Philatus

2 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5c

Adjacent Routes
<< The Indirect Route < First Corner  |  Poetry in Motion > Second Corner >>


A real cracker of a face climb. Use the diagonal crack to reach the first overlap, move straight through and pass a second overlap on its right to gain a small niche. The final wall gives a fitting finale.
FA. Tony Wilmott 7.1965

USER COMMENTS

I found it harder than "Poetry in Motion".... And wasn't it formerly an E2 5b - I cacked myself when I lead it!
Biglad - 08/Mar/00

Pretty hard route, and protection difficult to place. Excellent though, requires steady head and good balance.
Stefan Kruger - 14/Mar/00

Brilliant route .... tricky to place pro, but the climbing is pretty steady for 5c.
Jason - 24/Apr/01

Excellent route. The gear is fiddly but after the first few moves I got good gear all the way up.
matt perks - 22/Nov/04

Better protected than it looks and more rests than one expects. Only E2 5B.
John Godding - 13/Dec/05

I agree with John, biggish holds and enough gear, E2 5b
scott titt - 27/Feb/06

john & scott: are you sure you were on the right line?! There were a couple of good holds but i thought it was solid e3 5c most of the way, with some very fiddly gear that i wouldn't want to test.
ian bryant - 11/Nov/07

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 50
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    2 Stars 11 of 16
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