In this item, Tom Gore rounds up what has been an incredible year for climbing in the South East with many new and hard routes and problems being put up, including the audacious first solo ascent of Chimaera, English 7a/font 7C+...
Good effort Tom, thanks for the post and definitely one of the more interesting posts in recent months Are there any sites posting regularish updates of SE activity beyond the Facebook hard climbs page?
Definitely a great year. Having looked up at Chimera on many an occasion, Matt's solo was a fantastic achievement. It would be interesting to hear Dave Turner's thoughts. I'm sure he mentioned it took him 15 mins to top out on the first ascent, so I wonder if he thought this would ever get done solo.
Good work on the Refried boulder at Happy btw. Was a nice surprise.