Outdoor Adventures

Caving gear

Trip: Chillagoe Caves Expedition - 2006

Posted at: 2006-08-05 @ 14:30:23

Not knowing the caves, we were not totally sure what equipment was required.
We took a lot of SRT, rope, rigging and laddering gear, however very little of it was used.

Rope gear
I took 2 ropes (30m & 20+m), 3 tape slings (5 metres each), 1 harness, 2 ascenders, 1 descender, 1 pulley, 1 cowstail, 15 karabiners and a few rope slings.

My normal helmet mounted 1watt luxeon LED light, with multiple sets of spare rechargeable batteries.
Petzl Zoom with 2 4.5volt flat battery.
Mini maglite plus matches.

General stuff
Helmet, cave pack, couple of zip lock bags, lunch box (stop lunch getting squashed), 1lt water bottle, box to store spare batteries - knife - garbage bag, couple of old pairs of sox, 2 pairs of old shorts and shirts and two pairs of overalls and an old set of boots.

Because the caves at Chillagoe are very sharp on the outside I should have also included a set of gloves.

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