The project is still giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Today I failed again to link the lower overhang up to the roof. Three tries and my fingertips were through. One up for echo wall. But my homemade kneebarring pad worked a treat! One up Dave. The rest of the points were from Echo Wall. The crux felt nails today, I got the big link from the roof again but only on my last go. Also I bodyweight tested a runner placement I found below the final crux – the rock broke and the runner is no more. Damn shame! That top crux is scaring me now. A nut with 0% chance of holding and a poor skyhook are your only chance of survival in a fall from here. Fitness seems to be getting me through this move more often, but I’m not accounting for how different it’s going to feel on the lead there. I can’t deal with that thought yet (shiver runs down spine…).
The forecast looks dire for Echo Wall this week; cold and windy, so it’s a good week for more endurance training. A good week for ticking low lying routes ; )