Western Highway is located in the high level passages of Far Sump Extensions, approaching from Fingernail Chamber, a short pitch up leads into a 3 m wide passage, this passage passes below the Vortex 2 pitch, then it rises for a short distance before it starts to descend steeply for 100 m, then it starts to ascend for a further 10 m to the current dig face. The location of the current dig face is approximately 35 m below the end of Joint Effort, Speedwell Mine. 

The current dig face suffers from bad air so beware if you should visit. Mechanical fans have been installed to supply the dig face with fresh air during the digging sessions. Digging still takes place occasionally, contact Henry Rockliff for more infomation on the dig.

 

 

News Flash

Victoria Aven Safety Notice - 26/04/2022

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.