Spain 1973, 1974,
Name: Cabañuca cave (Cueva de la Cabañuca)
GPS: N43°18'08" W4°34'18";
GPS: N43°18'13" W4°34'17" (cliff immediately above cave entrance) Alt. 323m
UTM: 30T 372.63 4795.78
UTM: 30T 372.66 4795.94 (cliff immediately above cave entrance)
Take the track/road east out of Suarías past cow trough on the right and up the mountain, then after ~500m turn left (near small quarry) and down for 200+m. A closed valley on the left (altitude ~305m) conceals the 5m high entrance to Cabañuca. The main/big depression containing the inpenetrable sink is on the right at this point.
Description: Sink cave. VR 87m. Length 809m. Alt 305 m.
See OUCC Report 1975/1976 ». Also explored and surveyed by Carlos Puch and STD/Club Bathynellidae.
by Carlos Puch CRG Grade 5d
by Bill Collis et al, 1976 » CRG Grade 4
1982 – dry series, altitude measured but not recorded!
1988 – bottomed
2001 – for altitude
2002 – to 3m pitch
2003 – for GPS
2007 – down to resurgence for GPS
2015 – thicket-bashing and photos
2021 – drone shots of entrance etc.
Expeditions to the Picos de Europa and elsewhere since 1973.
Please e-mail Mike Cowlishaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Collis (email@example.com)
if you have any corrections, suggestions, etc. See also the SpeleoTrove speleology section ».
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