The Lamia

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5c

Adjacent Routes
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A superb girdle, the best of several on the cliff.
1) 5b, 12m. From Sceptic swing along the break to Nectar. Continue to a hanging-stance on Orang-outang.
2) 5c, 16m. Continue swinging to an awkward move up a diagonal overlap to the break. Finish up the hard roof-crack.
FA. Steve Bancroft, John Allen 1975

USER COMMENTS

Very hard for E2. First pith E2 5b/c second E3 6a. Pulling into top crack left of goosey is crux. Vena cave in and tempsyka are easier than this!
Same grade as Orangatang??? - hardly
C Halstead - 28/Jun/02

Hmmm. Very hard for E2 in my opinion, climbed around same time as Soyuz, the Asp, Black Hawk Bastion and other E2/3's in Yorks. Was harder than all of them!
Simon without cookies - 16/Sep/04

Definitely fair at E3 - not a particularly hard one, but condierably harder than Orangutang. Personally I'd recommend The Messner Link-up. It's like the "Fern Hill of Stanage!" No harder than 5c
Tom - 12/Jul/07

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