username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
3 Photosets

2019-11-10  
2016-02-28  
2014-01-05  
Pit Explore, AZ
mini location map2016-02-28
37 by photographer avatarGrottoGirl
photographer avatar
page 1   2   3
 
Pit Explore, AZ 
Pit Explore, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2016
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.50 Miles 1,456 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
1,456 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners partners
airkewled
justmike
In November of 2014 we set out to reach the bottom of a pit. For the final pitch, Mike and Kevin had rigged a haul system to drop us down through two very tight cracks down to the bottom of the cave. Then we were pulled up thru the cracks using careful communication and moving barely an inch at a time through the tightest spots to ensure we didn't get jammed to the point we couldn't get out.

This time, we wanted to get down and back up without the haul system. We used our typical rope descending and ascending techniques. Last time, I was reluctant to explore much of the bottom since I was the first one down and I was nervous about getting hauled back up. This time, we all assembled at the bottom so we were able to explore. Nothing like being over 300 ft underground! We found a calcified bat, a couple of spots that looked like drains, and the old register box from 1975 (yep - 40 years old)! On the way out, I got to watch and/or hear others struggling with the two sections of squeezes required to get out. It was a bit unnerving to think of the struggle that I was going to have to endure. Lucky for me, I was able to wiggle out even with my bum shoulder!

10 of us went to the cave and five of us successfully made it to the bottom and back! I'll let you wonder what happened to the other five!
_____________________
1 archive
HAZ Member
GrottoGirl's
439 Photosets

  2016-04-23
  2016-04-17
  2016-04-16
  2016-04-10
  2016-04-09
  2016-04-03
  2016-04-02
  2016-03-27
  2016-03-26
  2016-03-19
  2016-03-13
  2016-03-06
  2016-02-28
  2016-02-27
  2016-02-20
  2016-02-17
  2016-02-14
  2016-02-07
  2016-02-06
  2016-01-31
1 ... 7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13 ... 22  
help comment issue

end of page marker