Altitude 300m a.s.l
Vivian Quarry looking down © Sean Kelly
The multi-tiered quarry cutting into the tree-covered slopes above the east end of Llyn Padarn. Home to slate's most famous climb, Comes The Dervish (E3 5c). Also contains plenty of easier routes such as Mental Lentils (HVS 5b), and viciously hard ones (Dawes Of Perception E7 6c). There is good deep water soloing on the Bathtime Wall.
A major rock fall has occured - access to the lower tier, beyond Dawes of Perception slab is very restricted and has been fenced off to protect the public.
There is currently no access to the quarry and climbers should avoid it for the time being.
The quarry is within the Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council.