Cave Rescue, September, 1991
Roadside Pit, WV


On Labor Day weekend, three cavers did Roadside Pit near Beverly, West Virginia. They dropped the 60-foot entrance pit and explored a bit. Steve McKenna tried to climb to a lead 30 feet above the floor. He got part of the way up before falling. Luckily he suffered no injury and they exited, having to wade through a crowd of ten cavers at the bottom and 20 at the top, of the entrance pit. It was Old Timers Reunion weekend, being held that year at Beverley. Eight ropes were rigged in the pit, only two feet wide at the top. Climbing out was described as "like trying to pick out a single strand of spaghetti on a plate."


NSS News, December 1992 (Part 2) V50N12, Page 349.

Kirk Holzapfel "Roadside Pit and Bowden Cave" Commander Cody Chronicle, (11) 3, Fall 1991, p 7.


No analysis has been done.