Tom Pillow has added a new independent problem to the Caseg Boulder above Bethesda. Don't Think, Fiddle (7C) tackles the thin, crimpy line in the centre of the Tramwyiad Caseg wall.
”I think it’s about 7Cish. It’s very, fiddly power tech. You need strong hips and fingers, plus the ability to lock and make an optimistic pop!” Enthused Tom after the ascent.
Here’s the FA footage – brace yourself for the orientation switch!
Don't Think, Fiddle 7C FA from Simon Panton on Vimeo.
Stop press: Hogyn Pesda, Ioan Doyle has been in touch to point out that he did climb the line of Don't Think, Fiddle back in 2007. He named it Ciltwllan direct and reckoned it was worth 7A+. He also traversed off right after the initial sitting start moves into a finish up the groove at 7A. And last but not least Ioan started up On the Wagon then traversed leftwards all the way round the boulder under the groove to finish up Ciltwllan direct at 7A+ or 7B. ”Ace bit of rock this back end!”, said Ioan. A recent repeat of
Ciltwllan direct by Max Dickens indicates that Ioan's grade assessment is probably spot on, but we will await other opinions before a consensus is reached.