Wrysgan update (Jan 2013)

You may, or may not, be aware of a recent report from some of the Blue Peris staff (via Baggy) about the possibility of rock fall within Wrysgan. The original report (16th Jan) says some of Baggys staff heard what they described as a “large roof collapse” suspected somewhere on floor 1, but heard from the far end of floor 2.

Staff from Dol y Moch have had a look around the mine and found what they suspect to have been recent rock fall on floor 2, just to the left of where the climb up from floor 2 to 3 is, and a flake (60cm sq approx) that looks like its coming away from the roof, as well as evidence of some recent fall. They also noticed some possible movement near the entrance to the man-way from floor 2 to 1.

I’ve been away for the last few months, but plan to pop into Wrysgan in the next week or so to have a look. At the moment I’d suggest groups avoid gathering to the left of the handline from floors 2 to 3, and also avoid the area beyond the manway entrance (which is off the blue route anyway). I’ll inform Dave Carlisle at his next visit unless anyone visiting the mine find more evidence of movement.

Thanks to all those who been reporting and checking the mine, please do remain vigilant and report any changes. 

0 thoughts on “Wrysgan update (Jan 2013)

  • February 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I had a look at floors 1-3 towards the end of last week, and although I did notice the evidence of possibly recent fall above the man way/air shaft from level 2 to 1 (within an area not approved for groups), I didn’t notice anything else out of the ordinary. It may well be that the fall heard by Blue Peris staff was from an area outside the approved route, something I missed, or something on a higher floor.

    Thanks to all those who’ve reported and had a look at the mine, please do continue to be vigilant.



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