Brendan Heywood

@brendanheywood
Australia • Boulderer

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Activity stream for Brendan Heywood, configured from their own events. Events include ticks, updates and discussions.

Mon 21 Jun

logged 2 ascents from the past at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned , Denni Heywood and Benji Dutaillis. • 2118 3 days ago

V4 The crack SDS project Boulder 4m — Thu 16th Jul 2020Very Good

But then I found some energy for working the sit start to this crack. I kinda thought I'd done this back in the day, it's a super burly layback and if you can get through the first 50cm then it eases up. First go I did maybe 4 moves and was totally thinking I'd get it again the second time, and then it just shut us both down. Had a bunch of goes. Sit start might be more like V4-V6 as a layback, maybe less using some inverted offwidth foot jams and chicken wings if you can figure it out — with Ben Vincent

V4 The crack SDS project Boulder 4m — Sun 23rd May 2021Very Good

Siege of different tactics, this time trending more into invert offwidth and away from the brute force layback — with Ben Vincent,Benji Dutaillis,Denni Heywood,Adhna

Sun 20 Jun

edited a route, an area and a topo at Upper Gara Gorge. 130 4 days ago

Updated an annotation in the area Scultpure garden.
Added annotation.

About 10m north of the Palatine Uvula Bloc and slightly downstream, on the way towards the Holy Land.

Created the route V2 The Moat.
description

Lean / jump across the water to the jug, one move mantle

description
Lean / jump across the water to the jug, one move mantle Lean / jump across the water to the jug, one move mantle. For full effect do it in approach shoes, and if the puddle is dry it doesn't count :)

worked a route and ticked 3 routes at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned Volodymyr K and Benji Dutaillis. • 2663 3 Points 12 Points 4 days ago

V3 Pseudoephedrine Boulder 5m

A few laps — with Benji Dutaillis,Volodymyr K,Adhna,Thor,April,Sophia

V1 Unkown flake Boulder 4m — with Benji Dutaillis, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Thor, April, Sophia.

V2 Unknown Variation Boulder 3mGood — with Benji Dutaillis, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Thor, April, Sophia.

Had a bunch of attempts trying different new techniques. Tried a backstepped foot jam while laybacking which is hard but feels like I can cycle each bit up at least. Lets be honest thing isn't anywhere near a V4

Mon 14 Jun

logged 5 ascents from the past at Upper Gara Gorge. • 10 days ago

Done long ago in the mists of time

V1 The Nose Boulder 2m

Done long ago in the mists of time

V1 One-two Boulder 2m

Done long ago in the mists of time

V0 L.A.S Staircase Boulder 4m

Done long ago in the mists of time

V0 L.A.S Elevator Boulder 4m

Done long ago in the mists of time

updated some routes at Upper Gara Gorge. 100 10 days ago

Updated the route V2 Benjis crack.

Added height '2'.

Updated the route V2 Auxiliary inversion.

Added height '2'.

Updated the route V1 E6.

Added height '4'.

Updated the route V0 Offwidth arete.

Added height '4'.

Updated the route V3 Finger of god.

Added height '3'.

Updated the route V3 West Schism.

Added height '2'.

Updated the route Jessica Drake.

Added height '4'.

Updated the route V3 Sacrificial grain.

Changed height from '2' to '3'.

Updated the route unknown.

Added height '3'.

Updated the route V1 Ben's crack.

Added route grade 'V1'. — Changed name from 'ben's crack' to 'Ben's crack'.

updated a route at Closed Beulah. 10 10 days ago

Updated the route 17 Your Anger Is A Gift.

Added height '10'.

attempted 2 routes and ticked 7 routes at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned . • 2488 7 Points 17 Points 10 days ago

V6 Unknown Boulder 4mClassic

Feeling good but forgot the beta, naturally.... — with Brendan Heywood

V5 Earthworm Jim Boulder 5mClassic

A high quality low-ball grovel. Must've had 7 attempts today. Tricksy to keep the feet in at the crux. — with Brendan Heywood

V0 Fun fin Boulder 2mGood — with Brendan Heywood.

V3 Directly Boulder 2mGood

One hit wonder. I picture coming across this move halfway through a pitch - surely at least gets a 2 or even 3...? — with Brendan Heywood

V2 Sloper traverse Boulder 1mClassic

Balancy goodness. — with Brendan Heywood

V3 Mantel as Anything Boulder 3mVery Good

Bloody hell! I didn't quite rock onto the mantle and had to crimp my way on. Felt like a V6. Skippy rocked on and made it look much smoother. Must at least be V3 — with Brendan Heywood

V3 2 Boulder 3mGood

Solid crimpy number. Another sandbag I think. Granted we didn't look for all available holds but I think we found most of them. V3? — with Brendan Heywood

V0 1 Boulder 3mGood — with Brendan Heywood.

V2 3 Boulder 3mGood — with Brendan Heywood.

Sun 13 Jun

attempted a route and climbed 7 other routes at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned . • 2480 6 Points 14 Points 11 days ago

V2 Directly Boulder 2m

Quite powerful to do it static, it is one move but feels harder than the traverse — with Ben Vincent

V0 Fun fin Boulder 2m — with Ben Vincent.

Still fun — with Ben Vincent

V0 1 Boulder 3m — with Ben Vincent.

V3 2 Boulder 3m

Very thin, much harder than V1. Might have lost some holds — with Ben Vincent

V2 Mantel as Anything Boulder 3mClassic

Happy to get this again first go. At least a V2, feels harder than Scoop at Yarrowyck which is a very similar problem — with Ben Vincent

V1 3 Boulder 3m — with Ben Vincent.

V6 Unknown Boulder 4mVery Good

Had a few throws, feels hard as usual — with Ben Vincent

edited some areas and a route at Upper Gara Gorge. 75 11 days ago

Updated the area Sloper Boulder.
Updated node location.
Updated the area Hilltop Boulder.
Updated node location.
Updated the area Quickdraw Area.
Updated node location.
Updated the area Three Crack Boulder.
Updated node location.
Updated the area Self Isolation Boulder.
Updated node location.
Created the route V0 Fun fin.
description

3m north of the sloper traverse. Up a vertical rail onto the fin

Thu 10 Jun

logged 2 ascents from the past at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned and Benji Dutaillis. • 2333 14 days ago

V1 M6.5 Boulder 3m — Sun 23rd May 2021Very Good

Shit name, fun route! — with Brendan Heywood,Benji Dutaillis

V7 The crack SDS project Boulder 4m — Sun 23rd May 2021Mega Classic

Solid opportunity for some inverse grovel from the get go and a good chance to throw in the trusty ol' trout tickler.... — with Brendan Heywood,Benji Dutaillis,Adhna

Sun 23 May

edited some routes and a topo at Upper Gara Gorge. 185 4 weeks ago

Created the route V4 - 6 The crack SDS project.

Changed height from '3' to '4'. — Added route grade 'V4 - V6?'. — Added personal stars ''. — Added tag 'Offwidth'.

description

Sit down start with foot locks. Lots of offwidth grunting

Updated the route V1 The Crack.

Added personal stars ''.

Added beta description.

Stand start layback then mantle up

Updated beta description.
Up the crack. Stand start layback then mantle up

ticked 3 routes at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned Denni Heywood, Benji Dutaillis and . • 2908 9 Points 3 Points 4 weeks ago

V1 M6.5 Boulder 3m — with Benji Dutaillis, Ben Vincent, Denni Heywood, Adhna.

V4 M7 Boulder 3m — with Benji Dutaillis, Ben Vincent, Denni Heywood, Adhna.

V0 M7.5 Boulder 3m — with Benji Dutaillis, Ben Vincent, Denni Heywood, Adhna.

Sat 22 May
Tue 18 May

, , , , , Nicolas Descloux, , , , Georg Kretzschmar, and commented in the discussion Release 92 - Lists at World. • 5 weeks ago

started this discussion 6 weeks ago.

Release 92 - Lists

A new release of theCrag is available. This release brings several new features to the world's largest rock climbing and bouldering platform - now with over 900.000 routes!

Most notably we have released our new 'List Functionality' for beta-testing. This

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replied 6 weeks ago.

Thanks for the update! It‘s nice to see that the list feature is getting booted up!

Could it be that only one (the active one) circuit was migrated per user? I‘m pretty sure I had another circuit that is now gone.

replied 6 weeks ago.

Happy to see this, lists are one of the features I've been anticipating most.

As Christoph Rauch said, only one of my circuits has been migrated.

Is there a way to sort lists by index order? I find that that's the most useful way to view my aspirational

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Yes, being able to sort the lists in different ways (in addition to the manual sorting that's already in place via the "edit item" feature) would be great! Like, sort by grade, by name, by index order etc.

Also, the progress indicator at the top currently

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This is very cool, super stoked to see this

Some feedback in rough order or desirability:

  1. The migrated Wish list is 100% ticked as Christoph said, but as has been the case in other places I don't think it should be a yes / no depending on tick type
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Searching in lists (like the previous search routes in circuit) would probably cover most of the sorting for me. Searching by list + climber + ascent type would do it all.

The "log ascent" button doesn't work for me on this list:

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And thanks for the feature.

Nicolas Descloux replied 6 weeks ago.

Super cool feature, making theCrag almost complete 😉 ! Thank you guys, i was really waiting for it 😜

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Cool to see the list implemented! I don't understand how I can set a web cover for my profile though. I only see a lone "done" button above the photo I want to choose. But no possibility to select it.

replied 6 weeks ago.

Tobias Auth the Profile cover (as well as the web cover for lists!) is still a bit awkward to put - you first select the photo, then click on the 3 dots and follow a similar process as for web covers of areas. Let me know if you have questions.

In the future

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replied 6 weeks ago.

If you choose one of your photos you should see this menu:

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Nice!

Here's one feedback regarding lists.

When I created my first list, it had three routes on it, that I climbed but did not manage to send. The bar on top showed count 3 and was all green. I did not

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I do not understand what it means to attach a list to a certain zone/area.

I've made a public list of recommended boulders in one area and attached it to the same area. However, I don't see that list showing up with that area anywhere.

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>If you choose one of your photos you should see this menu:

Ulfi Tobias Auth fyi

https://github.com/theCrag/website/issues/3911

replied 6 weeks ago.

Dominik In the facet view for each area, there's a tab for "lists", e.g. https://www.thecrag.com/en/climbing/germany/lists so that's how you find lists attached to an area.

Georg Kretzschmar replied 6 weeks ago.

Christoph Rauch Maybe I'm blind, but I also can't find it. Your link works, but I can't get there from the "World" view.

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Thanks Dominik that's my issue too.

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But that's a more general issue. All the facets that don't have a button in the main menu are hard to reach. You first have to get to the facet page somehow, then click the appropriate tab.

For the example above: go to the "Germany" index page, then click

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Georg Kretzschmar replied 6 weeks ago.

Oh now I get it. I've actually never used the filter icon before. It's hard to spot and hard to interpret. And from a user's point of view it makes little sense that those lists show up as filters, even though from a technical point of view it probably

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replied 5 weeks ago.

The photo edit is fixed . you should now see the three dots

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Thanks also for the great feedback - most of the suggestions and features listed above have been added to the development pipeline and will be added in future versions of the List Feature.

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I just noticed one more possible bug: although private lists don't show up in a profile (e.g. https://www.thecrag.com/lists/by/@gmkwk) they are accessible if you know the direct link to them (e.g. https://www.thecrag.com/en/list/4753099830).

Edit: looks

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replied 5 weeks ago.

The button for "add as profile cover" under "..." next to own photos is barely clickable btw. It's mostly text and only at the veery bottom it's clickable.

Cropping and frame select (as for regular web covers) is also not functional.

replied 5 weeks ago.

Just had a look at the updates to lists, and this search probably means that lists have all the functionality I need to delete my aspirational ascents:

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replied 5 weeks ago.

Sergey Komarov All your aspirational ascents were transformed into your wish list allready. Please review. All ascents of type aspirational will be deleted automatically soon. So you do not have to do that on your own.

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Thanks for the info about the auto-delete.

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Hi! Can I use this to create a list of classics for a crag? It's a common list, so I don't want it to be a personal thing.

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Danny van Bruggen yes of course - best climbs of whatever or any list you can imagine. just make it piublic - you will still be the editor but it can be seen by everyone. We will soon improve the accessibility of these lists on Area level...

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Sergey Komarov thanks for the link with list filter. I was not aware you could do that. But this was exactly what I was looking for. You can construct that URL only manually, can't you?

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Dominik, pretty sure the list filter is new since the initial release. Get to it by navigating to your list, then select the link whose text is the number of routes (top of the page). Then you can filter by region from the sidebar and style, etc as

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My other circuits have meanwhile reappeared as lists, thanks for taking care of that!

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No problems, it was a simple oversight on our part.

Tue 11 May

edited a list Gara Crack progression at Upper Gara Gorge. • 6 weeks ago

Listed 8 items, updated 2 parameters, updated 24 items and unlisted 4 items - full details.

updated a list Wish list at World. • 6 weeks ago

Updated comment for route Impossible highball project in list .
Updated sequence for route Impossible highball project in list from '11' to '2'.
Mon 3 May

ticked 7 routes at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned Volodymyr K and Todd Free. • 3104 22 Points 7 Points 7 weeks ago

VB Round rail Boulder 2mGood — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Sophia.

V0 Prayer note crack Boulder 2m — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Sophia.

V1 The western wall Boulder 2m — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Sophia.

V0 Ostrovsky Boulder 2m — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Sophia.

V3 Pilgrimage Boulder 7mClassic — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Adhna, Sophia.

V5 Evan Stone Boulder 4mClassic — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Sophia, Adhna.

V0 Rail Boulder 3mGood — with Todd Free, Volodymyr K, Sophia, Adhna.

Mon 12 Apr

updated some areas at Ebor Gorge. 25 10 weeks ago

Updated an annotation in the area Second Breakaway.
Added annotation.

A dense cluster of routes, easily access from above at the metal bridge dropping down the chimney.

Updated an annotation in the area Second Breakaway.
Added annotation.

Best accessed from the upstream gully and traversing in

Updated annotation.
Best accessed from the upstream gully and traversing in The leftmost few routes are best accessed from the upstream gully and traversing in
Updated an annotation in the area Second Breakaway.
Added annotation.

A small cluster of quality routes. Can be easier to rap in from AA, or via the broken gully immediately downstream.

Updated an annotation in the area Second Breakaway.
Updated annotation.

A rough group of shorter routes on a more broken section of cliff

Updated an annotation in the area Second Breakaway.
Added annotation.

A cluster of taller routes past a break in the cliff

Sun 11 Apr

updated a warning at Ebor Gorge. • 10 weeks ago

Sat 10 Apr

red pointed a route and climbed 4 other routes at Ebor Gorge and mentioned Todd Free, Benji Dutaillis and . • 2139 4 Points 53 Points 10 weeks ago

17 Modern Electrics Mixed trad 15m, 4Good

The spicy finish never gets old — with Benji Dutaillis,Todd Free,Katrina

20 Ilean Mixed trad 15m, 3Classic

I really love this route, flows well — with Benji Dutaillis,Todd Free,Katrina

18 Fingers Trad 8mClassic

Led it with a sag a meter from the top. Clean second go — with Benji Dutaillis,Todd Free

24 New Blue Dress Mixed trad 10m, 2Very Good

Had a dangle on top rope, always feels crazy hard and takes a few goes to re-figure out the sequence — with Benji Dutaillis,Todd Free

17 Fear and Loathing Trad 15mVery Good

Really nice and naturally clean — with Benji Dutaillis

Wed 7 Apr

soloed a route and climbed 6 other routes at Closed Beulah and mentioned , Todd Free and Benji Dutaillis. • 3105 2 Points 15 Points 11 weeks ago

Roof project TradMega Classic

Gravelly. Mega potential. — with Brendan Heywood

19 Crack left of fig Trad 10mVery Good — with Chloe, Benji Dutaillis, Todd Free, Brendan Heywood, Katrina.

V5 Thrutching the Goat Boulder 6mClassic

Gravelly but will clean up well. A classic thrutchy grovel fest. Love it. — with Brendan Heywood

23 Secret life of goats Boulder 10mMega Classic

A great find. Excellent moves with committing sections. Skippy had his game face on for this one. — with Brendan Heywood

19 Crack left of fig Trad 10mVery Good — with Brendan Heywood.

17 Upper ledge access route Trad 5mVery Good

quicker and less goaty than the cave... — with Brendan Heywood

Tue 6 Apr

updated some routes at Closed Beulah. 30 11 weeks ago

Updated the route 23 Secret life of goats.

Changed name from 'Fig chimney project' to 'Secret life of goats'.

Updated the route 17 Upper ledge access route.

Changed style from 'boulder' to 'trad'.

Updated the route Crack project.

Changed style from 'boulder' to 'trad'.

Updated the route Roof project.

Changed style from 'boulder' to 'trad'.

Todd Free started this discussion 11 weeks ago.

that's a better name

Mon 5 Apr

edited an area, some routes and some topos at Closed Beulah and mentioned . 340 11 weeks ago

Updated the area Closed Main Wall.
Updated node location.
Created the route V5 Thrutching the Goat.

Originally named 'Low travese'.

description

Start in the base of the corner crack, and head right until you can stand at the base of the next crack.

Route history.
3 Apr 2021First ascent: Ben Vincent
Updated the route 17 Upper ledge access route.

Added height '5'. — Added route grade '17'. — Added personal stars ''.

Added beta description.

A nice corner crack, the crux is pulling on. Great for top roping.

Updated the route 25 Sharp crimpy face.

Added route grade '25'.

Updated the route 24 - 28 Project.
Edited route history.
2008Route setter: Todd Free & Liam Jackson

Scrubbed, placed anchor and got sent packing, stout thin climbing.

Updated the route 23 Secret life of goats.

Added height '10'. — Added route grade '23'. — Added personal stars ''.

Added beta description.

Starts in the back of the cave on good lip, through the large flake and steep roof crack for 5m with some airy stemming, to the large chockstone. For full effect avoid the chockstone and finish up the offwidth vertical chimney until you can peak out the window. A boulder problem but feels like a route, 4+ pads is good.

Edited route history.
4 Apr 2021First ascent: Brendan Heywood & Ben Vincent

Finished on the large chockstone, Ben extended it into the whole chimney

Updated the route V0 No glove, no love.

Added personal stars ''.

Updated beta description.
Fun easy hand crack traverse Fun easy hand crack traverse. Finishes directly above the access route.
Edited route history.
2 Aug 2020First ascent: Brendan Heywood

seconded a route and climbed 5 other routes at Closed Beulah and mentioned Todd Free, and Benji Dutaillis. • 2767 10 Points 1 Point 11 weeks ago

17 Upper ledge access route Trad 5mGood

Crux is a high fingery start then good jam practice. Perfect spot for top roping crack practice — with Ben Vincent,Benji Dutaillis,Chloe,Caz,Katrina,Todd Free

V5 Thrutching the Goat Boulder 6mGood

Had a go at the start but didn't get into it properly. The B's had worked most of it but were struggling with the finish section, which I was happy to jump on and flash with my weird caving tactics. — with Ben Vincent,Benji Dutaillis

19 Crack left of fig Trad 10mVery Good

Keen to tick this off but took an unexpected fall after the second piece, somehow nipping the tip of my 'flexible stem' and had to sit down for a few minutes. This might have also been when the mystery rope burn in my arm pit also happened that I found a day later. — with Ben Vincent

23 Secret life of goats Boulder 10mVery Good

Had a play at the start but wasn't committing to get my feet up and didn't get far — with Todd Free

19 Crack left of fig Trad 10mVery Good — with Ben Vincent.

23 Secret life of goats Boulder 10mVery Good

Got it 3rd attempt, really burly good fun. Felt a bit vomity for a while after

Psyched myself up and did the 3m jump across the canyon to get off instead of the cave — with Ben Vincent

Wed 31 Mar

first ascent of a route and ticked a route at Upper Gara Gorge and mentioned Benji Dutaillis and . • 3445 12 weeks ago

V6 Fight Club Boulder 5mMega Classic

I surprised myself by remembering the beta! Plenty of psych from the crew and even the mighty Gara chipped in with some post-flood froth of it's own for the occassion. — with Brendan Heywood,Benji Dutaillis,Katrina

V7 7th Rule of Fight Club Boulder 7mMega Classic

A high quality burly number! Had gotten close on previous attempts but managed to hang in there long enough this time, think more about my foot placements and push through it. Plenty of send-train psych and action out here today! — with Brendan Heywood,Benji Dutaillis,Katrina