Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T120:

Area:Samelar
East, North:362716, 4785364 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Map (yellow map)
Long, Lat:-4.6900049420301, 43.208551241392 (map)
Elevation (m):0
Length (m):0
Depth (m):0
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Approach

Follow the left hand track leading out of the Vegas de Andara (SARA Depression) onto the col between Samelar and El Santo. Climb the ridge up to Samelar and from the summit descend the slope leading to Canto la Concha. To the right the cliffs drop away towards Potes with a prominent valley and depression at their head. The entrance is located on the steep scree on the Samelar slopes, which lead down to the depression

Entrance

T120 is about 25m above the left hand side of the snowfield (1981) on the scree. The painted number is easily seen from the nearby T195. A small entrance under a boulder

Description

Through the small entrance hole the shaft widens out and the pitch is 23m to a ledge. A further 10m drop lands on a rubble slope. Down the slope that passage chokes, opposite this choke a passage and a steep rubble slope can be climbed to emerge under a daylight shaft which is almost certainly T195.
 
8m down the entrance shaft it is possible to pendulum onto a rock bridge. A 9m pitch over the far side of the bridge lands on a boulder choke. Underneath the pitch there is a connection with the original shaft. There is also a small parallel shaft to the left but this chokes after 4m.

Reference

L.U.S.S. (1981)

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