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3 Stars
Pumpy
 5a

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An extremely popular classic that follows the beautiful central section of flowstone on very good holds. Climb up to a huge flake of flowstone, and make the crux moves to get established above, where easier climbing leads to the lower-off.
FA. J.Tookey 1975. FFA. Nigel Coe 24.9.88. The line was bolted by Pete Oxley 11.5.94 and claimed as The Scales of Balance.

USER COMMENTS

It is getting rather polished!!
Jason Maddick - 26/Jul/00

Ignore the bolts and do it trad for the full Nigel Coe experience ( but lower off!). It will make you appreciate the adjacent bolt routes!!!
Al Evans - 01/May/01

A GREAT CLIMB FOR A BEGINNER. I THINK IT'S NEARER GRADE 4
ANDREW MACKINTOSH - 24/Nov/01

Don't know about a french grade but easy HVS 4c perhaps. Polish doesn't detract from quality.
stp - 19/Aug/02

First ever lead! Still go back for more.
Marc Balistrari - 19/Nov/02

Some of the wackiest holds ever, a stunning climb. However the coastpath is getting more and more dangerous, best avoided if damp/wet.
Simon Paver - 07/Sep/03

lovely climb
Wilbur - 05/Apr/04

getting rather polished? guess who's to blame!
nealh - 29/Sep/04

I don't think it's polished at all. feet seem solid all the way up and all the handholds are huge...
Wilbur - 01/Oct/04

A good route, fair in the grade......
Woker - 01/Oct/04

Crazy rock formations and a great first lead, must do for aspiring jug lovers!
Alex - 17/Oct/04

First bolt is no longer there (14-Nov-2004). Just two holes and some powdered flowstone where it was.
TRNovice - 14/Nov/04

Top lower off bolt has worn about half way through
mdjeffery - 07/May/05

Andy Long has replaced the belay bolts. Good work!
steve taylor - 20/May/05

Awesome route, great fun!
Danos - 21/Jun/05

if you are six foot this is a four.
tonyyates - 28/Jun/05

If you're under five foot is it 5+?
Wilbur - 28/Jun/05

Absolutely Gr8 LUV IT
Choire (Corrie) - 06/Jul/05

Route to right is Crocadilia 6a
Gary - 17/Oct/05

Crocadilila is a reasonable climb but some blinkers are needed in the middle section where the wall is climbed on excellent flowstone jugs, NOTE take care near the top just below the flowstone cornice where a largish hollow flake sems a bit suspect. Warn those picnicing below.
Mark Glaister - 12/Feb/06

yeah done this one on sunday. great route but the move between second to last and last single bolt is a bit commiting.
wierd leg hook thing i think i done.
airbournegrapefruit - 23/Mar/06

great climb. lovely rock 1 of my favourite climbs as a 5.
nugget - 18/Apr/06

Crocodilia - Crock-of-****ia more like! Don't waste your time on another blinkered filler in unless you really are bored...
JIMBO - 10/Nov/06

Not that polished, great juggy holds including some classic undercuts, and enough solid feet placements. Yes commiting move with the leg hook thing but not all that difficult, just a bit akward.
julie black - 14/Nov/06

A lovely route, very nice interesting holds on flowstone, fairly well protected, though the first bold is missing, and think 5 is the right grade. There is a new bolted route, not marked in the Rockfax guide for the area, just to the right, so be sure you select the right route!
Kim Mulji - 01/Oct/07

one word somes this route up WOW amazing climbing all the way around the 6th bolt make sure you huge the route lol have fun if u climb this and if you do just stick ur hands in there are jugs everywhere probably the reason i loved it so much!!!
ouch - 28/Oct/07

Brilliant!
Dave Foster - 22/Aug/08

Totally jug-tastic!
John Parker - 05/Jul/09

The first section makes you get a bit lazy, laced with wonderful holds, then it suddenly steepens and it feels a bit hairy. Good route though and probably a fair 5 with 2 stars.
Adrian Holmes - 26/Sep/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 163
    hard 5b 0 of 80
    5b 0 of 80
    easy 5b 0 of 80
    hard 5a 7 of 80
    5a 49 of 80
    easy 5a 21 of 80
    hard 4c 3 of 80
    4c 0 of 80
    easy 4c 0 of 80
    3 Stars 69 of 83
    2 Stars 14 of 83
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