Business (22) and Leisure Time (20) - Yellowwood new route

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Business (22) and Leisure Time (20) - Yellowwood new route

Postby SNORT » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:49 am

Leisure Time is the easier and direct version of Business Time. The route is destined to become a classic as it is the most direct route on the amphitheatre, has no stopper moves, has mostly excellent rock and excellent protection. It is nevertheless, a full service Yellowwood route with varied and intricate, mostly on balance, climbing on the first two pitches. This is followed by a crank through the overhang on good jugs on the third pitch that then requires good balance and careful foot work to finish that pitch in the chimney which is cool and not at all unpleasant (and not grotty at all despite its appearance from below.) The fourth pitch is steep but easy and the fifth pitch is burly but manageable with a cunning knee bar and hand jamb at the crux.

Most of the climbing is grade 18 and 19 and the 20 pitch on the direct Leisure pitch is well protected but classic Yellowwood climbing requiring focus and thought.

The Business Time pitch is tricky and bold. Make sure you have a blue and or black alien for the crux.

Enjoy.

Business Time FA C Edelstein and R Halsey December 2015 Leisure Time (Pitch 3 and 4) C Edelstein and T Dick 9 January 2016
Tony on Leisure time.  The dude is 68 years old!!!! Inspirational.JPG
Tony on Leisure time. The dude is 68 years old!!!! Inspirational.JPG (107.99 KiB) Viewed 538 times
Yellowwood Amphitheatre routes as at January 2016.JPG
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