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Philip Hawarden 8 Sep 2nd O/S Did indeed take a sample of my skin, need to build up the old calluses on something a little smoother or tape up.
with Heather Osborne, Stu Wallcrawler
Did indeed take a sample of my skin, need to build up the old calluses on something a little smoother or tape up.
with Heather Osborne, Stu Wallcrawler
myrddinmuse 7 Jul 2nd O/S Feel like I could have led this without too much trouble (OW section was predominantly ok fists for me), but was good to try and focus on technique while using the TR kindly set up by Stu. Not hard to reach, and not too hard to rig an anchor; one to return to.
with Joe Dinn, Conor5635, George Killaspy
Feel like I could have led this without too much trouble (OW section was predominantly ok fists for me), but was good to try and focus on technique while using the TR kindly set up by Stu. Not hard to reach, and not too hard to rig an anchor; one to return to.
with Joe Dinn, Conor5635, George Killaspy
George Killaspy 7 Jul TR O/S I'll be back for the lead, lovely little route.
I'll be back for the lead, lovely little route.
Chimnastics 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S The new CC guide is still a bit ambiguous about this area, so it took a while to locate. Dan quested up a new route, but unfortunately reached an impasse. Then I set about this. Hard climbing off the deck, with thin moves to reach a balancey ledge. Gear was fiddly and hard to place, and I wasted a huge amount of time getting in a couple of crappy micros in a break. Upon finally finishing that, I immediately discovered bomber gear in a crack a couple of feet left - doh! A little traverse leftwards and a brief off-width, with scant to pull on save for loose blocks and flourishing vegetation lead you to ledges and a good rest. I had hoped the final crack wouldn't be too hard, as it doesn't look too wide, and the angle eases of. However, it is a relentless battle, especially as it widens and steepens near the top, ending in the classic 'elephant's arse' top out'. Crack gloves and obligatory thrutching garb meant I didn't get grafted! This is an undiscovered gem of a route, the final jamming crack is of the highest quality, and quite rare in length for Cornish granite.
The new CC guide is still a bit ambiguous about this area, so it took a while to locate. Dan quested up a new route, but unfortunately reached an impasse. Then I set about this. Hard climbing off the deck, with thin moves to reach a balancey ledge. Gear was fiddly and hard to place, and I wasted a huge amount of time getting in a couple of crappy micros in a break. Upon finally finishing that, I immediately discovered bomber gear in a crack a couple of feet left - doh! A little traverse leftwards and a brief off-width, with scant to pull on save for loose blocks and flourishing vegetation lead you to ledges and a good rest. I had hoped the final crack wouldn't be too hard, as it doesn't look too wide, and the angle eases of. However, it is a relentless battle, especially as it widens and steepens near the top, ending in the classic 'elephant's arse' top out'. Crack gloves and obligatory thrutching garb meant I didn't get grafted! This is an undiscovered gem of a route, the final jamming crack is of the highest quality, and quite rare in length for Cornish granite.
surferdan 24 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Balance required for what we called P1. For the crack itself a couple of big cams are useful and as often is the case getting into the crack is the hard part! Lovely crack climbing !
with manbat
Balance required for what we called P1. For the crack itself a couple of big cams are useful and as often is the case getting into the crack is the hard part! Lovely crack climbing !
with manbat
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 1 Sep, 2006 Lead Tough off width finishing crack - had to rest on the rope.
with Stu Bradbury
Tough off width finishing crack - had to rest on the rope.
with Stu Bradbury
pete osullivan ?Jun, 1991 Lead O/S We were rather ill dressed for the ascent hence the name. The moves to quit the crack at the top and reach the ledge on the left were on crystals and felt desperate at the time.
with Martin Dunning
We were rather ill dressed for the ascent hence the name. The moves to quit the crack at the top and reach the ledge on the left were on crystals and felt desperate at the time.
with Martin Dunning
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