Greg Boswell, who recently spent a few weeks in Canada with Nick Bullock on a sending train, just climbed the first winter ascent of The Demon, IX/9, on the Happy Tyrolean’s Wall, with Douglass Russell.
From Boswell’s blog: I eventually committed to a super thin pick placement and reached out to hook a very rounded ledge, I then matched the ledge and was expecting my axes to rip any second! I shuffled my feet right and couldn’t believe I was still on the wall, I was now less than a meter from the ledge, but it might as well have been a mile away, the climbing was so teetery and thin that I had to keep my full concentration on my picks and move to another horrendously crappy placements. One more move and I was able to swing into the invitingly springy turf clump that made its home on this even more inviting ledge. Ah, much better.
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