"Energy Crisis" is one of the great classics of Wolfberg and is a mindbending testpiece for the aspirant hard-man or woman.
The route follows a wandering line up the wildly overhanging "Energy Crisis" prow, and its outstanding features are:
This route featured in a BBC documentary series "The Face: Six Great Climbing Adventures", where local legend Ed February teamed up with Joe Simpson to pose for the cameras and show off their climbing skills.
See one of the guide-books for a detailed description of the route and the breakdown of the pitches.
Start from the Sanddrif campsite at the base of Wolfberg and walk up the mountain via the track through the "Valley of Red Gods". The walk in takes about 45min to 1hr.
A standard trad rack.
A #5 camalot is required to protect the crux layback crack on the first pitch.