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Works at Zip World Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog


Zip World


Colin Jones (Rock Engineering) Ltd.



5 years (back and forth)

Key personnel

Managing Director - David Jones   
Commercial Manager – Richard Wyn Owen
Contracts Manager – Darren Moore
Site Manager – James Oakes

Description of Project

We were called in to the caverns at Zip World, Blaenau Ffestiniog in 2014 to install rock fall netting and rock bolts following a rock fall. We have been called back numerous times ever since to design and build challenging rope access projects such as:

  • Design and build of thousands of m2 of rock fall netting and thousands of rock bolts on the roof and walls of the caverns
  • Design and build of 2 catch fences with 40mm solid bars drilled into the rock face, rock netting and wire ropes.
  • Blasting out a channel on the cavern floor below the zipline to allow for more room below.
  • Blasting out a 12m x 1.5m tunnel on a 30-degree angle.
  • Installation of a ladder to make it look as if hanging in mid-air for effect with a safety line for use.

These difficult access projects were performed safely using rope access techniques which we use on a daily basis.

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