What a great place to wake up…
Earlish get away and the climbing is quite involved from the off.
Pitch 6 has you speeding up a bolt ladder – easy if you’ve got a big ape index and a bit of height (luckily not Bill’s lead) before a wild pendulum to latch an Arête and then scramble up some easy ground. Pitch 7 also involves a penjie, but this time you need to stuff a cam into a crack at the right moment to stop you swinging back. After that fun though, you are into a tricky c2+ thin crack on cam hooks.
Pitch 8 is a long meandering free pitch which Bill cruised in tennies. 9 is a long C1+ up a thin discontinous crack system, and 10 throws in some tough C2 with Bill improvising by looping a hanger over a broken RURP for the funkiest move of the route so far
Crappy belay at the top of 10 so we’re holed out at 9 on the ledge. The soundtrack has so far included “we’re gonna meet on the ledge” and “wish you were here”