/ NEWS: Chris Webb Parsons Repeats The Wheel of Life (V16)
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The climbings better than the bouldering... Taipan wall is just wild
been there a few times back in the day and probably walked past the boulders half a dozen times without knowing about 'em....good effort anyhow.
just curious...fo these long probs any idea how hard the hardest moves is ie if it's 8c+ is it a case of "nothing harder" than 8b or two 8b's in a row?
Well, Wheel of Life is a link-up of several other problems. According to climbing.com it's made up of Under Siege (V14), Sleepy Hollow (V12), Cave Girl (V12) and Dead Canít Dance (V12).
ta....however someone on Chockstone is saying it links "something along the lines of Extreme Col (V9) into Sleepy Hollow (V12) into Cave Man (V9/10) into Dead Cant Dance (V11) and then Rave Heart (V8)"...the topo doesn't seem to show.
Extreme Cool - Sleepy Hollow - Cave Rave as you can see it takes pretty much a bit straight line out of the cave!
very cool....lots of upside down crimping and gastonning!
Supreme effort from Chris and a long time in the making.
Some amazing bouldering in the Gramps now with the existing stuff and new areas being developed.
> The climbings better than the bouldering... Taipan wall is just wild.
Bit much for the average punter though. Hopefully be back in October 2008, unlikely to be on Taipan though.
there's a couple of routes at 18-22 on the left hand side:
Trad - E3
Bouldering - font 7a
Trad - E4
Bouldering - font 7b"
Punter like Me.
Couple of easier routes on it, but the meat is long steep and hard. Amazing piece of rock.
However Navarre on the Grey & Green Walls is one of the best single pitches I have ever done.
Best routes (not that I've done them) are apparently Venom, World Party, The Invisible fist..., Mr Joshua and Serpentine. The grades are super hard by todays standards but you need to be solid at that grade as some of the runnouts can be quite intimidating.
Heres a couple of nice pictures from a friend:
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