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3 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
 7a+

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A great climb on perfect rock which is one of the best sport routes in the Dale. The move off a pocket, above the bulge, proves to be a stopper for some, especially those who are a little on the short side. A wire or two might help on the final section.
FA. Ron Fawcett 1981. Bolted by Gary Gibson in 2002, at the same time as Darl, with respect to the positions of the original gear.

USER COMMENTS

Re-equipped by someone with 4 bolts matching the original placments.
Ian Patterson - 23/Jul/02

A good 7a+, maybe easier with a bit of beta.
Lee Proctor - 09/Sep/02

And how tall is Lee!!!
Carl - 11/Sep/02

harder than daylight robbery.
AllenP - 23/Jan/03

7a+ and a bit tougher if you cant reach the hold above bulge off the pocket
Mark Glaister - 21/Jun/03

Super climbing that's both technical and exciting. Well worth 7b if you're less than 6ft and cannot make the large span on the crux.
Nige M - 11/Jul/03

Seems like 7b to me. Run out at the top
Ashley - 04/Sep/03

With the big rest after the bulge it just isn't sustained enough to be 7b.
Sam Ring - 15/Jun/06

It's hard 7a+ even if your under 6ft, just get your feet higher to make the reach. The big rest before the last trickyish moves mean it's not sustained enough to warrant 7b.
andy farnell - 18/Jul/06

Definately Fr7b for anyone at 5 10 or less
Goi Ashmore - 05/Aug/07

Definitely 7b. Felt as hard as blockhead!
Duncan b - 18/Jun/08

Seemed like hard 7a+, no more. I can't understand how this can be as hard as Blockhead which is top end 7b. The two hard bits just require good beta - I'm about 5'9 and didn't find it reachy at all, just had to use small holds.
Andrew Barker - 14/Jun/09

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