On Friday Pete Robins made an impressive single session ascent of an abandoned project line in the Crafnant boulders. Go Motion 8A tackles the obvious stepped roof line just right of the Breakaway wall up at the top left side of the boulder field.
The line had previously been cleaned and worked on by Dave Noden; Dave also did some groundworks on the landing. Unfortunately for Dave he did not fit a crucial heel-toe position very well so he abandoned it in favour of other more pressing project lines elsewhere.
The problem starts sitting with left hand on a low slotty jug and right on the first obvious hold on the ramp.
“It’s a three star line, the moves are fantastic and the rock is perfect.”
Enthused Pete, before adding:
“The crux is an incredible slap to the lip, then you have to grapple undercuts to gain a kneebar. I’m not sure on the grade, maybe it is only 7C+, but I’ll give it 8A for now.”
Pete is definitely on form at the moment (when is he not!?); on Thursday he made a quick ‘sans knee pad’ repeat of Broken Trigger 8A+ in Parisella’s Cave.