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2 Stars
Pumpy
 VS 4c

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The abseil line is the safest escape, and also a worthy route.
1) 4b, 14m. Climb the crack above the fin-backed boulder to a large fault-line ledge.
2) 4c, 21m. Climb the next crack boldly around a roof and continue to a ledge on the left. Move right into a corner to finish.
FA. R.Kent, Richard Crewe, Kenny Winkworth 4.5.1969

USER COMMENTS

excellent route, fantastic jamming cracks, go do it!
ian - 18/Feb/02

poorly protected first pitch, second pitch is fantastic though. dont be put off by the roof its not as hard as it looks, good friend placement. nice intro to the ruckle.
toby - 29/May/03

Plenty of gear on 1st pitch if you're strong enough to place it - hextastic.
Steve Culverhouse - 28/Sep/04

First few moves can feel a bit of a fight, but gear seemed ok. The move off the stance looks worse than it turns out to be - nice route.
brian mead - 11/Nov/07

do it when the waves are soaking you while stood on the fin backed boulder for best effect!
ianb - 05/Oct/09

Lovely route, and very steep - my second dropped a karabiner from the very last move on the top pitch; it fell free and landed precisely on the coiled up tail of the ab rope on top of the fin-backed boulder!!
John Parker - 18/Aug/13

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