Thursday, 15 October 2009

NEW Boulder Problems and Routes (!!!)

The past couple of weeks has been pretty busy on the old route setting business and now that the leading ladder is coming up, we're seeing more top quality routes being set too! All the bouldering walls have been completely re-set and we have a brand new set of quality problems ranging from VB - V9! I would also like to introduce a new member to the routesetting team at ratho, the one, the only, Eddie "4 leaf clover" Barbour!!! Yer man Eddie has been signed up for routesetting now and he's already made his mark on the featured top-rope wall on the right hand side of the tower wall area!

Anyway, with the Leading ladder up on its way (which i'm hoping all you keen beans out there will be attending!), we've had red clad climbers hanging off the walls setting for the past two days and they'll be there again tomorrow. We are not using the new comp wall for this round and instead are making uses of the old comp wall which has been looking a little bare of late. Tonight our main man buz set a new 7b up through the roofs that looks positively crazy and the Argentinean Beast Lisandro was given the power (not that he ever needs any more) to set the 8a for the comp. Due to be completed tomorrow, its a stunning ripple line flowing through the two roofs and into the final steep arete! It looks sick!

For those boulderers out there wanting some hardcore problems to get them meat hooks stuck into, why not check out our new problems! This is a video of Lisandro Crushing my latest creation in the cave... V7!!! Please forgive my enthusiasm on the video, I was pretty psyched by this as everyone had told me it was impossible and that I had to change it ; P



  1. i cant believe he carried on after almost kneecapping his right knee............

  2. That was quite impressive. I think the beta there is wear a knee pad...

  3. Hey Robbie,
    Any chance of clearing the blue 6A+ and Grey 6B lead lines of the huge tower face. Both good routes and have been up for a long time now. Selfish preference would be for a 6C and 6C+ with some juicy moves. Your routes always get me thinking. Keep it up!