Brutus

2 Stars
Pumpy
 E1 5b

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The thin crack that runs up to the grassy col gives a pleasant pitch. Climb the crack to its end at a small overlap then step out right and head for the ridge and the abseil tree.
FA. Pete O'Donovan, Mark Stokes 1976

USER COMMENTS

Quite soft touch but can't remember if it's easy enough to get E0 =). Nice, though.
Fiend - 24/Oct/03

Its not too hard for the grade (E1!) and it is a nice route but can we please have an end to the use of invented grades?
roger whetton - 05/Nov/03

Not a soft touch on a cold day in early March with numb fingers!
C.E. Moreton - 14/Mar/05

I was expexting a soft touch after the other comments but didn't find it so. It is never desperate with adequate gear and apart from the botoom bit of jungle is well worht doing. Suprising to note that in the old Paul Nunn book this route got E1 when George got HVS!!
Sishaw - 18/Jul/05

Done on a warm day in August. Thinner and not as good gear as George, but mostly comfortable climbing. A big ear-type hold on the big flake where you trend right near the top is now very loose.
Rin - 08/Aug/05

Did this again in very pleasant conditions a couple of days ago, when it felt no more than HVS. Still a nice and well protected route. The worst past is negotiating the vegetation to get to the start of the proper climbing. The loose ear-type hold is still in situ
C.E. Moreton - 12/May/09

The lack of comments between 8/8/05 and 12/5/09 is perhaps telling. Did this on 30/5/09. The upper part is still excellent (2*) but the first 5m is becoming very vegetated indeed - nasty thorns to negotiate. The abseil tree is now very dead. We abseiled down the back off a live tree a little lower down.
Martin Hore - 01/Jun/09

Vegetation at bottom not a major problem - easy ground and theres a nice big route to grab at the top of it :)
I found this route harder than George, but it was first route of the day and I dont like finger jammign at all, which Im told helps...

The big loose 'ear' hold on the move right is still there and still loose. The move will be a second crux if it goes.
Si dH - 15/Jul/09

doh, 'root'
Si dH - 15/Jul/09

Don't be put off by the start (which certainly could do with some tlc), the meat of the route is clean and it is certainly worth doing.
roger whetton - 06/Jun/11

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