|On 24/04/2013 gfdonc wrote:
>Ah John, this is close to a troll isn't it?
>But I'll bite .. haven't you been thinking about 'manning up' for The
>Ascension since, oh, you were in your 40's?
>Nevertheless .. The Last Rites, ***19. The Lonely Race, ***19. Both
>in my 'top 10' I'd reckon.
>Thread hijack for the trolling .. if you were alternating leads with
>a partner who wasn't confident leading 16, which pitches of Heretic do
>you think you'd give them, if any?
>I was thinking they do pitch 1, and 3. Then I would run 4&5 together.
> I recall the crux bulge on p1 was intimidating but well protected, but
>the initial corner was a bit awkward and was gear fiddly, or was it just
>P3 needs some oomph for the first few moves but the gear is good, the
>corner continuation is steep but not too hard.
Probably not much help. A very long time ago I remember the short corner somewhere in the middle, maybe at about 40m, being the bit I had trouble with.
Agree with Rosea for mid climbs, Emu Rock hasn't been mentioned, great steep climbs with massive jugs at 15,16 and 17.