Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T21: Cueva C29

(Culva C29, HT-1)

Area:Invernales de la Caballar
East, North:360022, 4788360 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:GPS
Long, Lat:-4.7239141217553, 43.235022981964 (map)
Elevation (m):1270
Length (m):250
Depth (m):-150
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From the Jitu de Escarandi carpark follow the road towards Sotres. Shortly more level ground is encountered and the road passes through a shallow grassy depression. To the right and left of the track are large steep sided do lines. C29 is marked on the small cliff above the entrance to the cave, just to the left of the track. A small stream sinks further back up the dry valley, in which the entrance is situated.


The entrance was excavated and is a small hole between boulders in the rock face.


Once through the entrance squeeze, there is a 2m climb down into a small chamber. A low passage leads off and the mud floor had to be dug out to enable further progress. Muddy crawling leads to a high narrow trench passage and the top of the first pitch. Loose boulders necessitated the use of a wedged beam at the take off for this pitch. At 5m down there is a narrow ledge and a further 11m pitch in a large shaft.

A climb and 4m pitch over a jammed boulder leads via a stooping passage to a junction. A climb to the right, down a hading fault formed rift, leads to a massive shaft. 23m down a clean wall lands upon a spacious ledge. (No belay points). The shaft continues with an awkward take off to a fine free-hanging abseil of 50m.

The passage, now more roomy, continues through various pools to a climb and a further pitch with an awkward take off. Unfortunately, the continuation becomes wet and low, soon sumping.


L.U.S.S. (1974-1977)
T.C.P. (2019)


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