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3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 E1 5b

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12m. The finger-sized crack splitting the highest section of the main wall epitomises limestone crack climbing at its best, being well protected, slightly polished, technical and awkward but well worth a go. At the upper overhang move right and then pull up using small holds to reach the top. Superb.
FA. Stuart Cathcart, Tom Curtis 11.8.76

USER COMMENTS

An excellent, classic, route. Good climbing all the way from the ground until the final mantle, with the trickiest bit fairly low down. Good protection and good holds, E1 5b and ***.
Fiend - 19/Oct/05

Excellent route. Nothing too technical but the grade's probably right.
C.E. Moreton - 02/Apr/07

Very nice route - tiring low down with technical finish
liam - 08/Jun/07

Very good route, but be careful with the high crux as the key hold is loose! other wise brilliant
Daniel Peers - 29/Nov/07

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  • Route Grade Votings

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