Melpomene

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E4 5c

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Fine climbing which is both steep and pumpy - the E is for Effort on this one. Good gear but beware of rope drag. Climb diagonally right into Mars, above the fault-line. Move up then swing right under a roof, to the arete. Sprint up the leftward-slanting cracks, saving some 'umph' for the top face, staying right of a square-cut groove.
FA. Pat Littlejohn, Chris King 1978

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