If you drive out of my hometown, and head south-west for exactly 1,234 kilometres, you will reach Arapiles. Australia’s trad climbing mecca.
If you walk a few hundred metres from your car, you’ll find a route called Agamemnon.
If you look in Simon Carter’s guidebook, you’ll find this classy and sophisticated shot of a climber stemming their way up this awesome chimney called Agamemnon.
If you look at that photo, and drink enough beer around a camp fire, you might decide that a photo of one climber is pretty cool, but 2 would be twice as good and three would be better.
If you have a bunch of people, a bunch of ropes and a bunch of climbing gear, you’ll be able to get a small army to the top of Agamemnon.
If you haven’t really thought everything through, you’ll spend a lot of time sitting on top, debating the best way to dangle six people safely in a chimney, 30m above the ground.
If you figure it out, you’ll feel pretty clever.
If you’re wondering how many people can fit in that chimney, the answer is six.
If he lets go, they all fall down.
Just kidding! They’re all super safe.
If you go to Arapiles,
Do ridiculous things.
Climb all day. And sometimes in the night.
Take lots of photos.
Tell me about it.