Swordfish

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5c

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40m. One of the best E3s in Pembroke! It manages to cover some incredibly steep ground without really pulling over any roofs. The traverse is very pumpy and not a good one to fall off if you are seconding! Climb the corner, past a couple of bulges, to a line of breaks below a roof. Traverse left along the breaks to below the main corner. Pull up to a ledge on the left (possible belay) then climb a small corner above. Step right into the main corner and follow this all the way to the top.
FA. Pat Littlejohn 2.5.78

USER COMMENTS

A great route, just one tricky section and plenty of gear. The situation is serious! Use the belay to avoid rope drag & tide concerns, but beware (warning, beta coming up) that the 'ard bit is just above this.
Chris Parson - 31/Aug/10

Found this much the hardest of the classic Pembroke E3s I've done, much harder than Pleasure Dome. Cruxy, intimidating and absolutely brilliant.
Jon Stewart - 07/Sep/13

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