|I thought you had Neil, but was not sure - that 'mental draining' is part of the reason to attempt it as a free climb. the additional challenge of keeping it all 'under wraps' as you rationalise the gear, your climbing ability, the uncertainty in the face of adversity, and the fear, oh and the moves, the exposure, the view, the ambience of the place etc . . .
Thank you and re-reading the old thread reminded that you were at the time too.
Wow, did you think I looked sketchy? I wish someone had video or that if they did I could see it. I felt pretty fine for the most part though it was a most interesting experience, and I do fairly well at 'going on in the face of it' if I believe I can do it or reverse it.
I certainly would not have held you responsible in anyway, I 'dug my own grave' there. It was certainly one of my most engaging climbs, every thing was back the front, what I had thought would be solid was falling apart and what should have been soft was actually solid and everything went out the window. The mental crux ended up being the fact that there was an audience there, which really only hit when I needed to commit, up until then it had just been fun banter regarding the rockfall . . .
Zac and I thought about it and discussed a number of options at the time but failed to reach any decision. Would really need to hang there for a wall and scope it all out a biy better, but there are definitely a few more quite interesting possibilities up there.