The Beast Goes Down

Ticked The Beast From The East 29 yesterday for its second ascent. Another great route from Adam Donoghue. It was a great day up in Mt Tibrogargan's Summit Caves; as always - breezy and cool.

I put the gear on, and then fired it off the next try, but I was really gritting my teeth. Nine shots all up - three of those putting gear on the climb. It's a really interesting route in that even though it's not very long (only about 15m) it's a cumulative fatigue issue. None of the moves feel super hard hanging on the rope, but linking them all together really takes it out of you.

JJ and I even started working on a new project there as well. Ohhh!

© Phil Box 2008

Selected topo showing just a handful of the 30+ routes on offer in the Summit Caves.
Photos © Phil Box and Dave Reeve 2008