DCA have been made conscious of a theft of caving gear from Giants Gap over the weekend. Please be cautious, though we hope that is an remoted incident. If anybody was current and should have witnessed something out of the strange, please contact us.
Particulars of easy methods to report incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour could be seen on the DCA web site: https://thedca.org.uk/safety/crime-anti-social-behaviour/
For those who can share this with the broader caving group that will be nice. I’ve reported this to the agricultural crime crew.
Yesterday I used to be main a gaggle in Giants. I had rigged Higher West and left a rope in situ to make use of on the way in which out. We dropped down Garlands and on climbing again out seen the cave stank of weed. Once we received again to Higher West, I climbed again up and located my rope and karabiners had been taken. I discovered my bag tucked out of sight (which is branded with my firm title).
They left my bag however had even taken the lanyard and snap gate. All in all a brand new 20m rope and 5 karabiners gone.
I rushed out of the cave however nobody was on the carpark.
That is an escalation of simply coming in and smoking weed and will show very harmful if somebody is left stranded someplace like Garlands then this might be a unique state of affairs altogether.
A person and lady had been seen up there utilizing cellphone lights and sporting regular garments.