Full size version is only available to registered users

Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. Registration is quick and completely free.
Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month.

Angel of Pain
© nz Cragrat
Climbers: Eric Talmadge
5*VOTING: number of votes 64
Login as Existing User
to rate this photo.

User Comments

Outrageous looking route. Has it had much attention?
Fiend - 11/May/07
Yes quite a few people have tried but been unable to repeat it to date.Top NZ climber Derek Thatcher has been working it for a while Nick Sutter who did some hard Arapiles Routes like Punks and Lord of the Rings been unable to do it. A young swiss? guy was working it recently and quite close.Eric gave it 31/8b but who knows...
nz Cragrat - 11/May/07
Would vote five, but the trouser crime takes one point off for me! ;)
Phil Sneyd - 11/May/07
It needs to be done!! A mere 8b, FFS that's flashing territory....in theory!
Could the top mantle be harder than A Little Perculiar E6 7b at the Roaches?
Fiend - 12/May/07
it may just get 8b but remember this is castle hill... pretty unique.
the real weeman - 17/May/07
How old is this pic???? Cos the shoes, leggings and chalk bag all look a tad historical...
ttmor - 21/May/07
Eric climbed it in 1991 so it is a tad dated and as I say yet to be repeated.
nz Cragrat - 21/May/07
Wow. This looks absolutely brilliant. A series of big locks on pockets and a gnarly looking finish (which looks akin to Nuit Du Lezard).
seagull - 23/Jul/07
Is the grass really that colour in NZ?
Trangia - 27/Aug/07
It is after a hot dry summer
nz Cragrat - 27/Aug/07
Login as Existing User to add your comments
This picture is copyright. If you want to reproduce or otherwise re-use it, please email the photographer direct via their user profile. Photo added May 10 2007.