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Edus1 26-04-2010 14:49

Croeser to Rhosydd Through Trip - April 2010
 
Well the plan began with a trip to Wales on the cards. A few places were thrown about and a location was decided. Well kind of .... After a sneaky phone call with Morrisey it was decided to head up to Croeser and do the through trip but not to tell R1 :D

Sunday finally came round and off we all headed to Wales randomly meeting on the A55. 10 am came and we finally arrived at Cwm carpark and got kitted up. The ruse was still in full swing as we headed up the mountain.

Finally finding our way to Croeser we headed into the mine and donned our SRT kit ready for the fun to begin. I didnt get many pics on the fun bits but others did so i will let them tag them on :)

My pics are mainly from the Rhosydd end :)

Visited with Carabener, R1, Gibbo, Morrisey, Boboil, Copy Cat and Manx's Credit Card :D

Heading up past the lake.

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One of the bridge crossings.

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Top of one of the Rhoysydd inclines

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Bottom of the incline

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Fun with flares :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/...07eb5ca842.jpg

Looking up to the Twill

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Group shot :)

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And out into the fog

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The barraks in the mist

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/...b613c9abd9.jpg

Gibbo 26-04-2010 15:12

I can't thank you guys enough for changing your plans to fool R1, although he claims he knew all along! I've wanted to do this place for ages.

High points (cos I didn't take a camera) - the first abseil, the zip line, the bridges of death, abseiling INTO A BOAT. How fecking cool is that!

Low points - slipping on the slate and being bruised to buggery!

smferino 26-04-2010 15:29

Absolutely Fantastic shots, Can't wait to see what the others post!

Edus1 26-04-2010 15:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbo (Post 117840)
I can't thank you guys enough for changing your plans to fool R1, although he claims he knew all along! I've wanted to do this place for ages.

High points (cos I didn't take a camera) - the first abseil, the zip line, the bridges of death, abseiling INTO A BOAT. How fecking cool is that!

Low points - slipping on the slate and being bruised to buggery!

Glad you enjoyed it dude :)

Tis an awesome trip :)

boboil 26-04-2010 17:45

After missing out on this one the last time the gang did it I've been itching to get the
mighty CRTT done.
It was deffinitely worth the wait, its an action packed explore from start to finish from the slog up to the entrance to the abseils to the zip lines to the boats, a true right of passage for any mine explorer.
Big thanks to all involved in this one, R1 wont admit it but he was clueless till half way through
Well done Si you did good
The first abseil
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The first boat trip
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Zip line
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Another zip
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Finally the long walk out to daylight
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tarboat 26-04-2010 20:52

Quality trip and some fine pics Ed and Mr Boboil.

Morrisey 26-04-2010 21:40

Just to add that three of the group had no idea as to which slate quarry they were in, it was only when Si was safely 2/3rds down the first abseil and with no chance on getting out the way he came in, that i let Gibbo and copy cat know they were on the first drop of the CRTT!:D

Thanks to Ed and John for being the guides for the day. Plus a big well done to Copy Cat, Gibbo & R1 after being dumped in the deep end.

Gibbo looks worried and the truth dawns for Si that the only way out is onwards
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John goes over the edge watched by boboil
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Copy Cat on the zip.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/...db65d1cb93.jpg


boboil on th zip line(click on the link)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/b3tarev3/4551790431/

An extremely dodgy set of ladders
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/...d61902c31b.jpg

R1 on the first BOD
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BOD
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The second water crossing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3655/...aeac9b7a88.jpg

Tub cart turntable at the bottom of the incline
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Coming down the Twyll
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1153/...a0d94cb21f.jpg

boboil 27-04-2010 00:34

Few vids of yesterdays antics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boboilu...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boboilu...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boboilu...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boboilu...n/photostream/

Edus1 27-04-2010 00:41

ha ha them videos are ace :)

Manx Centor 27-04-2010 12:53

Super Vids!!!! Looks fantastic under flare lighting too.


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