Some of the equipment used for caving will be familiar like the ropes and carabineers
used for climbing, or the wet suit used for water sports
Other pieces of equipment such as the wire ladder tend to be only used for caving.
Lights, helmets and in this country warm clothing will always be required.
More specialist equipment such as static ropes and S.R.T. equipment will be less
West Sussex has a considerable amount of caving tackle which is available for Scout
use, in addition we also have some S.R.T. equipment which is used for training and
can be used by people who are experienced in its use on more advanced trips.
See Tackle List page for current equipment available.
We also now have access to a drop test rig which can test ropes to fall factor 1,
for more information on this contact the Assistant county caving adviser.
If any more information is required on any of this or you wish to know if trips are
provisionally planned for the future but have not yet been published then please
contact the county caving advisers.
The County Caving Adviser would also like to hear from any experienced cavers able
and willing to take others caving.