Monday, 2 May 2011

Evening Sun on Comes The Dervish

Just back from an evening hit to Vivian Quarry. Its a great venue in the evening as its gets the sun and it is sheltered from the strong Easterly wind that is blowing hard through the mountains at the moment. I climbed one of my all time favourite routes - THE classic slate route Comes The Dervish E3 that follows a thin crack line up an immaculate slab. It has a reputation for a bold start but a couple of tiny rp's provide some comfort before the good slot is reached. From there excellent sustained and well protected climbing leads to a resting foothold beneath an overlap. This isn't as hard to surmount as you think it might be but the thin and bold slab above provides interest until the sanctuary of big holds and the top is reached. A must do for all extreme leaders and a good first E3 if you like slate slabs!!

The immaculate Dervish Slab

Chilling out on the resting foothold

What a line!

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