Rocket from the Crypt

2 Stars
Pumpy
 7a+

Adjacent Routes
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A big pitch that is worth seeking out as a first sample of the harder routes hereabouts. Start 6m right of the tunnel.
FA. Pete Oxley 22.7.1994

USER COMMENTS

A direct line at the crux, avoiding the jugs on the left and using a powerful gaston, makes this route slightly harder and much more exciting.
Vladimir Arnaoudov - 15/Sep/04

The route is every bit as good as England's Dreaming or other 3-star 7a+s on Portland. The rock quality is excellent and the climbing is really funky. One of the best routes I've done in ages.
Darren Holman - 11/Nov/07

Agreed Darren this is an excellent route, short crux but right up there with ED, VF, PH, etc... :)
Paul Edwards - 14/Oct/09

See warning about Drowning on Dry Land. Rocket from the Crypt is still there, but the area around the start may be unsafe
John Alcock - 26/Aug/14

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