Rake's Progress

2 Stars
Pumpy
 VD

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A long line that has a very traditional feel to it, and is a little dirty in places. Start at the toe of the ramp at the end of a seawater-filled trench..
1) 20m. Climb the intimidating right-trending ramp and crack to a good ledge and spike belay at its right-hand end (care is needed to protect the second on this pitch)..
2) 12m. Ascend the large flake rightwards to its top and then work up the slab above it to a stance next to a large crack/corner..
3) 14m. Move right to a crack and climb it to a break. Step right to another wider crack and climb its left wall to a ledge and belay on blocks..
4) 10m. Climb a short crack to a horizontal break, traverse left to a ledge and finish up the corner-crack above it.
FA. R.Handley, A.Hallam, V.Phillips 27.6.1952

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