Monday, January 7, 2008

Goldfish Trombone (v14) by Sean McColl

Astonishingly, Sean McColl was not put off by the rain last week, and was out Jan 6th to make an ascent of Goldfish Trombone (v14). Perhaps living in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has inured him to the wet conditions. Sean, 20 years old, is one of those amazing climbers who has been climbing at the cutting edge since the age of 12. He has also climbed Direction (v13) and Xavier's Roof (v12), among other lines, during his brief visit so far.

Goldfish Trombone's crux sits under a big roof, allowing the holds to remain dry during the heavy rain storm. However, water seeping down through the rock made the holds damp today (a day after the ascent).