of Rowten Pot. (Watch out for clueless tourists dropping stones down!). Photo: Rupert Bateson
Jingling Pot entrance: a 40m daylight shaft. Photo: Rupert Bateson
Nial rigging the Jingling entrance pitch, perched unconcernedly above a large amount of empty space. Photo: Dave Loeffler
Rupert prusiking up the bottom pitch of the Lateral Cleft route in Jingling, illuminated by the lamps of those waiting below. Photo: Dave Loeffler
One of a team of Manchester cavers who were doing Jingling at the same time as us, via the direct route. Photo: Dave Loeffler