Jon picked out a new line between Papa Bear and the Knob, and he led it up clean in great style. I seconded him up, but at the crux high step my creaky hip wouldn't let me negotiate it without potentially pulling on gear. Rather than doing that, I kept the ethic and asked to be lowered
Doug and Dave then moved off to the right to try a couple of lines (see photos below) while Jon and I moved over to the Knob.
Doug stepping across from the huge flake to the main face.
Doug looking to place gear under the roof.
And the obligatory rap shots, first Doug then Jon:
Later that morning we moved deep into the Linez for a go at God Jam Roof. See the pics below. Confirming his status as hardman and ropegun of the day, Doug spent about 20 minutes puzzling it out and then led it clean. We set a directional off a tree and using pre-placed gear on lead (to prevent groundfall and a penje into the tree) both Dave and Jon got it done!
Here's Doug sussing out God Jam Roof before his successful send.
Here's Dave on his way through the opening moves looking for the knee bar.