Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cobra Necktie

Serpent again, this time with Ronsley and Terry.
I climbed a new route which I had bolted a week ago which starts up Minotaur but veers left and up.
Sent it 2nd go, just managed to hang on till the top. The crux is a massive deadpoint from two small side pulls to a big sloper. Awesome. Its called Cobra Necktie, and is grade 24.

First Ascent of Cobra Necktie (24).

Mega undercling

Start of the crux, tiny crimps.

Crux move, massive deadpoint to a jug. Should this climb be called frog jump?

First Ascent, done!!

It was Ronsley's first time out to Serpent, and he had a shot on Minotaur (17). Terry snapped these next shots while Ronsley was sending it.

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