After a week of rain, followed by a week of cloudy super humid days, Taipan is finally dry enough for us to get a taste of it's awsome quality climbing without greasing off every other hold!
With only 3 climbing days left however conditions are arriving a bit to late for me to have any realistic chance on Groovetrain.
In the 3,5 weeks here so far this trip I'v yet to have a single redpoint attempt on the route (compared to 15 attempts 2 years ago) as it's either been wet, or just to humid and greasy to do more then a few moves in a row before slipping off.
(Those who have tried to boulder in Font in december might understand what I'm talking about). It's been a bit frustrating for sure, but the route isn't going anywhere, and weather and conditions this time of the year is always going to be a bit of a gamble. Sometimes you get lucky, other times you do not.
On the bright side, not trying Groovetrain opens up for trying all sorts of other things, and hopefully actually clipping some anchors these last few days :) In the photo Steini cleans up one of his mini projects, Venom 28/7c+, just as the sun finally makes an apparance on Taipan 2 days ago. #madskillzmedia#remotephotography#Taipan#taipanwall#redpoint#sun#klatring#escalar#climbing#downunder#grampians#grampiansclimbing#climbon
Tok a few days off Taipan to hang out in the amazing features of Muline and check out the Lost World.
Steini sent one of his goals for the trip, the mega classic Eye of the Tiger, while I managed to slap my way up Space Odessey p2 and kneebar my way up The Flying Duck and Path of Yin.
All in all a good couple of days.