Llanberis slate quarries centre?
I love the quarry, our climbing club hut is the old powder store.
Plenty of room for everyone, but access issues have been contentious.
The quarry is a very important venue for climbing.Posted 4 years ago
Lets hope First Hydro, the cyclists and the climbers can coexist peacefully.
The only bloody routes I can climb in the whole quarry are now fenced off.
There was an agreement in place that the security guards would ask you to leave, then they would go away.
However, someone always has to spoil it and inappropriate use by large school and other groups was taking the piss a bit really.
I really hope the negotiations are handled sensitively by all involved – the quarry has an important place in UK climbing history.
More importantly it’s a reminder and a memorial to the thousands of people who worked and died there, in the most brutal conditions & for a pittance.
Personally, I’d hate the place to become over sanitised.
I realise how much this could mean to the economy and as it only costs me £50 a year to stay there whenever I like, I’m looking forward to it.
But a little selfish, nimbyish bit of me would like it to stay just the way it is.
Bet you a tenner they get Dave Brailsford to open it!Posted 4 years agorhidSubscriber
There is talk of a hydro electric scheme up above Glyn Rhonwy, I would have thought the lots that have been built there would service that? I think the council were responsible for that.
There is so much potential for making something great in that quarry that it would be a huge shame for something like this not to go ahead. Look at Blaenau and how successful that has become, no reason at all why Llanberis couldn’t offer the same.Posted 4 years ago
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