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T510: Cueva del Entre Cuetos

(Cave of the Dug Out Entrance, Cueva del Quesos, The Cheese Cave)

Area:Sierra del a Corta
East, North:360869, 4788182 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Uncertain
Long, Lat:-4.7134424903682, 43.233577530491 (map)
Elevation (m):1305
Length (m):283
Depth (m):-117
Active Lead:
Survey Available:

Approach

From carpark head over obvious small col and skirt round rhs heading for obvious gap between two small cols. Follow track down hill, through leafy area. An obvious depression contains a small pile of rocks dug from the entrance. Entrance to right of tr

Entrance

Small obvious cheese cave at side of depression

Description

From entrance go past old cheese tables and round to the left to a junction. Drop down and left to a tight crawl. Crawl does start right and enters small chamber. Hole in floor leads down (feet first) and then to the right. At left turn is anchor for P1. P1: Step onto platform and look up. There is a rock bridge that can be used to place a long sling. If you're doing 'proper' rigging then a deviation (LHS facing out) part way down will help. Leads onto P2. P2: There is a boulder in the floor that can be used as an anchor. The RHS wall will take a wire. Then there is a spit on the LHS and finally a there is an eye that can take a deviation. Descend as far as the wide ledge, that circles this chamber. The climb to the base of the chamber is straightforward. From the base of this chamber climb over and down a boulder to find P3. P3 (Sword pitch): There is a chamber with a low window to the left and the top of a sandy rift leading on. The way on is through the window. There are a few boulders so that you can start rigging. You will need a rope protector to go through the window. Although, I never used it there may be a thread just above the outside of the window. Go down a few meters and on the RHS facing in you will see two spits for a y-hang. Further down on that wall you will see a couple of small stall spikes. These can be used for deviations with 1 inch flat tape. Under the calcite flow there are more stals for further deviation if required. From base of P3 climb up 2m and on RHS, below window, find spit for P4. P4: The takeoff is a single spit that needs a rope protector. A deviation partway down brings the rope out. [In the UK you would rig this as a long traverse using half a dozen spits.] Leads directly onto P5. P5: Can either be rigged from a natural in the roof (stand on the middle of the ledge) or there may be a spit on the RHS, facing out. From base of P5 (looking out) turn left and walk to P6. P6: I have no recollection of this. Probably a y-hang with 2 spits. Walk to a larger sandy chamber, 'The Waiting Room', The way on is a crawl to the left and down. 2010 Extensions - SBSS - 3 new pitches

Reference

Sefton, Mark (1984) Cave Science 11 LUSS 1995, 1996 SWCC 2009 Tresviso Caves Project 2015

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