So psyched; first climb harder than a seven! Excited to do it on an island classic like this. It took a lot of work over multiple sessions. I haven’t previously sent V8 or V9, so I don’t feel I have credentials to contribute a great deal to the grade debate, so I’ll take exactly the consensus on here in the meantime. I will say that it took more than twice the sessions any V7 I’ve done this year.
Great climb! I know lots of people say it's easier, but for me definitely felt like a 9. To be fair, dynos off of tiny crimps aren't my strong suit. Either way it's a really awesome boulder, definitely a must try!
Insanely good so stoked to finally put this down. So cool to have first tried it back in 2017 and to see the progression since then. From feeling insanely hard to really not bad now. As for the grade I think an honest slash grade is accurate. Feels significantly harder than other 8s around but definitely easier than even some of the easier 9s around. Who cares what a glorious boulder!
What a day! these are great boulders in Duncan!! Thanks to Davin for the tour. Prob wouldn't have done so many good lines in a day without the guided tour. Love the desperate double clutch move at the end of this climb. Crimpy and static up to that point then a real change of pace.