Re: Gary Latter

Al
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Just had a message back from Gary, sounded like they had a good time:

Grind:

Navir Again 30m E4 6a ***
A stunning pitch up the west pillar. Start just left of the base of Da Droiltin Tree . Climb the arete to good incut ledge (unprotected, but straightforward), then by a combination of the crack and right arete to good ledge. Pull out right onto the slab, step left (good Camalot 0.1 in small pocket) and round to good holds on the slab out left. Continue veering rightwards past several breaks to the top.
Gary Latter 31 July 2012

I think this could have been one of my projects, but I didn’t expect it to go that hard so could be a different line – I’ll try to find out.

Ponder was confirmed at E4 6a *, sustained crux with fiddly protection. It’s first repeat I think.

Two Tone (given E1 5b – Paul) was thought to be E3 5c *. Ross thought E2 5c if I remember right.

Da Droiltin Tree – confirmed at E1 5b. HVS up to final section, then difficult finish. I’d already upgraded it in 2008.

Kyrje E2 5c, **, The Udge – perhaps 5c.

They also climbed quite a few lines at the Lighthouse, with a few grade/star change suggestions, but no new routes.