/ Vivian Quarry access
I climbed mental lentils today and was about to start up psychotherapy when a dive centre person told me I wasn't allowed to climb in that area when the dive centre was open.
Lentils area he said was fine but anything else further round was out.
He was very polite, as was I and we had a little chat after about some random things.
I thought it was just the prow we weren't allowed on when the centre was open?
It sounds more like a case of crossed wires to me... Luckily the North Wales access guys are spot on, and the OP didn't annoy anyone from the Dive center. The OP can go back to do Psycotherapy another day, he didn't seem annoyed and was just checking the rules. When I did Psycotherapy the center was open. I would guess the guy who spoke to the OP was mistaken but not malicious.
</Thinking the best of others intentions>
I thought about going and having a look at Last Tango, but thought I should leave the divers to it, didn't want to cause any issues.
Whilst I was there a shoe box size block did come down the loose corner of the quarry - courtesy of one of the goats.
Ian, if you could have a word with Elfyn that would be grand. The guy seemed to think that the quarry was extra loose due to all the rain we've had.
Many climbers dive and many divers climb.
> Ian, if you could have a word with Elfyn that would be grand. The guy seemed to think that the quarry was extra loose due to all the rain we've had.
He's definitely got a point about the quarries being extra loose after all that rain...defo worth taking care at the moment especially with the freeze thaw we will no doubt get this winter.
I'm sure Elfyn keeps his eye on these type of threads on UKC, if I see him I will have a chat about Vivian.
Gwynedd Council owns the Vivian Quarry, the guy in the diving centre did not have the right to ask him not to climb there !
Elfyn is out of the country for 6 weeks (South Affrica), he might reply to this post if he sees it....
I have heard climbers ask if he had any divers in the pool and when he said no, said they were climbing on the Prow. To which he kind of had nowhere to go in terms of saying no.
Like Mills said Elfyn is somewhere hot and sunny for 6 weeks, lucky begger. I am sure another of the access officers can follow this up in his absence. Try emailing the BMC, as I think if this was the case then someone needs to aproach him and ask politely why all of a sudden he has changed his policy.
Of course he had the right to ask... in exactly the same way that common sense asks climbers not to climb at Gordale Scar on busy weekends.
I don't really see what the issue is here. The climb will still be there another day.
It is good to see that all climbers are so considerate and polite.
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