Australian Chris Webb Parsons (22) has repeated The Wheel of Life (V16) in the Grampians (Australia) first established by Japan's Dai Koyamada in May 2004. Parsons spent most of September at the Hollow Mountain Cave (see topo, here) first repeating Koyamada's Sleepy Rave V15 (Font 8c) then returning...
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: V16! That's font 8C+! I don't care if it's half a mile long, it's still an awesome achievement. Grampians is pretty high on my list of climbing venues to check out, that bouldering looks amazing!
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.
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> 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.
TimS18 Oct 2007
In reply to Chris F: How did you know I was an average punter What is the grade range on Taipan? Think I'd have more luck on the bouldering after seeing the article in the latest R&I - Taipan looks well burly and I'm not sure about the whole mixed trad sports thing either...
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.