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Default Croeser to Rhosydd Through Trip - April 2010 - 26-04-2010, 14:49

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

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

Heading up past the lake.



One of the bridge crossings.



Top of one of the Rhoysydd inclines







Bottom of the incline



Fun with flares



Looking up to the Twill



Group shot



And out into the fog







The barraks in the mist



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Default 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!


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Default 26-04-2010, 15:29

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


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Default 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

The first boat trip

Zip line

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Finally the long walk out to daylight
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Default 26-04-2010, 20:52

Quality trip and some fine pics Ed and Mr Boboil.
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Default 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!

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


John goes over the edge watched by boboil


Copy Cat on the zip.



boboil on th zip line(click on the link)
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An extremely dodgy set of ladders


R1 on the first BOD


BOD


The second water crossing


Tub cart turntable at the bottom of the incline


Coming down the Twyll


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Default 27-04-2010, 00:41

ha ha them videos are ace


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Default 27-04-2010, 12:53

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


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