Harry Crews sent Switchbitch (31) at the Scoop in Montagu last weekend.
We did a quick Q&A with Harry:
You sent Switchbitch last Sunday: How long did you work the route?
I got on the route about two years ago, but due to a nasty finger injury I couldn’t do the crux move. I got back on it about 6 weeks ago, and managed all the moves. But due to all the rain recently, couldn’t work it consistently. I guess I gave it about 6 proper burns.
Is this your first 31?
I’ve done a few before, and redpointed up to 32.
Do you have any new projects lined up?
There is really so many routes that I still want to do, it’s hard to say right now, though I am keen to try out Clinton’s new route, Chai tea. But now that it’s bouldering season, I will probably end up going to Rocklands more often.