/ N Wales Slate - world heritage rock

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Skyfall - on 11 Apr 2013
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22097403

With obvious implications I suspect. I know this has been commented on before but thought people might be interested.
Jonny2vests - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Skyfall:
> http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22097403
>
> 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?
johncoxmysteriously - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests:

Not being allowed to climb on it, I suspect. Not terribly likely, I wouldn't
have thought.

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.

jcm
JayPee630 - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Skyfall:

I don't think this will have any impact on climbing at all.
Mark Collins - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Skyfall: Yosemite Valley is a World Heritage Site.
AlanLittle - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Mark Collins:

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?
Mark Collins - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to AlanLittle: Sorry Alan, I can't help you there as I don't know anything about the Bethesda quarries.
A Crook on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to AlanLittle:

Still in use I think.
pasbury on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to A Crook:

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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/9805621/One-mile-zip-wire-to-open-in-Wales.ht...
goosebump - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to A Crook:

Definitely still in use. Operator is Welsh Slate.
Jonny2vests - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to A Crook:
> (In reply to AlanLittle)
>
> 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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