Been on the list for a couple of years so it was nice to tick it off during the festival.
A goodfun trad-venture route, mostly good gear the whole route though the couple of carrots are due for replacement.
The shale band on pitch 2/3 is absolute choss and is a bit unnerving but the climbing is easy and gear is ok. I didn't break a hold on the whole climb but was climbing lightly.
Mainly grade 20 climbing on good rock with just a couple of hard/tricky moves on the crux pitch.
The last of my unearthing hidden gems at the freezer today and by far the best. Once I moved the tree that had grown over the start this climb was really good.
Not that hard but greatcrimpyface climbing for when your steep arms wear out and your need to rely on your feet.
Old hard Mikl classic. Onsight up the the ledge then fell off the first big move on the crux. With my knee feeling a bit dodgy I wasn't psyched to give it 100% that this route demands.
Pulled on from the second move of the crux and work the moves and hard clips to the top. Felt really touch and go throughout the long crux section but I am keen to give this some move love.
Wow I had forgot just how awesome this route is, and hard. Did alright putting the draws up and remembering the moves first shot but came unstuck second attempt messing the start and badly tweaking my knee on the middle crux.. Game over :(
V6 start, Sustained 24/25 middle, Hard V5 finish.
The most I have had to work for a 25 in recent years. The crux really isn't that hard just low percentage and tricky, I just couldn't give up on this route till it was sent. I am keen to see what other people think of this route but i doubt anyone will try it.
6 Shots!! over 3 visits..
Mmm pulled on to a couple of these holds tonite (that's a good start) and I think this line could go free.. Going to be hard and slopey but has me psyched to try it some more.. Would be the hardest problem at the surgery.