The following has been reported to the Peak Speedwell keyholders and DCA.

JH: The netting holding the debris directly above Leviathan last pitch (alt route) below Tea Rooms has deteriorated badly and become detached on left. I removed several large blocks ready to fall directly onto the pitch but it’s all bulging and not good.

The problems will be dealt with a.s.a.p. but, be warned, JH is very unstable in places and is difficult to deal with so this may take some time. As always, take great care in tackling JH and watch out for loose rock at pitch heads.

News Flash

Speedwell Bung Ladder

The Bung Ladder in Speedwell MIne was found to be damaged so due to the the Bung Ladder has been removed but it will return once fixed. Four anchors have been installed that cavers can use. Cavers heading down the Bung can rig an abseil rope but trips 'up-hill' will not be able to climb the Bung. A fixed line may appear here but Derbyshire Caving Association (DCA) reminds cavers that ropes fixed to any DCA anchor are NOT the responsibility of the DCA and their use is at your own risk.