Climb Newcastle News: Some explaining to do


First up let me tell you that we have 23 new purple problems up in the centre. Now then as the post suggests we have some explaining to do...

Sometimes we push back the boundaries of problem creation so far that our problems don't really look like real, climbable problems at all. Purple #17 from our new purple set is a case in point. On first glance you will find a bunch of holds at the start, followed by an enormous lack of holds, followed by a few more. You would be excused for thinking either (a) we are extremely lazy; or (b) we ran out of holds.

In fact this problem was inspired by Bob (of Climb Newcastle art fame) who had an entertaining eliminate on the green problem on this same bit of wall. Here's a video that may explain how to succeed on this one...