i was on what i thought was a direct start (not using tree) to menstrual as anything, about 5 meters left of the tree, on gold hangers. but talking to martin, his direct start was just to the right of the tree. this route i was on went up via some big full hand pockets into the big horizontal break, before i headed right and up menstrual. what route was i one? if it was a route?
What I did wasn't really the direct start, more the 'I don't want to climb a tree to start' or first free ascent sans tree. After stick clipping the 1st bolt, bouldery moves up the face just right of the bolt to the break, then continue as for the climb to the anchors.