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3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
 7b+

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One of Yorkshire's most coveted sport climbs. Sustained climbing leads to a taxing finish. High in the grade.
FA. Steve Lewis 15.8.1984

USER COMMENTS

Isn't it about time this was graded 7c?
Ian Jones - 17/Oct/05

no, its benchmark 7b+ surely? and awesome
ged - 25/Mar/06

It's 7c. Way too hard to be 7b+, but excellent nonetheless!
andi turner - 19/Jun/06

No way is this 7c. Solid 7b+, sustained but with good rests where you want, no really hard moves and steady climbing all the way.
andy farnell - 25/Jun/06

Brilliant superbly exposed route.
Not sure about the "rests where you want". I only found one below the last bolt. I suspect if you can recover anywhere else, you probably don't need to!
Neil Binns - 30/May/07

last but one bolt replaced Feb 08, as was one of the other glue-ins that was rotating a bit too much for comfort.
richardh - 12/Feb/08

Ermmm, might truly deserve 7c now. I pulled off the finishing undercut jug yesterday. There's a good sidepull remaining where the jug used to be but it makes that last move a little more reachy and a lot more spicy (depending on how you did it before obviously...)
Iain Moodie - 30/Aug/08

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 51
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