Major Sump is a large vein cavity that is full of silt. Above Major Sump, the passage just ended but due to the presence of the sump, it wasn't possible to see if there was any opportunities for further exploration beyond so it needed bolting. So during Nov and early Dec 2011; Henry Rockcliffe, Rostam Namaghiset and Tom Smith of Sheffield University Speleological Society (SUSS) bolt traversed across the right hand wall and found there was no way on but at least it has now been ticked off.

For more info about the actual trip, see: SUSS Website

News Flash

Victoria Aven Safety Notice - 18_08_2021

It has been reported to the Peak Cavern keyholders that there is a damaged section of rope in Victoria Aven along with a loose boulder so DO NOT CLIMB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We are in the process of arranging to re-rig the pitches and to assess whether the loose boulder needs to be removed.