What a battle. After my first few times on this route, I really disliked it and decided to try other routes instead. And yet I kept coming back to it, learning each burn how to climb on such 3D features. Still not my favourite climb, but it flows nicer when you know the beta! Feels harder than 12b to me.
I had such a mental block on this climb. It feels like you're wrestling a dragon or something. Reminds me of shadow of the colossus. Jankiest chain clip of my life. Would be 4 or 5 stars in my book if the first 3 bolts of climbing wasn't so shitty.
I love the features on this climb, and how it's so 3-dimensional. You seriously twist every which way, and more than once, I was completely upside down. Savour the flavour of the amphitheater cause this climb is the ultra classic style!