Thursday, 13 August 2009

Fear of Infection, Llanberis Pass

With a Yosemite Trip coming up this October we decided to get out for an evenings tussle with the infamous George Smith offwidth - Fear of Infection (E4 6a).

It was the most brutal 15m of my life - the war of attrition took around an hour and a half of inch by inch progress to eventually reach to top. All the guidebook talk of the crack "easing at half height" was completely unfounded - the start was the easiest bit and it just gets more are more involved until just below the top!

Recommended Gear Includes:
  • Black Diamond Camalot 4, 5, 6
  • An extremely abrasion resistant jumper
  • An unwillingness to fail
  • A sympathetic belayer
  • A blood transfusion

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