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Caving

Caving Equipment

Whether you're off to the Picos for a month, squeezing in a trip to the Mendips or hanging around in Yorkshire, we've got the kit you need.

Our range of clothing includes the traditional offerings of Warmbac oversuits and undersuits, with some different ideas from Rab and Marmot. The powerstretch bibs are great if you find a furry too warm. Have a look at our selection of base layers as well, Ideal for under an undersuit if you're cold or with your bibs if you're warm! We have all sorts of hats and gloves for those chilly moments at the pitch head. We have also got loads of different footwear options from the traditional wellies to the more modern canyoneers. If you find yourself a bit self-conscious when changing at the car or minibus, or even just a little bit chilly, check out the Saltrock changing towel - made for surfers, but just as amazing for cavers.

Our Lighting systems from Petzl include the many incarnations of the Duo (including the 1Watt LED upgrade bulb) and come either as stand-alone systems or attached to a helmet. We also have lots of backup light options - really important in a cave!

Our Helmet options all have an outer shell made of plastic to withstand repeated impacts (within reason!) and some have a polystrene insert. Despite the discontinuation of the Ecrin Roc (when they're gone, they're gone!) there are lots of options including the excellent Petzl Elios and the Edelrid Ultralight. For children, or for those with small heads we have a couple of children's options.

Vertical caving - We sell everything needed for caving on ladder and lifeline, and for SRT descents of caves.

Our Recommended SRT (Single Rope Technique) Kit

For a full SRT kit you will need:


It is generally a good idea to have a couple more karabiners than you think you'll need, and an extra jammer if you are descending using a rack. A Stop descender can be used instead of a croll in an emergency (although it could take a while on anything other than a really short pitch!).

Other items can be added in to customise your SRT kit, like the Pantin for extra fast ascents, or a Minitraxion for rescues.

Please note that items of P.P.E. cannot be returned (P.P.E. is Personal Protection Equipment and applies to caving, climbing and industrial equipment including helmets, harnesses, ropes, and accessories intended to link a person to a structure - face such as camming devices, karabiners, slings, ascenders, etc.).

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100m Rope Bag

From £47.17 ex. VAT

120m Rope Bag

58323

Manufactured from heavy duty PVC, with cordura internal closure flap. Inside pocket with velcro closure. The shoulder straps are cordura with padded inserts. Metal buckles are used to attach the lower straps. 25mm replaceable lower straps with a 12cm PVC protection sleeves at the base. An internal rope attachment loop is also stitched to the straps. Handle/hauling loop is stitched from a single strip of 50mm webbing for extra strength a 50mm stainless D ring is fitted to the hauling loop. The rear hauling loop is 25mm webbing. There is also a 50mm side handle. Both Handles have a 25mm webbing insert, & are covered with pvc at the attachment points. Top of the side seam is reinforced with webbing which also forms an internal loop. For extra protection, the lower part of the bag is double thickness pvc. To further protect the bottom of the bag, we stitch 25mm webbing around the base. The Kidney shape base has 3x15mm eyeleted drain holes, a webbing drag handle is also fitted. Dimensions: Height = 64cm, Width = 35cm, Depth = 20cm, Pocket=20x20cm

£67.49 ex. VAT £60.14 ex. VAT

18650 Cold Weather Rechargeable Battery

71499

Powerful and long-lasting rechargeable battery specifically designed for cold weather use.Withstands extreme cold of - 40? Protective circuit inside the anode Multiple protection 500 charging circles

£19.96 ex. VAT £17.84 ex. VAT

18650 Rechargeable Battery

From £9.06 ex. VAT

2 Cell Battery Pack

61060

The Scurion 2 Cell battery is a great solution where you can compromise weight and performance. This 2 cell battery is half the weight, but it only offers half the burn time. However it is great for short caving trips where you wants basic levels of light. In the event that you are using the Speleo 1500, this will not provide enough power to run it on full power.

£43.20 ex. VAT

200m Rope Bag

346

Warmbac Rope bag, suitable for 200m caving ropes General Features -------------------- Heavy Duty PVC Construction Internal Cordura Lid 44mm Webbing shoulder straps Replaceable lower shoulder strap attachments - Protected with PVC Integral hauling loop - Fitted with 50mm stainless D ring Drawstring around the top to close it up Self Draining Base Internal Pocket - 20cm x 20cm Internal tie in point in the base -------------------- Dimensions 200m Rope Bag (Round Base) - Height - 46cm - Base Diameter - 21cm - Top Diameter - 24cm

£85.83 ex. VAT £76.52 ex. VAT

40m Rope Bag

From £40.67 ex. VAT