Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T592: Cueva del Valledal

(El Torcu el Valledal)

East, North:365351, 4791266 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:GPS
Long, Lat:-4.6590217063881, 43.262150078246 (map)
Elevation (m):1080
Length (m):163.5
Depth (m):-10
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Follow the PR. PNPE-29 path to San Esteban, starting behind the Tresviso church. Follow the path past two obvious cabanas on the right and carry on until the viewing point and path way marker. The official path now heads down steeply, however, before this turn 90 degrees north and head up the La Cuesta ridge for 300m, heading toward the obvious gap in the ridge. The entrance is hidden from view until arriving at the ridge, and can be found at the base of the cliff.


A triangular evident hole, looking towards south 3 m base and 3 m high. Only visible when you are close.


A triangular hole 3m long by 3m high. A small 3m climb down leads to a small boulder strewn chamber. Left at the chamber leads to a low 20m passage decorated with old stalactites. The right hand side of the chamber is walled up, with an old door frame the way on into the main cave.
Through the door, the cave slops down steeply into the main passage which trends north east with an average passage width of 10m. At the foot of the entrance slope is a 10m blind pitch.
The main passage continues for 30m through numerous old collapsed cheese racks. A 5m pitch on the right 10m along the passage is blind. The main passage continues up a 5m flowstone ramp and continues along a ledge past old formations on the right.
The cave continues for another 65m, through more old cheese racks to terminate at a blank wall


T.C.P. (2016)
Documented first in 1738! Torco de el Valledal (Ortiz Real, 2000: 138).


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