Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T69: Pozo Motilla

(Hammer Pot)

Area:Sierra del a Corta
East, North:362648, 4788958 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:GPS
Long, Lat:-4.6917362378046, 43.240888243594 (map)
Elevation (m):1248
Length (m):90
Depth (m):-70
System:
Active Lead:
Survey Available:

Approach

In depression adjacent to T68.

Entrance

Small draughting hole at farthest point from track. Entrance

Description

7m pitch to squeeze and 3m climb into small chamber. A rift leads off in right hand corner.  A strong draught is in evidence.
 
The floor of the rift has been dug out, to allow a tight 3m drop into a rift. The rift widens over a false floor, which has been dug downwards for approx. 1m to reveal a P60.  The pitch is extremely tight at the top and larger cavers will struggle to pass.
 
The p60 widens and drops into a large chamber.  There is no apparent way on and the draught has been lost.

Reference

  • L.U.S.S. (1986)
  • S.B.S.S. (2010) (Phil Walker, Mike Broad)
  • S.W.C.C. (2011) (Phil Walker, madPhil Rowsell)
  • S.W.C.C. (2012) (Phil Walker, Alan Braybrooke)
  • S.W.C.C. (2014) (Bob Clay, Arwel Roberts)
  • Notes

    Alternate co-ordinates:
  • 0362742 4789191,
  • 362660 4788949 (1291),
  • 2012 – 362648 4788958 (1255)
  • 2010 floor of rift dug out, 3 metres down until rift widens. False floor in rift (possibly not thick). Crawl for 4 metres, 6 inch slot, where rocks rattle
  • Images

    Entrance