It Hurts | E7 Trad climb at Wilderness Rocks

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Tom de Gay
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Added at 11:11 on 30 November 2023


1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Tom de Gay Lead | worked 6th Sep 2000
First ascent.

The first go up, I matched the seam, launched into the dyno, made contact but didn’t stick. A generous helping of air. The cam ripped but the RPs held and I narrowly cleared the ledge. So, up again, jump again, peel off again. This time the cam stayed put, but slammed me sideways into the wall, my thigh brutally colliding with a spiky boss, creating a burning meteor of bruising. I hobbled off to heal.

An overcast day in September brought cooler temps. The seam felt crisp: jump! I caught the sloper again, swung out again… and stuck it, glancing at the loop of slack arcing out below. Yes!