On a weekend trip to climb at Serpent for the first time, we encounter the three-star rated classic route, Minotaur. While not a challenging climb at 17 on the Ewbank ratings, and a 5c on the French system, the moves are solid, fun, and involve a few interesting features before jugging up a slab.
This was one of a handful of climbs I've had since taking a break from the sport for a while, so I'm very grateful to have had the chance to experience this route and get excited to climb again. We film casually with a spare GoPro HD2 more for critique on our form and technique, and despite feeling like I'm slapping my way up this one, I'm sharing this to get the rest of our climbing crew excited to make another trip up and work the rest of the routes.
Serpent is closer to Brisbane than the incredibly popular weekend climbing destination Brooyah, but has a 20 minute approach that cuts across walking tracks and 4WD trails in the state forest. As we learned picking up two lost climbers, it is easy to miss. More info can be found in the South East Queensland Climbing book by Lee Cujes.