The Wolgan Valley in New South Wales is an amazing place to climb, but deeper in the area lurks an obscure aid route on some dubious rock with an epic approach and descent - sounds like an adventure, right? The 260m route 'Big Glassy' certainly was, and as our friend Chris Fitzgerald had racked up more aid climbing routes by this stage, we thought what better companion to have on a climb that guarantees an epic.

The route turned out to be looser and sketchier than we thought, and the mostly bolted anchors mentioned in the guidebook for the 10 pitches, were few and far between, and many of the ones that were there, were loose. 'Epic' status continued as the long climb crept into the night, we ran out of water, and just shy of the top we slept in a cave until the next day dawned. The descent took some hours and was its own adventure with abseils down a canyon.