1st Trip: On 9/2/2000, Rod Horrocks led Derek Wolfe and James Lawton to the Club Room Section where they discovered the Loose Cannon Run area.
Trip Report: We went to the Karlian Crawl area to push a tube in the ceiling above WX22H. The tube zigzagged up into a dome with five passages radiating off of it. The first ended after a few shots and one had air but was too tight for me to fit. Another passage paralleled Hobson's Bypass heading east. This tube followed a series of paleofilled domes. We quit surveying at PA110. Our thinnest member said the crawl connected to PA50 a few shots ahead.
We then left that soft-floored crawl and climbed down to PA93 along the AA survey. We shot a couple of shots into an upper and lower crawl heading south. Both ended quickly. We then surveyed into a pit I found along the east wall. This dropped to a chockstone floored passage with 50-foot deep pits in-between the blocks. These pits were unclimbable without ropes. They presumably connect to the Multipurpose Room area. After finding some clear 1 3/4" nailhead spar, the largest I've seen in Wind Cave, I named the area Spar Heights. Surveying around the biggest pit to the south, we followed Derek into a tight vertical slot that we named Woop-Dee-Do Crawl. When it opened up, Derek took off and was gone for 20 minutes. I decided to name the passage he ran down Loose Cannon Run after him. This passage parallels the Loose Screw Room. We ran out of survey tags and time after two long shots in this new area. We left five continuing leads in a mazy area. We also left a tight lead at the end of Spar Heights that Jim and I couldn't squeeze up through. We'll be back next month to continue the survey of the bigger leads.