This took way too many tries over too many years. Never got more than a try or two every other year and never progressed. Decided to put it to bed this year and it went as soon as I decided on beta. Phew.
Super stoked to clip the chains! First burn of the day was terrible, but was convinced to hope back on and finally send it after 6 years working it on and off. Now onto pushers! Definitely deserves the 5 stars since it is such an iconic, 3D
A bit of a roller coaster for me - I was frustrated on my first try as I just didn't understand how to read the rock and 3D movement. Super grateful for Kirsten who shared her beta with me! Surprised myself with a send next go.
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!