Climbs 239 – 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!!!

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
2Arnie Meets the Swamp MonsterE1 5a  
3Toilet TroubleE2 5c  
4Stinky BootsE2 5b  
6Great bores of today7a **7
7The Wow WowE4 6a **2
8Darkness VisibleE4 6a  
10Joie De VivreHS 4a  
11Theftus MaximusE1 5b 2
12Little MoHS 4a  
14Abattoir BluesE2 5c *4
15Genital PersuasionE3 5c 5
16Single FactorE2 5c *2
17Second ThoughtsVS 4b  
19AfterburnerV5 2
20Puddy Kat5a 36
21Just for FunE2 5c *110
22The Burning6b+ *168
23The Deceptive Dyke5c *280
2410666b 30
25N.E. SpurE3 5c **1
26Loony ToonsE3 5c *9
27Brief EncounterHVS 5a *112
28Astroman from the Planet ZzzoinkE3 6a  
29Planet Zzzoink AreteE3 5c  
30The Man Who Fell to EarthE2 5c 3
31Donald Duck6c *41
32Gadaffi Duck6b **386
33Sad Man Who's SaneVS 4c *401
34U.B.LVS 4c 330
35Hyperfly6a+ *127
36Turn of the CenturyE2 5c **138
37Maximum Tariff6b *274
38Buffalo Smashed in Head JumpE2 5c **17
39Dried-Mouth Sesame Seed5c *161
40Technical Hamster6c 14
41Technical Hamster DanceHVS 4b 1
42Dried-Mouth Frog HSHS 92
43Swan HunterE4 6b **22
44Goose CreatureE3 6a **437
45Menai ViceE4 6b/6c **24
46HysterectomyE6 5c *5
47Looning the TubeE1 5a ***1140
48Bise-Mon-CulE2 5c **44
49Zzzooming The TubeE3 6a **16
50Pruning the TubeE2 5c *21
51Exhuming the TubeE3 5c **6
53Mad on the MetroE4 5c *8
54Gerboa RacerE4 5c  
55Fuck Les Clotures5c *15
56A Selfish Act of LoonacyE3 6a * 
57The Fat Controller6b *18
58Scarface Claw6b *33
59Red Throated DiverE3 6a *41
602nd Class PassengerE2 5c *27
61Sleeper6c 11
62Crazy Train6c **20
63A Grand day out6b **66
64Cartoon Lesbian6a 32
65Ancestral VicesE5 6b 9
66Off the Beaten TrackE3 5c ***46
67Here to Stay, Gone TomorrowE4 6b 3
68Uncle Nick's Broken toeE5 6b  
69Between Here and NowE4 6a *8
70The Toms ApproachE4 5c 1
71Now or Never NeverE5 5c  
72Psychodelicate7c ** 
73The Ghan6b+ *2
75The Australian6b **8
76Jenny WrenVD  
77The Stream of Obscenity7a 5
78KosciuskoVS 4b  
80Zut Alors6c+ **4
81Y Rhaffwr6b+ *4
82Stretched to the Limit6c+ *2
83The Rack6b+ *2
86Sport 4 All5a 203
87Kinder Surprise5a 343
88Surprise Surprise6a *395
89Shorty's Dyno6a *115
90Orangutang Overhang6a+ **310
91Cyber World Sl@te Heads6a+ *176
92Steps of Glory5a **413
94Above the LineHVS 4c 8
95Puffing BillyS 4a 8
96Not known6a+ 15
97Glass AxeE5 7a *6
98'N' Gauge6a *223
99PointlessE1 5b 2
100Side line4c *262
101Derailed4a 192
102Thomas the Tank4a *202
103Rack and pin5c *275
104Sodor6a *411
105The Mallard5c *375
106The polar express5c *243
107Ivor the Engine5a *287
108Gordon3+ *234
109The Level crossing5c *70
110Those who climb clearly marked projects...5c *157
111Choo Choo5c *147
112Hogwarts Express5c *135
113The Railway children6a 163
114In Loving Memory6a+ **100
116Solitude StandingE3 6a 3
117Eric the FruitbatE2 5c 2
118Harder Than It Looks6a 11
119M.I.L. AreteE1 5b 43
120GeneviveE2 5c 5
121Pontiac AreteVS 4c 10
122Stretched LimoE2 5c 2
123Gymnastic Fantastic6c+ *12
124Slatebite7a **35
125The Christening of New BootsE1 5b 1
126Rock Athletes Day OffHVS 5b  
128Jepp knave7b *2
129Last Chance For a Slow DanceE3 5b 2
130In On The Kill TakerE4 6b 1
131The Beanstalk .7a **19
132And a Pen PleaseHVS 5a 5
133Boulevard of Broken Dreams7a+ *7
134Rastaman Vibrations Direct FinishE1 5c *1
135Rastaman VibrationE2 6a 25
136RazorbackHVS 5a 69
137Putting on AyresE4 6c 4
138Feeling Rusty?6a+ 82
139Zippy's First Acid TripE1 5c 15
140Ziplock7b **4
141Indiana Jasmine And The Topple Of Doom!6a *18
142Second's ChanceVS 4b 4
143Cross Eyed TammyHVS 5a 2
144Resurrection ShuffleE4 6b/7a * 
145The Samba DanceE2 5c 3
146Pulverised7b *3
147De nouement7a+ *5
149Digital DelectationHVS 5a **84
150Good Afternoon ConstableVS 4c 37
151DolmenHVS 5a 13
152MenhirVS 4c 7
153The Skyline Club.E1 5c **37
154AntiquityE1 5a 5
155Act NaturallyVS 4b *92
156Ruby Marlee meets Dr Holingsworth !6a **42
157Ronald Reagan meets Doctor StrangeloveE2 5b *25
158Lindy LouHVS 5a 3
159Plastic Soldier6a **284
160Clash of the Titans6a **215
161The DreamingE1 5b 1
162Mad Dog of the WestVS 5a **146
163The Methane MonsterE1 5c 7
164BinwomenVS 4b 15
165Up the Garden PathS 39
166Billy Two TokesE1 5a 19
167YouthslayerE2 5b  
168SlabSlayer6a+ 11
169Harri Bach Llanrug6a *59
170Rock Yoga7a *18
171Put it on the Slate, WaiterE4 5c *1
172Toe be or not Toe be...7b *7
174T time traverseV4 1
175Mynd am Aur7a *8
176Slab Rog6b+ ***33
177The Olympic Torch6b+ **11
178The ShiningVS 4c 4
179Mister Blister7a *3
180Men at WorkE3 6a **10
181The North Face of the AgaE3 6a **2
182Sprint Finish6a *3
183YouthanasiaE1 5b  
184See You BruceE3 5b *30
185Glasgow Kiss7b+ **5
186The GorbalsE4 6a **14
187Slabaholics Anonymous7a+ **4
188Black Daisies For The BrideE5 6b 1
189Slabology6c+ *13
190Tennent's CreekE2 5b  
191FetzerE2 5b  
192FranziaE2 5b  
193Turkey TrotVS 4c 1
194A Swarm of Green ParrotsVS 4c  
196Koala BareHVS 4c  
197Men of LeisureE4 6a *6
198No feart of the boaby6b+ **10
199Celtic Blood6a *14
200Flying Death Fin (or is it Dutch?)HVS 4c  
201Captain Condom and the Mothers of PreventionE3 6b 1
202Goblin PartyVS 4b *14
203Alice Springs1  
205Ayers and Graces6c+ **1
206Ayer Head6c+ *1
208Room with a view7b **2
209Another Wasted JourneyE1 4c  
210Easy Routes Can Have Bolts Two!5c  
211Dont Look Back in BangorE3 5b  
213Big ThursdayXS abo 2
215Jack the RipperE4 6a  
216The Koala Brothers6b 1
217G'Day Arete6c ***44
218Hogiau Pen Garett6a+ *25
219Walk this way7a **10
221The Garett Slide4a 7
222Sylvanian WatersE2 5c ** 
223Wave Rock6c **6
224Impact Zone7a **2
225Road to Botany Bay7a *6
227Not quite snakes and laddersHVS 15
228Where the Green Ants DreamE5 6a  
229Birthday Girl7b * 
231Atticus Finch6c 2
232Cirith Ungol7a+ **3
233Ride like the wind!6b+ 4
234To infinity and beyond!6b **4
235The Curious Incident6a 8
236Far From the Madding CrowdE4 6a * 
238The Serpent Vein8b *** 
239Buffer in a Crack HousXS  
240As Yet Unnamed5c 12
242Wish You Were Here7c *** 
244A Grand Day Out (Link Up)6b **34
245West Face of Australia (Link Up)E1 5b **10
246West Face of Australia Direct (Link Up)E3 6a ** 
247West Face of Australia Super Direct (Link Up)E4 6a ** 
250Son of RabbitE2 5c  
251Temple of Boom5.9  
252My Secret Garden7b  
254Cape York SlabVS 4b/c 4
255Cape York Crack6a+ 1
256Cape York Traverse6a+ *1
257Spicy Little Octopus6a+ **1
258Kata Tjuta Rib6a+ *1
259High Stakes6b+ *1
260Lucky Break6c+ **3
261A Brucie Bonus6b *2
262Cape York Approach *4b 1
263Barker *V4 6b 1
264Rock To Pin *5b 1
265'n'gauge *6a 1
266Runup *VS 4a 1
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As our recent new routes in Australia seem destined to remain eternally in the "unsorted" area it might be useful to note the following: The routes Lucky Break, Cape York Traverse, Cape York Crack, High Stakes, A Brucie Bonus and Cape York Slab are all located in a new area called Cape York Level that is best reached by climbing the easy route "Cape York Approach" that starts from Darwin Level about 40 m R of the obvious big Hydro tunnel. Kata Tjuta Rib is located on the Ayer's Rock Level between Ayer Head and Ayers and Graces.
harold walmsley - 13/Jan/15
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