Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Problem at Kullavik: Chicken Game

Nearly every time I've gone to Kullavik over the last few years I've check out a beautiful arete and thought "I need to try this thing".  Unfortunately it wasn't so simple as a jagged landing required several pads and I couldn't find anyone keen on tackling this highball with me.  Well last week that all changed as Tumle, Isak, Johan and myself assembled some pads and went to work.  It took figuring out beta and mustering some courage but in the end Johan and I sent in successive burns and Chicken Game was born.  This problem is well worth rallying the necessary pads and one of Kullavik's best.  It also remains shaded all day and provides a respite on warm summer days. 

Johan scopes the top-out while Tumle and Isak arrange pads

Johan focuses on the task at hand

Gearing up for the crux and hoping Tumle knows how to spot.  Tumle is straddling a large hole which isn't actually as dangerous as it looks but wears heavy on the mind when dead-pointing to a small crimp. 

Johan post crux and hoping for and easy topout on the FA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fina grejer.