On 3 January I decided to change scenario for a bit and climb some different moves from the ones on my current project. I went to Worlds Apart in Bad Kloof and tried another project (bolted by Ross Suter) which is the extension of a famous 7b called Delete Button. I found myself good on the moves and managed to grab the first Ascent on my second go (5 January). I named it Total Reset and gave it a grade of 8a. It is really an awesome line with some bouldery section and my First FA 😁 Thanks Sakkie for the golden belay!
Now I feel psyched to go back to my project (picture below), which will definitely be harder than 8a 😉
Ed: See below (Andrea did open the line)
Still on a high after yesterday’s first ascent at Waterworld crag here in Montagu. I cannot describe how happy I am to have opened this project that stood there for so long.
The route is really phenomenal climbing, and I cannot wait for someone to try it as well!
I am really happy to have decided to come back into this amazing climbing world, with a different attitude and mind: try hard, but remember that must always be fun!
📹 by Steve during one of the early working sessions, showing part of the crux.
The Legend Of The Lost Italian Climber 32/8b