Scottish climber Robbie Phillips enters the White Room on the classic Deep Cut Chimney (4 IV) of Hell’s Lum, a 2,700-foot peak in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands.
“Will it go trad?” my climbing buddy asked. “Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of that. Wonder if it could?” I wanted all my hard work of route developing to pay off. I wanted something that others could climb, that was the best it could be.