Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T162:

Area:Hoya Evangalista
East, North:359340, 4783674 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Map (yellow map)
Long, Lat:-4.7311158413004, 43.192718539623 (map)
Elevation (m):2200
Length (m):0
Depth (m):0
System:
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Approach

follow track to T71 and climb up the scree to right of the path immediately after the blasted section. Entrance is 30m above the path at base of cliffs Description to T71: A track runs between Pico el Grajal (overlooking the Vegas de Andara (SARA Depression) from the west) and the cliff line to the west of the peak. Take this clear track and follow it to the col with a startling view down to Potes. The track then descends before climbing onto the E-W ridge overlooking the Pozo de Andara (Lake Depression) . It follows the ridge before levelling and going southwards across a grassy area. The track finally turns west and descends the rubble through the narrow gap between the two cliffs to the collapse area and roof e section blasted from the cliff face. Cross the snow covered section of track (with care) and 100m further on leave it and walk for 50m down to the easterly snow slope in the depression. The depression is approximately 300m long; lies between Lechugales, Evangelists and Arce peaks; faces S.E. and is at a height of 2,200m.

Entrance

an obvious 5m wide cave entrance

Description

the entrance leads by a rubble slope down into a 30m x 10m chamber. A climb up the back leads to a climb and decorated rift passage which can be followed for some distance to choke.

This is an interesting example of large, old high level altitude vadose development

Reference

L.U.S.S. (1979)

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