A reminder of where there are eco-anchors placed in caves of the Cambrian region, this includes Wales and the Forest of Dean.
|Indiana Highway traverse||5|
|Spare Rib rope climb||3|
|Agen Allwedd||Keyhole Chamber||4|
|Llanelly Quarry Pot||Entrance Rift||1|
|Jackdaw Quarry Pot||Main Pitch||1|
|Slaughter Stream Cave||Wet Sink pitches||6|
|Ogof Hen Ffynhonnau||Entrance pitch||2|
|Pant Mawr Pot||Entrance pitch||4|
|Lesser Garth Cave||Main pitch||3|
|Pwll Dwfn||First pitch||1|
*Eco-anchor placement in Pwll Dwfn is now complete. Click here for Pwll Dwfn Topo Guide
Eco-Anchor Safety Checks
All anchors should be checked before use. Twist the anchor using the fingers, while observing any movement. Slight flexing or rotational movement (+ / - 1mm) of the anchor is acceptable.
The following points should be checked before using or loading the anchors:
- Looseness or fracture of the rock in which the anchor is placed.
- Grooves or abrasion inside the curvature of the anchor (i.e. the inside contact area of the anchor).
- Obvious damage to the anchor or placement from rock fall.
- Excessive rotation of the resin within the drilled hole.
- Rotation of the anchor within the resin.
- Fracturing of the rock within 20cm of the anchor placement.
- Egress of the anchor from the resin or resin from the drilled hole.
Bob Mehew. Chair BCA E&T Committee
In event of finding a potential Eco-Anchor fault in the Cambrian Region please contact the CCC Equipment Officer and he will contact one of the cavers trained in eco-anchor placement.
Above Pant Mawr Pot pitch