Monday, 2 November 2009

Black Knight is Nails

E5 6c in the guide. The obvious, but contrived challenge of the Sphinx's nose was originally climbed with a peg.
A little play on a top rope showed how wild the move really was. If this really was climbed in '86 it was pretty ahead of it's time, with a boulder problem crux of at least V7 and ludicrously wild. Even with a peg, the move is so out there that E5 is a total Sandbag. I'd love to see someone onsight this, probably just about possible under current limits, but way, way harder than E5.

We finished off the day with some bouldering; discovering a couple of problems that were quite nice and tricky and meeting THE other group of moors activists, finally. (their picture above)

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