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The Llanberis Slate Quarries

© Mark Reeves
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Summit of the Old Man of Hoy
© mark reeves
Mark Reeves is a photographer, climbing instructor, writer and film maker. Here he shows some of his excellent images of the Llanberis Slate Quarries.

You can read more about Mark Reeves on his blog: Life in the Vertical

Mark has recently uploaded several photo-topos of Gogarth on to his blog, including Red Walls, Main Cliff, Yellow Wall, Wen Zawn, Rhoscolyn and Castell Helen.

Mark also does climbing coaching and instruction. You can find out more on his other site:



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Rachael Barlow, makes the Bad Step Back from the Dervish Level
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Slate Angel, from the approach to rainbow Walls.
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Llion Morris exploring Australia East.
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Niall straps it onto the classic Bella Lugosi is Dead
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James McHaffie about to loose his grip of the New Slatesman.
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James McHaffie -New Slatesman.
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Chris Parkin re-equips California wall, around twenty years after he help first develop the cliff.
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John Ritson on the now defunct Dali's Hole Highline.
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Adam Hocking clipping the new bolts of The Gorbals E4 6a
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Unknown Climber stretches to place gear on Holy, holy, holy.
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Moony climbing the amazing retrobolted Horse latitudes
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The Inclines leading up to Australia
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Noel Crane, bridges out the crux of L'Alummete.
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Llanberis High Street, where all Slate days start and finish!
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Unknown Climber does battle with The Mad dog.... of the west, HVS Australia.
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Mike Raine reaches for the track on the now classic Off The Beaten track E3.
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Discarded shoes in the Pen Garret.
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The Dark Path
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Pete Robins straps it onto Misogynist Discharge
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Rust 'n Ruin 1 - A classic pile of debris below the now classic F7c arete Sidewinder
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Rainbow Rock 1
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Rainbow Rock 2
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Rainbow rock 3
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Light and Darkness 1 - Exploring Lost World!
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The Dark Half - A sharp edge taken below the Dark Half
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Light and Darkenss - Slate wall by the dive shop Vivian Quarry
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An old compressed air pipe on the main path from Dali's Hole to Rainbow Walls
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Defuncted Incline on the way to Australia.
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Old cast iron fence post on the way up to Australia East.
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A Sapling Clings to Life - This sapling lasted only a short while, a week after I took this photo it had been eaten by goats.
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The scree slope in the bottom of Australia.
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James McHaffie attempting what became 'The Serpent Vein' F8b
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Llion morris about to have a very long story on Short Stories, E4.
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Chaos and Order - The edge of an Incline on the way to Australia.
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Moss and Mist - A stream on the approach to Rainbow Slab.
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Unknown Climber on Soltice, VS.
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Big George Smith climbs Spleenal Flick after it was retro bolted.
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Is it a bird, is it a Plane, no it super slate! - A random capped piece of slate just above Dali's Hole.
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Taken Over by Department C
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Tom Brigg's battling his way up Where are my sensible shoes.
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A Slate Wall
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Waves on Rock
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Rust and ruin 5 - Destroyed incline below Australia.
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Rust and ruin 6 - Destroyed incline below Australia.

More information Mark Reeves' Blog

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19 Dec, 2008
Very good - love the rainbow shots - lovely Si
19 Dec, 2008
Beautiful photos Mark, can't wait to visit the slate quarries some day.Keep up the good work with all the info on your blog(s) too, it's all really relevant and helpful stuff, so thanks for sharing your knowledge.
19 Dec, 2008
Very tasty. Chris
19 Dec, 2008
Yes, very good pics No Goats though:http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=82823
20 Dec, 2008
Thanks Simon, I am glad you like the more abstract stuff.
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