Snakes, Ladders & Tunnels

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Outdoor Climbing
Jul 16

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Event booking closes on Jul 15 at 15:00:00
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This event involves climbing up chains, ladders, crawling, abseiling and scrambling.

Come join OutdoorLads on an amazing adventure in North Wales where we will be climbing and abseiling  (and probably crawling too) through Mordor, The Lost World and Australia to name but a few places!

Dinorwig Quarry, located in the hills opposite Llanberis, was a slate Quarry used up until 1969. At a days notice the quarry was left abandoned and has now become an adventure playground for climbers and mother nature. 

The quarry has a wealth of climbing routes on smooth slate attracting climbers from around the world, but the real attraction is the rusting equipment abandoned by miners littering the quarry floors and walls, providing a vital handhold or a crucial gear placement to the most challenging move on some of the more idiosyncratic climbs!!

Despite the labyrinth of chains (Sakes?), and old-iron ladders, not to mention the odd tunnel and abseil points this promises to be a challenging but rewarding and entertaining days climbing! So, we're sorry, we can only take experienced climbers for this round of Snake & Ladders!! 

MUST have skills:

  • Climb HVS 5a on a top rope.
  • Be competent at abseiling -  using a belay device (extending the device with a sling) and backed-up with a prusick. We will set up an abseil rope and ensure you are correctly set-up at the start of each abseil section, but your safety during your is your responsibility. There is no safety rope.

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