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Alec Taylor has re-climbed The Gout Club at possible 7B. The Tan y Grisiau line had lost a crucial hold but is still possible, albeit at a harder grade than the original 7A+. See page 353 in the new NWB guide.

The sequence shown in the video involves a stiff pull on a right hand slopey crimp with a razor sharp thumb catch. Toe hooking the bottom of the boulder was crucial to stay close to the rock and holding the top left hand hold. The rocks beneath the main block were obviously avoided too. I felt the grade might have increased a little from the original 7A+ and maybe 7B is fair...
To sum up, apart from the slightly sketchy landing and the super sharp thumb catch, the problem climbs really well!
said Alec.

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