The Young | 7C+ Boulder problem at Callaly


Dan Varian:

The Young is one of the most incredible pieces of sandstone i have seen in the flesh, a perfect tablet of stone situated in the forest with an incredible view, soft grassy landing (with even the slightest rock or root this route would become alot scarier). [1]



Contributors: remus


5 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Andy Earl Boulder | worked 2000 8A+
First ascent.

Andy's original sequence was harder than the sequence used now, this why he suggested 8A+.

Chris Graham:

Having seen Andy on it, he was certainly playing to his bone-crushing finger strength by making a cross through to opposing, shallow pockets and moving up from there whereas Dan ended up making a long move from one of these holds and could just get his fingers onto the poor sloper above. After matching on this, it’s a series of tenuous, balancy moves on some weird looking ‘pancake’ features to the top. [1]



Dan Varian Boulder | worked 2010
Tim Blake Boulder | worked 7th Jun 2020
Calum Coldwell-Story Boulder | ground up 25th Oct 2020
Alex Moore Boulder | ground up 25th Oct 2020