/ N Wales Slate - world heritage rock
With obvious implications I suspect. I know this has been commented on before but thought people might be interested.
> With obvious implications I suspect. I know this has been commented on before but thought people might be interested.
So what are these obvious implications that you suspect?
Not being allowed to climb on it, I suspect. Not terribly likely, I wouldn't
I was in Tuscany climbing at Easter and came across Italy's Manic Strain (in a disused marble quarry above Muzzerone). The distinguishing feature was that besides a line of chips up an otherwise blank wall at what looked to be 8b or so, there was also provided a line of bolt-on holts at about 4a, and presumably mixing and matching was also possible. Very economical, really.
I don't think this will have any impact on climbing at all.
Bit of a tangent, but I was looking at google maps recently and noticed that the Bethesda quarries look rather a lot bigger than the Dinorwig ones. What's the story with climbing there?
Still in use I think.
I wandered around some of the upper levels of the Penrhyn quarries many years ago when I lived there. Still very much active and any rock was still recently quarried - which being slate made it highly unpleasant looking.
But I've just had a quick google and someone has set up a huge zipwire in the 'disused' parts of the quarry. Maybe some climbable rock in these parts too? I bet it's all off limits though.
Definitely still in use. Operator is Welsh Slate.
> Still in use I think.
Yeah, they had to build the Millennium Centre out of something, Collyweston Slate just wouldn't do.
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