apologies if this topic gets dug up boringly on a regular basis.
great day on candlestick yesterday. pipped at the post by some mainlanders to do the regular route. not inclined to do the 18 option with the bolts at the base as it seems like an epic magnet. Thought the crack straight across from the mainland ledge (swim start) looked doable. climbed it from the very far left end of the big ledge (where you start regular route). Thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't understand how i'd never done it before or why its not the modern way to do the candle stick.
I had a recollection that someone had posted on thesarvo about doing it. Maybe even roger parkyn just a couple of years ago
Its way too obvious that no-one would have ever climbed it. There was a carabiner on a ledge near the top but thats not saying much.
i've attached a photo so people can see it. It looks a touch wandery but climbed well this way.
i couldn't find reference to it via search bar on thesarvo but maybe didn't look hard enough.
whos dun it?