/ New Longest Sport Route in the UK - Twll Mawr

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ian Ll-J - on 28 Apr 2014
For those who may be interested, it's a 140m, 6 pitch route in Twll Mawr in the Dinorwic Quarries, links to other news items here including route descriptions....

http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2014/04/six-pitch-slate-route/

http://news.v12outdoor.com/2014/04/26/the-desolation-of-smaug-f6c-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%98new%e2%80%99-lo...



Dan Arkle - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Nice one Ian, I look forward to trying it.

Was this what your possible film project was about?
alooker - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Good work, looks like a great route. Thanks!
ian Ll-J - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Hi Dan yes it was, Ray Wood came along to take some photos which was great.
The Ivanator - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:
Fantastic effort bolting and climbing that line. Sorry to hear about the rope theft :-(
What's your opinion on the star rating for this route?
ian Ll-J - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to The Ivanator:

I've left it open for others to comment about the stars and also the grade, hopefully it will get a few repeats soon....
colin struthers - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Well done Ian and Celt and thanks for putting all that work in.

We'll be down to give it a spin soon

Double Knee Bar - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Look forward to giving it a go. Nice one.
pasbury on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Great effort - many more gaps in the big hole?
ian Ll-J - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to pasbury:
Quite a few gaps but would require a huge scary effort + care would be needed so as not to interfere with the existing trad lines. I have a couple of projects already drilled but not on that face.
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Matt250 on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Looks fantastic, well done! Is the rock solid on that line? I was under the impression the rock in that area could be a bit loose at times.
ian Ll-J - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to Matt250:

2nd pitch had a lot of small loose flakes rest of it required very little cleaning and is on really good quality slate.
ian Ll-J - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to Matt250:

Worth mentioning that the Bolts are brilliant, 105mm long 16mm Stainless resin Bolts, kindly donated by Jim from Bolt Products.
DubyaJamesDubya - on 30 Apr 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:
> (In reply to Matt250)
>
> Worth mentioning that the Bolts are brilliant, 105mm long 16mm Stainless resin Bolts, kindly donated by Jim from Bolt Products.

Those are the bolts that everyone should be using.
I'm not a major sports climber but this looks good to me. Hope I don't have to queue!
ian Ll-J - on 03 May 2014

Article in the next issue of Climb magazine, also hearing that it's had quite a few repeats over the last few days :-)
ian Ll-J - on 12 May 2014
Just trying to spread the word, so here's a news item on the other channel...

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=41791
mfisher - on 13 May 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Brilliant effort. I can see this getting loads of ascents!

Checking it out next time I'm in the quarries!

Matty
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ian Ll-J - on 15 May 2014
In reply to mfisher:

> Brilliant effort. I can see this getting loads of ascents!

> Checking it out next time I'm in the quarries!

> Matty

Hope you enjoy it, but be warned it's not 6c...

'The Desolation of Smaug' is officially a 12a ;-)

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