Hell's Bells

1 Stars
Pumpy
 HS 4b

Adjacent Routes
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10m. The left-hand of the three grooves is the best route here and is a sample of what the rest of the quarry offers. Bridge and jam the well protected groove to the summit platform.
FA. Alan Clarke 1963

USER COMMENTS

Quite slippery route.. not much feet hold.
Stephen Barker - 29/Jun/02

Quite pushy for the grade. Surely 4b?
Jamie B - 07/May/03

A bit scary for a first HS lead!
Jane Horner - 20/Aug/03

I think this is harder than Chiming Crack - probably 4b vs 4a
Kevin Stapley - 11/Aug/04

Felt harder than 4a. Although can be stitched up with good gear all the way up. Sustained but technically easy with good gear.
AndyH1710 - 17/May/05

In the 1978 guide this got VS 4b, which is maybe overstating it but it's closer than HS 4a! Like others have said, it's considerably harder than Chiming Crack.
Simon Caldwell - 14/Aug/05

Definitely harder than Chimney Crack!
... especially for large footed people...
Enrico De Vita - 30/Oct/05

Ma non e' la difficolta'... e' il Dolore ai piedi!
Daniele - 30/Oct/05

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