The Price of Silence

2 Stars
Pumpy
 6a

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A pleasing and very popular route. You need to search around a bit on the top section for the best finishing holds.
FA. M.Bateman 21.4.1993

USER COMMENTS

Correct description though there is a hidden pocket jug under the hole on the last move. A nice moderate near the back slab. Certainly a cleaner fall than White Porsches.
srrk - 24/Oct/00

absolutely bloody lovely climb!
Jess - 06/Jul/01

Great route .... but there IS a trick as described above!
Jason - 25/Mar/02

Don't know about no tricks. Tried to go direct at the top and felt about 6c until I saw the hidden jug on lowering down.
Fatty - 06/Mar/03

To avoid any further confusion, a mention of the hidden pocket under the hole would not go a miss, in the new guidebook.
Gavin McGrath - 29/Mar/04

My first 6a lead, wish I had read the above comments before doing it. I could have avoided a lot of messing around at the top. I did find the pocket eventually though.
Mark Reynolds - 29/Mar/04

glad that i read this before doing it as knowing about the hidden pocket under the big pocket helped a lot!!!
Wilbur - 24/May/04

Oh well, didn't find the hidden pocket. Went up right and had to hand traverse on crimps to get to the huge jug - felt hard. Pretty good route though.
Danos - 27/Jun/05

Lovely route, although I didn't quite finish it. I fell off going for the 6th (last) clip, then made it, but as I hung there shaking looking at the top section it looked way hard, so I lowered off, will try again another time!
cider nut - 19/Sep/05

I've fallen off the top a couple of times from exhaustion!! it's a tough move to get the hidden pocket in my opinion..
Wilbur - 28/Sep/05

Stick a handjam in the break and it's straightforward.
steve taylor - 29/Sep/05

What's a handjam ?
Nic - 29/Sep/05

I'll try that next time Steve, can't be any harder than the weird finger layback i end up doing off the small flake!
Wilbur - 30/Sep/05

The 'hidden' pocket can be seen from the ground it is so chalked up!
Matthew Webb - 01/Sep/06

Hand-jam, RH side-pull to gain the amazing pocket out left and then up to the arm-sized uber-hole to gain clip. What a great climb!
Andy R - 19/Apr/08

2nd bolt replaced with a new bolt.
A Dorset Philanthropist - 11/Jun/09

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