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S-33: Torca de la Hendida

(Cleft Cave)

East, North:363259, 4785128 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Map (yellow map)
Long, Lat:-4.683264863827, 43.206525539545 (map)
Elevation (m):2100
Length (m):1263
Depth (m):-452
Active Lead:
Survey Available:


The entrance is on a rocky hillside to the right of the S-4 as the slope drops Just before summit of Samelar thake the path to the right and traverse round to the south eastern slopes and head for La Hendida. A steep channel can be found and descend parallel to this and head towards the karst on the left hand side.


2m x 2m entrance


Laege vertical cave with two large chambers.   A P12, P5, P28, P51, P65, P6, P28 and P54 leads to the first chamber "La Salita"  at -200m
The next chamber is down 2 smaller pitches.  Towards the end of the chamber is the large P130 that leads to a major boulder collapse.  This can be pushed for some way to the the head of an unstable P8 at -452m)
Both chambers are approx. 100m long with lots of boulder collapse.
Paso del Pajarito
Paso del Figurín
Paso de la Mascletá
Estrecho del Cangrejo
Pozo de la Escalera
Pozo de la Esperanza
La Salita


  • I.K.T.F. (1997) “Memoria 97. Bejes (Cantabria). Interclub Kami, Tracalet A.D.KAMI.
  • A.D.KAMI. (1997) Memorias Beges 1997
  • A.D.KAMI. (1998) Memorias Beges 1998
  • I.K.T.F. (2000) “Memoria 2000. Bejes (Cantabria). Interclub Kami, Tracalet A.D.KAMI.
  • Gastón, M. (2003). “Fin de la exploración de la Torca de La Hendida. Macizo Oriental de los Picos de Europa”. Subterránea-20:34-39.
  • Notes

  • 1997 -I.K.T.F. locate and descend to -100m
  • 1998 -I.K.T.F. descend to La Salita chamber
  • 1999 - I.K.T.F descend the P130 to boulder choke (-400m)
  • 2000 - exploration of terminal boulder choke
  • 2003 - continued push of terminal choke (to -452m)
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