The Climb (5.10-), West Cape Howe, Western Australia

The Climb, with an Australian climbing grade of 18 (5.10-), is a striking crack splitting the middle of a semi-detached pillar called the Old Man, and is often described as one of the best climbs of the grade in the whole country.

By Chris Wiggins | February 26th, 2018

West Cape Howe, in Albany, is home to some of the greatest sea cliff climbing available in Western Australia. The Climb, with an Australian climbing grade of 18 (5.10-), is a striking crack splitting the middle of a semi-detached pillar called the Old Man, and is often described as one of the best climbs of the grade in the whole country.

The Aussie climber Ryan Doe, who features in this short film, told Rock and Ice, “At a grade of 18 it’s a three-star classic achievable for most climbers and is the subject of our first attempt at making a short climbing film. Shot over two days with five ascents needed to get the footage we wanted, it made for an enjoyable weekend.”

Video and Editing by Chris Wiggins.

Belayer and Drone operator is Rhys James.

Climber is Ryan Doe.


Also watch VIDEO: A World Less Traveled – Hollow Mountain Cave, Grampians, Australia

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