Variations on Pebbles + Horseman

Posted by: Big Yellow Dog

Variations on Pebbles + Horseman - 10/06/13 07:05 PM

This weekend, me and my partner top-roped a couple variations to the existing routes.

First one is a direct "version" on the Pebbles slab. This line that goes direct through the blank face between the 5.10 seam and the Pebbles arete. Pretty interesting and tricky slab moves, took us quite a few tries to link the whole thing. It felt on the harder side of the slab world (maybe as hard as Devine Wind) and definitely would be an R/X-rated lead. Has anyone climbed it before and can comment on the grade?

Second one is on the Horseman. Instead of ascending the dihedral all the way up to a good horisontal, it exists the dihedral along the fist seam on the roof. The moves felt around 5.12 (or, more like a V4 boulder problem). Again, has anyone done this before and have any recomendations on protecting it on lead?

To the couple cheering me on - thank you, it did give me a boost!