For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

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For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby RyanKarate » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:02 pm

A few weeks ago I saw the main photo on home page was about a new bolted climb called "for your eyes only" - and the person said the route info would be posted on the wiki page soon but I cant find anything.

Wanting to climb this awesome looking route in a few weeks time and would really appreciate some more route info please please please...
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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby Chris F » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:50 am

What more info do you need?

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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby RyanKarate » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:49 pm

Really for anything out of the ordinary that might cause issues like a "reach a 1 bolt belay on a ledge" - pretty good to know on another route in the same area. I'd then bring a bit of trad gear with from that info

But will still try give it a go... doesn't hurt to ask though

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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby Liz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:39 pm

Awesome! Also headed there soon. Can't wait to give it a try :o

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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby oubaas » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:03 pm

@Ryankarate. If you're looking for climbing by numbers then join a climbing gym dude.

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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby Chris F » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:44 pm

We did Peaceful Easy Feeling (which I think is just to the left?) in the fading light and had to abseil off in the dark without a headtorch. Bit scary at the time, but in hindsight a memorable experience watching the light fade over the plains knowing what we had to do next.

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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby RyanKarate » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:33 pm

You mean "take it easy" route?

Hows the rock quality on this face?
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Re: For Your Eyes Only - 18 - Mt Everest - Harrismith

Postby Chris F » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Yeah, that's the one. Knew it was an Eagle's song. In my defence I did in was in about 1995, so my memory isn't so hot.

It was just put up at the time, but I don't remember having any concerns about rock quality, I seem to think it's fairly good in that sector.

We abbed from the second belay over the edge of the overhang on the right, convinced there would be an abseil stance there, but at the time there wasn't, so we carried on and 50m ropes got us to just above ground level on stretch.


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