Zeppelin

3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
 E3 5c

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A Pembroke classic which soars up and out over the sea with more buckets than a garden centre. It is usually done in one pitch but can be split at a small stance if the tide threatens. Start beneath a line of grooves 5m left of the corner.
1) 5c, 20m. Climb up to the base of the first groove and follow it to a bulge. Power around this then swing up and right to a jutting flake (hands-off rest possible!). Continue up cracks to a well-positioned stance.
2) 5b, 15m. Pull into the upper groove and follow it more easily to the top. Stake belay well back.
FA. Pat Littlejohn, Nipper Harrison 13.8.77

USER COMMENTS

Surely one of the best E3's in Pembroke when done as one, very long glorious pitch? First pitch was a bit pumpy for me though and took some good swooping falls! Good tip, use the big flakes rather than avoiding them!
Chad - 25/Jul/05

Classic! Definitely worth linking the two pitches together.
Andrew Hutchison - 26/Jun/06

gobsmacking. a collection of the biggest holds in the universe.
Ged Desforges - 29/Aug/06

do it as one pitch ,fantastic
Climbingmad - 18/Jul/08

same as above, i found the top corner the crux
john nightingale - 09/Jan/11

amazing climb! If you train on indoor overhangs then you have absolutely no excuse. Get on it!
Stu - 20/Aug/11

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