Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New 7C Roof at The Turtle Boulders

Joe Möhle has opened a new line, "Eyes on the Prize" 7C, on the much spied but seldom tried roof just off the trail at the Turtle Boulders in Topside. Joe nabbed the central and most obvious line out the large cave from a stand start at the lowest of the good holds, but notes several harder versions exist, awaiting an ascent.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Benj sends Black Hawk Down

Benjamin de Charmoy has had a strong start to the 2011 season with two fast 8A+ repeats in Topside. He managed to make the 8th ascent of "Ard Ay" after 3 sessions of work. The last repeat of this excellent roof problem was by Emile Esterhuizen back in 2007 so it's good to see it getting more action.

Moving to The Cinema, Benj made the third ascent of "Black Hawk Down" which is the 4 move sit start to "Flubber". The line was opened by Marijus Šmigelskis in 2009 and has only seen a repeat by visiting American climber Paul Robinson last year.