Chimera | 8a+ Sport route at High Rocks

On the southern sandstone where the ethic is to top rope routes, due to the fragile nature of the rock.

~7C+.


Media

Matt Cousins
Added at 17:01 on 30 January 2021
Matt Cousins
Added at 17:01 on 30 January 2021

Ascents

1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Matt Cousins Solo (Worked) 21 Jul 2013

A very impressive solo ascent.

I warmed up, set up the top rope and did it first go of the day. I knew the highball was on! So we sorted out the pads, pulled the rope and I just went for it. It was a strange feeling, almost felt like my body took control and my head was just a passenger, that was until I reached the greasy slot and the rest in the groove when my brain had time to catch up with itself and I had the sudden realisation of what I was actually doing! Im glad I managed to hold it together somehow and not take a fall on the highball! Its definately the hardest climb that I have done physically and mentally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5rb8Qk_X5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-oznSy4nD8