Thursday, 6 January 2011


Above: start of Crux pitch
Today we picked an easy option to let me get into the swing of things. We climbed Cutless VI, 7 on the Douglas Boulder, which follows an obvious corner and chimney up the face. I led the majority of the 2 hard pitches in a oner, before Greg finishes off the end off the chimney. A batch of buried mixed ground to us onto the SW Ridge and to the top. The route was a little buried and verglassed which made gear hard work to get today, so the route was quite bold. However, we both thought VI, 6 was a fairer grade (depends on how you do in chimnies I guess).

Above: Getting involved.

Above: Greg following
Below: Greg leading the finish to the Chimney


Craig Smith said...

Hi Adam, Don't think that was Cutlass that you climbed...
Cutlass has a really easy intro pitch to a very obvious 25m corner. After that a wide chimney is capped with a crack and roof which is turned on the right by climbing the wall. Did it earlier on in December and looked absolutely nothing like the route in your pics! Maybe you've scored a new route!!

Adam Hughes said...

Hi Craig,

We have come to a similar conclusion that it is not Cutlass. We are looking into it, but could be Walking Through Fire which has been done before. Who knows?