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Harry Crews sends Switchbitch (31/8a+)

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.

 

Harry Crews Montagu climbing

Harry Crews on Switchbitch (32/8b) at the Cauldron in Bad Kloof, Montagu

 

Harry Crews Montagu climbing

Harry Crews on Switchbitch (32/8b) at the Cauldron in Bad Kloof, Montagu

4 Responses to Harry Crews sends Switchbitch (31/8a+)

  1. PaulP Jun 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Yebo yes! Nice one!

  2. Warren G Jun 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    This isn’t the whole story though: both his folks were there to witness the ascent. how often has that ever happened in your climbing life?!

    Was a pleasure to witness it myself, well done man.

  3. Marié C Smit Jun 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    WeLL DoNe BrO!

  4. jacques Jun 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    A-Wee ma se kind! So, is dit n 31 of 32 in jou opinie? Ek love the Rasta skoene en Oom StevieB Senior se belay specs!

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