Aberllyn Rigging Guide

Aberllyn Lead/Zinc mine is an excellent, all be it crumbly, trip near to Betws y Coed. There is a good SRT route down through the mine that gives the explorer a good workout whist also offering some opportunity to practice the proper vertical stuff that many of the angled slabby slate mine routes lack. Below …
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Testing the strength of heavy duty caving belts

A Method of Testing the Strength of Heavy Duty Caving Belts The aim of this was to establish a method to test the strength of heavy duty caving belts that did not rely on having access to a load cell. I hoped to produce a simple system that needed very little equipment and that would …
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Removing Sleeve Anchors (SPITS etc…)

I guess this post is a bit of a continuation from the blog post I did about pull testing SPIT type anchors in 2015. Sorry it has taken me so long to get round to doing this! The original post can be seen here: http://www.peakinstruction.com/blog/pulling-spit-anchors-back-garden-test/. One of the points of that testing was to ascertain …
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Cwmorthin SRT Rigging Guide

In 2016 I was looking to increase the training resources in Cwmorthin Mine for use on my LCMLA Level 2 and SRT training courses. The following pitch was created by myself and Duncan S with the kind permission of Go Below who have the lease on the mine. In the winter of 2018 I installed …
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Wrysgan Rigging Guides

I’ve recently had a couple of visits to Wrysgan mine and taken the opportunity to place a few new anchors and remove the cable from the Floor 3 traverse and some older rusty hardware.I’ve updated and built on original rigging guides produced by Gethin Thomas and these new versions are freely available for use by …
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