AUSTRALIA


Australia is probably the largest single working in the Dinorwig Quarries, its general shape and feel is of a man-made glaciated cwm. High on the side of Elidir Fawr, this place can be quite cold, although the lower levels, in particular the Railtrack Slab, are sun-traps in the right conditions.

Routes

15 trad routes (VS...E4)
31 sport routes (3+...6b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Looning the Tube
Looning the Tube area has a good mix of sport climbs, trad climbs and run-out bolted and mixed...
17
Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

18 mins

sheltered
Above Looning the Tube
A small level with some nice low-grade sport routes. Approach (see photo on page 54) - From the...
7
Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
The Sidings
A short, but reasonably-long level with some nice easy sport routes. Most of the routes were...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Skyline Buttress
Unsurprisingly, this crag dominates the Australia skyline. It has a mix of trad and sport, much of...
7
Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
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