Opposite Swiss Cheese, friends of mine are developing a brand new climbing crag… and it’s awesome! We GPS tracked the 10 minute slog up the mountain/forest/fixed lines and it’s ~160 mAOD! – A pretty steep approach.
Once you get there, the views are awesome, you see the entire valley from much higher – a completely different perspective to Swiss Cheese. I don’t think it’s going to be an easy crag though, so far the easiest route is probably going to be 5.11c (6c+). A 60 metre 3-pitch route has just been bolted last week, and it looks really sweet.
Eben has put up and sent his latest route ‘Bringing Home the Bacon‘ a long pinchy 5.13a (7c+) and Dave has put up a few other nice routes, ‘Babe’ and the other even better (the name of which eludes me now) route to the right. Tyson has almost bolted his way up to an amazing quarterpipe overhand at the top of the cliff, it’s not going to be easy…
As a result of these past few days at the crag (at long last!), and the weather cooling somewhat I’ve reawoken my passion of climbing, hopefully I’ll have more time in the future to get out on the rock and get strong again.