Matienzo – No, Berger – Yes

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Matienzo – No, Berger – Yes


Good news and bad news. Matienzo will not be going ahead this year, due to Covid worries and the age of both the cavers and the local population. However, some good news the planned Berger trip WILL be going ahead (subject to reciprocal relaxing of rules in France). Sign up on the forum and someone will be in touch you don’t have long! Berger training trip this weekend 04/07/2020 Notts pot. We also will be running rescue training location TBC 18/07/2020.

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Matienzo 60th


As usual members will be visiting Matienzo to explore new caves, but this time it is special as it is the 60th celebrations taking place on 8th and 9th of August. Perhaps after visiting the Berger members may wish to pop in and say hello! Your’s truly (Alex) will be there and Chris & Carol too.

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Club Berger trip 2020


20th July – 10th August

Some members of the club plan to go down the Berger this year to join in with the annual clean up that takes place there. Please speak to Chris Sharman if you wan’t to know more. Open to all current Black Rose members.

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Black Rose Journal 2


The new Journal is out, get yours for just £9 and have an excellent and entertaining read.

Contact us for more details.

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CNCC newsletter


The CNCC newsletter no. 5 has come out recently full of useful info. Including Large pot Red herring and Foul pot series being P-bolted. A collapse in Christmas pot, we should be aware about and more…

CNCC newsletter no. 5.

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CNCC website updated


The CNCC website has been updated not only with Euro Speleo descriptions but also with rigging guides

CNCC website

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Another recall!


This time it’s black Diamond crabs and slings, not sure if anyone in the club has them but if you have, you need to go to the following website:

Black Diamond recall site

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Check your Crolls


If you are using the new Croll design (B16BAA) be-careful the metal plate can become a knife edge and cut the rope. Thanks to Simon Wilson who posted this on Cavers of Facebook

Knife edge on Croll

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DMM re-call


Important, check your crabs. There has been a DMM re-call

http://dmmclimbing.com/documents/dmm-product-recall-14-09-2015.pdf

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Hidden Earth : 25-27 September


Hidden Earth 2015 in the Mendip region.
Churchill Academy, Churchill, near Bristol.

http://hidden-earth.org.uk/index2.html