news access webmaster Access Guide Software Update The software that provides the CSCC Access Guide has been completely re-written. The new user interface is designed to make it easier to search the information. A new and hopefully useful feature is that the most recent updates can be found by sorting the
news access covid Coronavirus Lockdown Update As far as CSCC is aware, all caves closed as a result of the coronavirus lockdown are now open. Restrictions may apply to some caves whilst the virus is still prevalent in the community and it is important to respect the wishes of landowners in this regard.
news access fairy_cave_quarry New Padlock Combination at Fairy Cave Quarry From January 1st 2021 the combination for the entrance gate to Fairy Cave Quarry will be changed. The new combination will be available from the major Mendip caving clubs and Fairy Cave Quarry Management Committee. A reminder that the combination must not be passed on to non cavers/climbers since the quarry owners do not give permission for general access and doing so may risk future access to the quarry. Please also …
news access star_shaft_mine Star Shaft Mine Closed Following damage to the gate, the mine is currently closed pending the necessary remedial works. Please do not visit and try and open the gate as, due to its location, it has been made secure as a safety measure. Please check the
Welcome From Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd After a long day’s work last weekend, the Right-Hand Route in Rhino Rift has been rebolted using BCA approved IC resin anchors. The resin holding the new bolts has now had time to cure and so the route is usable again from this weekend (26th June)
news access rhino_rift ccc_ltd Rhino Rift Closed Sat/Sun 19/20th June We have received word from the Secretary of CCC Ltd that following the unauthorised bolting of the Right Hand Route, Rhino Rift will be closed for the weekend of the 19/20th June for remedial bolt removal and rebolting of the Right Hand Route.
news access rhino_rift ccc_ltd Rhino Right Hand Route Rebolted From Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd - 25th June 2021 Dear Club Reps, After a long day’s work last weekend, the Right-Hand Route in Rhino Rift has been rebolted using BCA approved IC resin anchors. The old spits were drilled out and, where possible, have been replaced with resin anchors. The unapproved through bolts are still in place but have had their nuts and hangers removed where possible. These should not be used. A notic…
Welcome Following requests from concerned locals, a CSCC padlock will be fitted to the entrance gate of Thrupe Lane Swallet. Read more ... 9th June 2021 From Mendip Cave Rescue MCR has had to restructure itself and has reconstituted itself as a registered charity. With the new structure cavers who wish to continue supporting the MCR by being on the cavers call out list are invited to apply for associate membership
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News Archive CSCC Dig Fest 2016 & BCA Party [CSCC Dig Fest 2016] Ever fancied finding new cave? Now's your chance. The diggers of Mendip will be opening their digs for you to visit and have a go. * June 3rd - 5th * Digging * Workshops * Talks * Wessex Challenge (hosted by the BEC)
news access tween_twins_hole fester_hole Breakthrough in Tween Twins Hole (Fester Hole) After many years of work a team of Wessex Cave Club diggers have made an interesting discovery at Tween Twins Hole in Burrington Combe, Mendip. Tween Twins, known to members of the WCC as “Fester Hole”, has been worked sporadically since the early 1980’s, with interest in the site re-kindled in 2008 as part of the J-Rat DigFest celebrations.
news access box_quarry Box Quarry Currently Closed Box Quarry has been closed by the landowner and CSCC are in communication with them and other interested parties, to see how this situation can be resolved. We know the landowner is not opposed to bona fide access for cavers and mine explorers, but they do have a legal duty to keep the quarries secure against casual entry, and a recent series of high profile incidents in the quarry have caused pressure on the landowner to secure the site.
news access ccc_ltd longwood_swallet Longwood Swallet Lock Vandalised From Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd 11th Apr 2021 We have received a report today that the lock on Longwood Swallet has been vandalised and will not open. Please do not issue keys or permits for this cave until we have been able to repair it. This may take some time, as we need to get appropriate equipment on site.
news access ccc_ltd longwood_swallet Longwood Swallet Lock Fixed From Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd 24th Apr 2021 The damaged lock on Longwood has now been removed and replaced. It’s now OK to issue keys & permits for the cave, again. Happily it didn’t take too long. Graham Mullan
news access New Padlocks for CSCC Caves The Council of Southern Caving Clubs are changing the locks on all of the caves for which they administer access. The previously used locks are now no longer available and there have been a number of issues with copied and poorly fitting keys in circulation, causing damage to the locks and not operating the locks easily, if at all.
Welcome We have received word from the Secretary of CCC Ltd that following the unauthorised bolting of the Right Hand Route, Rhino Rift will be closed for the weekend of the 19/20th June for remedial bolt removal and rebolting of the Right Hand Route.