North Face of Uxbridge Road
Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Aid, Grade VI|
|FA:||Bert Tagg, et al|
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|Shared By:||MisterE Wolfe on May 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron|
Description:May be un-repeated?
Establish base camp at the junction of Willesden Road and Uxbridge Road, and from there climb steadily to establish camp two, outside Lewis's.
From there the FA team took another three days to establish camp three, outside the post office.
Get an early start (avoiding traffic) for the final assault.
The first ascent party describes this grueling final ordeal in a classic British down-play:
" Well, it's a bit gripping is this, Chris. (heavy breathing interspersed) I've got to try and reach that bus stop in an hour or so and I'm doing it by...(rearranging rope) damn ... I'm doing it, er, by laying back on this gutter so I'm kind of guttering and laying back at the same time, and philosophizing."
Gear: Pegs, lots of them - and Bedayn carabiners (you will need to double up on these).
Descent: Easy walk-off to surprisingly close tea and bikkies.