European Flavour

2 Stars
Pumpy
 6b

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An fantastic route that features a lot of varied and tough climbing. The start is a powerful boulder problem at V2.
FA. Pete Oxley, Barry Clarke 2.10.1996

USER COMMENTS

Another excellent route at this grade. Try it, you will not be disappointed!
Carpenter Kent - 20/Sep/01

One of the few routes I've done at the cuttings which would be the same grade on the sea cliffs, also well worth two stars and the long reach thing is bullshit, take it from a shortarse.
Al Evans - 05/Jun/02

Didn't think I'd say this, but a VERY good route. The long reaches are more like enjoyable moves if you're short and the top is excellent. Bang on 6b all the way.
BenThorne - 07/Feb/03

Except for the start Ben, thats far far harder than anything else on the route.
Al - 06/May/03

don't know if somethings fallen off the bottem or what, but i couldn't get up the damn thing, and i normally scramble up 6c's......
richard stokes - 05/Aug/03

You've gotta pull a bit harder on the start but there's plenty of good holds. Lovely balancy move to get in the groove.
Jus - 31/Jul/05

perhaps the start is easier for the tall - i'm 6'1'' and it was straightforward. its a quality route with one particulary good move at hlf height.
lleyton - 28/Oct/05

Blew the onsight on the move to the lower-off - bloomin pumpy! Fantastic route though - it's got a bit of everything. I didn't find it reachy at all and i'm 5'8". I thought the start was rock-hard at the grade though - very bouldery.
Wilbur - 30/Jan/06

Also meant to say that the new rockfax guide is a bit misguiding as it indicates that the lower-off is directly above the big roof in the photo and it's actually just to the left and not very high up of that roof. I could see the lower off to the left all the way up but all i could think as i approached the top was "that must be the LO to the adjacent route, i wonder how far the LO for this is above that roof". followed by fear fear fear and lack of commitment :o(
Wilbur - 09/Feb/06

Hard bouldery start, i`m 5`9 and it felt about english 6a. Then great sustained climbing. Top route.
mick b - 05/May/06

Tricky hang/throw to start but things soon ease into a brilliant balancy route. One of the best 6s in the area.
Alun - 20/Nov/06

Bouldery start. OK when you've worked out the sequence. But there is a hands free rest after that. Had to run my fingers up the groove in the middle section for the reachy bit, but then again I'm 5 foot nothing.
Vince - 10/Apr/07

Very powerful start and desperate long reach to clip last bolt and to get to lower off!Am only 5ft 3 though and am used to fighting! Grade a bit stingey all the same!
Katherine Goodey - 07/Jun/07

at almost 5'2" I don't think the "reachy" move in the middle is really a reach issue - just need to balance up slowly! But making the last clip before the lower off is a bit intimidating if your little arms can't make the clip before you've climbed past it into the slopey pumpy break! The start is totally nails, 6a.
Gillian Merchant - 27/Jun/07

Tough start, but then very nice 6b climbing.
Ewan - 02/Jul/07

Great 6b. one of the best in this grade, I think. You can find a bit of everything. there are great rest places.The long moves in the centre are quite reachy, but everything is on your feet!i really enjoyed the bouldery(V3? V4?) start, you can't find it often in this grade routes.Overall fantasic route!!!
Tom - 14/Sep/09

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