Saturday August 10th 2013
Lancaster Hole - Wretched Rabbit via Double Decker Pot and Main Drain
Matt, John S, Gary, David W, John Singleton
A superb trip as always. We were going to do the usual Lancaster Hole to Wretched Rabbit route via Montague East but we thought we would add interest by going round Double Decker Pot and up the main drain to Oxbow corner instead, which was excellent. Total trip time six hours. Only one slight navigational problem was finding the route up the boulder choke to depart the streamway at Oxbow Corner (this is not obvious or memorable but trial and error got us there within about half an hour).
David W wrote...
Excellent trip for a second cave, no problems with any descending (strangely my favorite part). We headed for the collonades to complete John's video. Eventually when finished, continued through to the minarets and double decker. Once we found the main drain took a break and some munchies, before continuing.
Continued up the streamway and the rock pools (so tempting to jump in than traverse the side, maybe with my snorkel). When we reached the boulder choke we ended up a bit lost and went in a small circle but found our way on the second time. Had another break and Gary trying to take a photo of me eating the remains of an aero bar.... basically pour it down!! All in all an enjoyable first trip to Lancaster pot.