The route is now named Kids With Guns and goes at a grade of 5.13a, A3, E6 6c.
George Ullrich has written a full report on his blog:
"Our best estimate is that the 500 metre wall overhangs almost by one hundred metres. The route transpired to provide 21 pitches of climbing, the overwhelming majority of which were on immaculate and wildly steep Quartz-arenite (pre-Cambrian metamorphosed sandstone)...
...For the twelve days we spent on the wall there was a complete lack of the horizontal- with the exception of some unexpected but welcome ledges. Every pitch resulted in a shockingly airy abseil and a invigorating morning start swinging out 20 meters from the portaledges onto the rope to regain the previous days highpoint.
The entire route would almost uncertainly go free with some protectable but unlikely roof sections providing wild cruxes. We were happy to have established a new line on the steepest wall any of us have ever seen, in such good company and in a unique beautiful part of the world."
German climber Ines Papert (42) partenered with Slovenian Luka Lindic (28) have made the first ascent of a much-tried line on the... Read more
Yesterday, Adam Ondra made a valiant attempt to onsight the Nose - only one week into his trip to Yosemite. Starting with his dad... Read more
Last week, The Indian Face, E9 6c, got three more repeats first from James McHaffie (Caff) and then it saw... Read more
Yesterday, The Indian Face, E9 6c, on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu has just seen its 6th and 7th ascents respectively from... Read more
Following hot on the heels of our report about a successful Belgian/British expedition to Venezuela (news report here) comes... Read more