I’ve been working on a piece on the classic gritstone route of Parthian Shot for about two weeks on and off and have just published it here on UKClimbing.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with the piece – especially Niall. Great feedback.
I enjoyed putting this one together and I wonder what will happen to the flake. Talk of bolting it on or leaving it be has been going on ‘behind the scenes’.
For me, it would have been something right at my limit with the flake intact, and I guess I won’t be attempting it without that good hold!
But, having never done the route, and only ever having half-dreamt about doing it, I don’t really think I have strong opinions either way. Interesting to see what happens.
I think I might top-rope it when I am back in the UK – just to see what it’s like!
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