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Author Alltycrub
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Location: Mid-Wales

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Alltycrub
Posted: 06/01/2012 18:33:34
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Hi all.

I was thinking of visiting Alltycrub sometime soon. Can anyone tell me what to look for and how to get there? I've never been before and it looks very interesting with the kibble and everything.

Thanks for your help
Ioan.
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Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

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Posted: 06/01/2012 19:01:45
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Yes its Alltycrib
Going into Talybont from the Mach side as you enter the 30mph zone turn right past house "Penlon" and pass childrens playground on the left. Bear right and keep going until you reach a forestry barrier. Park there leaving access clear.
Up the track until you reach the highest point and you will see scree on the right, this is from Old Whim Shaft now blocked.

Look for a path on the left down through the trees, it will lead you to air shaft the point of descent.
Belay to tree, pitch is 60 feet down the footwall with another pitch of 25 ft, rope in situ.

At bottom wooden airdoor gives access to 75 feet of laddered shaft. All ladders are good but be careful at the top as I need to do some more work there.

Bottom reaches drive on south lode, follow this to a T junction. Right in deepening water leads to the blocked portal at y Wern. Left leads to horse whim chamber etc.
Most of it can be done in thigh waders, but full wet gear needed to get to the portal end.

Other accessable workings are reached from the Forestry track. Keep going and look for a level up on the right, this is Wilkinsons Level. The level branches and the left branch has a very tight crawl through an oil drum to a total collapse at Western Engine Shaft. Just before this there is a winze, use all belay points, it needs rebolting.
The winze is about 120 feet with a level off at 60 feet, at the bottom there is 'technical' further 30 feet to the stope bottom.

That last one has loose stuff dropping on you, I used a 30 foot electron as well as SRT over the top of a carefuly placed timber.
Further routes down are blocked.

Further down the Forestry track you can get to Myddletons Level, this again leads to a blockage at Western Engine Shaft. It is a very fine coffin type level.

Be careful and please be sure to replace my air door.

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