Australia

Climbs 234 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 1200m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Marked as "Garret" on OS maps.

This is the biggest of all the quarried holes, with the most levels, so it does take a while to get your bearings, especially as there are many different access points, inc..various tunnels.

The rock quality does vary accross the many levels and areas, but some very good slate can been found here.

Access notes
Reached from Bus Stop Quarry, continuing around the path, the main access is gained just before you drop down to dali`s hole,on the main path, by hopping the gate on the left, 100 yards after going through the swing gate. Head up the three levels in front of you untill you reach the `looning the tube` level. from here, you get a good vantage point to asess where you want to go.

The steps off to the right as you reach this level will take you up to eastern Australia levels.

Go back down one level, and walk through the right hand tunnel, (headtorch handy),and take the r/hand spur inside, this will bring you out onto a slightly loose but ok scree path where you can gain access to (Great Bores of Today, and The Wow Wow).

The other way to access these routes along with the lower areas of Aus, would be to walk past Dali`s Wall, two levels down, and find the tight squeeze entrance to the lowest of the tunnels, enter at your own risk, it seams ok, and it`s been like that for some time now!!!

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), Llanberis Slate (2011), North Wales Rock (2006), Slate (1992), The Slate Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 TASMANIA 
2Arnie Meets the Swamp MonsterE1 5a
3Toilet TroubleE2 5c
4Stinky BootsE2 5b
 BILLABONG 
6Great bores of today7a **
7The Wow WowE4 6a **
8Darkness VisibleE4 6a
 THE ROGNON, LOWER TIER 
10Joie De VivreHS 4a
11Theftus MaximusE1 5b
12Little MoHS 4a
 THE ROGNON, UPPER TIER 
14Abattoir BluesE2 5c *
15Genital PersuasionE3 5c
16Single FactorE2 5c *
17Second ThoughtsVS 4b
 LOONING THE TUBE AREA 
19AfterburnerV5
20Puddy Kat5a
21Just for FunE2 6a *
22The Burning6b+ **
23The Deceptive Dyke5c *
2410666b
25N.E. SpurE3 5c **
26Loony ToonsE3 6a *
27Brief EncounterHVS 5b *
28Astroman from the Planet ZzzoinkE3 6a
29Planet Zzzoink AreteE3 5c
30The Man Who Fell to EarthE2 5c
31Donald Duck6c *
32Gadaffi Duck6b+ **
33Sad Man Who's SaneVS 4c *
34U.B.LHS 4b
35Hyperfly6b
36Turn of the CenturyE2 5c **
37Maximum Tariff6b **
38Buffalo Smashed in Head JumpE2 5c **
39Dried-Mouth Sesame Seed5c *
40Technical Hamster6c
41Technical Hamster DanceHVS 4b
42Dried-Mouth Frog HSHS
43Swan HunterE4 6b **
44Goose CreatureE3 6a **
45Menai ViceE4 6b/6c **
46HysterectomyE6 5c *
47Looning the TubeE1 5a **
48Bise-Mon-CulE2 5c **
49Zzzooming The TubeE3 6a **
50Pruning the TubeE2 5c
51Exhuming the TubeE3 5c **
 THE RAILTRACK 
53Mad on the MetroE4 5c *
54Gerboa RacerE4 5c
55Fuck Les Clotures5c *
56A Selfish Act of LoonacyE3 6a *
57The Fat Controller6b *
58Scarface Claw6b *
59Red Throated DiverE3 6a *
602nd Class PassengerE2 5c *
61Sleeper6c
62Crazy Train6c **
63A Grand day out6b **
64Cartoon Lesbian6a
65Ancestral VicesE5 6b
66Off the Beaten TrackE3 5c ***
67Here to Stay, Gone TomorrowE4 6b
68Uncle Nick's Broken toeE5 6b
69Between Here and NowE4 6a *
70The Toms ApproachE4 5c
71Now or Never NeverE5 5c
72Psychodelicate7c **
73The Ghan6b+ *
 THE SALT PANS 
75The Australian6b **
76Jenny WrenVD
77The Stream of Obscenity7a
78KosciuskoVS 4b
 DOWN UNDER`PANS LEVEL 
80Zut Alors6c+ **
81Y Rhaffwr6b+ *
82Stretched to the Limit6c+ *
83The Rack6b+ *
84Narcolepsy7a+
 ABOVE THE RAILS 
86Sport 4 All5a
87Kinder Surprise4c
88Surprise Surprise6a *
89Shorty's Dyno7a
90Orangutang Overhang6a+ **
91Cyber World Sl@te Heads6a+ *
92Steps of Glory5a *
 THE SIDINGS 
94Above the LineHVS 4c
95Puffing BillyS 4a
96Not known6a+
97Glass AxeE5 7a *
98'N' Gauge6a
99PointlessE1 5b
100Side line4c *
101Derailed4a
102Thomas the Tank4a
103Rack and pin5c
104Sodor5c
105The Mallard5c *
106The polar express5c *
107Ivor the Engine5a
108Gordon3
109The Level crossing5c
110Those who climb clearly marked projects...5c **
111Choo Choo5c
112Hogwarts Express5c
113The Railway children6a
114In Loving Memory6b *
 FRUITBAT LEVEL 
116Solitude StandingE3 6a
117Eric the FruitbatE2 5c
118Harder Than It Looks6a
119M.I.L. AreteE1 5b
120GeneviveE2 5c
121Pontiac AreteVS 4c
122Stretched LimoE2 5c
123Gymnastic Fantastic6c+ *
124Slatebite7a **
125The Christening of New BootsE1 5b
126Rock Athletes Day OffHVS 5b
 ZIPPY LEVEL 
128Jepp knave7b *
129Last Chance For a Slow DanceE3 5b
130In On The Kill TakerE4 6b
131The Beanstalk .7a **
132And a Pen PleaseHVS 5a
133Boulevard of Broken Dreams7a+ *
134Rastaman Vibrations Direct FinishE1 5c *
135Rastaman VibrationE2 6a
136RazorbackHVS 5a
137Putting on AyresE4 6c
138Feeling Rusty?6a+
139Zippy's First Acid TripE1 5c
140Ziplock7b **
141Indiana Jasmine And The Topple Of Doom!6a *
142Second's ChanceVS 4b
143Cross Eyed TammyHVS 5a
144Resurrection ShuffleE4 6b/7a *
145The Samba DanceE2 5c
146Pulverised7b *
147De nouement7a+ *
 THE SKYLINE LEVEL 
149Digital DelectationHVS 5a *
150Good Afternoon ConstableVS 4c
151DolmenHVS 5a
152MenhirVS 4c
153The Skyline Club.E2 5b/c **
154AntiquityE1 5a
155Act NaturallyVS 4b *
156Ruby Marlee meets Dr Holingsworth !6a **
157Ronald Reagan meets Doctor StrangeloveE2 5b *
158Lindy LouHVS 5a
159Plastic Soldier6a **
160Clash of the Titans6a *
161The DreamingE1 5b
162Mad Dog of the WestVS 5a **
163The Methane MonsterE1 5c
164BinwomenVS 4b
165Up the Garden PathS
166Billy Two TokesE1 5a
167YouthslayerE2 5b
168SlabSlayer6a+
169Harri Bach Llanrug6a *
170Rock Yoga7a *
171Put it on the Slate, WaiterE4 5c *
172Toe be or not Toe be...7b *
 THE GORBALS LEVEL 
174T time traverseV4
175Mynd am Aur7a *
176Slab Rog6b+ ***
177The Olympic Torch6b+ **
178The ShiningVS 4c
179Mister Blister7a *
180Men at WorkE3 6a **
181The North Face of the AgaE3 6a **
182Sprint Finish6a *
183YouthanasiaE1 5b
184See You BruceE3 5b *
185Glasgow Kiss7b+ **
186The GorbalsE4 6a **
187Slabaholics Anonymous7a+ **
188Black Daisies For The BrideE5 6b
189Slabology6c+ *
190Tennent's CreekE2 5b
191FetzerE2 5b
192FranziaE2 5b
193Turkey TrotVS 4c
194A Swarm of Green ParrotsVS 4c
 ALICE SPRINGS LEVEL 
196Koala BareHVS 4c
197Men of LeisureE4 6a *
198No feart of the boaby6b+ **
199Celtic Blood6a *
200Flying Death Fin (or is it Dutch?)HVS 4c
201Captain Condom and the Mothers of PreventionE3 6b
202Goblin PartyVS 4b *
203Alice Springs1
 AYERS ROCK 
205Ayers and Graces6c+ **
206Ayer Head6c+ *
 THE DARWIN LEVEL 
208Room with a view7b **
209Another Wasted JourneyE1 4c
210Easy Routes Can Have Bolts Two!5c
211Dont Look Back in BangorE3 5b
 UPPER DINORWIC 
213Big ThursdayXS abo
 THE G`DAY LEVEL 
215Jack the RipperE4 6a
216The Koala Brothers6b
217G'Day Arete6c ***
218Hogiau Pen Garett6a+ *
219Walk this way7a **
 THE BOTANY BAY LEVEL 
221The Garett Slide4a
222Sylvanian WatersE2 5c **
223Wave Rock6c **
224Impact Zone7a **
225Road to Botany Bay7a *
 VILCABAMBA 
227Not quite snakes and laddersHVS
228Where the Green Ants DreamE5 6a
229Birthday Girl7b *
 THE FAR OUT LEVEL 
231Atticus Finch6c
232Cirith Ungol7a+ **
233Ride like the wind!6b+
234To infinity and beyond!6b **
235The Curious Incident6a
236Far From the Madding CrowdE4 6a *
 EAST WALL 
238The Serpent Vein8b ***
239Buffer in a Crack HousXS
240As Yet Unnamed5c
 THE FAR AWAY TOPLEVEL 
242Wish You Were Here7c ***
 LINK UPS 
244A Grand Day Out (Link Up)6b **
245West Face of Australia (Link Up)E1 5b **
246West Face of Australia Direct (Link Up)E3 6a **
247West Face of Australia Super Direct (Link Up)E4 6a **
 TEMPLE OF BOOM AREA 
249Dekophobia7a
250Son of RabbitE2 5c
251Temple of Boom5.9
252My Secret Garden7b
 AS YET UNSORTED NEW ROUTES!! 
254Cape York SlabVS 4b/c
255Cape York Crack6a+
256Cape York Traverse6a+ *
257Spicy Little Octopus6a+ **
258Kata Tjuta Rib6a+ *
259High Stakes6b+ *
260Lucky Break6c+ **
261A Brucie Bonus6b *
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
It is worth noting that 2 of our recent new routes from the Cape York Level have no lower off. Cape York Traverse because the traversing means that lowering off would miss the Cape York Level level and Brucie Bonus because the rock at the very top was a bit doubtful. For these routes you have to top out (or for Brucie Bonus you can finish at the High Stakes lower off). If you top out there is a 2 ring-bolt ab point on a small rock island that gets you back down to the Cape York Level about 25 m R (looking in) of the Brucie Bonus exit or about 40 m R of the Cape York Traverse belay bolts. There is also a 2 ring bolt ab point back down to the Darwin Level at the top of P1 of Cape York Crack.
harold walmsley - 15/Sep/14
The "Down under Pans" level can be approached from Looning the Tube or Railtrack areas by traversing under Railtrack. From Upper Australia it is easier to traverse the Fruitbat level, descend to Salt Pans and continue down the scree for one level.
harold walmsley - 17/Apr/14
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