Really interesting route. Used the snakesladdersandtunnels.blogspot.com guide for route finding; which is the original 'detailed' topo information (The secret tunnel is on the back wall of Dali's Hole though). Some things have changed such as the bridge of death is now dead, many ladders missing more rungs, the lost world has been devastated by rockfall. But on the whole, the same great route! Gets three stars everytime.
Chris Perry - 13/Mar/15 with Ben Freeman
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/15
Amazing day out!
We followed the description on http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/
All in all it is a brilliant description, except for finding the tunnell to Tasmania was very hard.
Leading the chain was fun, Boa screwgates sink perfectly into the links.
dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/15 with Joe Doherty
SambucaHughes - Solo - 28/Feb/15 with stevietlfc
Great experience would definitely recommend!
SteeevieTee - Solo - 28/Feb/15 with Sam Hughes
finished it off! went to the bottom of mordor as well. ladders are safe.
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/15 with tom
Avoided the chain as I didn't fancy it solo, in big boots and with the falling snow, so started with the tunnel into Australia (the tunnel of love!?). All the ladders to the top and even had a poke around all the buildings up there.
Was expecting the lost world to be different after the rock fall but didn't realise how much had fallen, the shelter at the bottom is long gone and the boulder field is a bit tricky to cross as its still rather loose. Didnt venture down into the depths of mordor as the weather went a bit spicy, also it sounded like a lot of water was cascading in so didn't fancy an early shower. Hopped up the last ladders and out home in time for tea.
lewk_c - Solo rpt - 18/Jan/15
hoppojoe7 - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/15
All solo except the chain which I lead. Brilliant couple of hours.
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/15 with Offshore Andy (from bamford)
Fourth time round finally found the Tunell to Ozzie super fun
Andy Peak 1 - 10/Jan/15
Wet day activity, great laugh. Pretty epic day out.
Alex Riley - AltLd - 31/Dec/14 with Twigger, Hil, Tom Snowdon, Anna Y
Pissing it with rain and in walking boots so aided the chain. Snowed whilst going up the ladders in Australia. Ran out of time so never did the lost world bit.
griffithpatrick - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/14
snowy... and cold...
jacob shieldhouse hadley - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/14 with griffithpatrick
Hidden - Solo O/S - Dec/14
Katie Proctor - 22/Nov/14
charlielow - 22/Nov/14
davebrox - Lead - 15/Nov/14 with Fiona
cameronr11 - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14
tomwhitchurch - 08/Nov/14
James Beaumont - Lead O/S - Nov/14
Drew M - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14
Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/14
Bit drizzly, but still good fun. Avoided the scramble up Australia due to time/group size, and went up the stairs instead.
ianstevens - Solo rpt - 18/Oct/14
Only did first half... Then went to Pete's eats
Chris dyer - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/14 with AMC
Hidden - 17/Oct/14
was good fun!
aided the chain, only issue was the scrable out of Australia, went up via the centre which looked good, except for the final high leg and no handholds. Matt kindly dropped a rope as he went higher earlier on. ladders were a bit worrying to start with but once in the swing of it they were fine. good day out.
Matthew Edwards - Solo β - 12/Oct/14 with Gareth Collins, Matt Everett
Gareth Collins - Solo - 12/Oct/14 with Eddie
Fun day out!
Updated blog fyi
David Staples - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/14 with Tom Morgan 2
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14
Great day out with Jo, Damo, Katie and Guy
JonnySchofield - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14
damob123 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Jo Phillip, Guy Martin, Elena Murphy, Katie Micklethwaite
Good fun route. Bridge of death was down. Did it on a damp day. Worth getting clued up on the route beforehand
damob123 - AltLd - 24/Sep/14
Lead/partially aided the chain section. Wish I'd taken rock shoes for that bit. We missed out some of the ladder section as there has been another rock fall in Austrailia and it wasn't clear how to cross the scree slope to get to the ladders at the right level. A great exploratory day out though
catty_9 - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Natasha Oughton
Hidden - 12/Sep/14
Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14
A great day out, and a wonderful chance to get to places few people will get to, and to get a sense of how tough life was for the men who created these places.
tmawer - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Graeme James Cook
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/14
Melonfly - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/14 with Caleb
Amazing good fun. Lostworld rock fall looks gnarly, makes it feel spooky as you can see plenty of teetering blocks. Aided the chain in pissing rain.
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/14 with Mel
a super fun day in the slate giving a different perspective of the galleries and even more
snowfluke - AltLd - Aug/14 with dan roach
Nick Wallis - 26/Jul/14 with a cast of thousands
Sam's stag party, a rope of 15
robertmichaeladams - 26/Jul/14
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14
Seems there has been some massive rockfall, rendering the lost world 'lost'.
Bothy is destroyed and not a fern is still standing, much more of that and the route will be off limits!
Puckle - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/14
Thoms first time!
Jack_Lewin - Solo - 04/Jun/14 with Thom Wilson-Parry
Hidden - 25/May/14
James_L88 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Debbie Hoskins, Karl Gregory, Dan Peters, Kat Day
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Sarah
dantheoptimist - 24/May/14 with Kat, James Long, Deborah Hoskins, Karl Gregory
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/14
Fantastic and unusual route. The scrambling up from Australia felt a little dangerous (steep scrambling above a big drop holding onto loose rock)! The description on the 'Blogspot' website was good but a bit misleading in a couple of places - 1) The location of the hidden tunnel is not a 'precarious scramble up and rightwards'. 2. We didn't see a circular chimney anywhere! No big deal as it was quite easy to follow the route, although would probably have been a bit dodgy if it was misty! Anyway a fantastic route, and amazing it is legal (hang on a minute, maybe that isn't technically correct ;-) )!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Robert Harris
UnkArl - AltLd rpt - 24/May/14 with James Long, Dan, Kat, Debbie
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/14
Ed morris - Solo O/S - 20/May/14 with stefan
Stefan_Morris - 20/May/14 with Edmundmorris
Missed out the chain to save time, and the bridge has gone. Ladders seemed about the same as last time, though.
Katherine Ross - Solo rpt - 13/May/14 with Tom, Duncan, Sam, James Chesmer
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/14
Hidden - Lead dog - 10/May/14
dry this time, really good again
lithos - 04/May/14 with julie
adamre12 - Solo O/S - May/14 with Dan Qureshi
Qureshi - Solo O/S - May/14
Brilliant fun for a day out in the quarries!
Whitty2012 - 20/Apr/14 with Alex Hughes, Tom Whitford
Hidden - 20/Apr/14
A great day out for the lads, all the way around in about 5hrs. RIP bridge.
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Scouse and Conrad
Ella7 - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/14 with Jim Hulbert
spidermonkey09 - Lead - 02/Apr/14 with Ellie Fuller
Hidden - 29/Mar/14
Great fun! The Chain being the only tricky part.
LukeTreharne - 29/Mar/14 with Ronan Murphy
Hidden - 29/Mar/14
renetemple - 28/Mar/14
Dizz - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/14 with zof
Massive queues (group of 14?) for the chain so we missed it out then came back for at the end. Great day.
Simon Caldwell - 22/Mar/14 with Pete B, Rob, Carmen
Did about half the route due to being a group of six, great fun, perfect wet weather day, someone will probaly die one day when a ladder falls off.
Sam Husband - Solo dnf - 22/Mar/14 with Ryu, Lucy, Mackerel, Ed, Tom
good giggle, route desc. needs some work :-) skipped the chain at start due to queues and did it at the end of the day just after the hailstorm and lightening.
lithos - 22/Mar/14 with carmen, Pete Bradshaw, Simon C
Hidden - 22/Mar/14
Took johny round this for his birthday. Great day out.
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Beth heatherington
Quite an adventure which took close to about 5 hours, besides the chain none of it is particularly taxing you just need to have your wits about you and be gentle with the lose rock.
Quarryboy - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Haydon Saunders, Rhianna Knikker-Troke
To the top of the ladders. Will finish, great fun
Cheese Monkey - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/14 with David, Mike
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 21/Feb/14
Excellent route, Got to the top in time available, Look forward to doing it all next time !
Mayaculpa - AltLd dnf - 21/Feb/14 with dbm, Ben
Wet weather day, very atmospheric and you can feel the history oozing out the quarries. The lost world is something else.
Bridge of death is no more though, and I so wanted to do it :P
Matt Smith - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/14 with Joe Premier
Hidden - 19/Feb/14
the bridge of death has now died and is no longer.
Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - Feb/14 with andy barnes
Jamie Everitt - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/14
FlavioL1989 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14 with Sian Witheridge, Jamie Everitt
maria85 - 12/Jan/14 with Jules
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
and Dan. Lead the chain, and soloed all the ladders. The death bridge seems in slightly worse condition than last year, but still crossable.
arandall - Lead rpt - 16/Dec/13 with Marcus Hague, Isaac Whitcombe
gingergeorge - AltLd - 04/Dec/13 with Glen Bloomer
Easy climbing, however this is a time bomb primed and ready to hurt someone. Rusty bent ladders! A good adventure! Zoomers last adventure here for while, cheers bud, perhaps we will have more in Ripon?
scott mayled - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/13 with George best, zoomer
Shitty death, that was intense! One day someone will get very f**ked up doing this. Backed up with lots of tat where we could. Would rather shave my balls with a slice of slate than go over the Bridge of Death! Loved the Lost World, a very special place. Great day out with good friends, a fitting end to my time in N Wales!
Zoomer - AltLd - 04/Dec/13 with Scotty Mayled, George Best
herman0055 - AltLd - 04/Dec/13 with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
led 3 friends through
steven_daniels99 - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13
Climberwales - 22/Nov/13 with oscar
Great experience with a few uncomfortable positions! Interesting to know how long the bridge of death will last for...
mfisher - 17/Nov/13 with Charlie, Mark Roe, Matthew Breakell
A cracking one afternoon adventure! The Lost World is one inspiring place! I don't think we ever did find the correct 'secret tunnel' to Oz, so ended up having to scramble quite a way up the oil drum glacier to reach the first of the ladders.
The Bridge of Death is now in a way worse condition that any of the photos on here show!
MarkRoe - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Charlie Delorie, Matt Fisher, Matt Breakell
matty123 - AltLd - 17/Nov/13 with Charlie Delorie, Mark Roe, fish
With Ellen, Robby, Haydon and Greg. Good fun, the quarries felt a lot smaller the second time round. No idea why I did the chain again, wasn't a particular fan after doing it last time.
HVS doesn't seem like a very good description, XS?
GermanAlex - 17/Nov/13 with Greg, Haydon, Ellen, Robby
Maddie - 03/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/13
aided the chain!
khalidq - 2nd - 02/Nov/13 with Tom
lcullum7 - AltLd rpt - 02/Nov/13 with Emily Woodhouse, Ben Crofts, Joe Rudin, Ky Aizawa
Lead both the chain and bridge this time, and took our time exploring - generally a great day out avoiding the worst of the weather!! Good fun throughout, though I think the bridge has deteriorated since I last did it.
kyaizawa - Lead rpt - 02/Nov/13 with Emily Woodhouse, Ben Crofts, Joe Rudin, Luke Cullum
cearbhalld - 27/Oct/13 with Mags, Sile & Dave, Dave Keogh, Gerry Moss
davkeo - 27/Oct/13 with Cearbhall Daly
Hidden - Solo - 16/Oct/13
great adventure In full on storm conditions.. took around 2hrs, most of that searching for the hidden tunnel
tscoobydoo - Solo - 16/Oct/13 with phillip belcher
Stefan_Morris - 16/Sep/13 with jenny
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13
Took us 2 hours to find the secret tunnel! Also had to ab on our badly severed rope, all added to the fun! Good for a rainy day.
Dave 88 - 07/Sep/13 with Jack
Mario Grabinski - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Tom Williams
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13
David Kay - 24/Aug/13 with Jules Lane, Dan Lane
thomaspomfrett - 17/Aug/13 with Ed Poulter, Pat Brien
tim newton - Solo - 15/Aug/13
finished it off
tgeh - 05/Aug/13 with dan geh
Dan Geh - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/13 with Thomas Geh
For my stag do....some of it naked.
Dickon151 - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Owen Morris, Peter Keron
Wicked day out!
alicee - 16/Jul/13 with Ned Davies, Josie McGee, Daniel Whitlum, oliver mentz
ned_85 - 16/Jul/13 with Josie McGee, Oliver Mentz, Daniel Whitlum, Alice Mees
Stuart_Burbidge - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Katie Fincken
centurion05 - Jul/13
sian88 - 30/Jun/13
ifletcher - 23/Jun/13 with Liam, phil, Daniel Geh, tgeh
tgeh - 23/Jun/13 with Phil, imogene, Liam, dan geh
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Thomas Geh
Samtn - Lead - 18/Jun/13
What a laugh!! Coming a close second in laughing terms is logging this as a "clean onsight lead"!!!
Steve Wakeford - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Hermione Drew
hermi1drew - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with Steve Wakeford
Hidden - 12/Jun/13
Great little day out with Jess, except for getting totally lost trying to locate "secret tunnel that leads to bottom of Australia" so just walked up steps to G'day arete level. Some cool places in the Slate Quarries!
Duncan Campbell - 05/Jun/13 with Jess
Alex.M-M. - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/13
petekeron - Solo O/S - 26/May/13 with Solo
A fine outing for a cold or wet day. A skyhook was very handy for the chain. Stickies would have been useful, too.
gjd - 24/May/13 with Iain, Sam Burns, Ronnie
Awesome. Soloed the lot. Seconded the chain to let little ash lead it (his first time). Lead the bridge in the nip. Lightweight approach
dutybooty - AltLd rpt - 15/May/13 with Matt, German, Bieber, Dan Camm
awesome little route really enjoyed it, lead the chain and did the bridge of death :D
AshBash - 15/May/13 with Ash
Lead the chain, soloed the rest. An amazing day out!
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Dan
fun day out!
air - 14/May/13 with Ben, Dan
A magical journey!
Dan724 - AltLd - 14/May/13 with Air, Ben Ryle
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 14/May/13 with Air, Beckett, Dan
Aided the chain due to shocking weather. Ladders all seemed in good, in relative terms, condition. Some sketchy loose scree in wet conditions.
Jack_Lewin - Lead - 12/May/13 with Nick Lyons, lewk_c
climbEdclimb - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13
John Postlethwaite - 05/May/13 with Barry and Brad
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13
chain and first abseil only, will complete the rest at a later date.
Will Falder - Lead O/S - 04/May/13
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/May/13
AliceGB - 30/Apr/13 with Matthew Roper
Solo except seconded chain ... Sketchy fun!
Dizz - 28/Apr/13 with EJ, Hugh T
Hidden - 28/Apr/13
Awesome fun, gets HVS for the adjective danger I guess and bridge of death.
Stopsy - Solo - 23/Apr/13 with Caffers, townley, Thea, Tristan
A must do, absolutely amazing!
j.townley - Solo β - 23/Apr/13 with Stops!, Tristan
Tristan101 - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/13 with James Townley, James Stops
paddywalsh11 - Lead - 17/Apr/13 with Daniel Walsh, James Walsh, Dan Whitlum (Milky)
Lead the chain, in big mountain boots! Didn't do the bridge of death. May in the future though. Soloed most ladders, have to go again! 4.5 hours, though spent an hour and a half looking for alternative start.
dutybooty - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Dan Camm
deacondeacon - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13
a epic dangerous journey.fookin cool as
the power - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with deacon, charlie
Hidden - 16/Mar/13
Brilliant way to spend a wet day! Did the chains at the end because there was a massive snow shower when we tried started the first time. Avoided the bridge of death...
Binder - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with David B, Chiz, Harri K, Toby
Lots of fun: Tunnels, ladders, chains, The Lost World and snow storms! What more could you want?
gravity - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Chiz Harward, Harriet Kirk, George, David
Probably the most fun route I've done. I'd say the bridge of death still has a few years left! A well deserved 3 stars
mcgovern - 11/Mar/13 with TommyMcG, Paul Collins, Murphy
Hidden - 11/Mar/13
Roped up and lead the chain, the alt lead the ladders solo. Was getting late so didn't explore down into mordor, definitely something for next time. Avoided the bridge...
lewk_c - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Nick Lyons
Very wet day. Finished in the dark!
Such a great place.
codenamel - 07/Mar/13 with Chrith
chrith85 - 2nd - 07/Mar/13
From California onwards in the dark.
Alex.M-M. - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13 with chris ripper
A great adventure and a good tour through the quarries, would certainly do it again!
Dan Lane - 03/Feb/13 with James Hoyes, Rach Batt, Richard and Maria
Brilliant. 5hrs. aided the chain. Tad slippy on the abs but great fun for a soggy day. Bridge of death fun in the wind!
Batt - 03/Feb/13 with Mark P, Maria, Richard W, Dan, James Hoyes
Best day out of the year, wicked tour of the quarry. Benighted and finished by head torch.
jimmysdead - 02/Feb/13 with Dave Milf, Blake
In the dark for added excitement.
quiffhanger - Solo β - 02/Feb/13 with Thom, Jacob
At night this time!
jacobjacob - 02/Feb/13
philmcf - Feb/13
cymjt - Feb/13
Great fun, did an 'additional' ladder at the top of the scree slope to the left of oil drum glacier, as well as a set of 3 at G'day before going down into Lost World. Also explored the tunnels between Mordor and Lost World before finished via the aptly named Bridge of Death!
williap - 06/Jan/13 with adam radcliffe
Wendy Watthews - 03/Jan/13 with david metcalf, arandall
Dave192939 - 03/Jan/13 with arandall, Wendy Watthews
really good fun, was seeing how comfy my b3s are, but they're just about useless for climbing the chain so aided it.
arandall - 03/Jan/13 with David Metcalf, Wendy Matthews
A grate day out with the misses! Good to exsplore moore of the qwarys.
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Jan/13 with H washbrook
andrew549 - 2nd - 01/Jan/13
A great adventure to start the new year.
katiep - Lead - 01/Jan/13 with Sophie, Will Fuller, Sian Gardiner
Harri777 - 2013 with David Barlow, Toby Knight, George M, Chiz
Hidden - 2013
Finished after the ladders on the salt-pan levels due to failing light.
David Walker - 2nd - 08/Dec/12 with Kelly Smith, Jacquie Martinez, Marcus Povey, Andy Martin, Chris Densham, Maria
Climbing as a group of 7, so took a while. Got halfway round and walked out.
MariaT - 2nd dnf - 08/Dec/12 with Jacquie, Andy, Kelly Smith, Marcus, Chris Densham, David Walker
Patrick Hill - 02/Dec/12
Hidden - 02/Dec/12
Nickys leap first thing and the bridge of death at the end... Big day on the slate!
jacobjacob - Sent β - 25/Nov/12
CragDog - 25/Nov/12
By cover of darkness and the light of the moon!
mcglenr25 - 23/Nov/12 with Francis Charlesworth
Slick - Lead - 18/Nov/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Nov/12
Climbing the chain and seeing more of the quarries was awesome. Probably won't be doing the bridge at the end again though.
Martin Bagshaw - 17/Nov/12 with Tony Walencowicz, Simon Clark, Matthew Porter, Andrew porter, Ian Pegg, Richard Apthorp
Piers Harley - AltLd - 17/Nov/12 with Simon Clark
Various - Matt Porter Lead Chain section
finished over train line
ipegg - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Tony Walentowicz, Martin Bagshaw, Richard Apthorp
mattshort - 03/Nov/12 with Matt Wallace
Hidden - Nov/12
Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Oct/12
Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/12
thetradlad - 14/Oct/12 with James Woodman, Tessa, Harry Thorpe
Some purple 5mm cord now links the top of the chain to a rod in the cave. Look out for a sheep in a top hat on the opposite side.
MaccMark - 14/Oct/12 with Tom Wild, Si Ward
jameswoodman1 - Solo - 14/Oct/12
Jay C - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with LUMC, Nick E
guy757 - 13/Oct/12
Robin and Paul also on route,great fun.
jshields - Lead - 13/Oct/12 with Ed James
Marti999 - 13/Oct/12 with Debbie, Guy Buckingham, Mick Cooke
debbie roberts - 13/Oct/12 with Marti999
ianstevens - Lead - 06/Oct/12
Awesome. Led the first pitch of the chain and everything else we soloed.
Danhan - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Andy, Nicolette, Nick
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/12
samdenny - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Anna Woodman, Colin Macalindin
dale 42 - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with b.west(hampshire)
A difficult start up the chain, a great day out albeit rather dodgy/lack of protection on the ladders
AWOODM71 - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Colin Macalindin, Sam Denny
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12
williamsd79 - 14/Sep/12 with Luke Watts
David Kay - 02/Sep/12 with Ben Croft, Simon Parker
great day out and great fun
bede.west - Sep/12
Rope has been replaced on the second to last ladder.
Ben0591 - Lead - 29/Aug/12 with Pete Wanless
Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/12
lcullum7 - AltLd - 21/Aug/12 with Dave Lomax, Joe Stonham, Rich Jones
An amazing day out! I aided the chain on lead in big boots because of the rain. Skipped the final bridge as it's not attached to anything any more. Well worth it's three stars.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Adam Radcliff, Chris Mullaney
fathobbit - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Mr. K
Only got half way as Alys drpped the topo on the scramble to the ladders. Will go back and finish one day!
dave657 - 12/Aug/12 with Alys
Hidden - 22/Jul/12
Soloed everything except the chain, bridge was pretty hairy in gale force winds... Amazing locations throughout.
luke2442 - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/12
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/12
David Kay - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Moritz Lesserman, Pete Dalzell
Did about a third, then escaped up into australia when the sun came out.
Chriswallis2 - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/12 with Anna
Hidden - 04/Jul/12
Hidden - 02/Jul/12
Fantastic! Rained all day, was SO enjoyable! Atleast 4 stars...
partz - 30/Jun/12 with Alex Battery, Josh Robinson
sparkybatteryboy - 30/Jun/12 with matt e
SamuelHarris - 23/Jun/12 with Ryan
Matt Harle - 10/Jun/12
Hidden - 10/Jun/12
lcullum7 - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/12 with Ed Cromwell, Henry Hakkinnen, Alex Peace
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/12
Brilliant route - so much fun, it was worth missing my train for :P Chain climb was good, but the railtrack bridge was more fun - so much potential for monkey bar style crossings, or even a cheeky bat hang. Definitely will be back repeating this route!! :D
kyaizawa - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Jordan Phethean, Mike Mason, Luke Cullum
samdenny - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Colin Macalindin
lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Jordan Phethean, Mike Mason, Ky Aizawa
Ralphus - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Deborah Hoskins, Stefanie Gunst, Karyn Anderson, Karl Gregory
Burly chain climbing, such a bleak atmosphere. A really cool experience for a wet day out in Llanberris.
cbeard - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Nick Russell, Katherine Ross
Really cool tour of the quarries, if a bit sketchy in places!
Katherine Ross - 03/Jun/12 with Joe, Andrena, Steve Shenton, Nick Russell, Charlie Beard
A great tour of the quarries! A bit spicy at times - all part of the fun. Take your camera for death bridge
Nick Russell - 03/Jun/12 with Katherine, Charlie Beard
Absolutely brilliant day out - what an adventure! Great way to tour the quarries, even if it did rain all day. Took our group of 5 around 9hrs car-to-car!!
UnkArl - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Stef, Karyn, Ralph, Debbie
Debs - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Karl
Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 27/May/12
greengrasss - 26/May/12
Hanging railway felt solid, looked terrifying.
ad111 - Lead O/S - 06/May/12
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/12
Joe.Elliott1 - 22/Apr/12
Perfect wet weather alternative
p_won - 22/Apr/12 with Joe eliot, Rob Ceasar, ric eliot
Hidden - 17/Apr/12
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Ian P, Phil P
Deep snow in places. Aided the chain (Icy boots on slate offer amazingly little friction!) and skipped the hanging railway. Signs of recent rockfall in the Lost World, so didn't hang around too long.
Monkey_Alan - 06/Apr/12 with Lawrence Dudley, Max Streeton
Last Days of Disco - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/12
mcglenr25 - 21/Mar/12 with Francis Charlesworth
Seconded chain, lead death bridge. Great fun
thetradlad - 17/Mar/12 with Ian Parkhouse, Phil Wilkinson, Harry Thorpe
Pitched the snake and the death bridge. Great fun, the lost world and mordor are amazing places!
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Ian Parkhouse, Phil Wilkinson, Jake Lodge
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/12
WOW what an unusual day out that was!
wilkie14c - AltLd - 09/Mar/12 with Dave Clarke
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Phil Wilkinson
A lot easier and less scary than expected, except for the 'death bridge' ended up soloing everything apart from this the chain and the first ladder. No real rope work skills required.
Graeme Hammond - 03/Mar/12 with Darren McMaster, Greg Slee, LSMC members, Phil Baxter
Awesome wet(ish) day out. Seconded the chain (aided) and lead the death bridge at the end.
shed_hed - 03/Mar/12 with Ally Dunn, Phil Baxter, Dan Stephens, Duncan Bottrill, Greg Slee, Graeme Hammond
Hidden - 03/Mar/12
matthew_soanes - Mar/12 with Jem_Kyn, Sion Owen
A cracking adventure! If you don't do the rail bridge at the end you probably haven't really completed it. Good luck!
Short summary of the adventure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYpLkCy6V8s
67hours - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Steeeeeve, Eleri, Clay
Hidden - 26/Feb/12
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Steve C, Eleri, George
Most excellent Welsh Via Ferrata meets Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with steroids...
BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 18/Feb/12 with David Qualtough, David Martinez Majo
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/12
A proper adventure on a very rainy day. May have vomited once or twice.
Sam Cooke - 04/Feb/12 with George, Chris, Hal, Nick
Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/12
Danny Crump - Solo - 21/Jan/12 with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter
LittleMike - 2nd - 2012
HAJ Francis - 2012
roberts1234567890 - 27/Nov/11 with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, James Hoar, Simon Van Dam
SimonvanDam - Lead - 26/Nov/11 with Matt Roberts
roberts1234567890 - 26/Nov/11 with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, James Hoar, Simon Van Dam
Tom Hecht - 21/Nov/11 with Lotte Stuer, Will Oates
Hidden - 16/Nov/11
Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11
Mostly done in the dark, really brings the history of the quarries to life!
Jay C - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Nathan M, Mark C, Nick E
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11
Mattlamb90 - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/11 with Tibbett, cyril betemps, Luke
Hidden - 08/Oct/11
Compete route done
jcook1980 - 02/Oct/11 with Leo
leohl - 02/Oct/11 with Jonathon Cook
charlietorrance - Oct/11
Awesome! Avoided bridge. Night ascent for extra thrill!
namagnall - Oct/11
Yong_Welsh - Solo β - 20/Sep/11
Did the death bridge at the end aswell, very good. beautiful day
jason reeve - Solo - 20/Sep/11 with iwan
just did the first half (stopped after the 4 sets of ladders) - the pouring rain added to the atmosphere
Steven Andrews - AltLd - 18/Sep/11
lukehunt - 17/Sep/11 with Vikki
maybe_si - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11
Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/11
Absolutely amazing! best bits = the lost World. the great ladder of mordor!!!
willoates - 05/Sep/11 with Steve
Jessie Rushbrooke - 03/Sep/11
Will Caesar - Solo - Sep/11 with Rob Caesar
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/11
Adam Lincoln - 29/Aug/11 with Meg
Amazing wet day out, well worth it, and seems one of those things that not many people will do. Random sums it up!!!!
robman - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11
Steff007 - 29/Aug/11
A really fun day had by all, despite the showers. The Lost World and Mordor are incredible!
Cardi - 28/Aug/11 with Laura, Nikki
a rainy day alternative, just as good as usual, did the entire route in about 4hrs; chain and bridge of death included.
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Kit Perry
A great slate adventure. You need to have a rough knowledge of the quarry otherwise there is great potential to get lost. Did in the wet. Dangerous and Fun!
Chris Perry - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Matt Rust
Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Tibbett, Luke
Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/11
My 50th birthday treat. Aided the chain. Great fun!
Pete_Frost - AltLd β - 27/Jul/11 with Ray Andrews
Done in a 4 (siblings+1), another awesome day out. Skipped the chain to save time, nipped through the tunnel and swarmed up the ladders. Abbing/lowering into The Lost World took awhile, but well worth it! Totally amazing place down there. Mordor is stunning too. Kyber Pass and the train track; haha! Need to go back for a full day and a full ascent of the entire thing, potentially got a few extra bits to add on aswell.
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11 with Tom
Led the chain - pretty nails, just gotta pull like buggery - and gotta love the bridge of death right at the end, haha!! awesome finish!
Really good fun and an awesome outing!
HVS is about right for chain difficulty and capabilities in rope work.
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Glenn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11
Wonder how long it will all be patent, some of the chains and ladders starting to look a wee bit corroded.
nadeem - 30/May/11 with DLE
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/11
second time around, much faster than the first.. again aborted after all the laddery fun.. was late in the day, will be back for the ab into lost world and the final stretch
rustaldo - 29/May/11 with Olly
Began at 9pm with the Sun close to setting, finished at 1am complete with bridge walk/crawl. Headtorches only used for sightseeing in the huts (tunnels are dark places), no guidebook. The glow of the moon on the slate walls was both surreal and atmospheric, excellent adventure.
melonmike - Lead rpt - 13/May/11 with liam brown, Sarah R
SKETCHY EVERYTHING! Slate falling, ladders creaking and death bridge was a no go for me! Good fun though!
Bumblebee Biggs - 11/May/11
Did with my brother and sister.. absolutely EPIC! Really fun. Weather was appalling. The Lost World is awesome, sooo many tunnels and holes to explore! Massive potential. Went off-route for some exploring in a random tunnel which was flooded halfway along, next time we plan to take an inflatable boat..
rustaldo - 07/May/11 with Tom
An excellent adventure. Some very dodgy ladders. Exploring the lost world is worth the trek in itself
david morse - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with helen, josh
Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11
Night time+headtorch version. Done most of it before, I think the boys needed a cripple for the hard pitches. Brilliant fun ben nearly shat himself up death gully(to be fair It was quite exciting that bit), conor actually did shit himself afterwards. Great fun
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Steve Sharland, Ben Finley, Connor
Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/11
Hidden - Apr/11
theking696 - 2011
barni - 2011
Epic fun with rope chopping blocks (Sorry Aly!) and a starlight escape from Mordor. Well worth doing.
jkarran - 21/Nov/10 with Team
Hidden - 20/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10
Hidden - 2nd - Nov/10
Hidden - 22/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/10
Hidden - Oct/10
sam820 - 05/Sep/10 with Matt, Matt Roper
A team adventure. Well worth doing, really enjoyable.
melonmike - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Matt Roper, Jack Metcalfe
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10
EPIC! but needed to find a better route description, easy to get lost!
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 12/Aug/10 with Rachael Thompson, Ed Feldman, Tue Gonzo, Jonathan Bunch, Ella Vogel
Homes - 30/Jul/10 with Dan W, Jonny C
Only did part of the route
jcook1980 - AltLd - 30/Jul/10 with Dan Walker, Luke Holmes
fantastic!! due to raining stopping climbing for a bit,went for a wonder though the cali enterance and was just blown away buy what i was seeing...i've never seen anything like it! exit via chain which got cought in my harness and ended up dragging it half way up til i realized what i was doing!! through tunnel and ab back down in to dali's...did not finish!
brew_guru - 26/Jul/10 with super gav
A giggle that had us doing only the chain /tunnel in the rain in big boots and having to aid climb.
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/10 with climbfan, Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, John Jackson
We went for a walk in the quarry, found the chain after scurrying about through tunnels and over scree, decided on a bit of an adventure. Highlight of the day. Climbed in walking boots as slate was wet. Abseiled back down to Dali's Hole after exiting the tunnel.
climbfan - 2nd dnf - 13/Jul/10 with Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, Tam Risk, John Jackson
Didn't finish - need to go back to finish with the abseils down into the Lost World and then to Mordor etc.
groovy_nut - 05/Jun/10 with Matt K
A good adventure
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Richard Holland
dan-8990 - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/10
Nathanael-Mc - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with Heather, Alex Ore, Dan Commander
Epic day out! Soloed all of it except the chain pitch, but took it in turns to go first on the scary bits. Mentally draining to the point where I just want to sleep... bloody ladders....
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with James
farmus21 - Solo - 07/Mar/10 with Rich Cannell
Did the end bit this time with the abseils into the lost world and through into Mordor. Got completely freaked out by a bat in a tunnel and full on screamed in fear at least 3 times during the day!
HeatherF - 16/Dec/09 with Tom Parker
mattish2000 - 05/Dec/09
Was soaking wet today with snow on the higher parts, up near the top of Lost world. Ascending the chain was, 'thuggish',to say the least with the slate being as slipy as ice! A fantastic adventure, il definatley be doing it again!
vincentvega - 27/Nov/09 with danny robb
Been back to finish off. the second half in the hidden parts of the quarries was amazing. so much potential for classic routes and should be made more known to everyone!
Tomprusk - 15/Nov/09 with Nick
Nick Nitro - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Tom Parker
Wet, but amazing! kinda handy if you know where certain tunnels are, but the ladders where amazing! need to go back and do finish, had to miss out the last few bits due to poor visibility
Tomprusk - 05/Nov/09 with Heather
Pretty darn fun! Got absolutely soaked, lost and frozen but enjoyed every min. Had to jib the abbing part due to poor visibilty, but might go back and do it some other time
HeatherF - 05/Nov/09 with Tom Parker
Cool experience, account and description on my blog: http://adventuresplusnorthwales.blogspot.com/2009/10/snakes-and-ladders-and-tunnels.html
Glyn - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Amy, Trystan
awesome route! heres a description
although this route is not a conventional climbing experience, its equivalent to HVS and provides an unforgettable experience of the history and danger faced by past generations. the route contains: rusty ladders with missing rungs and dark dripping tunnels far underground. this is not in any guide, but here is a brief description:
A tunnel leads from the east side of dalis hole and skirts around the deep echoes of hades to emerge in calafornia, an impressive arena enclosed by huge walls. climb the chain on the left wall as you leave the tunnel. this leads to another tunnel, which exits opposite dalis wall where a secret hole at the base of the crag provides the entrance to tasmainia. scramble up the lower part of australias vast oil drum glacier towards white looking paint on the scree, then head right to a set of ladders on the salt pans level. these gain access to g'day level, high up in quarries.up here, away from most of the post-quarry foraging, workmans coats and boot lay ready for tomorrows hard graft.a series of abseils and ladders down the heaven walls gain the base of the lost world, a truly forgotten and ethereal place. walk through into mordor and ascend ladders to the khyber pass. continue up the hillside until an incline on the right leads down to the main track through the quarries. doesnt count if you take headtorches!
adam06 - 2009 with olli, chris carr, Sarah Lewington, mike weaver, pete kopp
Hidden - 2000
nige - 1990
Didn't know it was a "climb" Following Mike and Hamish when they did the cable
Jelly Mould Surfer - 1988