Australia Gwynedd, WALES
Climbs 234 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 1200m a.s.l – Faces ?
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.
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!!!
North Wales Climbs (2013), Llanberis Slate (2011), North Wales Rock (2006), Slate (1992), The Slate Wiki
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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