It’s hard to believe there could be any more new routes at Stathams, however here it is, well part of one anyway and believe it or not, no chipped holds or glue-on rocks! Someone who tired it made the comment, “for a minute there it feels like you’re not in a quarry”. The crux is quite sequence’y with tough footwork that might break a few on-sight attempts. I thought it would be worth a star, however the few guys who’ve tried it reckon it’s worth two but I’ll let the jury decide on that one (comments welcome). Also, I gave the chossy wide crack thingy near the top of ‘Scoot Scoot Bandicoot’ a good clean which is a bit more enjoyable and a lot safer with a few head-size blocks now resting at the base of the cliff.
Circuit Breaker 25m 25**
Two possible starts – up ‘Short Circuit’ to the 4th bolt, then step left on steep juggy wall and follow bolts up through thin, left tending crack on overhanging face (crux). Join with and finish up the last two bolts and lower-off of ‘Scoot Scoot Bandicoot’. Alternatively start up ‘Shorter Circuit’ and cross over ‘Short Circuit’ at bolt 4, 5 or 6! 10RB to DBB. Jonas Hollingworth – Jun 16