UKC

Restricted Access

July 2018 - Major rockfall affects Lost World/Mordor areas. In recent years there have been significant and massive rockfalls (hundreds if not thousands of tons of rock)  in this area, and in early July another significant rockfall occured here, that would have wiped out anyone in this area at the time. There is further significant and unpredictable rockfall likley here and it would be prudent to avoid this area. 

The Upper Dinorwig quarries are mainly owned by First Hydro. Access for climbing or any access away from the designated footpaths is not permitted by the landowners, due to liability concerns. However it's rare for climbers to be asked to leave and in general it appears that if climbers keep a low profile, avoid damaging fences, do not interfere with any of the power station buildings or apparatus or any of the historic structures within the quarry that climbing is possible. Access to the whole of the upper quarries have become especially sensitive in recent years and climbers should not gather in large numbers, especially at Dali's Hole area. Bolts have been removed from Dali's Hole by a local climber (late 2010) who was concerned that continued use of this venue by large groups of climbers would jeopardise access to the whole site. There have also been a number of reported altercations between climbers and First Hydro security staff over the years at this venue.

BMC advice remains unchanged - the landowners do not give permission for public access (including for climbing) away from the public paths. Please do not damage fences or signs and if accosted by security staff, please be courteous and report any issues to the BMC.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

A fence has been errected across the base of the Dali's Hole area to deter access to this area due to liability concerns by First Hydro. Access to this area is especially sensitive at this time and security staff have been reported to be asking climbers to leave this area.

6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
For those looking for something a little harder this set gives a series of routes up to E3 which are probably worth E4 if you connect them all in a single day.
1) E3 5c. Off the Beaten Track. A brilliant bold start.
2) 6a. Sodor. A sporty connection - alternatives are available.
3) E2 5c. Genevive. This is not the best level for trad pitches - an alternative is Stretched Limo.
4) E2 6a. Rastaman Vibrations. Only short but with some thin climbing.
5) E2 5c. Ronald Reagan Meets Dr Strangelove. A great long pitch with some bold climbing.
6) E3 6a. Men at Work. Possibly the hardest for last. Bold to start but bolts above that. © Rockfax

Feedback

There is no feedback for this climb.

Logged Ascents

3 users have logged this

Guidebooks for Australia

Not all climbs appear in all guidebooks 8 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

Voting
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Route of Interest
Hyndsight

Grade: E4 6a ***
(Glyder Fach)

Loading Notifications...