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3 Stars
Pumpy
 HVS 5a

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Excellent, the best of its grade here, following the sinuous crack-line that runs the full height of the face. A steep and technical start leads to easier sustained climbing (threads) and on up pleasantly sustained rock above.
FA. Bob Dearman (2 pts) 1969

USER COMMENTS

Steady, safe, and amenable.
Fiend - 24/Oct/03

A very good line, worth all 3 of it's stars.
John Camateras - 24/Oct/03

Thoroughly enjoyable route
Dave Mason - 26/May/04

The new guide gives this HVS 5a, though it is an easy (and brilliant) HVS I still think the start is 5b.
Steve Marsden - 12/Aug/04

Great route, crux at the start, so you can enjoy the rest of route in comfort
Chris the Tall - 27/Jun/05

Great route. Great pro. Great location!
mat_galvin - 17/Aug/05

A nice technical start then eases into a long enjoyable climb with some big pockets and high footwork.
Another tricky move 3/4 of the way up wakes you up for the top-out.
Souljah - 17/Aug/05

Excellent solid climbing all the way.
Sishaw - 22/Aug/05

What a great route! I fell off near the start - used the wrong foothold which was a little polished and reached up too far for a pocket so my foot slipped, but when I found a more useful foothold it was all go from there. I still feel like I led a whole route, as it's so long! The first half is great, and right on the edge of my ability - I was trying to use my feet as well as I could to take the weight off my arms and stop me getting too pumped, but it took all I had to keep going until the rest on the ledge, the holds got bigger and bigger approaching it but I was less and less able to use them! I had to wait for ages to get back my feeling then my strength (all my fingers tendond still feel tweaked) before I carried on. There's an easy section with cool rock, then some more thoughtful bits as Souljah said (although I didn't do any of the high footwork mentioned, quite unlike me in fact). The gear is perfect too, in fact I have no reason to fault this route at all!
cider nut - 06/Jun/07

Unquestionably 5b!
roger whetton - 11/Aug/13

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    Total votes cast 108
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    HVS 27 of 54
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    2 Stars 10 of 53
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