Alteknacker wrote:... I'm interested to know just how technically difficult the Douglas Boulder is. I plan to do it this year, provided the weather plays ball.
Came across this video of someone soloing the Direct Route on DB. It shows every move of the entire route and although the climber (female going by the pink watch) is soloing, she places occasional slings and nuts for temporary protection (very temporary in some cases - it's certainly no object-lesson in good gear placement!). For the most part this looks more like climbing than scrambling (as to be expected at VDiff I suppose), with some hairy moments and route-finding difficulty. Beyond that I can't comment on the difficulty, not having done the climb myself.