Inspired by the picture of George Smith on The Wall Within in the Ground Up guide, James Williams sought out the stunning route in the heart of the slate quarries after lockdown.
Good film of an amazing route. I couldn't finish it, but had an amazing day playing on the bizarre moves. We avoided that that move out left by using undercuts and wide bridging.
Every time I hear of a rockfall in the quarries, I worry it might be buried forever.
It feels geologically active down there.
The lost world is on a mission to fill itself in! Some of the falls in the past 5 years have been huge. I miss the trees and the bothy
I thought this was a pretty good video as the ratio of climbing to other stuff was high. Lots of videos seem to have 10 minutes of philosophising or some kind of buildup involving the characters starting into the distance or cleaning their shoes in slow motion, and then 2 mins of actual climbing. There was just enough buildup here to set the scene and show us the quarry, and then they got on with the actual climbing.
Is it me is does that wall resemble a John Redhead painting?
No, it's very beautiful and quite artistic.
One of the best films in the quarries... definitely three stars
Amazing route, very well climbed. Loved the film
aye, if only we could all be as strong as Jimmy big guns. Any stronger and he'd pull the route down!
Molly Thompson-Smith has become the first British woman to onsight 8b with an ascent of Odysseus at Götterwandl in Tyrol, Austria.