Barbarian

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E5 6b

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10m. The superb curving flake (a Manta look-a-like) leads leftwards with hard moves on sketchy footholds to pass the gap in the flake. All that remains is a tussle to gain the flutings (awkward to place runner) and a wild exit. High in the grade.
FA. Bob Smith 1978. Whilst trying the route in the 1970s Jeff Lamb imported two single bed mattresses to pad the boulders - obviously a visionary.

USER COMMENTS

Does the grade assume that you throw a hex into the top flutings from the ground, as suggested by the NMC guide? If so, the text ought to say so, otherwise it'll be a whole lot more strenuous to protect. Harder than The Rajah?
Simon Witcher - 12/Sep/07

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