Kliphuis Dig

May 1, 2019, 1:14 pm

Reece and I left home in thick fog, and were pleasantly surprised when we emerged from the mist into bright sunshine as we drove up Ou Kaap Se Weg. Starting from the lower car park, we walked up Steenberg Ridge and found Meyer's Memorial (RAR 1) . I had a brief look around, but could not locate RAR 2. From there, went on to Kliphuis.

Constantiaberg projecting above the morning mist

Constantiaberg projecting above the morning mist

Reece located the side passage off the exit passage and began to move vast quantities of sand. He took his first break after an hour. We took turns until we broke through the first restriction. Looking forward, the passage between the rock walls narrows to about 15cm, with a possibility that the passage opens again.

We decided that this is not the most promising passage, but still has a little potential for a determined sand shifter.

The Dig

The Dig

The dig starts.

The Dig

The sand was soft, but there was a lot of it. We found a guitar plectrum about here??

The Dig

The Exit Passage

Legoman crossing the exit passage

Kliphuis

Kliphuis from inside

Trying to recreate a Meyer picture.

Kliphuis from Leslies Grotto

Trying to recreate a Moore picture.

Kliphuis litter

There were 3 fresh fireplaces and a few large plastic bags in the large entrace chamber.

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