Cueva del Mazarrasa

Alternate Names: T87, Torca del Mazarrasa

LOCATION, ENTRANCE, DESCRIPTION, SURVEYS, REFERENCES


CO-ORDINATES: 30 T X:0360933 Y:4785987
ALTITUDE: 1717m
LENGTH:
DEPTH: -318m


LOCATION:

Obvious Mine entrance at the side of the White House.

2010 Update - collapsed, entrance is inaccessible.


ENTRANCE:

Stooping mine entrance

Picture: Entrance (collapsed)


DESCRIPTION:

This is a really sporting trip with lots of long pitches.

A stooping mine entrance leads to a dam. Continuing on, through knee deep water, a natural shaft is reached. This is the head of a 55m pitch. Bolts in the wall give a good free hang all the way to the bottom, where a boulder slope is reached. A 9m pitch follows.

From the bottom a loose boulder slope leads to the head of a 15m pitch. Below, another boulder slope, followed by a 3m climb, leads to a 45m pitch, Pendulum Pot. It is possible to pendulum into an obvious side passage 10m from the bottom of the pitch.

A 13m pitch, follows shortly and at its bottom a:short. traverse leads to a large hole in the floor. A 4m pitch, followed by a short climb returns you to the big shaft which is 29m deep.

From the Large Chamber the way on is down a 3m climb and along a tight rift. A crawl leads to a 24m pitch and large boulder chamber. Continue down the boulder slope until the far wall is reached. After a slide and climb down between the wall and boulders the passage continues to a series of short climbs.
Next follows a series of sporting pitches in easy going passage.

Eventually the rift narrows and the going becomes more difficult. After a small chamber the way on is either at floor level, which is tight and strenuous, or a traverse along in wider passage, followed by a 9m pitch to floor level.

A 6m pitch is reached which drops into a small chamber. The going becomes easy again but only for a short distance, before the rift becomes very tight.
It can be followed for another 100m, past a small inlet to a sump.

No ways on were found


SURVEYS:


REFERENCES