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October 07, 2002, 11:56:27 pm
posted by: guest date: 2002-10-06 time: 17:21:13 reply  x
  ever heard of any - i like climbing on slate but never heard of any bouldering - you know abuot any?

postId: 744 posted by: Simon Panton date: 2002-10-07 time: 12:09:55 reply  x
  In reply to post 731:
Slate has never been a favourite of mine, but if you like scratching
around on painful razors (on a rock medium with no discernable friction
qualities), then who am I to argue?
I have quizzed slate fans such as Will Perrin about the whereabouts of any
slate bouldering. He just muttered something about bouldering out the
starts of various routes. It seems that the rock (at least in the Dinorwic
quarries) does not lend itself to small hard problems with good landings.
A steep slate cutting has been recently developed in Coed Doctor ( the
woods at the DMM end of Llanberis. I reported this in Climber last month.

If you find anything else, then let me know.

Cheers, Simon.

postId: 746 posted by: mike date: 2002-10-07 time: 14:15:02 reply  x
  In reply to post 744:

For me friction is an important part of the bouldering experience which is
why grit is such a great rock to climb on.

Slate just doesn`t seem to lend itself to bouldering in the same way, it`s
about as attractive as polished limestone imho. Sure there must be
*something* around though with all that slate about in Beris...

postId: 747 posted by: dave date: 2002-10-07 time: 14:36:47 reply  x
  In reply to post 746:
There used to be a pic of some slate bouldering on Huffy`s site (if i
remember correctly) but his site has gone.


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