Chipped. And not a sport route. However I am proud to have sent car to upper wall ledge with no rests on my third try. Our training on the Tantalus traverse seems to have paid off. As to the grade, 10c seems high relative to the 5.2 people take for the Monastery approach at Chek.
didn't commit to the big undercling move on my onsight attempt. dumby. need to work on trusting my abilities when sport climbing. this line is really beautiful. not enough sport climbing experience to grade this accurately.
Triple send — with Scotty Walsh, Matt Hillman. One of the best 5.11d/ 23’s I’ve ever been lucky enough to climb 🙏🏼. Lives up to every bit of hype. Bloody benchmark of the grade too! Blew the onsight- end of crux flaffin about like a proper Gumby
15 pitch 475m climb up Vancouver Island's iconic big wall. Bolted and sent summer 2021. Shares first pitch of Talladega Highbank/Full Throttle and then cuts right with 14 new pitches. Pitch lengths are 30-45m with intermediate rapp stations added to all pitches longer than 30m. Pitches 6-8 follow a beautiful quartz dyke feature and turns an otherwise unclimbable, steep slab into a worthy venture for the mortals. Crux pitch (6) is 11c with most of the rest of the pitches in the 5.10 range. Do not be deceived by the grade; slab climbing can feel hard if you are not used to it. Bring good shoes that are comfortable yet good at smearing. Foot fatigue is real thing.