17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Was at Blue Tongue Boulders last weekend and noted a climb between Shades Of Michelangelo and Drun as a skunk. It had two bolts and a little roof just below the first. The first bolt had red tape on it (very faded), i prosume this means a project...
Just curious as to whether it had been sent, taped for another reason (hollowish flake?), or given up upon (for the tape had been noted on a previous visit quite a while ago)?
Alex Wilson, an Outdoor Ed. student at La Trobe, Bendigo bolted it and I thought had climbed it. It is a
reach problem, underclinging off the small roof for the flake. I tried it many years ago and always came
up a few centimetres short. Once the flake is reached the climbing is reasonable. Alex is much taller
than me and a much better climber so he should have found it straight forward. Alex has done quite a few
first ascents in the area recently.