• Lost hearing aid in Swildons Hole

    Lost 29/09/2022 very near the entrance, probably the first climb down.

    Please keep an eye out!

    More details here

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  1. Cantclimbtom

    AditNow vanished?

    A Phoenix from the ashes! I got logged out some time ago :( but can still use it's search facility which is Fan-*******-tastic! Don't know if you read this Simon? ... THANK YOU!
  2. Cantclimbtom

    AditNow vanished?

    Yes, I see the same. At least that's a reply from a webserver of some sort and not a "buy this domain" type message, so it could be worse. I'm not sure how useful speculation is, I mean this could be redirecting to a new hosting just before some grand opening like a phoenix from ashes or it...
  3. Cantclimbtom

    Help needed! Corris Uchaf Slate Mine (North Wales)

    Yes, that book is a treasure trove. Doesn't have much in the way of plans/surveys but does list names and grid ref for *mostly* all the slate quarries. I recommend checking https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/ for things like that
  4. Cantclimbtom

    Help needed! Corris Uchaf Slate Mine (North Wales)

    Most important item... Screwfix sell a hard hat for £4.99, or borrow a climbing or caving helmet. The roof can have fangs of rock. I slipped and stumbled forwards and whacked my head hard enough to take a chunk out of a helmet. No helmet and that'd be a fractured skull for sure! Have a good...
  5. Cantclimbtom

    Help needed! Corris Uchaf Slate Mine (North Wales)

    Gaewern Slate Quarry is across from it, the "binoculars" quarry is Abercwmeiddaw and nearby Just to get you started... read this, there's some great background info there: https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/abercwmeiddaw-slate-quarry-corris-uchaf-north-west-wales-july-2021.130122/
  6. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Thank you!
  7. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Apologies for more daft questions but I notice the rigging guide says 55m rope, but the Micro Guide states 45m is required. I'd probably be there with a 60m but if I had to chose a different route down the main hole due to other parties and I needed to re-juggle which rope to use where - please...
  8. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Does the pic above look to others like a naked lady with golden hair doing a huge amount of sparkly poo? Asking for a friend. .
  9. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Thank you! Wow... never seen pics of the pretties before, that is very pretty/decorated indeed!
  10. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Thank You!
  11. Cantclimbtom

    Visiting Eldon Hole

    Please may I ask several fairly daft question, about the newly re-instated pull through and also Eldon hole in general (yes I did read the mini guide and rigging topo on PDCi before posting this) 1) The pull through up to Miller's - I'm wondering about what's at the top and so how to attach...
  12. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    Oh no! I hope they don't ban overnight parking at Pont ar Elan. Otherwise where would you park to stay at https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/bothies/wales/lluest-cwmbach/
  13. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    https://www.metro.co.uk/2022/07/28/wales-still-lit-barbecue-found-in-beauty-spot-at-risk-of-fire-17083040/amp/ Unfortunately, Gwydir hasn't escaped the idiots with problems even recently, so not surprised that it's being patrolled
  14. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    I struggle with B&B as I might turn up late, or return at some strange hour, so I try to stay at hotels that have 24 hour reception.. In the past I've turned up with a mate totally filthy, wet and ragged at 03:00 at Porthmadog Travelodge to check into our rooms for a 1 night stay and the night...
  15. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    My work colleague did a sort of NC500 a couple of weeks ago as a family holiday, but more intelligently because he didn't stick to some exact tick-list mentality so he missed a section and saw what he wanted and spent some time on Skye instead, nor did he try to get round at speed like the...
  16. Cantclimbtom

    MOD Corsham

    Don't underestimate how irrational and stupid things can be. Until the mid 90's the post office tower (BT tower) very existence and street address was a secret. This assumes nobody including the Russians had noticed it in all the years it'd been there. I had to go there once during that time...
  17. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    I've always understood the 11th commandment to mean "don't get caught". I ask about overnight parking though because I'm pushed for spare time and keep weird hours sometimes. Like having unavoidable stuff in the morning, only driving to Wales in the afternoon and not even getting to a carpark...
  18. Cantclimbtom

    Camping on NRW land, complaint received by CAL

    Obviously camping (including sleeping in vehicles) is going to be a problem anywhere so touristy (and this person also committed the sin of breaking the 11th commandment!). But the overnight parking aspect - is that also against Gwydir bylaws?
  19. Cantclimbtom

    Skears low level.

    wow, that's a real ceiling-sucker, starting to see why it was described as NOT being an easy pull through trip
  20. Cantclimbtom

    Huge 'sinkhole' emerges in Bexleyheath

    Just on the off chance I pass the area on my travels in the next few months, can you give any rough description of whereabouts that fence was? Did you get a good look from inside the fence and it's definitely not explorable... Or is it still worth a look?
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