Rockfax Description
Make a hard move to the chain and pull up this. For the full adventure see p.§§§. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
"although this route is not a conventional climbing experience, its equivalent to HVS and provides an unforgettable experience of the history and danger faced by past generations. the route contains: rusty ladders with missing rungs and dark dripping tunnels far underground. this is not in any guide, but here is a brief description:
A tunnel leads from the east side of dalis hole and skirts around the deep echoes of hades to emerge in calafornia, an impressive arena enclosed by huge walls. climb the chain on the left wall as you leave the tunnel. this leads to another tunnel, which exits opposite dalis wall where a secret hole at the base of the crag provides the entrance to tasmainia. scramble up the lower part of australias vast oil drum glacier to a set of ladders on the salt pans level. these gain access to g'day level, high up in quarries.up here, away from most of the post-quarry foraging, workmans coats and boot lay ready for tomorrows hard graft.a series of abseils and ladders down the heaven walls gain the base of the lost world, a truly forgotten and ethereal place. walk through into mordor and ascend ladders to the khyber pass. continue up the hillside until an incline on the right leads down to the main track through the quarries. doesnt count if you take headtorches!" climb mag.. slightly altered.

Additional route info can be found here:
http://davetalbot.net/snakes-and-ladders/

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 17 Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Aug Solo
SWalls 11 Aug Solo
Misha 7 Aug Lead O/S
with Evija
with Evija
tomchitson 6 Aug -
AshleyLong 28 Jul -
camara_p 28 Jul -
josefft 28 Jul -
malone 27 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jul 2nd β
tomcr88 24 Jul Lead O/S
iantoday 21 Jul AltLd O/S What a brilliant few hours. such good fun and fantastic atmosphere. Jamie lead the chain from California, I tested all the ladders out first.
with Jamie Parffrey
What a brilliant few hours. such good fun and fantastic atmosphere. Jamie lead the chain from California, I tested all the ladders out first.
with Jamie Parffrey
megamonkeyman 20 Jul Lead Best fun I've had for a while. Will return to do the rest, mum was all sketched out and needed wine lol
with mum
Best fun I've had for a while. Will return to do the rest, mum was all sketched out and needed wine lol
with mum
dobby 200 14 Jul Lead rpt Leading John and Jake through this for the evening.
Leading John and Jake through this for the evening.
Josh Bratchley 12 Jul Solo rpt With Lidls, Mike and Alex.
With Lidls, Mike and Alex.
gmuston 7 Jul Lead rpt
with Jim Muston , Amelia Gunn
with Jim Muston , Amelia Gunn
andrewmc 6 Jul Lead rpt The Via Ferrata staples make getting to the bottom of the chain rather easier...
with JoW, Claire Vivian, Helen Langford
The Via Ferrata staples make getting to the bottom of the chain rather easier...
with JoW, Claire Vivian, Helen Langford
petertomson 29 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun -
Hidden 8 Jun Lead O/S
Dohnny_Jawes 27 May Solo
AJ007 27 May AltLd O/S
with Martin
with Martin
Martin Bagshaw 27 May 2nd rpt
with Dohnny_Jawes, Lottie Porter, Michael Porter, AJ
with Dohnny_Jawes, Lottie Porter, Michael Porter, AJ
kirstypallas 25 May AltLd
Barry Harper 25 May AltLd
Binigo 19 May Lead
nickstephens 17 May Lead rpt
with Enis BMC International Meet
with Enis BMC International Meet
Martina Gola 6 May 2nd O/S Great adventure.
with Clare, Greg Pittam
Great adventure.
with Clare, Greg Pittam
c9smith8 5 May Lead Great afternoon exploring the quarries, did the full “route”. Although the second half could definitely be spicier to keep up with the start.
with JamesHarwood, Megan
Great afternoon exploring the quarries, did the full “route”. Although the second half could definitely be spicier to keep up with the start.
with JamesHarwood, Megan
sbattams 3 May -
khalidq 27 Apr Lead rpt New member's meet in the rain, as always...
New member's meet in the rain, as always...
Gazmataz 27 Apr - Rained off everything else lovely day out with NLMC
Rained off everything else lovely day out with NLMC
Mark Reeves 24 Apr Lead Guiding the whole S&L excursion
Guiding the whole S&L excursion
Hidden 19 Apr -
sparkybatteryboy 18 Apr Lead
CSowden 16 Apr AltLd Awesome adventure. Best saved for a wet/windy day, as this only adds to the fun
with sam.gillan, Eddie.Finch, Lisa Bruni
Awesome adventure. Best saved for a wet/windy day, as this only adds to the fun
with sam.gillan, Eddie.Finch, Lisa Bruni
Eddie.Finch 16 Apr AltLd
sam.gillan 16 Apr AltLd
with CSowden
with CSowden
markalmack 14 Apr - Too cold to climb today!
with Trouble Bird
Too cold to climb today!
with Trouble Bird
Katekeltie 14 Apr 2nd
La benya 6 Apr AltLd All the in situ gear was terrifying, but in the right way. Nothing too close to falling apart.
All the in situ gear was terrifying, but in the right way. Nothing too close to falling apart.
Hidden 31 Mar Lead rpt
tprebs 30 Mar AltLd O/S
with Pedro, Andrew Woods, Toby, Myles
with Pedro, Andrew Woods, Toby, Myles
Hidden 25 Mar Solo O/S
tingle 24 Mar Solo
j616s 24 Feb Lead O/S Did parts California and Australia as per the slate guide. Fantastic day out. A few sketchy bits with scrambling up the scree the sketchiest. But none of it was as bad as I expected from videos online etc. A few bolts seem to be missing hangers. Not sure if they ever had them, though. The belay at the top of the chain has 3 bolts at the back, only one had a hanger. And the last ladder at the top of Australia had a nearby bolt without a hanger. The cord securing the top ladder looks like it could do with replacing too. Maybe with chain?
Did parts California and Australia as per the slate guide. Fantastic day out. A few sketchy bits with scrambling up the scree the sketchiest. But none of it was as bad as I expected from videos online etc. A few bolts seem to be missing hangers. Not sure if they ever had them, though. The belay at the top of the chain has 3 bolts at the back, only one had a hanger. And the last ladder at the top of Australia had a nearby bolt without a hanger. The cord securing the top ladder looks like it could do with replacing too. Maybe with chain?
Pete Sanger 23 Feb AltLd O/S
with Twiggy
with Twiggy
Dexter JW 29 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Will Mortimer 29 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
nickstephens 27 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jay Jackson, Lizzie , leelagetsbulliedintoclimbing, Tegan Console
with Jay Jackson, Lizzie , leelagetsbulliedintoclimbing, Tegan Console
intiocean 1 Dec, 2018 Solo Great explore. Took us about 3h to do it at a fairly relaxed pace.
Great explore. Took us about 3h to do it at a fairly relaxed pace.
Dom Garman 1 Dec, 2018 Solo Good morning out in the wet!
Good morning out in the wet!
Northern Star 25 Nov, 2018 Solo Full repeat of the route done many times before. Shame to see that the 3 stage ladder into the depths of Mordor looking very dodgy after the recent rockfall. Wouldn't fancy it any more. Left hand side ascent of Australia much more pleasant than the right hand side - a doddle in comparison. Any further rockfalls in Lost World could end up blocking exit tunnel I suspect.
Full repeat of the route done many times before. Shame to see that the 3 stage ladder into the depths of Mordor looking very dodgy after the recent rockfall. Wouldn't fancy it any more. Left hand side ascent of Australia much more pleasant than the right hand side - a doddle in comparison. Any further rockfalls in Lost World could end up blocking exit tunnel I suspect.
danieljames123 18 Nov, 2018 Lead The chain climb now has rungs to get to the chain, making it very trivial (crux is just the short vertical bit of chain and generally trusting everything). 2 regular quickdraws can be used. Continued on the rest of the adventure, but backed off at the rap into the Lost World and walked down the long steps. You really need a rope protector to do that rappel, the tarp that was there is shredded leaving a very sharp edge that the rope would very directly rest on/slide over.
with Elaine
The chain climb now has rungs to get to the chain, making it very trivial (crux is just the short vertical bit of chain and generally trusting everything). 2 regular quickdraws can be used. Continued on the rest of the adventure, but backed off at the rap into the Lost World and walked down the long steps. You really need a rope protector to do that rappel, the tarp that was there is shredded leaving a very sharp edge that the rope would very directly rest on/slide over.
with Elaine
NinaR 10 Nov, 2018 -
with PCC
with PCC
Hidden 10 Nov, 2018 Solo O/S
BStar 10 Nov, 2018 Solo rpt
with Mikeybee, Rachael88, Trevers
with Mikeybee, Rachael88, Trevers
Rachael88 10 Nov, 2018 Solo Fun alternative on a very rainy day
with BStar
Fun alternative on a very rainy day
with BStar
Trevers 10 Nov, 2018 Solo A fun adventure. Missed the initial chain section out.
with BStar, Mike Bennett, Rachael88, wjcdean
A fun adventure. Missed the initial chain section out.
with BStar, Mike Bennett, Rachael88, wjcdean
Robertgiddy 21 Oct, 2018 - great fun, didn't get it all done tho so need to come back
great fun, didn't get it all done tho so need to come back
sandytaylor 21 Oct, 2018 2nd dnf
with Sinead Thin, Simone Muller, Robertgiddy, Johannes Frey, Marc Milone, Callum Hall, Doris Delclaud, iainballantyne, Ru22ell, WillHempstead, Jack Steel
with Sinead Thin, Simone Muller, Robertgiddy, Johannes Frey, Marc Milone, Callum Hall, Doris Delclaud, iainballantyne, Ru22ell, WillHempstead, Jack Steel
iainballantyne 21 Oct, 2018 -
Ru22ell 21 Oct, 2018 -
WillHempstead 21 Oct, 2018 AltLd Team GUMC assault on snakes and ladders. Encountered quite a wait for the chain, including another university mountaineering clubs fresher averaging 4m/h on toprope. Decided that section was a lost cause and skipped it, which was a shame. The rest is really enjoyable.
with Rob Giddy , iainballantyne, sandytaylor
Team GUMC assault on snakes and ladders. Encountered quite a wait for the chain, including another university mountaineering clubs fresher averaging 4m/h on toprope. Decided that section was a lost cause and skipped it, which was a shame. The rest is really enjoyable.
with Rob Giddy , iainballantyne, sandytaylor
Jack Steel 21 Oct, 2018 Lead
Alice Denning 20 Oct, 2018 2nd
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 2nd
Will_Armstrong 20 Oct, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 Lead
SteveM 6 Oct, 2018 AltLd
with Marq
with Marq
Marq 6 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S I led the chain pitch and alternated the ladder sections or soloed them
with SteveM
I led the chain pitch and alternated the ladder sections or soloed them
with SteveM
Chelsey Robinson 2 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
danprince 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
jayyaj 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S An amazing day out. With a top rope above me I climbed the chain pitch without using the rungs. We decided not to go all the way down into Mordor. The ladders looked very dodgy.
An amazing day out. With a top rope above me I climbed the chain pitch without using the rungs. We decided not to go all the way down into Mordor. The ladders looked very dodgy.
Mayaculpa 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with jayyaj
with jayyaj
Lizard Ollie 23 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt Much faster when you know where the entrance to the tunnel to Australia is! Part of Frankie (and partially Clare’s) tour of Wales
with Frankie Weineiss
Much faster when you know where the entrance to the tunnel to Australia is! Part of Frankie (and partially Clare’s) tour of Wales
with Frankie Weineiss
Kiddo 1 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Georgie, Ed
with Georgie, Ed
WillRobertson 1 Sep, 2018 -
Ben Seeley 1 Sep, 2018 AltLd
Sam Huguet 26 Aug, 2018 -
with Matt Warlow, ebutton
with Matt Warlow, ebutton
ebutton 26 Aug, 2018 Lead Took us about 5 hours in the pouring rain. Lead the chains (which someone has put foot loops on - would like to try it without and in the dry), didn't pitch anything else. Couldn't find the hole to get to Australia for a while. Great adventure and would like to do it again in the dry solo in ~2hrs
Took us about 5 hours in the pouring rain. Lead the chains (which someone has put foot loops on - would like to try it without and in the dry), didn't pitch anything else. Couldn't find the hole to get to Australia for a while. Great adventure and would like to do it again in the dry solo in ~2hrs
Hidden 19 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
Adam Coles 19 Aug, 2018 -
with ben1987
with ben1987
Hidden 19 Aug, 2018 -
StockportAl 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd We missed out the chain climb to save on time and alternated who went first up the ladders, it was an excellent day out, one I am sure I'll do again.
with OJW, Sarah Hughes
We missed out the chain climb to save on time and alternated who went first up the ladders, it was an excellent day out, one I am sure I'll do again.
with OJW, Sarah Hughes
josh12345 4 Aug, 2018 Lead Brilliant fun, the chain is ridiculous, just have to laugh. Amazing scenery and situations
with Sam Fuller
Brilliant fun, the chain is ridiculous, just have to laugh. Amazing scenery and situations
with Sam Fuller
Lewis Perrin Williams ?Aug, 2018 Lead
with Megan Bown
with Megan Bown
gmuston 17 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Jenna Muston , Faith Muston , Jo Muston, Jim Muston
with Jenna Muston , Faith Muston , Jo Muston, Jim Muston
Lewis Read 7 Jul, 2018 Lead
Tom Draude 7 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
with Sabrina Draude, chris cockbain, Lewis Read
with Sabrina Draude, chris cockbain, Lewis Read
AliHammond 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
adam06 1 Jul, 2018 Lead Big rock fall in the lost world today just before we ab'ed in.. so bailed. Not sure if there is any damage to routes, but it kicked up a massive dust cloud like a volcano erruption! Take care if heading down there
Big rock fall in the lost world today just before we ab'ed in.. so bailed. Not sure if there is any damage to routes, but it kicked up a massive dust cloud like a volcano erruption! Take care if heading down there
Andrew Barker 18 Jun, 2018 AltLd Had soloed the chain before. A great adventure. Dodgy ladders down into the bottom of Mordor.
Had soloed the chain before. A great adventure. Dodgy ladders down into the bottom of Mordor.
danoflynn 18 Jun, 2018 AltLd Flippin awesome, good day out in iffy weather. Take care on the dodgy ladders down into Mordor!
Flippin awesome, good day out in iffy weather. Take care on the dodgy ladders down into Mordor!
TGreen 27 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
static266 23 May, 2018 Lead rpt At night with the YHA lot, just the Australia section.
At night with the YHA lot, just the Australia section.
Hidden 27 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
JonesE 27 Apr, 2018 2nd rpt Added the squeeze entry into twll mawr at the end.
with WeeLee
Added the squeeze entry into twll mawr at the end.
with WeeLee
Whitmoreaa 27 Apr, 2018 2nd
with WeeLee
with WeeLee
fifthsunset 22 Apr, 2018 Solo
8PetrieC 22 Apr, 2018 -
Tom McCabe 22 Apr, 2018 - Had gone as far as Australia before, escapeing along the Sidings. Led the chain. Would need about 30m ab' to get to the bottom of Mordor.
Had gone as far as Australia before, escapeing along the Sidings. Led the chain. Would need about 30m ab' to get to the bottom of Mordor.
Liz Coulson 22 Apr, 2018 -
with Jed, Dan Jouan
with Jed, Dan Jouan
Alexseren 21 Apr, 2018 Solo with syksey
with syksey
George_Surf 13 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt With Rachel mark and Ellie. Managed it as far as oil drum glacier. Climbed up underneath the slabs, and came back along the sidings level? Really misty, couldn’t see anything
With Rachel mark and Ellie. Managed it as far as oil drum glacier. Climbed up underneath the slabs, and came back along the sidings level? Really misty, couldn’t see anything
Hidden 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd RP
Rocky 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S Great family day out for the annual Veitch’s Do Wales Adventure. Dad and brother loved it. Big you for Remus for sorting it out. Watching my brother try to haul himself up the chain was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.
with Ray Veitch, Michael Veitch, remus, Katie Pasquill
Great family day out for the annual Veitch’s Do Wales Adventure. Dad and brother loved it. Big you for Remus for sorting it out. Watching my brother try to haul himself up the chain was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.
with Ray Veitch, Michael Veitch, remus, Katie Pasquill
Amy Pritchett 7 Apr, 2018 2nd
peter.herd 7 Apr, 2018 Lead
TGHB 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt
JoeCoxson 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt 3hrs car to car. Waited until 4 at the hut for the weather to improve to no avail. A worthy consolidation prize
with Kat Tuck, TGHB, JakeB.
3hrs car to car. Waited until 4 at the hut for the weather to improve to no avail. A worthy consolidation prize
with Kat Tuck, TGHB, JakeB.
Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
penyolewen 15 Mar, 2018 -
with Matt Chinner
with Matt Chinner
Matt Amos 18 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
adaintree 10 Feb, 2018 2nd dog Very slippery D:
Very slippery D:
battledroid 4 Feb, 2018 - Rungs replaced on the chain with more 316 stainless - gone up "a few sizes" in the metal as we perhaps underestimated the traffic this route gets which led to the early destruction of the originals..! Plateau/Salt Pan level ladders in Oil Drum Glacier (Australia) finally winched back upright and anchored accordingly back in their position pre-2015 collapse.... Somebody had made an interesting repair with a free hanging ladder but the chain being used was held in only by a mound of soil..... so we've removed this route possibility but left the ladder hanging for now - please avoid it! :P Please take care on the reinstated ladder - it still needs more work to be truly safe but we ran out of time on this day. Direct message me if you have any thoughts.
Rungs replaced on the chain with more 316 stainless - gone up "a few sizes" in the metal as we perhaps underestimated the traffic this route gets which led to the early destruction of the originals..! Plateau/Salt Pan level ladders in Oil Drum Glacier (Australia) finally winched back upright and anchored accordingly back in their position pre-2015 collapse.... Somebody had made an interesting repair with a free hanging ladder but the chain being used was held in only by a mound of soil..... so we've removed this route possibility but left the ladder hanging for now - please avoid it! :P Please take care on the reinstated ladder - it still needs more work to be truly safe but we ran out of time on this day. Direct message me if you have any thoughts.
JohnathonBranton 3 Feb, 2018 2nd
AAhmed 3 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Fantastic day out with good company. Lead the chains in boots and the wet. Very amusing ascent up to the g’day level via the now hanging ladder(a ladder hanging from a chain). Followed the original route throughout, except the detour to go around the death bridge which is no longer.
with ngreen
Fantastic day out with good company. Lead the chains in boots and the wet. Very amusing ascent up to the g’day level via the now hanging ladder(a ladder hanging from a chain). Followed the original route throughout, except the detour to go around the death bridge which is no longer.
with ngreen
Mags 3 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
Ricjy759 3 Feb, 2018 -
Stuart Russell 27 Jan, 2018 -
The9inger 27 Jan, 2018 -
with Amy, Stuart Russell
with Amy, Stuart Russell
Amy Henchoz 27 Jan, 2018 -
James Rigby 24 Jan, 2018 -
with Anna, Rob DC
with Anna, Rob DC
Patrick1505 13 Jan, 2018 -
tradisrad 5 Jan, 2018 Lead rpt
Liz Coulson 2 Jan, 2018 -
with Dan Jouan
with Dan Jouan
Terry Cruise ??, 2018 -
Oscar Popels 31 Dec, 2017 Lead I led the chain. Tres cold Hands!
with cindylmy, TomatoPro, Lydia
I led the chain. Tres cold Hands!
with cindylmy, TomatoPro, Lydia
cindylmy 31 Dec, 2017 2nd dog Slippery snakes and rusty ladders! Great adventure in the pouring rain :D aid climbed, couldn't get up the snakes :(
Slippery snakes and rusty ladders! Great adventure in the pouring rain :D aid climbed, couldn't get up the snakes :(
TomatoPro 31 Dec, 2017 2nd O/S So much fun. great lead oscar in the rain
So much fun. great lead oscar in the rain
Jonesoc 2 Dec, 2017 -
RachelHC 2 Dec, 2017 2nd Fun day out in the drizzle. Just avoided big rockfall scrambling up the side of oil drum glacier in Australia, slightly scary!
Fun day out in the drizzle. Just avoided big rockfall scrambling up the side of oil drum glacier in Australia, slightly scary!
Geras 2 Dec, 2017 Lead
Hidden 2 Dec, 2017 Lead
battledroid 26 Nov, 2017 - About to embark on Winter 2017/18 repairs of Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels route. We have a number of preservation and restoration works lined up to allow the route to remain open, and would encourage users to PM myself with any comments or views on repairs which will benefit the route. We will replace the damaged staples on the chain and perform annual pull-testing and inspection of all abseil points. Drop us a line!
About to embark on Winter 2017/18 repairs of Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels route. We have a number of preservation and restoration works lined up to allow the route to remain open, and would encourage users to PM myself with any comments or views on repairs which will benefit the route. We will replace the damaged staples on the chain and perform annual pull-testing and inspection of all abseil points. Drop us a line!
fuzzysheep01 26 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
with Steve Robinson
with Steve Robinson
Hidden 12 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S
Fragmod 12 Nov, 2017 AltLd
James Oakes 12 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S From the start to the top of the quarries.
From the start to the top of the quarries.
hlegge 12 Nov, 2017 AltLd
Kate2017 11 Nov, 2017 2nd
a_m154 11 Nov, 2017 - Wet and slippery slate adventure
Wet and slippery slate adventure
00robhar 5 Nov, 2017 -
DanielDean 5 Nov, 2017 -
with Holly Mallows, TimHunter, Alex Fearn, 00robhar, itslaurahill
with Holly Mallows, TimHunter, Alex Fearn, 00robhar, itslaurahill
TimHunter 5 Nov, 2017 -
itslaurahill 5 Nov, 2017 -
Hidden 31 Oct, 2017 2nd
JendeHoxar 31 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with AidanShelley, Daniel
with AidanShelley, Daniel
Will Hardy 22 Oct, 2017 2nd
Philip Hawarden 22 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
jamesk93 21 Oct, 2017 TR RP Very wet and windy as we decided to do it in the middle of a storm! Numb fingers on the chain is not my first idea of fun.
Very wet and windy as we decided to do it in the middle of a storm! Numb fingers on the chain is not my first idea of fun.
Callumbuch96 21 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Top rung for getting onto the chain has half popped out, be careful placing weight on it.
Top rung for getting onto the chain has half popped out, be careful placing weight on it.
danjouan 1 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt Wet weather day with Joe,Steve,Jay, Matt and Rosa
with HoboUniJoe, Steve
Wet weather day with Joe,Steve,Jay, Matt and Rosa
with HoboUniJoe, Steve
routrax 1 Oct, 2017 Solo
Matt Crolla 1 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
HoboUniJoe 1 Oct, 2017 Solo
with Matt, routrax, danjouan
with Matt, routrax, danjouan
Wendy Watthews 30 Sep, 2017 - Full on mass 'ascesnt' in classic drizzly conditions. Tom lead the chain and the rope was thrown down for everyone the rest was done without the rope or in a mass abseil.
with Christine, Poppy, Ollie, JonnyDry, JoeCoxson, lukegorman, TGHB
Full on mass 'ascesnt' in classic drizzly conditions. Tom lead the chain and the rope was thrown down for everyone the rest was done without the rope or in a mass abseil.
with Christine, Poppy, Ollie, JonnyDry, JoeCoxson, lukegorman, TGHB
omaskrey 30 Sep, 2017 AltLd What better way to spend a damp day than a trip round the gear shops in Llanberis, lunch at Pete's eats and snakes, ladders and tunnels in the slate!
What better way to spend a damp day than a trip round the gear shops in Llanberis, lunch at Pete's eats and snakes, ladders and tunnels in the slate!
JoeCoxson 30 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Awesome rainy day, only tick of the weekend despite our best efforts to get on Lockwoods Chimney. Tom got us up the chain, and Luke and I spied out the tunnel through to Australia (after Wendy spoilt the fun for the rest). Set up a guideline for the ladders down into Mordor, which are great fun.
Awesome rainy day, only tick of the weekend despite our best efforts to get on Lockwoods Chimney. Tom got us up the chain, and Luke and I spied out the tunnel through to Australia (after Wendy spoilt the fun for the rest). Set up a guideline for the ladders down into Mordor, which are great fun.
lukegorman 30 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S and other partners
and other partners
Christine 30 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
with Luke gorman
with Luke gorman
poreilly 30 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Sep, 2017 AltLd
TGHB 30 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Fun day in the semi-rain and slate. Chain was a bit slippery but still managed to get up it cleanly
Fun day in the semi-rain and slate. Chain was a bit slippery but still managed to get up it cleanly
Hidden 30 Sep, 2017 -
hlegge 24 Sep, 2017 2nd rpt Phil's first day outdoor climbing, sadly it rained so decided to start the day with the first part of snakes and ladders. Phil led the chain in the rain as his first outdoor lead which was exciting! Chain section has sadly had added stemples at the bottom which reduces that first exciting couple of moves. Once we got through to Australia rain had become mist so decided to do a few sports routes up the different levels. Got up to Zippy level when rain came back and decided to finish snakes and ladders. Went up to skyline buttress level and then descended oil drum glacier which wasnt much fun, but much much less sketchy than the ascending scree traverse from bottom of Australia up to hanging ladder level. Sadly this did mean we missed the hanging ladders. Rest of route was very cool! Death bridge now just a death stump... would be fun if they re-laid it to finish off the route in style!
with Phil Frost
Phil's first day outdoor climbing, sadly it rained so decided to start the day with the first part of snakes and ladders. Phil led the chain in the rain as his first outdoor lead which was exciting! Chain section has sadly had added stemples at the bottom which reduces that first exciting couple of moves. Once we got through to Australia rain had become mist so decided to do a few sports routes up the different levels. Got up to Zippy level when rain came back and decided to finish snakes and ladders. Went up to skyline buttress level and then descended oil drum glacier which wasnt much fun, but much much less sketchy than the ascending scree traverse from bottom of Australia up to hanging ladder level. Sadly this did mean we missed the hanging ladders. Rest of route was very cool! Death bridge now just a death stump... would be fun if they re-laid it to finish off the route in style!
with Phil Frost
Jay Schofield 24 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Got rained off a day off sport climbing on the slate but wasn't in the slightest disappointed after such an epic day exploring Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels! Wanted to do this for ages and it did not disappoint. Led the chain clean, looked harder than it actually was from the bottom. The scree slope was the sketchiest bit!
with Jamie77
Got rained off a day off sport climbing on the slate but wasn't in the slightest disappointed after such an epic day exploring Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels! Wanted to do this for ages and it did not disappoint. Led the chain clean, looked harder than it actually was from the bottom. The scree slope was the sketchiest bit!
with Jamie77
Pippa 24 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
JC95Evans 21 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Lizard Ollie 21 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S An all round epic adventure! Super cool scenery all day in both the rain and shine. The first ladder that can be skipped by going left in Tasmania has fallen apart but a scramble up and around the left hand side is possible. Only downside was the lack of actual crocodiles in the pond...
An all round epic adventure! Super cool scenery all day in both the rain and shine. The first ladder that can be skipped by going left in Tasmania has fallen apart but a scramble up and around the left hand side is possible. Only downside was the lack of actual crocodiles in the pond...
HannahFrancis 11 Sep, 2017 -
matthew.rowbottom91 11 Sep, 2017 -
The lanky man 8 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Fun adventurous day out, saw some parts of the quarry I've never been to before! Didn't go right down into the depths of Mordor as ladders look dodgy as fuck and there was a waterfall running down the middle ladder...Would maybe ab down in future if had enough gear with me.
Fun adventurous day out, saw some parts of the quarry I've never been to before! Didn't go right down into the depths of Mordor as ladders look dodgy as fuck and there was a waterfall running down the middle ladder...Would maybe ab down in future if had enough gear with me.
huwaaron 8 Sep, 2017 2nd
JumanSayegh ?Sep, 2017 -
with Matt, Joe , Dan
with Matt, Joe , Dan
Rockley 28 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with ned_85
with ned_85
ned_85 28 Aug, 2017 -
with Rockley, Tom Kingston
with Rockley, Tom Kingston
DaveFidler 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Zander, huwbrace
with Zander, huwbrace
huwbrace 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd
brian watson 21 Aug, 2017 - fun adventure for drizzly day
with Leon Watson
fun adventure for drizzly day
with Leon Watson
Hidden 18 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 14 Aug, 2017 - Excellent adventure! We also descended via abseil into the depths of Mordor and then climbed the ladders out protected by the ab rope. Useful small Rowan tree and chains 10m back and small boulder spike to set up ab.
with Tom Lawfield
Excellent adventure! We also descended via abseil into the depths of Mordor and then climbed the ladders out protected by the ab rope. Useful small Rowan tree and chains 10m back and small boulder spike to set up ab.
with Tom Lawfield
GStone 5 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with Dan3266
with Dan3266
Dan3266 5 Aug, 2017 Solo
with GStone
with GStone
ClimbingAlex 3 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Tom.Sedgwick 3 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Dabbott, ClimbingAlex, ShaneHartley
with Dabbott, ClimbingAlex, ShaneHartley
Digga 30 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Incredible journey and completely immersive. The ladders into Mordor are bouncy! Missed out the first ladder as we traversed onto upper terrace in Tasmania too early. Much exploring of buildings and tunnels, excellent fun.
Incredible journey and completely immersive. The ladders into Mordor are bouncy! Missed out the first ladder as we traversed onto upper terrace in Tasmania too early. Much exploring of buildings and tunnels, excellent fun.
DredStripe 30 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Digga
with Digga
James Rigby 20 Jul, 2017 - Good old fun
with Conor
Good old fun
with Conor
Matt Wilson 15 Jul, 2017 -
AliceKerr ?Jul, 2017 -
atthedropofahat ?Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
alexcollins123 24 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Unsure why this is HVS, was easy throughout. A great way to explore the quarries!
Unsure why this is HVS, was easy throughout. A great way to explore the quarries!
BStar 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd Took ages to find the squeeze, cracking day out with added atmosphere by the low clag
with Will Dean
Took ages to find the squeeze, cracking day out with added atmosphere by the low clag
with Will Dean
wjcdean 23 Jun, 2017 - Very exciting. Almost too exciting in places, great adventure though. Thanks to whoever revolted the abseils.
with BStar
Very exciting. Almost too exciting in places, great adventure though. Thanks to whoever revolted the abseils.
with BStar
thescaredclimber 16 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Fab day out in quarries, saw loads of cool areas hadn't ever seen before! Even dropped down into mordor and found a tunnel at the bottom and slithered thru a small crack of light at the back to appear very high up on a sheer face of slate! Disappointed the track was gone tho! Took all day in the end (due to looking at everything and playing about) despite it saying it should take 3-4 hours.
Fab day out in quarries, saw loads of cool areas hadn't ever seen before! Even dropped down into mordor and found a tunnel at the bottom and slithered thru a small crack of light at the back to appear very high up on a sheer face of slate! Disappointed the track was gone tho! Took all day in the end (due to looking at everything and playing about) despite it saying it should take 3-4 hours.
Stanners 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt a last minute late evening decision to set off on the classic slate tour. Great fun, back in time for music, wine and a cook up at the roundabout before tiredness overtook us and ended a great day on the slate.
with Alex Rhodes, Tab Green
a last minute late evening decision to set off on the classic slate tour. Great fun, back in time for music, wine and a cook up at the roundabout before tiredness overtook us and ended a great day on the slate.
with Alex Rhodes, Tab Green
Green_t 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Such an adventure, really cool to see some of the quarries reverting back to nature and going green.
Such an adventure, really cool to see some of the quarries reverting back to nature and going green.
BC 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S A fun outing in the slate quarries. Did all the tunnels and ladders. Shame the track is no longer there
A fun outing in the slate quarries. Did all the tunnels and ladders. Shame the track is no longer there
Bristol_Quornstar 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Emily-Cooper 29 May, 2017 Lead O/S Led the chain, got eaten by midges and topped out the ladders into a cloud. Good day all in all. :)
Led the chain, got eaten by midges and topped out the ladders into a cloud. Good day all in all. :)
Hidden 29 May, 2017 2nd
Whitmoreaa 29 May, 2017 2nd rpt
chitty 29 May, 2017 -
STeX 29 May, 2017 2nd
with Dan
with Dan
kieranbowen 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S really cool, found a camera in the lost world while ab'ing down. happy to return it if someone messages, owner clearly led the chain with a dog in his rucksack
really cool, found a camera in the lost world while ab'ing down. happy to return it if someone messages, owner clearly led the chain with a dog in his rucksack
Hidden 27 May, 2017 2nd O/S
MarkNicholasConnor 27 May, 2017 AltLd
SarahConnor 27 May, 2017 AltLd
JonLongshanks 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S In the rain and wind.... superb atmosphere in the quarries. Couldn't resist leading the fallen-down ladder, probably not the best idea though... Great route, will have to come back and explore more.
with Bertie
In the rain and wind.... superb atmosphere in the quarries. Couldn't resist leading the fallen-down ladder, probably not the best idea though... Great route, will have to come back and explore more.
with Bertie
routrax 27 May, 2017 2nd rpt And Tom, Jody, Joe and Doggo. Chain was easier second time around!
And Tom, Jody, Joe and Doggo. Chain was easier second time around!
danjouan 27 May, 2017 Lead rpt
FeargalR 27 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Tom Bellis 27 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Derek Graham 25 May, 2017 -
HoboUniJoe 20 May, 2017 -
routrax 20 May, 2017 2nd Awesome ramble round the quarries! Chain is harder than it looks, glad to have had a rope from above!
with danjouan, Andrew, John
Awesome ramble round the quarries! Chain is harder than it looks, glad to have had a rope from above!
with danjouan, Andrew, John
danjouan 20 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with John Crawford
with John Crawford
Chris Pakes 11 May, 2017 2nd
with Christina, Ian Hinkins
with Christina, Ian Hinkins
Ian Hinkins 11 May, 2017 Lead
with Chris P, Christina
with Chris P, Christina
Lea84 29 Apr, 2017 -
with Pete Dollman
with Pete Dollman
therat 16 Apr, 2017 -
George Killaspy 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd
Sophieann 16 Apr, 2017 -
Hidden 16 Apr, 2017 2nd
davehopes 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Gabe Oliver 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Awesome day out! Made the best use of the shitty weather and did the whole thing in the afternoon as a party of 6. A few tricky bits of route finding but otherwise smooth sailing. Lots of exploring, scrambling and climbing on dodgy ladders. Would like to come back for speed lap at some point!
Awesome day out! Made the best use of the shitty weather and did the whole thing in the afternoon as a party of 6. A few tricky bits of route finding but otherwise smooth sailing. Lots of exploring, scrambling and climbing on dodgy ladders. Would like to come back for speed lap at some point!
Tom.Sedgwick 4 Apr, 2017 -
with Gerben Neven, Dabbott, Cbulman
with Gerben Neven, Dabbott, Cbulman
Gerben Neven 4 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Not proper climbing, but epic nonetheless! Lead the climbs up the chain and on the slanted ladder that is now broken and partly suspended by a chain, great fun climbing up it! Ran out of time to go into Mordor, so need to go back!
Not proper climbing, but epic nonetheless! Lead the climbs up the chain and on the slanted ladder that is now broken and partly suspended by a chain, great fun climbing up it! Ran out of time to go into Mordor, so need to go back!
Cbulman 4 Apr, 2017 -
JamesWilliams 30 Mar, 2017 Lead rpt Class day out, soaking wet and loads of fun
Class day out, soaking wet and loads of fun
Chrissy202 26 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with Jack Nicholls, rinda_ree, Miles, Andy (White Storm)
with Jack Nicholls, rinda_ree, Miles, Andy (White Storm)
battledroid 13 Mar, 2017 Lead Inspected all lower-offs and abseils prior to 2017 season. Replaced tat on alternative pitch (second pitch) on boulder line into Lost World for those who choose not to take the tree abseil line with high quality permanent rigging. Added discreet staples to chain following complaints of inability of reaching start of aid due to recent loss of bottom part of chain so remains difficult but accessible again for all heights. Undertaken various stability/preservation works on route, and have now started the long and laborious process of reinstating the lost ladder on the Salt Pan level which collapsed late 2015. Route is really starting to fall apart in places having suffered major losses in 2015/16 seasons - planned repair work prior to Summer 17 season includes various preservation of ladders which remain to keep route open for the foreseeable. Comments/Questions please email.
Inspected all lower-offs and abseils prior to 2017 season. Replaced tat on alternative pitch (second pitch) on boulder line into Lost World for those who choose not to take the tree abseil line with high quality permanent rigging. Added discreet staples to chain following complaints of inability of reaching start of aid due to recent loss of bottom part of chain so remains difficult but accessible again for all heights. Undertaken various stability/preservation works on route, and have now started the long and laborious process of reinstating the lost ladder on the Salt Pan level which collapsed late 2015. Route is really starting to fall apart in places having suffered major losses in 2015/16 seasons - planned repair work prior to Summer 17 season includes various preservation of ladders which remain to keep route open for the foreseeable. Comments/Questions please email.
Anti-faff 12 Mar, 2017 Lead rpt Chucking it down but still good. Dodged the chain as I thought it might lead to a domestic incident. Caution: The ladder down into the bottom of Mordor looks like it's been hit by a rock fall. The top ladder is disconnected from the wall and is now a long way from the one below it.
with Kirsty
Chucking it down but still good. Dodged the chain as I thought it might lead to a domestic incident. Caution: The ladder down into the bottom of Mordor looks like it's been hit by a rock fall. The top ladder is disconnected from the wall and is now a long way from the one below it.
with Kirsty
hlegge 6 Mar, 2017 Solo rpt I led the chain which was the only part of the route we pitched. There has been a large rock fall in Mordor area since i was last there a few months ago. If you had just climbed up the 3 ladders from the bottom of mordor and looked left as you reached the top there used to be a tunnel at the end of the ledge, now there is just a lot of fallen rock covering where the entrance used to be. Some evidence of this rock fall damaging the bottom attachments of the first descent ladder which is now completely free from the wall (adds exciting bounce to bottom section of this ladder which i did not remember being there last time!).
with Dom Pearce
I led the chain which was the only part of the route we pitched. There has been a large rock fall in Mordor area since i was last there a few months ago. If you had just climbed up the 3 ladders from the bottom of mordor and looked left as you reached the top there used to be a tunnel at the end of the ledge, now there is just a lot of fallen rock covering where the entrance used to be. Some evidence of this rock fall damaging the bottom attachments of the first descent ladder which is now completely free from the wall (adds exciting bounce to bottom section of this ladder which i did not remember being there last time!).
with Dom Pearce
Lucylou19 6 Mar, 2017 Solo dnf Chain from California to Dalis Hole is 10ft from the floor. I would suggest that you are no longer able to aid climb this pitch unless you are giant. The first access ladder (that was originally leaning left) which is in Australia, and leads to the botany-bay level is no longer there. For the sub-HVS climber I would reccomend that you wander into California to look at the chain (take note of cool painting as you leave the tunnel from Dalis Hole), but then go through the Tunnel to Oz. It is imperetive here that you head left up the scree towards the oil drum glacier or you will be faced with trying to ascend an impossibly blank wall or returning via the difficulties you have already surpassed in the ascent of the scree towards vilcabamba. Please PM me if you need more info.
with Sarah
Chain from California to Dalis Hole is 10ft from the floor. I would suggest that you are no longer able to aid climb this pitch unless you are giant. The first access ladder (that was originally leaning left) which is in Australia, and leads to the botany-bay level is no longer there. For the sub-HVS climber I would reccomend that you wander into California to look at the chain (take note of cool painting as you leave the tunnel from Dalis Hole), but then go through the Tunnel to Oz. It is imperetive here that you head left up the scree towards the oil drum glacier or you will be faced with trying to ascend an impossibly blank wall or returning via the difficulties you have already surpassed in the ascent of the scree towards vilcabamba. Please PM me if you need more info.
with Sarah
whitehouse_rhys 15 Feb, 2017 -
with hattie, ed
with hattie, ed
Hidden 11 Feb, 2017 Lead dnf
Taylor_durden ?Feb, 2017 AltLd
Ian Ford ?Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
spenser ??, 2017 Lead dnf Weather ming, got as far as G'Day Arete Level and couldn't find the abseil into the lost world, the call of Pete's was too great in the end so we bailed.
with Chris Hartshorne
Weather ming, got as far as G'Day Arete Level and couldn't find the abseil into the lost world, the call of Pete's was too great in the end so we bailed.
with Chris Hartshorne
joedean ??, 2017 -
ShaneHartley 31 Dec, 2016 - Did as a group of 9, two ropes, lots of fun.
Did as a group of 9, two ropes, lots of fun.
Jodiaway 31 Dec, 2016 -
with Al, Michelle
with Al, Michelle
Doug miller 31 Dec, 2016 -
MysteriousCeorl 31 Dec, 2016 -
c jepps 29 Dec, 2016 Solo O/S
mollymcleod 29 Dec, 2016 Solo LOST, PLEASE HELP: Whilst walking the route through the slate quarries I lost 4 rings from a waist pocket in my rucksack; one plain gold (SINCE RETURNED), one gold with 3 small diamonds in (SINCE RETURNED), one plain silver and one silver with a cloudy blue/grey stone in it. If anyone can help or has any info please contact me. Thank you.
with c jepps, Sam Talbot
LOST, PLEASE HELP: Whilst walking the route through the slate quarries I lost 4 rings from a waist pocket in my rucksack; one plain gold (SINCE RETURNED), one gold with 3 small diamonds in (SINCE RETURNED), one plain silver and one silver with a cloudy blue/grey stone in it. If anyone can help or has any info please contact me. Thank you.
with c jepps, Sam Talbot
Camerthom96 9 Dec, 2016 2nd β Climbed Chain in boots with 5 slings as aids.
with Dave Rudkin
Climbed Chain in boots with 5 slings as aids.
with Dave Rudkin
hlegge 6 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Lead the chain which was interesting in the wet in boots :) Rob led the second difficulty in the form of the hanging ladder! Very cool day out in the quarries
Lead the chain which was interesting in the wet in boots :) Rob led the second difficulty in the form of the hanging ladder! Very cool day out in the quarries
Rob Moorcroft 6 Dec, 2016 AltLd
with hlegge
with hlegge
Astilath 4 Dec, 2016 2nd
emlynroberts 4 Dec, 2016 Lead Great fun! Couldn't find the rear entrance to hades so used main tunnel into Califonia. Aided the chain. Explored a few extra tunnels on the way and went down the triple ladders in Mordor. Tunnel play on 25/1/17 with Rhys. Tunnel play two on 19/2/17 with Rhys and spade, another fail!
Great fun! Couldn't find the rear entrance to hades so used main tunnel into Califonia. Aided the chain. Explored a few extra tunnels on the way and went down the triple ladders in Mordor. Tunnel play on 25/1/17 with Rhys. Tunnel play two on 19/2/17 with Rhys and spade, another fail!
Hidden 3 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Whitmoreaa 29 Oct, 2016 -
Hidden 29 Oct, 2016 -
kez1 29 Oct, 2016 Solo rpt
richy85 29 Oct, 2016 -
JonesE 29 Oct, 2016 Solo rpt
Hidden 25 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Oct, 2016 -
emlaw17 22 Oct, 2016 Lead With Emma, Tom, Christine and Rob. The chain was interestingly difficult.
With Emma, Tom, Christine and Rob. The chain was interestingly difficult.
Ana Broad 15 Oct, 2016 AltLd One of the highlights of my year. Great fun
One of the highlights of my year. Great fun
Ana Broad 15 Oct, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 15 Oct, 2016 AltLd
timreynolds 15 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Went left from Tasmania up to the salt pans - right hand route looked too sketchy.
Went left from Tasmania up to the salt pans - right hand route looked too sketchy.
ray.allwood 15 Oct, 2016 AltLd
with Emgrant
with Emgrant
Charlotte Nelson 24 Sep, 2016 Lead
with Jake, Storme, Heather
with Jake, Storme, Heather
Storme 24 Sep, 2016 Lead I led the chain aided
with Heather Osborne, Jake397, Charlotte Nelson
I led the chain aided
with Heather Osborne, Jake397, Charlotte Nelson
Heather Osborne 24 Sep, 2016 AltLd
with Storme
with Storme
Jake397 24 Sep, 2016 2nd
with Storme
with Storme
Josh Bratchley 9 Sep, 2016 Solo Awesome stuff.
with Duncan
Awesome stuff.
with Duncan
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd dnf
ClimbingAlex 25 Aug, 2016 Solo A brilliant day out. Followed the excellent blog guide. Abseil's are pretty secure. Ladders into Mordor are looking particularly sketchy - no idea what is hold the 2nd ladder in place!! 6 hours in total, with lots of exploring of caves & old buildings.
A brilliant day out. Followed the excellent blog guide. Abseil's are pretty secure. Ladders into Mordor are looking particularly sketchy - no idea what is hold the 2nd ladder in place!! 6 hours in total, with lots of exploring of caves & old buildings.
Matt Magecha 25 Aug, 2016 Solo
battledroid 21 Aug, 2016 Lead Mid-Season inspection. Renewed and replaced tat on Lost World 1st and 2nd pitch with improved rigging, renewed rigging on tree abseil from the chain. Added 2 new M10 fixings to chain following tell-tale markers showing serious signs of slippage/failure at top anchors. Undertook usual preventative maintenance on areas requiring it and areas damaged during winter 2015. Questions etc please email.
Mid-Season inspection. Renewed and replaced tat on Lost World 1st and 2nd pitch with improved rigging, renewed rigging on tree abseil from the chain. Added 2 new M10 fixings to chain following tell-tale markers showing serious signs of slippage/failure at top anchors. Undertook usual preventative maintenance on areas requiring it and areas damaged during winter 2015. Questions etc please email.
Hidden 10 Aug, 2016 AltLd
CharlieMack 10 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Will kilner, Iona Pawson
with Will kilner, Iona Pawson
HaleAlex 10 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Awesome day out! Did California Arrete on the way too
Awesome day out! Did California Arrete on the way too
Hugh Irving 9 Aug, 2016 -
George Ponsonby 9 Aug, 2016 -
David Staples 7 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt Blog updated for 2016 as some of it has fallen down - http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/
with Matt CS
Blog updated for 2016 as some of it has fallen down - http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/
with Matt CS
Anti-faff 7 Aug, 2016 AltLd What a day out. Great fun from start to finish, turned right in Australia which was a bit sketchy but other than that it all seemed okay.
with Jas Wood
What a day out. Great fun from start to finish, turned right in Australia which was a bit sketchy but other than that it all seemed okay.
with Jas Wood
Ian Ford 1 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Robert Paulson , Taylor_durden
with Robert Paulson , Taylor_durden
ellpeecee 30 Jul, 2016 Solo rpt The things you do when you've got a free afternoon eh. Ventured into the quarries for a repeat of an old favourite. Soloed the chain clean and free for the first (and probably last) time. Definitely a way to get the heart beating... Wandered up the right handside from tasmania. Spiced things up by going to far right, overhanging, loose slate thats held in by somesort of gravely muck... Fun! Discovered that the first ladder has been claimed by the route (rip). In future go left up the scree. All ladders knacked off and the abseils into the lost world. Starting to look a little more lost worldy again. Mordor, first time to the bottom. The triple ladders are probably the sketchiest of the lot. Had a nose in the tunnel and ventured deep into the heart of the mountain, beed a proper torch as the light from my phone was crap. Will Be back again. Top ladders, round and down. Another good day out.
The things you do when you've got a free afternoon eh. Ventured into the quarries for a repeat of an old favourite. Soloed the chain clean and free for the first (and probably last) time. Definitely a way to get the heart beating... Wandered up the right handside from tasmania. Spiced things up by going to far right, overhanging, loose slate thats held in by somesort of gravely muck... Fun! Discovered that the first ladder has been claimed by the route (rip). In future go left up the scree. All ladders knacked off and the abseils into the lost world. Starting to look a little more lost worldy again. Mordor, first time to the bottom. The triple ladders are probably the sketchiest of the lot. Had a nose in the tunnel and ventured deep into the heart of the mountain, beed a proper torch as the light from my phone was crap. Will Be back again. Top ladders, round and down. Another good day out.
kermit_uk 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Great day out in the rain. 2 foot slings for chain. Was soaking wet and seemed the sensible thing to do. 4hrs car to car at a slowish pace with a few little detours.
Great day out in the rain. 2 foot slings for chain. Was soaking wet and seemed the sensible thing to do. 4hrs car to car at a slowish pace with a few little detours.
Hidden 24 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 Solo
Turbo 10 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf
drdave 9 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S Cracking day in challenging conditions. Very wet and cold for time of year. Would love to do again in dry conditions.
with Jack Thompsett, Giles Cooper, Martin Wall
Cracking day in challenging conditions. Very wet and cold for time of year. Would love to do again in dry conditions.
with Jack Thompsett, Giles Cooper, Martin Wall
michael.burgess 7 Jul, 2016 -
josefft 7 Jul, 2016 -
AshleyLong 7 Jul, 2016 - Aided the chain.
Aided the chain.
Hidden 7 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Jamie E 7 Jul, 2016 -
DaveThexton 7 Jul, 2016 Lead
Tomdewilton 7 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Tim Bevan 7 Jul, 2016 2nd
Roflo 5 Jul, 2016 Lead
JoeMortimer 5 Jul, 2016 Lead
Fat Andy Heff 5 Jul, 2016 2nd
galyer895 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
dmetcalfe 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Mpaynter 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
martintom 2 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
humptydumpty 29 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Brilliant first day on slate! Intermittent rain all day, some very heavy. Aided the chain - turns out slate's slippery when wet. Cloud dropped down as we reached the ladders in Australia - very atmospheric scaling them into the gloom. The guide's halfway point was actually about two-thirds through for us. 7.5 hours car-to-car.
Brilliant first day on slate! Intermittent rain all day, some very heavy. Aided the chain - turns out slate's slippery when wet. Cloud dropped down as we reached the ladders in Australia - very atmospheric scaling them into the gloom. The guide's halfway point was actually about two-thirds through for us. 7.5 hours car-to-car.
joe hallam 28 Jun, 2016 -
with james gibson
with james gibson
Hidden 26 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd RP
Hidden 19 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
abi.k.l 12 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S Missed chain at beginning, but still some scary moments with wobbly, wet, rusting ladders. Enjoyable abseils into The Lost World though. Stunning. Feels like something out of an Anime film!
Missed chain at beginning, but still some scary moments with wobbly, wet, rusting ladders. Enjoyable abseils into The Lost World though. Stunning. Feels like something out of an Anime film!
David Kay 12 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
with abi.k.l
with abi.k.l
EdGeall 11 Jun, 2016 -
with Javis
with Javis
Javis 11 Jun, 2016 -
with EdGeall
with EdGeall
Sam2257 11 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S great adventure! the first ladder in Australia is now broken and has fallen down, can be traversered around to the left tho.
great adventure! the first ladder in Australia is now broken and has fallen down, can be traversered around to the left tho.
cameronr11 3 Jun, 2016 Solo First ladder in Australia fallen, walked around by the salt pans
First ladder in Australia fallen, walked around by the salt pans
Hidden 3 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
Minter 3 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S Amazing day out in the sun with the boys. Couldn't have chosen a better day. Missed out the chain because we couldn't be arsed.
with George C, cameronr11, Qureshi
Amazing day out in the sun with the boys. Couldn't have chosen a better day. Missed out the chain because we couldn't be arsed.
with George C, cameronr11, Qureshi
DaveThexton 2 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Heather Thexton
with Heather Thexton
Georgie25 28 May, 2016 AltLd Brilliant fun!
Brilliant fun!
Keith Swainson 28 May, 2016 Solo β
with Georgie
with Georgie
D.Russell 27 May, 2016 Solo O/S
with Heather F , Adam Russell
with Heather F , Adam Russell
Hidden 27 May, 2016 Solo O/S
themattyshep 26 May, 2016 - Went Right in Australia, Bad idea!!! It was loose and getting dark, this is one I have to come back and do properly!
with Amy L
Went Right in Australia, Bad idea!!! It was loose and getting dark, this is one I have to come back and do properly!
with Amy L
Hidden 22 May, 2016 -
dmetcalfe 21 May, 2016 AltLd Great adventure, would certainly repeat
with cteakle
Great adventure, would certainly repeat
with cteakle
Hidden 21 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
leggsimon 21 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
leggsimon 21 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
cteakle 21 May, 2016 AltLd
tclegg 21 May, 2016 TR
with cteakle
with cteakle
sultan 21 May, 2016 AltLd
with cteakle
with cteakle
jenko2323 19 May, 2016 - Hilarious, sketchy day out. Some of the scree slope on the right hand way up to the ladders is overhanging and extremely loose, and the lower ladder is dangerously broken - definitely worth taking the left hand scree slope straight to the second ladder. Also a good idea taking some tat in case the rope rungs/abs are looking (even more) f*cked.
Hilarious, sketchy day out. Some of the scree slope on the right hand way up to the ladders is overhanging and extremely loose, and the lower ladder is dangerously broken - definitely worth taking the left hand scree slope straight to the second ladder. Also a good idea taking some tat in case the rope rungs/abs are looking (even more) f*cked.
GPN 2 May, 2016 - A really fun day out!
with Trad Exchange
A really fun day out!
with Trad Exchange
ianburton 29 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Charlie's Angel
with Charlie's Angel
Rob Gillespie 17 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S Just brilliant! a must do for any slate enthusiast.
Just brilliant! a must do for any slate enthusiast.
laurence_falconer 8 Apr, 2016 - Did the first half and the chain, but not the ladders as ran out of time due to starting late! Need to go back and finish!
with Joel Harman, lucyvass
Did the first half and the chain, but not the ladders as ran out of time due to starting late! Need to go back and finish!
with Joel Harman, lucyvass
lucyvass 8 Apr, 2016 2nd dog
kez1 5 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
with Whitmoreaa, dinodinosaur, Frankie Doodle, rob rendle, james davies
with Whitmoreaa, dinodinosaur, Frankie Doodle, rob rendle, james davies
dobby 200 3 Apr, 2016 Solo rpt
with Rich
with Rich
Frankie Doodle ?Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
with kez1
with kez1
Hidden 29 Mar, 2016 -
JonesE 29 Mar, 2016 -
loonylovegood93 28 Mar, 2016 -
RM199 28 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Bethan May Davies 27 Mar, 2016 - Trauma doing this in icy freezing conditions! Luckily got guided through with shouts form above by a local. Falling rocks, hot aches but there was fire and a beer left for us at the top. Bizarre experience with definite type 2/3 fun!
Trauma doing this in icy freezing conditions! Luckily got guided through with shouts form above by a local. Falling rocks, hot aches but there was fire and a beer left for us at the top. Bizarre experience with definite type 2/3 fun!
john lynch 27 Mar, 2016 - Great way to spend easter sunday. A bit cold and wet but great fun indeed. Will have o return for the full tick as ended in the buildings at the top of the ladders from austrailia. Was nice to finish woth a fire and beer in the hut!
Great way to spend easter sunday. A bit cold and wet but great fun indeed. Will have o return for the full tick as ended in the buildings at the top of the ladders from austrailia. Was nice to finish woth a fire and beer in the hut!
Hidden 27 Mar, 2016 -
Hidden 17 Mar, 2016 -
kyleinavan 13 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Andrew Davies
with Andrew Davies
peter.ravenscroft27 12 Mar, 2016 -
hotfeet 12 Mar, 2016 -
shed_hed 12 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt Managed the chain clean this time. Shame about the lost world and the bridge of death.
with Jake Harrison
Managed the chain clean this time. Shame about the lost world and the bridge of death.
with Jake Harrison
Adam24B 5 Mar, 2016 -
M_Robinson 5 Mar, 2016 -
Kris2fa 5 Mar, 2016 -
andrewmc 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S In extremely wet conditions in rubber boots! Just about pretended to climb the chain free (with a sling in the bottom for a foothold) albeit with a bit of a tight rope. PS ignore the description in the blog for finding the hidden tunnel to Tasmania. After exiting from California back into Dali's Hole (by abseil from the tunnel mouth tree), drop straight back down to the path and head back out - the hidden tunnel is less than 10m from the path (and not really that hidden - also marked 'SEX TUNNEL' if you look carefully :P ). I don't want to give the exact location away but (following the description) we wandered up into the scree slope which is super sketchy in places and looks to have had (semi)recent rockfalls - not a good place to be poking around!
In extremely wet conditions in rubber boots! Just about pretended to climb the chain free (with a sling in the bottom for a foothold) albeit with a bit of a tight rope. PS ignore the description in the blog for finding the hidden tunnel to Tasmania. After exiting from California back into Dali's Hole (by abseil from the tunnel mouth tree), drop straight back down to the path and head back out - the hidden tunnel is less than 10m from the path (and not really that hidden - also marked 'SEX TUNNEL' if you look carefully :P ). I don't want to give the exact location away but (following the description) we wandered up into the scree slope which is super sketchy in places and looks to have had (semi)recent rockfalls - not a good place to be poking around!
G Weatherley 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with andrewmc, Ed Walker
with andrewmc, Ed Walker
ewalker278 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd
static266 6 Feb, 2016 Lead rpt
Craig Hiscock 6 Feb, 2016 2nd
owen gibson 2 Jan, 2016 -
Hidden 2 Jan, 2016 -
Jack jk 2 Jan, 2016 -
with CJoyce
with CJoyce
Doug miller 2 Jan, 2016 -
Jack Porteous 2 Jan, 2016 Lead
Hidden ??, 2016 -
M60OON ??, 2016 - A brilliant way to explore the slate quarry of Dinorwic.
A brilliant way to explore the slate quarry of Dinorwic.
Lewis Read ??, 2016 -
tradisrad ??, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 28 Dec, 2015 Solo
myrddinmuse 19 Dec, 2015 Solo dnf Did the first half relatively quickly despite somehow getting lost in the scree on the way to the first ladder. Timon luckily got missed by the massive boulder that got knocked down. Storm hit as we were eating lunch in the hut, so we decoded to call it quits. This route hates me.
with Timon
Did the first half relatively quickly despite somehow getting lost in the scree on the way to the first ladder. Timon luckily got missed by the massive boulder that got knocked down. Storm hit as we were eating lunch in the hut, so we decoded to call it quits. This route hates me.
with Timon
JemG 7 Dec, 2015 Lead O/S
with dawn Brinkman
with dawn Brinkman
Calum Wadsworth 6 Dec, 2015 - Aided the chain as it was piss wet. Proper good day out, but I feel the days are numbered for a couple of those ladders. Do it before they fall down...
with Dawn_K_B, Ben White, Jem Greenway, bstoker, amccann, Sam McCarthy
Aided the chain as it was piss wet. Proper good day out, but I feel the days are numbered for a couple of those ladders. Do it before they fall down...
with Dawn_K_B, Ben White, Jem Greenway, bstoker, amccann, Sam McCarthy
Sam McCarthy 6 Dec, 2015 -
Dawn_K_B 5 Dec, 2015 AltLd Great day out in ridiculous wind and rain, highly recommend!
Great day out in ridiculous wind and rain, highly recommend!
amccann 5 Dec, 2015 AltLd
David Kay 29 Nov, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Rowan Ellwood, Dan Lane
with Rowan Ellwood, Dan Lane
Hidden 29 Nov, 2015 -
Sophie Nunn 29 Nov, 2015 -
Joel Miller 22 Nov, 2015 -
Hidden 22 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
Charlie Low 21 Nov, 2015 -
BALD EAGLE 14 Nov, 2015 -
with Bobling, Dan Guy
with Bobling, Dan Guy
KBerggren 14 Nov, 2015 2nd
Hidden 14 Nov, 2015 2nd
leo-z-g 14 Nov, 2015 2nd dnf Aided the first pitch soloed the rest
Aided the first pitch soloed the rest
gobbledigook 14 Nov, 2015 -
Gabs Ruetz 14 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
Rob McGurk 14 Nov, 2015 2nd dnf Combination of seconding and soloing with a big group of CUMC members. Did not complete as it was getting dark.
Combination of seconding and soloing with a big group of CUMC members. Did not complete as it was getting dark.
Hidden 14 Nov, 2015 Lead
myrddinmuse 14 Nov, 2015 Lead dnf Lead the chain in freezing and wet conditions,, and had to haul most of the freshers up. Great adventure, but unfortunately decided to call it a day at the half way point due to the fading light. Another day.
Lead the chain in freezing and wet conditions,, and had to haul most of the freshers up. Great adventure, but unfortunately decided to call it a day at the half way point due to the fading light. Another day.
Hidden 14 Nov, 2015 AltLd dnf
Bobling 14 Nov, 2015 - A good expedition marred by a clumsy abseil = one rope u/s. Rain all day.
A good expedition marred by a clumsy abseil = one rope u/s. Rain all day.
rosatb 14 Nov, 2015 2nd Fun day in the rain, had to leave before the top due to the dark
Fun day in the rain, had to leave before the top due to the dark
Hidden 12 Nov, 2015 -
matt1024 9 Nov, 2015 - Amazing! The rain didn't stop all day but it just added to the atmosphere...
Amazing! The rain didn't stop all day but it just added to the atmosphere...
Hidden 8 Nov, 2015 -
ian d f 7 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 7 Nov, 2015 2nd Absolutely loved the adventure, especially the tunnels and ladders. Went out of our way to poke around in the old buildings. Aided up the chain in the pouring rain.
with ian d f
Absolutely loved the adventure, especially the tunnels and ladders. Went out of our way to poke around in the old buildings. Aided up the chain in the pouring rain.
with ian d f
Stanners 1 Nov, 2015 - ticked off at last. Brilliant day out with the legendary deepstar after petes eats and camping out in the van the night before. A must-do expedition taking you DEEP into the slate mines. (Mordor was my favourite I think, or D's homemade sandwiches?). Shame about the bridge of death no longer existing but may well build my own in replacement soon. Brilliant online guide but stupidly dangerous to head right once reaching Australia. Easy to die pointlessly that way. Correct and safer way is to head left and around to gain the upper terrace and first ladder. Which also meant I could stop off for a brilliant sport route of which I can find no record of anywhere. Should of brought more water! Bloody hot for November!
ticked off at last. Brilliant day out with the legendary deepstar after petes eats and camping out in the van the night before. A must-do expedition taking you DEEP into the slate mines. (Mordor was my favourite I think, or D's homemade sandwiches?). Shame about the bridge of death no longer existing but may well build my own in replacement soon. Brilliant online guide but stupidly dangerous to head right once reaching Australia. Easy to die pointlessly that way. Correct and safer way is to head left and around to gain the upper terrace and first ladder. Which also meant I could stop off for a brilliant sport route of which I can find no record of anywhere. Should of brought more water! Bloody hot for November!
deepstar 1 Nov, 2015 AltLd
dobby 200 24 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt
with Ros
with Ros
Hidden 24 Oct, 2015 Solo β
Alkis 26 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Philip Stringfellow, Quarryboy
with Philip Stringfellow, Quarryboy
dobby 200 12 Sep, 2015 Solo rpt
with jopayne1988, Giles, Rusty
with jopayne1988, Giles, Rusty
jopayne1988 12 Sep, 2015 Solo
static266 9 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Brilliant fun! Great to see the quarries in such an unusual way.
Brilliant fun! Great to see the quarries in such an unusual way.
Hidden 9 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
papashango 5 Sep, 2015 - quality!
with Johannes, PMW, natmat
quality!
with Johannes, PMW, natmat
natmat 5 Sep, 2015 -
AndyT1151 29 Aug, 2015 -
Will Hunt 22 Aug, 2015 - From Dali's to the Caban then down the steps and inclines.
with (The Stag Do Crew)
From Dali's to the Caban then down the steps and inclines.
with (The Stag Do Crew)
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
AdamBrown 20 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S The best thing to do in Llanberis on a wet day? Thoroughly recommend this route/adventure/scarefest
The best thing to do in Llanberis on a wet day? Thoroughly recommend this route/adventure/scarefest
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 -
ganbarimasu 20 Aug, 2015 - Absolutely amazing day out in heavy rain and wind with a fair few scary moments, loved the in-situ goat. We stopped to marvel at the remains of the bridge of death.
with LengDave, Alex the Alex, Ellie, Hazza D, Cam, pete_naylor, AdamBrown
Absolutely amazing day out in heavy rain and wind with a fair few scary moments, loved the in-situ goat. We stopped to marvel at the remains of the bridge of death.
with LengDave, Alex the Alex, Ellie, Hazza D, Cam, pete_naylor, AdamBrown
Emma Parkin 16 Aug, 2015 - Awesome! Just awesome!!!
Awesome! Just awesome!!!
Jack Pearl 16 Aug, 2015 - Brilliant adventure! Well worth a day out. Backed off of the second ladder down to the bottom of Mordor (Not essential part of the route), supports are looking a bit sketchy / wobbling in the wall. Fantastic experience, will be doing it in a few years when the truly lost world grows again!
Brilliant adventure! Well worth a day out. Backed off of the second ladder down to the bottom of Mordor (Not essential part of the route), supports are looking a bit sketchy / wobbling in the wall. Fantastic experience, will be doing it in a few years when the truly lost world grows again!
owain86 13 Aug, 2015 Solo
emc110502 5 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S Epic adventure
with Crofty
Epic adventure
with Crofty
Hidden 5 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 20 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
EdGeall 20 Jul, 2015 AltLd
beckyjg 11 Jul, 2015 Lead
JamesWilliams 8 Jul, 2015 - an amazing trip through the quarries same i never got to see the true lost world
with beckyjg
an amazing trip through the quarries same i never got to see the true lost world
with beckyjg
beckyjg 8 Jul, 2015 2nd
s.rogers 4 Jul, 2015 -
P Rogers 4 Jul, 2015 - Done over two afternoons for a leisurely tour around the quarries, superb route, pitty the lost world is lost forever.
Done over two afternoons for a leisurely tour around the quarries, superb route, pitty the lost world is lost forever.
Matt Rogers 4 Jul, 2015 -
RhysRolfe 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Nice weather, not too sketchy but route finding was tricky as was the scramble through Tasmania, really enjoyed the lost world, the goats sound like velociraptors. 50 Meter rope is fine.
Nice weather, not too sketchy but route finding was tricky as was the scramble through Tasmania, really enjoyed the lost world, the goats sound like velociraptors. 50 Meter rope is fine.
d.f.this 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd An interesting route to say the least, made a nice change from normal climbing, highly recommend. Difficult to find the way at times, and managed to cut my thumb on one of the scree slopes, other than that no problems. Not as scary as it first seems... honest.
An interesting route to say the least, made a nice change from normal climbing, highly recommend. Difficult to find the way at times, and managed to cut my thumb on one of the scree slopes, other than that no problems. Not as scary as it first seems... honest.
Charlie Eperon 28 Jun, 2015 2nd
Giles Eperon 28 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf Just did the chain and went to Australia. No ladders. Yet...
Just did the chain and went to Australia. No ladders. Yet...
Henry Brett 13 Jun, 2015 2nd
Emma Reynolds 13 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Chain great fun, did it clean, wished I'd had a go at leading it!
with Sam Wilkins, Rowan Chesmer, Henry Brett, kyaizawa
Chain great fun, did it clean, wished I'd had a go at leading it!
with Sam Wilkins, Rowan Chesmer, Henry Brett, kyaizawa
linal66 13 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S group of 4 of us chain was hardest part likely starky nailed the lead awesome fun. ladders werent as bad as feared but some were very wobbly especially one into lost world. great day!
group of 4 of us chain was hardest part likely starky nailed the lead awesome fun. ladders werent as bad as feared but some were very wobbly especially one into lost world. great day!
kyaizawa 13 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
with Sam Watkins, Henry Brett, Rowan Chesmer, Emma Reynolds
with Sam Watkins, Henry Brett, Rowan Chesmer, Emma Reynolds
birks3746 ?Jun, 2015 - Interesting 2nd of the chains with 2 full bags of gear, don't know why I volunteered to do this rather than drag the bags up
Interesting 2nd of the chains with 2 full bags of gear, don't know why I volunteered to do this rather than drag the bags up
chris cockbain 30 May, 2015 Lead awesome route, led the chain, camped in one of the top huts. did a very dodgy bit of climbing up the old winch tower and had to do a bit of soloing in the lost world to retrieve a stuck rope
awesome route, led the chain, camped in one of the top huts. did a very dodgy bit of climbing up the old winch tower and had to do a bit of soloing in the lost world to retrieve a stuck rope
Tom Draude 30 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Alex Mynard 30 May, 2015 TR O/S Amazing fun.
Amazing fun.
Hidden 24 May, 2015 AltLd
noemie5438 24 May, 2015 Lead
with BenG32
with BenG32
el cholo 24 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2015 Solo
Hidden 24 May, 2015 2nd O/S
petegunn 24 May, 2015 AltLd
BenG32 24 May, 2015 2nd O/S
AmyG 24 May, 2015 Lead
with BenG32
with BenG32
Hidden 22 May, 2015 Solo O/S
MikeSP 18 May, 2015 -
JediClimber 16 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 16 May, 2015 Solo
Hidden 3 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2015 Lead
lithos ?May, 2015 - wet - went in to Mordor for a giggle- not that great !
with karl c, Mike Shaw
wet - went in to Mordor for a giggle- not that great !
with karl c, Mike Shaw
Hidden 11 Apr, 2015 AltLd rpt
Hidden 11 Apr, 2015 AltLd rpt
Hidden 13 Mar, 2015 -
dobby 200 8 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Amazing day out! We followed the description on http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/ All in all it is a brilliant description, except for finding the tunnell to Tasmania was very hard. Leading the chain was fun, Boa screwgates sink perfectly into the links.
Amazing day out! We followed the description on http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/ All in all it is a brilliant description, except for finding the tunnell to Tasmania was very hard. Leading the chain was fun, Boa screwgates sink perfectly into the links.
SteeevieTee 28 Feb, 2015 Solo Great experience would definitely recommend!
Great experience would definitely recommend!
SambucaHughes 28 Feb, 2015 Solo Great fun
Great fun
jacob shieldhouse hadley 16 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S finished it off! went to the bottom of mordor as well. ladders are safe.
with tom
finished it off! went to the bottom of mordor as well. ladders are safe.
with tom
suds_01 2 Feb, 2015 Lead
with Mark olliver
with Mark olliver
ellpeecee 18 Jan, 2015 Solo rpt Avoided the chain as I didn't fancy it solo, in big boots and with the falling snow, so started with the tunnel into Australia (the tunnel of love!?). All the ladders to the top and even had a poke around all the buildings up there. Was expecting the lost world to be different after the rock fall but didn't realise how much had fallen, the shelter at the bottom is long gone and the boulder field is a bit tricky to cross as its still rather loose. Didnt venture down into the depths of mordor as the weather went a bit spicy, also it sounded like a lot of water was cascading in so didn't fancy an early shower. Hopped up the last ladders and out home in time for tea.
Avoided the chain as I didn't fancy it solo, in big boots and with the falling snow, so started with the tunnel into Australia (the tunnel of love!?). All the ladders to the top and even had a poke around all the buildings up there. Was expecting the lost world to be different after the rock fall but didn't realise how much had fallen, the shelter at the bottom is long gone and the boulder field is a bit tricky to cross as its still rather loose. Didnt venture down into the depths of mordor as the weather went a bit spicy, also it sounded like a lot of water was cascading in so didn't fancy an early shower. Hopped up the last ladders and out home in time for tea.
hoppojoe7 11 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 10 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S All solo except the chain which I lead. Brilliant couple of hours.
with Offshore Andy (from bamford)
All solo except the chain which I lead. Brilliant couple of hours.
with Offshore Andy (from bamford)
Andy Peak 1 10 Jan, 2015 - Fourth time round finally found the Tunell to Ozzie super fun
Fourth time round finally found the Tunell to Ozzie super fun
morgan thomas ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
emgroves ??, 2015 AltLd
tradisrad ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Dec, 2014 AltLd
jacob shieldhouse hadley 26 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S snowy... and cold...
snowy... and cold...
griffithpatrick 26 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Pissing it with rain and in walking boots so aided the chain. Snowed whilst going up the ladders in Australia. Ran out of time so never did the lost world bit.
Pissing it with rain and in walking boots so aided the chain. Snowed whilst going up the ladders in Australia. Ran out of time so never did the lost world bit.
Remyveness ?Dec, 2014 AltLd Did it on a rainy day, Ellie lead the chain (you need lots of HMS's if you want to clip much pro to the chain) very fun experience
Did it on a rainy day, Ellie lead the chain (you need lots of HMS's if you want to clip much pro to the chain) very fun experience
Hidden ?Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
SamN 24 Nov, 2014 -
Katie Proctor 22 Nov, 2014 - Really fun!
Really fun!
Charlie Low 22 Nov, 2014 -
davebrox 15 Nov, 2014 Lead
with Fiona
with Fiona
cameronr11 15 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
tomwhitchurch 8 Nov, 2014 -
James Beaumont ?Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Crimps@67 ?Nov, 2014 -
with Bow, Bus
with Bow, Bus
Drew M 19 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
ianstevens 18 Oct, 2014 Solo rpt Bit drizzly, but still good fun. Avoided the scramble up Australia due to time/group size, and went up the stairs instead.
Bit drizzly, but still good fun. Avoided the scramble up Australia due to time/group size, and went up the stairs instead.
Hidden 18 Oct, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 17 Oct, 2014 -
Chris dyer 17 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S Only did first half... Then went to Pete's eats
with AMC
Only did first half... Then went to Pete's eats
with AMC
Matthew Edwards 12 Oct, 2014 Solo β was good fun! aided the chain, only issue was the scrable out of Australia, went up via the centre which looked good, except for the final high leg and no handholds. Matt kindly dropped a rope as he went higher earlier on. ladders were a bit worrying to start with but once in the swing of it they were fine. good day out.
was good fun! aided the chain, only issue was the scrable out of Australia, went up via the centre which looked good, except for the final high leg and no handholds. Matt kindly dropped a rope as he went higher earlier on. ladders were a bit worrying to start with but once in the swing of it they were fine. good day out.
Gareth Collins 12 Oct, 2014 Solo
David Staples 9 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Fun day out! Updated blog fyi http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/
Fun day out! Updated blog fyi http://snakesandladdersandtunnels.blogspot.co.uk/
stephheels 8 Oct, 2014 AltLd
George_Surf 30 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Took about 2.5hrs? Rained a bit. Downclimbed the first abseil after the chain. Bridge of death has now died...
Took about 2.5hrs? Rained a bit. Downclimbed the first abseil after the chain. Bridge of death has now died...
damob123 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Jo Phillip, Guy Martin, Elena Murphy, Katie Micklethwaite
with Jo Phillip, Guy Martin, Elena Murphy, Katie Micklethwaite
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
damob123 24 Sep, 2014 AltLd Good fun route. Bridge of death was down. Did it on a damp day. Worth getting clued up on the route beforehand
Good fun route. Bridge of death was down. Did it on a damp day. Worth getting clued up on the route beforehand
catty_9 14 Sep, 2014 Lead Lead/partially aided the chain section. Wish I'd taken rock shoes for that bit. We missed out some of the ladder section as there has been another rock fall in Austrailia and it wasn't clear how to cross the scree slope to get to the ladders at the right level. A great exploratory day out though
with Natasha Oughton
Lead/partially aided the chain section. Wish I'd taken rock shoes for that bit. We missed out some of the ladder section as there has been another rock fall in Austrailia and it wasn't clear how to cross the scree slope to get to the ladders at the right level. A great exploratory day out though
with Natasha Oughton
Jamie Skelton 12 Sep, 2014 -
with Amber Claridge
with Amber Claridge
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 Solo
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
tmawer 22 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S A great day out, and a wonderful chance to get to places few people will get to, and to get a sense of how tough life was for the men who created these places.
A great day out, and a wonderful chance to get to places few people will get to, and to get a sense of how tough life was for the men who created these places.
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 AltLd
suds_01 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Colin crockart, nodwas
with Colin crockart, nodwas
nodwas 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with suds_01
with suds_01
Kemics 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Amazing good fun. Lostworld rock fall looks gnarly, makes it feel spooky as you can see plenty of teetering blocks. Aided the chain in pissing rain.
with Mel
Amazing good fun. Lostworld rock fall looks gnarly, makes it feel spooky as you can see plenty of teetering blocks. Aided the chain in pissing rain.
with Mel
Melonfly 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Kemics
with Kemics
snowfluke ?Aug, 2014 AltLd a super fun day in the slate giving a different perspective of the galleries and even more beautiful views
with dan roach
a super fun day in the slate giving a different perspective of the galleries and even more beautiful views
with dan roach
Nick Wallis 26 Jul, 2014 -
with a cast of thousands
with a cast of thousands
robertmichaellovell 26 Jul, 2014 - Sam's stag party, a rope of 15
Sam's stag party, a rope of 15
Shane Willis 3 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Puckle 28 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S Seems there has been some massive rockfall, rendering the lost world 'lost'. Bothy is destroyed and not a fern is still standing, much more of that and the route will be off limits!
Seems there has been some massive rockfall, rendering the lost world 'lost'. Bothy is destroyed and not a fern is still standing, much more of that and the route will be off limits!
Jack_Lewin 4 Jun, 2014 Solo Thoms first time!
with Thom Wilson-Parry
Thoms first time!
with Thom Wilson-Parry
Fatmanscoop ?Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 25 May, 2014 -
Chris Sansum 24 May, 2014 Lead O/S Fantastic and unusual route. The scrambling up from Australia felt a little dangerous (steep scrambling above a big drop holding onto loose rock)! The description on the 'Blogspot' website was good but a bit misleading in a couple of places - 1) The location of the hidden tunnel is not a 'precarious scramble up and rightwards'. 2. We didn't see a circular chimney anywhere! No big deal as it was quite easy to follow the route, although would probably have been a bit dodgy if it was misty! Anyway a fantastic route, and amazing it is legal (hang on a minute, maybe that isn't technically correct ;-) )!
with Robert Harris
Fantastic and unusual route. The scrambling up from Australia felt a little dangerous (steep scrambling above a big drop holding onto loose rock)! The description on the 'Blogspot' website was good but a bit misleading in a couple of places - 1) The location of the hidden tunnel is not a 'precarious scramble up and rightwards'. 2. We didn't see a circular chimney anywhere! No big deal as it was quite easy to follow the route, although would probably have been a bit dodgy if it was misty! Anyway a fantastic route, and amazing it is legal (hang on a minute, maybe that isn't technically correct ;-) )!
with Robert Harris
Hidden 24 May, 2014 2nd O/S
UnkArl 24 May, 2014 AltLd rpt
dantheoptimist 24 May, 2014 -
with Kat, James_L88, Debs, UnkArl
with Kat, James_L88, Debs, UnkArl
Hidden 24 May, 2014 Solo O/S
Debs 24 May, 2014 AltLd
with UnkArl
with UnkArl
Paul ablitt 24 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Rushy
with Rushy
James_L88 24 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Debbie Hoskins, UnkArl, Dan Peters, KatDay
with Debbie Hoskins, UnkArl, Dan Peters, KatDay
Ed morris 20 May, 2014 Solo O/S Very Worthwhile.
with stefan
Very Worthwhile.
with stefan
Stefan_Morris 20 May, 2014 -
Katherine Ross 13 May, 2014 Solo rpt Missed out the chain to save time, and the bridge has gone. Ladders seemed about the same as last time, though.
with Tom, Duncan, Sam, james chesmer
Missed out the chain to save time, and the bridge has gone. Ladders seemed about the same as last time, though.
with Tom, Duncan, Sam, james chesmer
Hidden 10 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2014 Lead dog
lithos 4 May, 2014 - dry this time, really good again
with julie
dry this time, really good again
with julie
adamre12 ?May, 2014 Solo O/S
with Qureshi
with Qureshi
Qureshi ?May, 2014 Solo O/S
Whitty2012 20 Apr, 2014 - Brilliant fun for a day out in the quarries!
with Alex Hughes, whity4420
Brilliant fun for a day out in the quarries!
with Alex Hughes, whity4420
Hidden 20 Apr, 2014 -
rustaldo 13 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt A great day out for the lads, all the way around in about 5hrs. RIP bridge.
with Scouse and Conrad
A great day out for the lads, all the way around in about 5hrs. RIP bridge.
with Scouse and Conrad
spidermonkey09 2 Apr, 2014 Lead
Hidden 2 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 -
LukeTreharne 29 Mar, 2014 - Great fun! The Chain being the only tricky part.
with Ro4441
Great fun! The Chain being the only tricky part.
with Ro4441
renetemple 28 Mar, 2014 -
Dizz 23 Mar, 2014 Solo rpt
with zof
with zof
tombushell 22 Mar, 2014 Solo
Hidden 22 Mar, 2014 -
Simon Caldwell 22 Mar, 2014 - Massive queues (group of 14?) for the chain so we missed it out then came back for at the end. Great day.
with Pete B, lithos, Lemming
Massive queues (group of 14?) for the chain so we missed it out then came back for at the end. Great day.
with Pete B, lithos, Lemming
Sam Husband 22 Mar, 2014 Solo dnf Did about half the route due to being a group of six, great fun, perfect wet weather day, someone will probaly die one day when a ladder falls off.
with Ryu, Lucy, Mackerel, Stroppy, tombushell
Did about half the route due to being a group of six, great fun, perfect wet weather day, someone will probaly die one day when a ladder falls off.
with Ryu, Lucy, Mackerel, Stroppy, tombushell
lithos 22 Mar, 2014 - good giggle, route desc. needs some work :-) skipped the chain at start due to queues and did it at the end of the day just after the hailstorm and lightening.
good giggle, route desc. needs some work :-) skipped the chain at start due to queues and did it at the end of the day just after the hailstorm and lightening.
peterbradshaw101 22 Mar, 2014 -
with lithos
with lithos
efrance24234 19 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Took johny round this for his birthday. Great day out.
with beth-h
Took johny round this for his birthday. Great day out.
with beth-h
Keith O'D 17 Mar, 2014 - Great slate adventure!
Great slate adventure!
Hidden 16 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S
Cheese Monkey 21 Feb, 2014 Lead dnf To the top of the ladders. Will finish, great fun
To the top of the ladders. Will finish, great fun
dbm 21 Feb, 2014 AltLd dnf Got as far as topping out of 'Australia' - need to go back to complete!
Got as far as topping out of 'Australia' - need to go back to complete!
Mayaculpa 21 Feb, 2014 AltLd dnf Excellent route, Got to the top in time available, Look forward to doing it all next time !
Excellent route, Got to the top in time available, Look forward to doing it all next time !
Matt Smith 20 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Wet weather day, very atmospheric and you can feel the history oozing out the quarries. The lost world is something else. Bridge of death is no more though, and I so wanted to do it :P
Wet weather day, very atmospheric and you can feel the history oozing out the quarries. The lost world is something else. Bridge of death is no more though, and I so wanted to do it :P
Hidden 19 Feb, 2014 -
Simon Rackley ?Feb, 2014 Lead O/S the bridge of death has now died and is no longer.
with andy barnes
the bridge of death has now died and is no longer.
with andy barnes
disrail 18 Jan, 2014 AltLd
with Flavio
with Flavio
Jamie E 18 Jan, 2014 -
Flavio 18 Jan, 2014 -
with disrail, Sian Witheridge, Jamie E
with disrail, Sian Witheridge, Jamie E
maria85 12 Jan, 2014 -
with Jules
with Jules
Paul Collins ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
arandall 16 Dec, 2013 Lead rpt and Dan. Lead the chain, and soloed all the ladders. The death bridge seems in slightly worse condition than last year, but still crossable.
with Marcus Hague, Isaac Whitcombe
and Dan. Lead the chain, and soloed all the ladders. The death bridge seems in slightly worse condition than last year, but still crossable.
with Marcus Hague, Isaac Whitcombe
herman0055 4 Dec, 2013 AltLd
with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
gingergeorge 4 Dec, 2013 AltLd
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
scott mayled 4 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S Easy climbing, however this is a time bomb primed and ready to hurt someone. Rusty bent ladders! A good adventure! Zoomers last adventure here for while, cheers bud, perhaps we will have more in Ripon?
Easy climbing, however this is a time bomb primed and ready to hurt someone. Rusty bent ladders! A good adventure! Zoomers last adventure here for while, cheers bud, perhaps we will have more in Ripon?
Zoomer 4 Dec, 2013 AltLd Shitty death, that was intense! One day someone will get very f**ked up doing this. Backed up with lots of tat where we could. Would rather shave my balls with a slice of slate than go over the Bridge of Death! Loved the Lost World, a very special place. Great day out with good friends, a fitting end to my time in N Wales!
Shitty death, that was intense! One day someone will get very f**ked up doing this. Backed up with lots of tat where we could. Would rather shave my balls with a slice of slate than go over the Bridge of Death! Loved the Lost World, a very special place. Great day out with good friends, a fitting end to my time in N Wales!
steven_daniels99 23 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S led 3 friends through
led 3 friends through
piersnewton 22 Nov, 2013 -
with oscar
with oscar
matty123 17 Nov, 2013 AltLd
with Charlie Delorie, MarkRoe, mfisher
with Charlie Delorie, MarkRoe, mfisher
GermanAlex 17 Nov, 2013 - With Ellen, Robby, Haydon and Greg. Good fun, the quarries felt a lot smaller the second time round. No idea why I did the chain again, wasn't a particular fan after doing it last time. HVS doesn't seem like a very good description, XS?
with Greg, Haydon, Ellen
With Ellen, Robby, Haydon and Greg. Good fun, the quarries felt a lot smaller the second time round. No idea why I did the chain again, wasn't a particular fan after doing it last time. HVS doesn't seem like a very good description, XS?
with Greg, Haydon, Ellen
mfisher 17 Nov, 2013 - Great experience with a few uncomfortable positions! Interesting to know how long the bridge of death will last for...
with Charlie, MarkRoe, matty123
Great experience with a few uncomfortable positions! Interesting to know how long the bridge of death will last for...
with Charlie, MarkRoe, matty123
MarkRoe 17 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S A cracking one afternoon adventure! The Lost World is one inspiring place! I don't think we ever did find the correct 'secret tunnel' to Oz, so ended up having to scramble quite a way up the oil drum glacier to reach the first of the ladders. The Bridge of Death is now in a way worse condition that any of the photos on here show!
A cracking one afternoon adventure! The Lost World is one inspiring place! I don't think we ever did find the correct 'secret tunnel' to Oz, so ended up having to scramble quite a way up the oil drum glacier to reach the first of the ladders. The Bridge of Death is now in a way worse condition that any of the photos on here show!
Maddie 3 Nov, 2013 -
Hidden 2 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 2 Nov, 2013 2nd
khalidq 2 Nov, 2013 2nd aided the chain!
with Tom Sorrell
aided the chain!
with Tom Sorrell
lcullum7 2 Nov, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Emily Woodhouse, ben_crofts, RUDIN.J.D.H, kyaizawa
with Emily Woodhouse, ben_crofts, RUDIN.J.D.H, kyaizawa
kyaizawa 2 Nov, 2013 Lead rpt Lead both the chain and bridge this time, and took our time exploring - generally a great day out avoiding the worst of the weather!! Good fun throughout, though I think the bridge has deteriorated since I last did it.
with Emily Woodhouse, ben_crofts, RUDIN.J.D.H, lcullum7
Lead both the chain and bridge this time, and took our time exploring - generally a great day out avoiding the worst of the weather!! Good fun throughout, though I think the bridge has deteriorated since I last did it.
with Emily Woodhouse, ben_crofts, RUDIN.J.D.H, lcullum7
davkeo 27 Oct, 2013 -
Hidden 27 Oct, 2013 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2013 Solo
Tommy Harris 16 Oct, 2013 Solo great adventure In full on storm conditions.. took around 2hrs, most of that searching for the hidden tunnel
with phillip belcher
great adventure In full on storm conditions.. took around 2hrs, most of that searching for the hidden tunnel
with phillip belcher
Stefan_Morris 16 Sep, 2013 -
George_Surf 8 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S 2hrs car to car. I climbed the chain, no ropes on the ladders, finished off on the bridge of death, it wobbles a lot and doesnt look like it's held together by much....
with Mike Allday
2hrs car to car. I climbed the chain, no ropes on the ladders, finished off on the bridge of death, it wobbles a lot and doesnt look like it's held together by much....
with Mike Allday
Dave 88 7 Sep, 2013 - Took us 2 hours to find the secret tunnel! Also had to ab on our badly severed rope, all added to the fun! Good for a rainy day.
with Jack
Took us 2 hours to find the secret tunnel! Also had to ab on our badly severed rope, all added to the fun! Good for a rainy day.
with Jack
Mario Grabinski 26 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Tom Williams
with Tom Williams
Hidden 26 Aug, 2013 2nd
David Kay 24 Aug, 2013 -
thomaspomfrett 17 Aug, 2013 -
with Eddy P, patrick_b
with Eddy P, patrick_b
tim newton 15 Aug, 2013 Solo
tgeh 5 Aug, 2013 - finished it off
with dan geh
finished it off
with dan geh
Dan Geh 5 Aug, 2013 Solo rpt
with tgeh
with tgeh
Dickon151 21 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S For my stag do....some of it naked.
with Owen Morris, petekeron
For my stag do....some of it naked.
with Owen Morris, petekeron
alicee 16 Jul, 2013 - Wicked day out!
with ned_85, Josie McGee, Daniel Whitlum, oliver mentz
Wicked day out!
with ned_85, Josie McGee, Daniel Whitlum, oliver mentz
ned_85 16 Jul, 2013 -
with Josie McGee, Oliver Mentz, Daniel Whitlum, alicee
with Josie McGee, Oliver Mentz, Daniel Whitlum, alicee
Stuart_Burbidge 14 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
with Katie Fincken
with Katie Fincken
Si ?Jul, 2013 -
centurion05 ?Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Ben thynne
with Ben thynne
sian88 30 Jun, 2013 -
ifletcher 23 Jun, 2013 -
with Liam, phil, Dan Geh, tgeh
with Liam, phil, Dan Geh, tgeh
tgeh 23 Jun, 2013 -
with Phil, imogene, Liam, dan geh
with Phil, imogene, Liam, dan geh
Dan Geh 23 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with tgeh
with tgeh
Samtn 18 Jun, 2013 Lead
hermi1drew 16 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Steve Wakeford
with Steve Wakeford
Steve Wakeford 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S What a laugh!! Coming a close second in laughing terms is logging this as a "clean onsight lead"!!!
with Hermione Drew
What a laugh!! Coming a close second in laughing terms is logging this as a "clean onsight lead"!!!
with Hermione Drew
Northern Star 16 Jun, 2013 Solo Fantastic day out although wouldn't climb up the right hand side of Australia again - very sketchy ground. Tunnel of love very easy to find once you know (although we spent ages searching for the entrance in the wrong area). All ladders felt secure with the exception of the 3 stage ladder into the bottom of Mordor which felt pretty out there. Bridge of death was very tempting but seeing the missing bolts in the middle, we thought better of it. Loads of other tunnels to explore just slightly off the route.
Fantastic day out although wouldn't climb up the right hand side of Australia again - very sketchy ground. Tunnel of love very easy to find once you know (although we spent ages searching for the entrance in the wrong area). All ladders felt secure with the exception of the 3 stage ladder into the bottom of Mordor which felt pretty out there. Bridge of death was very tempting but seeing the missing bolts in the middle, we thought better of it. Loads of other tunnels to explore just slightly off the route.
Hidden 12 Jun, 2013 -
Duncan Campbell 5 Jun, 2013 - Great little day out with Jess, except for getting totally lost trying to locate "secret tunnel that leads to bottom of Australia" so just walked up steps to G'day arete level. Some cool places in the Slate Quarries!
with Jess
Great little day out with Jess, except for getting totally lost trying to locate "secret tunnel that leads to bottom of Australia" so just walked up steps to G'day arete level. Some cool places in the Slate Quarries!
with Jess
Alex.M-M. 1 Jun, 2013 Solo rpt
Hidden 28 May, 2013 2nd
petekeron 26 May, 2013 Solo O/S
with Solo
with Solo
gjd 24 May, 2013 - A fine outing for a cold or wet day. A skyhook was very handy for the chain. Stickies would have been useful, too.
with Whitey, Sam Burns, Ronnie
A fine outing for a cold or wet day. A skyhook was very handy for the chain. Stickies would have been useful, too.
with Whitey, Sam Burns, Ronnie
GermanAlex 15 May, 2013 Lead O/S Lead the chain, soloed the rest. An amazing day out!
with Camm
Lead the chain, soloed the rest. An amazing day out!
with Camm
dutybooty 15 May, 2013 AltLd rpt Awesome. Soloed the lot. Seconded the chain to let little ash lead it (his first time). Lead the bridge in the nip. Lightweight approach
with Matt, GermanAlex, AshBash, Camm
Awesome. Soloed the lot. Seconded the chain to let little ash lead it (his first time). Lead the bridge in the nip. Lightweight approach
with Matt, GermanAlex, AshBash, Camm
AshBash 15 May, 2013 - awesome little route really enjoyed it, lead the chain and did the bridge of death :D
awesome little route really enjoyed it, lead the chain and did the bridge of death :D
BenRyle 14 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
with air, Beckett, Dan Hale
with air, Beckett, Dan Hale
air 14 May, 2013 - fun day out!
fun day out!
Dan Hale 14 May, 2013 AltLd A magical journey!
with air, BenRyle
A magical journey!
with air, BenRyle
ellpeecee 12 May, 2013 Solo rpt
Jack_Lewin 12 May, 2013 Lead Aided the chain due to shocking weather. Ladders all seemed in good, in relative terms, condition. Some sketchy loose scree in wet conditions.
with Nick Lyons, ellpeecee
Aided the chain due to shocking weather. Ladders all seemed in good, in relative terms, condition. Some sketchy loose scree in wet conditions.
with Nick Lyons, ellpeecee
Hidden 6 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2013 2nd O/S
John Postlethwaite 5 May, 2013 -
with Barry and Brad
with Barry and Brad
Will Falder 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S chain and first abseil only, will complete the rest at a later date.
chain and first abseil only, will complete the rest at a later date.
Hidden 1 May, 2013 Lead rpt
Rockclimberjames17 ?May, 2013 -
AliceGB 30 Apr, 2013 -
with Matthew Roper
with Matthew Roper
Dizz 28 Apr, 2013 - Solo except seconded chain ... Sketchy fun!
with EJ, Hugh T
Solo except seconded chain ... Sketchy fun!
with EJ, Hugh T
Hidden 28 Apr, 2013 -
j.townley 23 Apr, 2013 Solo β A must do, absolutely amazing!
A must do, absolutely amazing!
Tristan101 23 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Stopsy 23 Apr, 2013 Solo Awesome fun, gets HVS for the adjective danger I guess and bridge of death.
with Caffers, j.townley, TheaSmea, Tristan101
Awesome fun, gets HVS for the adjective danger I guess and bridge of death.
with Caffers, j.townley, TheaSmea, Tristan101
TheaSmea 23 Apr, 2013 Solo
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
paddywalsh11 17 Apr, 2013 Lead
with Daniel Walsh, James Walsh, Dan Whitlum (Milky)
with Daniel Walsh, James Walsh, Dan Whitlum (Milky)
dutybooty 13 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead the chain, in big mountain boots! Didn't do the bridge of death. May in the future though. Soloed most ladders, have to go again! 4.5 hours, though spent an hour and a half looking for alternative start.
with Camm
Lead the chain, in big mountain boots! Didn't do the bridge of death. May in the future though. Soloed most ladders, have to go again! 4.5 hours, though spent an hour and a half looking for alternative start.
with Camm
deacondeacon 4 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
the power 4 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S a epic dangerous journey.fookin cool as
with deacondeacon, charlie
a epic dangerous journey.fookin cool as
with deacondeacon, charlie
Binder 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd Brilliant way to spend a wet day! Did the chains at the end because there was a massive snow shower when we tried started the first time. Avoided the bridge of death...
with David B, chiz, Harri777, gravity
Brilliant way to spend a wet day! Did the chains at the end because there was a massive snow shower when we tried started the first time. Avoided the bridge of death...
with David B, chiz, Harri777, gravity
gravity 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd Lots of fun: Tunnels, ladders, chains, The Lost World and snow storms! What more could you want?
with Chiz Harward, Harriet Kirk, Binder, David
Lots of fun: Tunnels, ladders, chains, The Lost World and snow storms! What more could you want?
with Chiz Harward, Harriet Kirk, Binder, David
Hidden 16 Mar, 2013 -
Harri777 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Binder
with Binder
Hidden 11 Mar, 2013 -
Paul Collins 11 Mar, 2013 -
TommyMcG 11 Mar, 2013 -
mcgovern 11 Mar, 2013 - Probably the most fun route I've done. I'd say the bridge of death still has a few years left! A well deserved 3 stars
with TommyMcG, Paul Collins, Murphy
Probably the most fun route I've done. I'd say the bridge of death still has a few years left! A well deserved 3 stars
with TommyMcG, Paul Collins, Murphy
ellpeecee 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd Roped up and lead the chain, the alt lead the ladders solo. Was getting late so didn't explore down into mordor, definitely something for next time. Avoided the bridge...
with njlyons
Roped up and lead the chain, the alt lead the ladders solo. Was getting late so didn't explore down into mordor, definitely something for next time. Avoided the bridge...
with njlyons
chrith85 7 Mar, 2013 2nd
codenamel 7 Mar, 2013 - Very wet day. Finished in the dark! Such a great place.
with Chrith
Very wet day. Finished in the dark! Such a great place.
with Chrith
Alex.M-M. 1 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S From California onwards in the dark.
with chris ripper
From California onwards in the dark.
with chris ripper
Dan Lane 3 Feb, 2013 - A great adventure and a good tour through the quarries, would certainly do it again!
with Hoyes, Rach Batt, Richard and Maria
A great adventure and a good tour through the quarries, would certainly do it again!
with Hoyes, Rach Batt, Richard and Maria
Batt 3 Feb, 2013 - Brilliant. 5hrs. aided the chain. Tad slippy on the abs but great fun for a soggy day. Bridge of death fun in the wind!
with Mark P, Maria, Richard W, Dan Lane, Hoyes
Brilliant. 5hrs. aided the chain. Tad slippy on the abs but great fun for a soggy day. Bridge of death fun in the wind!
with Mark P, Maria, Richard W, Dan Lane, Hoyes
Hoyes 3 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Batt
with Batt
quiffhanger 2 Feb, 2013 Solo β In the dark for added excitement.
with Thom, jacobjacob
In the dark for added excitement.
with Thom, jacobjacob
jimmysdead 2 Feb, 2013 - Best day out of the year, wicked tour of the quarry. Benighted and finished by head torch.
with Dave Milf, Blake
Best day out of the year, wicked tour of the quarry. Benighted and finished by head torch.
with Dave Milf, Blake
jacobjacob 2 Feb, 2013 - At night this time!
At night this time!
Hidden 2 Feb, 2013 -
cymjt ?Feb, 2013 -
philmcf ?Feb, 2013 -
williap 6 Jan, 2013 - Great fun, did an 'additional' ladder at the top of the scree slope to the left of oil drum glacier, as well as a set of 3 at G'day before going down into Lost World. Also explored the tunnels between Mordor and Lost World before finished via the aptly named Bridge of Death!
with adam06
Great fun, did an 'additional' ladder at the top of the scree slope to the left of oil drum glacier, as well as a set of 3 at G'day before going down into Lost World. Also explored the tunnels between Mordor and Lost World before finished via the aptly named Bridge of Death!
with adam06
arandall 3 Jan, 2013 - really good fun, was seeing how comfy my b3s are, but they're just about useless for climbing the chain so aided it.
really good fun, was seeing how comfy my b3s are, but they're just about useless for climbing the chain so aided it.
Wendy Watthews 3 Jan, 2013 - great adventure
great adventure
Dave192939 3 Jan, 2013 -
with arandall, Wendy Watthews
with arandall, Wendy Watthews
Andy Peak 1 2 Jan, 2013 Lead A grate day out with the misses! Good to exsplore moore of the qwarys.
with H washbrook
A grate day out with the misses! Good to exsplore moore of the qwarys.
with H washbrook
katiep 1 Jan, 2013 Lead A great adventure to start the new year.
with Sophie, Will Fuller, Sian Gardiner
A great adventure to start the new year.
with Sophie, Will Fuller, Sian Gardiner
andrew549 1 Jan, 2013 2nd
Harri777 ??, 2013 -
with David Barlow, Toby Knight, George M, Chiz
with David Barlow, Toby Knight, George M, Chiz
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
David Walker 8 Dec, 2012 2nd Finished after the ladders on the salt-pan levels due to failing light.
with Kelly Smith, Jacquie Martinez, mapkyca, Andrew Martin, Chris Densham, MariaT
Finished after the ladders on the salt-pan levels due to failing light.
with Kelly Smith, Jacquie Martinez, mapkyca, Andrew Martin, Chris Densham, MariaT
MariaT 8 Dec, 2012 2nd dnf Climbing as a group of 7, so took a while. Got halfway round and walked out.
with Jacquie, Andy, Kelly Smith, mapkyca, Chris Densham, David Walker
Climbing as a group of 7, so took a while. Got halfway round and walked out.
with Jacquie, Andy, Kelly Smith, mapkyca, Chris Densham, David Walker
Andrew Martin 8 Dec, 2012 Lead
Hidden 2 Dec, 2012 -
Patrick Hill 2 Dec, 2012 -
CragDog 25 Nov, 2012 -
jacobjacob 25 Nov, 2012 Sent β Nickys leap first thing and the bridge of death at the end... Big day on the slate!
Nickys leap first thing and the bridge of death at the end... Big day on the slate!
mcglenr25 23 Nov, 2012 - By cover of darkness and the light of the moon!
By cover of darkness and the light of the moon!
Hidden 23 Nov, 2012 -
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 2nd
Slick 18 Nov, 2012 Lead Awesome!
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Awesome!
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Piers Harley 17 Nov, 2012 AltLd
with Simon Clark
with Simon Clark
Hidden 17 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S
Martin Bagshaw 17 Nov, 2012 - Climbing the chain and seeing more of the quarries was awesome. Probably won't be doing the bridge at the end again though.
with Tony Walencowicz, Simon Clark, Matthew Porter, Andrew porter, ipegg, Richard Apthorp
Climbing the chain and seeing more of the quarries was awesome. Probably won't be doing the bridge at the end again though.
with Tony Walencowicz, Simon Clark, Matthew Porter, Andrew porter, ipegg, Richard Apthorp
ipegg 17 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S Various - Matt Porter Lead Chain section finished over train line
with Tony Walentowicz, Martin Bagshaw, Richard Apthorp
Various - Matt Porter Lead Chain section finished over train line
with Tony Walentowicz, Martin Bagshaw, Richard Apthorp
mattshort 3 Nov, 2012 -
with mattpw
with mattpw
Hidden ?Nov, 2012 -
Hidden 27 Oct, 2012 Solo rpt
Hidden 20 Oct, 2012 Lead
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Solo
thetradlad 14 Oct, 2012 -
with jameswoodman1, Tessa Baston, Harry Thorpe
with jameswoodman1, Tessa Baston, Harry Thorpe
Jay C 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with LUMC, Nick Nitro
with LUMC, Nick Nitro
Nick Nitro 14 Oct, 2012 2nd
with Jay C
with Jay C
Harry Thorpe 14 Oct, 2012 AltLd rpt
MaccMark 14 Oct, 2012 - Some purple 5mm cord now links the top of the chain to a rod in the cave. Look out for a sheep in a top hat on the opposite side.
with Tom Wild, Si Ward
Some purple 5mm cord now links the top of the chain to a rod in the cave. Look out for a sheep in a top hat on the opposite side.
with Tom Wild, Si Ward
debbie roberts 13 Oct, 2012 -
Hidden 13 Oct, 2012 -
Marti999 13 Oct, 2012 -
with debbie roberts, Guy Buckingham, Mick Cooke
with debbie roberts, Guy Buckingham, Mick Cooke
Hidden 13 Oct, 2012 Lead
ianstevens 6 Oct, 2012 Lead
Danhan 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Awesome. Led the first pitch of the chain and everything else we soloed.
with Andy, Nicolette, Nicosread
Awesome. Led the first pitch of the chain and everything else we soloed.
with Andy, Nicolette, Nicosread
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd
dale 42 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd
AWOODM71 22 Sep, 2012 2nd A difficult start up the chain, a great day out albeit rather dodgy/lack of protection on the ladders
with Colin Macalindin, Sam Denny
A difficult start up the chain, a great day out albeit rather dodgy/lack of protection on the ladders
with Colin Macalindin, Sam Denny
samdenny 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Anna Woodman, Colin Macalindin
with Anna Woodman, Colin Macalindin
Hidden 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
williamsd79 14 Sep, 2012 -
with Luke Watts
with Luke Watts
David Kay 2 Sep, 2012 -
with Ben Croft, Simon Parker
with Ben Croft, Simon Parker
treesrockice ?Sep, 2012 - great day out and great fun
great day out and great fun
Ben0591 29 Aug, 2012 Lead Rope has been replaced on the second to last ladder.
with Pete Wanless
Rope has been replaced on the second to last ladder.
with Pete Wanless
Hidden 25 Aug, 2012 Lead dnf
lcullum7 21 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Dave Lomax, jjstonham, RichJ634
with Dave Lomax, jjstonham, RichJ634
Hidden 21 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Chris_Mullaney 18 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Mr. K
with Mr. K
Mr. K 18 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S An amazing day out! I aided the chain on lead in big boots because of the rain. Skipped the final bridge as it's not attached to anything any more. Well worth it's three stars.
with Adam Radcliff, Chris_Mullaney
An amazing day out! I aided the chain on lead in big boots because of the rain. Skipped the final bridge as it's not attached to anything any more. Well worth it's three stars.
with Adam Radcliff, Chris_Mullaney
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 -
luke2442 22 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S Soloed everything except the chain, bridge was pretty hairy in gale force winds... Amazing locations throughout.
Soloed everything except the chain, bridge was pretty hairy in gale force winds... Amazing locations throughout.
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 -
David Kay 12 Jul, 2012 Lead
Moritz L 12 Jul, 2012 Lead lead the chain. retreated of bridge after couple of meters
with David Kay, pete
lead the chain. retreated of bridge after couple of meters
with David Kay, pete
Chriswallis2 5 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf Did about a third, then escaped up into australia when the sun came out.
with annaEM
Did about a third, then escaped up into australia when the sun came out.
with annaEM
Hidden 4 Jul, 2012 -
Hidden 2 Jul, 2012 -
partz 30 Jun, 2012 - Fantastic! Rained all day, was SO enjoyable! Atleast 4 stars...
with sparkybatteryboy, Josh Robinson
Fantastic! Rained all day, was SO enjoyable! Atleast 4 stars...
with sparkybatteryboy, Josh Robinson
sparkybatteryboy 30 Jun, 2012 -
with partz
with partz
Guy Bennell 29 Jun, 2012 AltLd 50th Birthday treat
50th Birthday treat
SamuelHarris 23 Jun, 2012 -
with Ryan
with Ryan
Hidden 10 Jun, 2012 -
Matt Harle 10 Jun, 2012 - Mental!
Mental!
ecromwell 8 Jun, 2012 AltLd
lcullum7 8 Jun, 2012 AltLd dnf
with ecromwell, Henry Hakkinnen, a13x
with ecromwell, Henry Hakkinnen, a13x
a13x 8 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jun, 2012 AltLd
lcullum7 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
samdenny 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
kyaizawa 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Brilliant route - so much fun, it was worth missing my train for :P Chain climb was good, but the railtrack bridge was more fun - so much potential for monkey bar style crossings, or even a cheeky bat hang. Definitely will be back repeating this route!! :D
Brilliant route - so much fun, it was worth missing my train for :P Chain climb was good, but the railtrack bridge was more fun - so much potential for monkey bar style crossings, or even a cheeky bat hang. Definitely will be back repeating this route!! :D
Ralphus 3 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S AWESOME!!!!!!
with Deborah Hoskins, StefanieG, Karyn Anderson, UnkArl
AWESOME!!!!!!
with Deborah Hoskins, StefanieG, Karyn Anderson, UnkArl
cbeard 3 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Burly chain climbing, such a bleak atmosphere. A really cool experience for a wet day out in Llanberris.
Burly chain climbing, such a bleak atmosphere. A really cool experience for a wet day out in Llanberris.
Nick Russell 3 Jun, 2012 - A great tour of the quarries! A bit spicy at times - all part of the fun. Take your camera for death bridge
with Katherine, cbeard
A great tour of the quarries! A bit spicy at times - all part of the fun. Take your camera for death bridge
with Katherine, cbeard
Katherine Ross 3 Jun, 2012 - Really cool tour of the quarries, if a bit sketchy in places!
with Joe, Andrena, Steve Shenton, Nick Russell, cbeard
Really cool tour of the quarries, if a bit sketchy in places!
with Joe, Andrena, Steve Shenton, Nick Russell, cbeard
UnkArl 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Absolutely brilliant day out - what an adventure! Great way to tour the quarries, even if it did rain all day. Took our group of 5 around 9hrs car-to-car!!
with StefanieG, Karyn, Ralphus, Debs
Absolutely brilliant day out - what an adventure! Great way to tour the quarries, even if it did rain all day. Took our group of 5 around 9hrs car-to-car!!
with StefanieG, Karyn, Ralphus, Debs
Debs 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with UnkArl
with UnkArl
Samuel Wainwright 27 May, 2012 Solo O/S
greengrasss 26 May, 2012 -
ad111 6 May, 2012 Lead O/S Hanging railway felt solid, looked terrifying.
Hanging railway felt solid, looked terrifying.
Hidden 28 Apr, 2012 AltLd
p_won 22 Apr, 2012 - Perfect wet weather alternative
Perfect wet weather alternative
Joe.Elliott1 22 Apr, 2012 -
Hidden 17 Apr, 2012 -
yarrow 14 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Ian P, Phil P
with Ian P, Phil P
Monkey_Alan 6 Apr, 2012 - Deep snow in places. Aided the chain (Icy boots on slate offer amazingly little friction!) and skipped the hanging railway. Signs of recent rockfall in the Lost World, so didn't hang around too long.
Deep snow in places. Aided the chain (Icy boots on slate offer amazingly little friction!) and skipped the hanging railway. Signs of recent rockfall in the Lost World, so didn't hang around too long.
Last Days of Disco 6 Apr, 2012 2nd dog
Max Streeton 6 Apr, 2012 -
mcglenr25 21 Mar, 2012 - Brilliant adventure!
Brilliant adventure!
Hidden 21 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Harry Thorpe 17 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Pitched the snake and the death bridge. Great fun, the lost world and mordor are amazing places!
with Ian Parkhouse, porridgefan, thetradlad
Pitched the snake and the death bridge. Great fun, the lost world and mordor are amazing places!
with Ian Parkhouse, porridgefan, thetradlad
thetradlad 17 Mar, 2012 - Seconded chain, lead death bridge. Great fun
with Ian Parkhouse, porridgefan, Harry Thorpe
Seconded chain, lead death bridge. Great fun
with Ian Parkhouse, porridgefan, Harry Thorpe
Hidden 11 Mar, 2012 AltLd
wilkie14c 9 Mar, 2012 AltLd WOW what an unusual day out that was! <with the death bridge finish!>
with Dave Clarke
WOW what an unusual day out that was! <with the death bridge finish!>
with Dave Clarke
Coops_13 6 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
shed_hed 3 Mar, 2012 - Awesome wet(ish) day out. Seconded the chain (aided) and lead the death bridge at the end.
with Ally Dunn, Phil Baxter, Dan Stephens, Duncan Bottrill, Greg Slee, Graeme Hammond
Awesome wet(ish) day out. Seconded the chain (aided) and lead the death bridge at the end.
with Ally Dunn, Phil Baxter, Dan Stephens, Duncan Bottrill, Greg Slee, Graeme Hammond
Hidden 3 Mar, 2012 -
Graeme Hammond 3 Mar, 2012 Solo A lot easier and less scary than expected, except for the 'death bridge' ended up soloing everything apart from this the chain and the first ladder. No real rope work skills required.
with shed_hed, Greg Slee, LSMC members, Phil Baxter
A lot easier and less scary than expected, except for the 'death bridge' ended up soloing everything apart from this the chain and the first ladder. No real rope work skills required.
with shed_hed, Greg Slee, LSMC members, Phil Baxter
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 AltLd
matthew_soanes ?Mar, 2012 -
with Jem_Kyn, Sion Owen
with Jem_Kyn, Sion Owen
Hidden 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
67hours 26 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S A cracking adventure! If you don't do the rail bridge at the end you probably haven't really completed it. Good luck! Short summary of the adventure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYpLkCy6V8s
A cracking adventure! If you don't do the rail bridge at the end you probably haven't really completed it. Good luck! Short summary of the adventure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYpLkCy6V8s
Hidden 26 Feb, 2012 -
SteveCarratt 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Clay C
with Clay C
BALD EAGLE 18 Feb, 2012 AltLd Most excellent Welsh Via Ferrata meets Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with steroids...
with David Qualtough, David Martinez Majo
Most excellent Welsh Via Ferrata meets Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with steroids...
with David Qualtough, David Martinez Majo
Sam Cooke 4 Feb, 2012 - A proper adventure on a very rainy day. May have vomited once or twice.
with George, Chris, halroberts, Nick
A proper adventure on a very rainy day. May have vomited once or twice.
with George, Chris, halroberts, Nick
Hidden 4 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 21 Jan, 2012 Solo
with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter
with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter
LittleMike ??, 2012 2nd
HAJ Francis ??, 2012 - AWESOME
AWESOME
roberts1234567890 27 Nov, 2011 -
with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, Kayan, simonvand
with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, Kayan, simonvand
roberts1234567890 26 Nov, 2011 -
with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, Kayan, simonvand
with andy griffiths, giles cranston, tom trout, Kayan, simonvand
simonvand 26 Nov, 2011 Lead
Kayan 26 Nov, 2011 -
Tom Hecht 21 Nov, 2011 - splendid!
with Lotte Stuer, willoates
splendid!
with Lotte Stuer, willoates
Hidden 16 Nov, 2011 -
shed_hed 29 Oct, 2011 AltLd dnf Weren't really sure where we were going. Ended up leading a dodgy pitch after the chain and tunnel, realised we'd gone wrong and decided to sack it off because of the cold.
with remus
Weren't really sure where we were going. Ended up leading a dodgy pitch after the chain and tunnel, realised we'd gone wrong and decided to sack it off because of the cold.
with remus
Hidden 29 Oct, 2011 Lead dnf
Jay C 15 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S Mostly done in the dark, really brings the history of the quarries to life!
with namagnall, Mark C, Nick Nitro
Mostly done in the dark, really brings the history of the quarries to life!
with namagnall, Mark C, Nick Nitro
Hidden 15 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
Nick Nitro 15 Oct, 2011 Solo
with Jay C
with Jay C
luke384 8 Oct, 2011 2nd
Mattlamb90 8 Oct, 2011 Lead rpt
with Tibbett, cyril betemps, luke384
with Tibbett, cyril betemps, luke384
Hidden 8 Oct, 2011 -
jcook1980 2 Oct, 2011 - Compete route done
with leohl
Compete route done
with leohl
leohl 2 Oct, 2011 -
charlietorrance ?Oct, 2011 -
namagnall ?Oct, 2011 - Awesome! Avoided bridge. Night ascent for extra thrill!
Awesome! Avoided bridge. Night ascent for extra thrill!
jason reeve 20 Sep, 2011 Solo Did the death bridge at the end aswell, very good. beautiful day
Did the death bridge at the end aswell, very good. beautiful day
Yong_Welsh 20 Sep, 2011 Solo β
Steven Andrews 18 Sep, 2011 AltLd just did the first half (stopped after the 4 sets of ladders) - the pouring rain added to the atmosphere
just did the first half (stopped after the 4 sets of ladders) - the pouring rain added to the atmosphere
lukehunt 17 Sep, 2011 -
with Vikki
with Vikki
maybe_si 11 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 Solo
willoates 5 Sep, 2011 - Absolutely amazing! best bits = the lost World. the great ladder of mordor!!!
with Steeve
Absolutely amazing! best bits = the lost World. the great ladder of mordor!!!
with Steeve
Jessie Rushbrooke 3 Sep, 2011 -
Will Caesar ?Sep, 2011 Solo
with BossHog
with BossHog
Hidden ?Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
robman 29 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Amazing wet day out, well worth it, and seems one of those things that not many people will do. Random sums it up!!!!
Amazing wet day out, well worth it, and seems one of those things that not many people will do. Random sums it up!!!!
Adam Lincoln 29 Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 -
Cardi 28 Aug, 2011 - A really fun day had by all, despite the showers. The Lost World and Mordor are incredible!
with Laura, Nikki
A really fun day had by all, despite the showers. The Lost World and Mordor are incredible!
with Laura, Nikki
luke384 27 Aug, 2011 2nd
Mattlamb90 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
rustaldo 27 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S a rainy day alternative, just as good as usual, did the entire route in about 4hrs; chain and bridge of death included.
a rainy day alternative, just as good as usual, did the entire route in about 4hrs; chain and bridge of death included.
Hidden 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2011 Lead
Pete_Frost 27 Jul, 2011 AltLd β My 50th birthday treat. Aided the chain. Great fun!
with Ray Andrews
My 50th birthday treat. Aided the chain. Great fun!
with Ray Andrews
rustaldo 23 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt Done in a 4 (siblings+1), another awesome day out. Skipped the chain to save time, nipped through the tunnel and swarmed up the ladders. Abbing/lowering into The Lost World took awhile, but well worth it! Totally amazing place down there. Mordor is stunning too. Kyber Pass and the train track; haha! Need to go back for a full day and a full ascent of the entire thing, potentially got a few extra bits to add on aswell.
with Tom
Done in a 4 (siblings+1), another awesome day out. Skipped the chain to save time, nipped through the tunnel and swarmed up the ladders. Abbing/lowering into The Lost World took awhile, but well worth it! Totally amazing place down there. Mordor is stunning too. Kyber Pass and the train track; haha! Need to go back for a full day and a full ascent of the entire thing, potentially got a few extra bits to add on aswell.
with Tom
gingerwolf 16 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Led the chain - pretty nails, just gotta pull like buggery - and gotta love the bridge of death right at the end, haha!! awesome finish! Really good fun and an awesome outing! HVS is about right for chain difficulty and capabilities in rope work.
Led the chain - pretty nails, just gotta pull like buggery - and gotta love the bridge of death right at the end, haha!! awesome finish! Really good fun and an awesome outing! HVS is about right for chain difficulty and capabilities in rope work.
Hidden 9 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
nadeem 30 May, 2011 - Great Fun. Wonder how long it will all be patent, some of the chains and ladders starting to look a wee bit corroded.
Great Fun. Wonder how long it will all be patent, some of the chains and ladders starting to look a wee bit corroded.
Hidden 30 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
rustaldo 29 May, 2011 - second time around, much faster than the first.. again aborted after all the laddery fun.. was late in the day, will be back for the ab into lost world and the final stretch
second time around, much faster than the first.. again aborted after all the laddery fun.. was late in the day, will be back for the ab into lost world and the final stretch
melonmike 13 May, 2011 Lead rpt Began at 9pm with the Sun close to setting, finished at 1am complete with bridge walk/crawl. Headtorches only used for sightseeing in the huts (tunnels are dark places), no guidebook. The glow of the moon on the slate walls was both surreal and atmospheric, excellent adventure.
with liam brown, Sarah R
Began at 9pm with the Sun close to setting, finished at 1am complete with bridge walk/crawl. Headtorches only used for sightseeing in the huts (tunnels are dark places), no guidebook. The glow of the moon on the slate walls was both surreal and atmospheric, excellent adventure.
with liam brown, Sarah R
Bumblebee Biggs 11 May, 2011 - SKETCHY EVERYTHING! Slate falling, ladders creaking and death bridge was a no go for me! Good fun though!
SKETCHY EVERYTHING! Slate falling, ladders creaking and death bridge was a no go for me! Good fun though!
rustaldo 7 May, 2011 - Did with my brother and sister.. absolutely EPIC! Really fun. Weather was appalling. The Lost World is awesome, sooo many tunnels and holes to explore! Massive potential. Went off-route for some exploring in a random tunnel which was flooded halfway along, next time we plan to take an inflatable boat..
with Tom
Did with my brother and sister.. absolutely EPIC! Really fun. Weather was appalling. The Lost World is awesome, sooo many tunnels and holes to explore! Massive potential. Went off-route for some exploring in a random tunnel which was flooded halfway along, next time we plan to take an inflatable boat..
with Tom
david morse 26 Apr, 2011 AltLd An excellent adventure. Some very dodgy ladders. Exploring the lost world is worth the trek in itself
with helen, josh
An excellent adventure. Some very dodgy ladders. Exploring the lost world is worth the trek in itself
with helen, josh
Hidden 19 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell 19 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S Night time+headtorch version. Done most of it before, I think the boys needed a cripple for the hard pitches. Brilliant fun ben nearly shat himself up death gully(to be fair It was quite exciting that bit), conor actually did shit himself afterwards. Great fun
with Steve Sharland, footwork, conorcussell
Night time+headtorch version. Done most of it before, I think the boys needed a cripple for the hard pitches. Brilliant fun ben nearly shat himself up death gully(to be fair It was quite exciting that bit), conor actually did shit himself afterwards. Great fun
with Steve Sharland, footwork, conorcussell
Hidden 19 Apr, 2011 Solo
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 -
barni ??, 2011 -
TheKing ??, 2011 -
jkarran 21 Nov, 2010 - Epic fun with rope chopping blocks (Sorry Aly!) and a starlight escape from Mordor. Well worth doing.
with Team
Epic fun with rope chopping blocks (Sorry Aly!) and a starlight escape from Mordor. Well worth doing.
with Team
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 -
Hidden ?Nov, 2010 2nd
Hidden 22 Oct, 2010 -
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2010 -
sam820 5 Sep, 2010 -
with Matt, Matt Roper
with Matt, Matt Roper
melonmike 26 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S A team adventure. Well worth doing, really enjoyable.
with Matt Roper, JackMetcalfe
A team adventure. Well worth doing, really enjoyable.
with Matt Roper, JackMetcalfe
Hidden 26 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
ellavogel 12 Aug, 2010 2nd
HannahFrancis 12 Aug, 2010 2nd EPIC! but needed to find a better route description, easy to get lost!
with Rachael Thompson, Ed F, Tue Gonzo, Jonathan Bunch, ellavogel
EPIC! but needed to find a better route description, easy to get lost!
with Rachael Thompson, Ed F, Tue Gonzo, Jonathan Bunch, ellavogel
Homes 30 Jul, 2010 -
with Dan W, Jonny C
with Dan W, Jonny C
jcook1980 30 Jul, 2010 AltLd Only did part of the route
with Dan Walker, Homes
Only did part of the route
with Dan Walker, Homes
Paul_southgate68 26 Jul, 2010 - fantastic!! due to raining stopping climbing for a bit,went for a wonder though the cali enterance and was just blown away buy what i was seeing...i've never seen anything like it! exit via chain which got cought in my harness and ended up dragging it half way up til i realized what i was doing!! through tunnel and ab back down in to dali's...did not finish!
with super gav
fantastic!! due to raining stopping climbing for a bit,went for a wonder though the cali enterance and was just blown away buy what i was seeing...i've never seen anything like it! exit via chain which got cought in my harness and ended up dragging it half way up til i realized what i was doing!! through tunnel and ab back down in to dali's...did not finish!
with super gav
climbfan 13 Jul, 2010 2nd dnf We went for a walk in the quarry, found the chain after scurrying about through tunnels and over scree, decided on a bit of an adventure. Highlight of the day. Climbed in walking boots as slate was wet. Abseiled back down to Dali's Hole after exiting the tunnel.
with Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, Cacyn, John Jackson
We went for a walk in the quarry, found the chain after scurrying about through tunnels and over scree, decided on a bit of an adventure. Highlight of the day. Climbed in walking boots as slate was wet. Abseiled back down to Dali's Hole after exiting the tunnel.
with Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, Cacyn, John Jackson
Cacyn 13 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S A giggle that had us doing only the chain /tunnel in the rain in big boots and having to aid climb.
with climbfan, Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, John Jackson
A giggle that had us doing only the chain /tunnel in the rain in big boots and having to aid climb.
with climbfan, Gayle Davis, Martin Holland, John Jackson
Hidden 1 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
groovy_nut 5 Jun, 2010 - Didn't finish - need to go back to finish with the abseils down into the Lost World and then to Mordor etc.
with Matt K
Didn't finish - need to go back to finish with the abseils down into the Lost World and then to Mordor etc.
with Matt K
Ian Archer 1 May, 2010 Lead O/S A good adventure
with Richard Holland
A good adventure
with Richard Holland
Nathanael-Mc 17 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Heather, Alex Ore, dan-8990
with Heather, Alex Ore, dan-8990
dan-8990 17 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
farmus21 7 Mar, 2010 Solo Silly fun...
Silly fun...
smallerrich 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Epic day out! Soloed all of it except the chain pitch, but took it in turns to go first on the scary bits. Mentally draining to the point where I just want to sleep... bloody ladders....
Epic day out! Soloed all of it except the chain pitch, but took it in turns to go first on the scary bits. Mentally draining to the point where I just want to sleep... bloody ladders....
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead O/S
HeatherF 16 Dec, 2009 - Did the end bit this time with the abseils into the lost world and through into Mordor. Got completely freaked out by a bat in a tunnel and full on screamed in fear at least 3 times during the day!
with Tom Parker
Did the end bit this time with the abseils into the lost world and through into Mordor. Got completely freaked out by a bat in a tunnel and full on screamed in fear at least 3 times during the day!
with Tom Parker
mattish2000 5 Dec, 2009 -
vincentvega 27 Nov, 2009 - Was soaking wet today with snow on the higher parts, up near the top of Lost world. Ascending the chain was, 'thuggish',to say the least with the slate being as slipy as ice! A fantastic adventure, il definatley be doing it again!
with danny robb
Was soaking wet today with snow on the higher parts, up near the top of Lost world. Ascending the chain was, 'thuggish',to say the least with the slate being as slipy as ice! A fantastic adventure, il definatley be doing it again!
with danny robb
Nick Nitro 15 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
Tomprusk 15 Nov, 2009 - Been back to finish off. the second half in the hidden parts of the quarries was amazing. so much potential for classic routes and should be made more known to everyone!
Been back to finish off. the second half in the hidden parts of the quarries was amazing. so much potential for classic routes and should be made more known to everyone!
HeatherF 5 Nov, 2009 - Pretty darn fun! Got absolutely soaked, lost and frozen but enjoyed every min. Had to jib the abbing part due to poor visibilty, but might go back and do it some other time
with Tom Parker
Pretty darn fun! Got absolutely soaked, lost and frozen but enjoyed every min. Had to jib the abbing part due to poor visibilty, but might go back and do it some other time
with Tom Parker
Tomprusk 5 Nov, 2009 - Wet, but amazing! kinda handy if you know where certain tunnels are, but the ladders where amazing! need to go back and do finish, had to miss out the last few bits due to poor visibility
Wet, but amazing! kinda handy if you know where certain tunnels are, but the ladders where amazing! need to go back and do finish, had to miss out the last few bits due to poor visibility
Glyn 1 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Cool experience, account and description on my blog: http://adventuresplusnorthwales.blogspot.com/2009/10/snakes-and-ladders-and-tunnels.html
with Amy UT, Trystan
Cool experience, account and description on my blog: http://adventuresplusnorthwales.blogspot.com/2009/10/snakes-and-ladders-and-tunnels.html
with Amy UT, Trystan
adam06 ??, 2009 - awesome route! heres a description although this route is not a conventional climbing experience, its equivalent to HVS and provides an unforgettable experience of the history and danger faced by past generations. the route contains: rusty ladders with missing rungs and dark dripping tunnels far underground. this is not in any guide, but here is a brief description: A tunnel leads from the east side of dalis hole and skirts around the deep echoes of hades to emerge in calafornia, an impressive arena enclosed by huge walls. climb the chain on the left wall as you leave the tunnel. this leads to another tunnel, which exits opposite dalis wall where a secret hole at the base of the crag provides the entrance to tasmainia. scramble up the lower part of australias vast oil drum glacier towards white looking paint on the scree, then head right to a set of ladders on the salt pans level. these gain access to g'day level, high up in quarries.up here, away from most of the post-quarry foraging, workmans coats and boot lay ready for tomorrows hard graft.a series of abseils and ladders down the heaven walls gain the base of the lost world, a truly forgotten and ethereal place. walk through into mordor and ascend ladders to the khyber pass. continue up the hillside until an incline on the right leads down to the main track through the quarries. doesnt count if you take headtorches!
with olli, cosreba, Sarah Lewington, Mikelo, pete kopp
awesome route! heres a description although this route is not a conventional climbing experience, its equivalent to HVS and provides an unforgettable experience of the history and danger faced by past generations. the route contains: rusty ladders with missing rungs and dark dripping tunnels far underground. this is not in any guide, but here is a brief description: A tunnel leads from the east side of dalis hole and skirts around the deep echoes of hades to emerge in calafornia, an impressive arena enclosed by huge walls. climb the chain on the left wall as you leave the tunnel. this leads to another tunnel, which exits opposite dalis wall where a secret hole at the base of the crag provides the entrance to tasmainia. scramble up the lower part of australias vast oil drum glacier towards white looking paint on the scree, then head right to a set of ladders on the salt pans level. these gain access to g'day level, high up in quarries.up here, away from most of the post-quarry foraging, workmans coats and boot lay ready for tomorrows hard graft.a series of abseils and ladders down the heaven walls gain the base of the lost world, a truly forgotten and ethereal place. walk through into mordor and ascend ladders to the khyber pass. continue up the hillside until an incline on the right leads down to the main track through the quarries. doesnt count if you take headtorches!
with olli, cosreba, Sarah Lewington, Mikelo, pete kopp
Hidden ??, 2000 -
nige ??, 1990 -
Jelly Mould Surfer ??, 1988 - Didn't know it was a "climb" Following Mike and Hamish when they did the cable
Didn't know it was a "climb" Following Mike and Hamish when they did the cable
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