Climbed Guinness Gully and Guinness Stout, and Carlsberg about a month ago. all good climbs, hoping to come back for Pilsner.
Got to get back soon
Climbed Carlsberg Column with Peter and Steve. Peter did all the leading, and we did the route in two pitches. A bolted belay was on the right about halfway up, and there was a tree on top (double 60m's reached the ground no problem).
Temps had been warm the previous day, and the whole area seemed soggy. Soft-shell gear utterly soaked. The "ice" was a slushfest, but Peter led it like a champ. We guessed it was about WI4+/WI5- in those conditions.
Climbed with Peter Valchev and Rob Yang. Water was pouring down the route. Good day to wear Gore-Tex. The climbing was easy, if not a bit pumpy. Pro seemed a kinda iffy. Glad Peter was leading. The rap off was indeed memorable.
Cold as hell this particular day, but 5 star route. Good ice and all three pitches were challenging for the grade. Definitely recommend it. Look forward to going back to the Beer routes soon.