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In the Devil's Cauldron after 10 hours, The Chasm
© jimorothy, Jun 2009
Route: The Chasm
Climbers: Carl McKeating, Rachel Crolla
Camera used: VIVICAM -4345
These were superb conditions and still the direct finish was far far too wet and slimy to attempt... though, to my second's dismay it was seriously and stupidly considered. Odell's original Chimney finish, regarded by Crocket as the hardest is tricky, especially on the move back left at the top, but is fairly well protected and can be found on the left wall. It provides a superb climax to an epic route. Bell's easier Wall variation (VS4b) also lies on the left wall but did not look quite as interesting. Good luck to anyone with the mental fortitude to attempt that direct finish - it appears to warrant the grade 'chuffing hard'.
jimorothy - 04/Jun/09
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so glad people are still up for this long day out. ive had 2 go,s at it and still havnt been beyond pitch 9. so frustrating but so enjoyable. most of our leads were in big boots and what an edge this puts on awareness! fantastic situations and i,m hoping 3rd time lucky..love the foto.
jaggy bunnet - 06/Jul/09