June 13th 2019 -A major rockfall has occured and until further notice all access to the whole of the Vivian Quarry climbing areas is closed. Considerable loose rock is scattered all over the southern side of the quarry, affecting numerous routes with significant further rock falls likley.
A major rock fall has occured in 2017- access to the lower tier, beyond Dawes of Perception slab has been fenced off to protect the public.
There is currently no access to the Psychotherapy slab or any other routes on the lower level in that area; the small bay directly in front of the scuba diving platform has collapsed rendering this area very unsafe and unstable, with more rock likely to come down.
Access to Mental Lentils and other routes immediately near the entrance to the Lower Level is unaffected. Similarly, access to the Middle (Dervish) level and the Upper Levels is also unaffected by this recent rockfall.
The quarry is within the Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council. Climbing is tolerated away from the main paths and the owners make it clear that access away from the main paths is entirely at the individual's own risk and offically not encouraged.
Parking and Approach
The access to Vivian Quarry is shared with the local Vivian Diving Centre. Please refrain from climbing on the Bathtime Wall while the centre is open and operating - do not climb on the Bathtime Wall/Prow area and the areas at pool level as far as Psychotherapy, if divers are using the pool due to danger of rockfall.
The quarry is within the Parc Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council. Climbing is tolerated away from the main paths but the owners make it clear that access away from the main paths is entirely at the individual's own risk and is strictly discouraged.