The Ystrad mines in Dyffryn Cwellyn are good place to head to during the mid-summer heat wave. The temperature in the cutting is always much cooler than outside on the hillside. Pete Robins returned this week to try a superb line originally probed by Si Panton a few years back, and then by himself last year.
After a quick scrub of the finishing jugs from a rope Pete got stuck in. At first it felt hard, but as the cooler evening temperatures arrived he suddenly found himself latching the tenuous crux slap.
“I just laid one on, not really expecting to make much impression and was surprised to find myself hanging from the jug!” said Pete after the ascent.
Industrial Revolution (7C) is a fine addition to the Ystrad roster. It is listed in the NWB 3.1 guide as the Ystrad Wall Project on page 655.