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Rock climbing with trees as part of the experience 7-Feb-2011 At 11:01:48 PM drdeviousii
>There was also a route at Western Wall in Kweeeeenzlairnd where you had
>to go up the tree for 10m or so before you could get on the rock, without
>the tree it would have been impossibly hard as the wall was so steep and
>featureless. Many believed getting off the tree and onto the rock was
>the crux, because as soon as you put a hand or a foot on the rock, the
>tree would sway away from the wall.
>I also did a route in Laos last year where slinging tree routes growing
>down the wall were the runners. Again that route would have been impossible
>to do without touching tree bits. Admittedly, it will not go down in history
>as one of the worlds best routes, but it was fun.

one of the newer *controversial* (?) routes at Mt Greville climbs a fig tree. Chossy pile of shite+ fig tree= juggy fun route with minimal bolts

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