Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T608: Torca de los Carneros

Area:Tresviso
East, North:363638, 4791543 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Uncertain
Long, Lat:-4.6801874617488, 43.264335336175 (map)
Elevation (m):1401
Length (m):0
Depth (m):0
System:
Active Lead:
Survey Available:

Approach

From Tresviso follow the obvious track heading north from the village, when the road bends sharply round to the right, head north up the valley until reaching the end of another track with an animal shed. Turn west and head 500m up the flank of Cueto Cerralosa.

Entrance

Large vegatated entrance

Description

The large entrance starts with a 4m pitch down led to a short-vegetated ramp, quickly followed by another 6m pitch.   At the bottom of the pitch another ramp of loose boulders is traversed, opening out to a large chasm with a 41m pitch, with a pristine bird’s nest at the head.
 
The pitch leads to an impressive wide rift chamber, full of animal bones, ending down another short ramp.  A small constriction, The Graveyard, leads to a blind 10m pitch.
 
In the corner of the chamber is a hole in the floor leading down an old, immature fossil passage, blocked by calcite.  This would require hammering to continue further. (2017 - unclear if this was revisited?)
 
Back in the chamber a climb on the left leads to an impressive, beautiful passage, with stals, crystal pools, helictites, popcorn florets and calcite curtains. The passage continues, with a delicate climb down between the calcite florets into further splendid cave, but no further way on.
 
A narrow pitch head drops 6m into a pool of water with moon milk covered walls.
 
Behind the crystal pool is a narrow hole, that descends down into a narrow rifty passage closing down quickly.

Reference

T.C.P. (2017)

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