Got a delimma, I got a spiral mind shaft going down to bedrock, and now I was wondering what is the best way to get up or down it. I got tracks laid down, so I can just ride a cart down, but what is a good way for it to go back up? (Cause walking is long and the chance of falling off is always a fear.)
Plus, lets make this a general thread for minecarts and steep mineshafts. :happy.gif:
i just build a single 2x1 shaft all the way down, with stairs and torches to climb up and see, and a 2 block deep 2x1 pit of water at the bottom so i can just drop down into it. it's the fastest way down possible.
The open area is where your mineshaft is, All you do is dig a hole all the way down to the shaft, dig 2 blocks down from the shaft's floor, empty a bucket of water at the top of the tunnel, then use a boat at the bottom and let yourself be launched upward from the water pressure!
Its very fast and works really well.