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2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 6a+

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The long, thin layback flake is an outstanding line.
FA. Unknown. Unearthed and reclimbed by Jim Kimber 6.9.1997

USER COMMENTS

Now retro bolted.
James - 14/Nov/02

Now retro bolted.
James - 14/Nov/02

Now retro bolted.
James - 14/Nov/02

6a+ in new money. Crux is on the initial wall - the flake above is straightforward laybacking.
steve taylor - 15/Jan/03

Yes, this is beta, but this isn't someone that cares - the crux pocket can be full of mud in the winter, making it very tricky to pull on it.
BenThorne - 07/Feb/03

Probably now the best and most popular 6a+ at The Cuttings, and rightly so. I'd give it 3 stars.
Al Evans - 06/May/03

Great route. Lower crux makes the grade 6a+ likely.
Morten - 27/May/03

Didn't have a drama with the lower stuff. For me, the tricky section is before the flake really opens. What a smasher of a climb!
Henry - 29/Mar/05

Sustained 6a+
Superior quality route. Deserves 3 stars.
See also Two Fingers nearby.
Branden Faulls - 02/May/05

Absolutely classic!! Crux move at bottom powerful but the layback is just magic.
rachel hockey - 12/May/05

the last bolt has been overlooked on a few occasions!
Morgan Woods - 19/Sep/05

bottom is easy. the layback takes more thought..
Wilbur - 13/Feb/06

i found the bottom bit easier than the higher section. but i have never liked laybacks.
steve - 14/Mar/06

Overrated.
mick b - 05/May/06

cracking line. Pity the climbing didn't live up to it.
shane - 06/Jun/06

Varied climbing from the thin lower wall at the start, then great moves on the crack/flake above. Sustained throughout. Well deserves its 2*'s.
Pee Jay - 30/Aug/06

Great route, high in grade... the hardest is the crack!esp if clipping quickdrawes, risk of scary fall above the ledge from fift clip!lower part of the route is easy.crux-start of the crack!
Tom - 09/Jul/08

Lovely route. Last moves on the lower wall are definitely the hardest section (provided you can layback!)
John Parker - 26/May/09

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