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Cave Details

Type of Cave
Vertical Pit
Experience
Advanced
Accessed Depth
155 feet

Location

State

Geographic Location

Latitude
35.09
Longitude
-85.71

South Pittsburgh Pit, aka, Sinkhole, is a remarkable vertical cave near S. Pittsburgh, TN that is now on the TAG closed list, but is an amazing experience to behold.  Comprising one large opening at the top and a stream pouring into the opening, and a natural bridge that crosses the 155' drop to the bottom, this is a pit that can't be missed.

Never to be forgotten the interesting sign at the house at the bottom of the road, "Mad Dog, Crazy Man".. which was proudly posted on a tree in front of a trailer decorated with numerous "Antique Southern Decorations" if you get my meaning.  In any case, the pit, drops in two segments, with a ledge half way down, and then a secondary crevice drop into a stream passage adorned by a waterfall.  Not much to do at the bottom, other than to explore some very short horizontal passages, but the view is worth the effort.  While it is no longer open, it's beauty and experience is worth mentioning and remembering.

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Editor reviews

 
South Pittsburgh Pit (Sinkhole) 2011-10-26 21:05:03 Shane Lewis
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Safety Rating 
 
3.0
Formations/Geology 
 
4.0
Accessibility 
 
1.0
Fun Factor 
 
4.0
Big Nuts Tilt 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Shane Lewis    October 26, 2011
Last updated: February 18, 2012
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Good Points
Amazing Geology, waterfall drops into the pit
Bad Points
On the TAG closed list now.
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