New 21 at Underside

New Areas. New routes. Retrobolting. Add-ons. Re-grading. etc.
Guy
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New 21 at Underside

Postby Guy » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:32 am

Yesterday I opened a new route on the Middle Buttress at Underside (this is the buttress between the Killers and Beginners Walls that was previously not named). The route starts about 10m right of Life’s Too Short. It is 7 bolts long and really steep for the grade. Very tall people can avoid the unexpected crux – enjoy...

When you were young 21 [7B] – FA Guy Holwill 19 Nov 2006
There's no point being pessimistic, because it probably won't work

kyle
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Postby kyle » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:02 am

Hi Guy

Thanks for the update. I have not managed to find the underside.... How exactly does one get there?

DouglasWard
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Postby DouglasWard » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:53 am

kyle, please read the answer to your previous post asking the same question. If you cannot find the Underside with that description then you will have to use a mountain guide.

kyle
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Postby kyle » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:52 pm

Hi Douglas

Sorry I must have missed the reply to my revious post... will check it out. No need for a guid I assure you.

Kyle

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Q20
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pretty steep indeed

Postby Q20 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:33 am

Went to the Underside a few days ago and yeah, I found \"When you were young\" to be pretty darn steep for 21... Has some great potential for side-on pics though :wink:
One life, one body. Use them well.

DouglasWard
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Postby DouglasWard » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:07 pm

Anybody find an ATC and a large screwgate karabiner at the base of this route? If so, they're mine and please let me know (leave your number here). Thanks, Douglas


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