Tyrolean Theory

4 years of work finally complete.  If you spot any typos, keep it to yourself… http://www.train4underground.co.uk/tyrolean/ ...

Bwlch y Plwm Plan

The guys at Blue Peris have been hard at it placing anchors in Bwlch y Plwm over the last few months, adding to the pitches I re-bolted several years ago and the clearing Pete, Andy, Mel and co did. S...

More bad anchors in Aberllyn

Last weekend we checked out a few suspect anchors in Aberllyn:  The anchors are not PPE anchors, but do have PPE plate hangers attached to them so it would be easy to assume they are sound. One o...

LCMLA Training Courses at Oaklands, April 2017

We’ve a couple of LCMLA training courses programmed to run over the Easter break. Get in touch (via Oaklands preferably) if you’re keen.  http://oaklands-centre.co.uk/index.php/what-w...

Fish Caves (Lead Mine) Anchors

For years now the anchors in Fish Caves have been concerning people, some being very wobbly!  As we needed to place the Radon monitors in the mine I decided to have a go at removing and replacing...

Cutting ropes under tension

As part of the work I’ve been playing around with on Tyroleans the question of how tolerant a rope is to abrasion when under tension has repeatedly been raised.  As an attempt to have a lit...