Soul Sacrifice

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< Moose's Tooth < Behemoth  |  On Life's Edge > White Horse >>


A brilliant pitch up the centre of the soaring face. It has good gear but is strenuous and sustained. Start up the crack of Behemoth, then traverse right to take thin cracks to the fault-line. Fight through the short chimney and cruise up the rib (peg) and white headwall on pockets, to eventually exit onto a ledge.
FA. Martin Crocker, Jim Robertson 2.2.1983

USER COMMENTS

Fantastic climbing, varied and very sustained. Lovely clean rock without a hint of looseness.
Even the top out is onto a clean solid ledge! The chimney is enjoyable and technical, not really a fight.
stone - 13/Aug/01

wow! fantastic from start to finish!
but man, it's pumpy!!!! my fingers were uncurling from the even biggest jugs by the top!
i see some people think it's more like 5c than 5b - that may well be true...??
ian bryant - 21/Nov/05

did this again yesterday and having now done a fair few 5b, 5c and 6a routes in swanage, i really think this deserves 5c. still superb though.
ian bryant - 17/Sep/07

repeated this yesterday - better than i remembered - best e3 at swanage?
felix - 11/Nov/07

Sustained, intricate, varied, rewarding ... if it weren't a tad escapable in a couple of places, it might be perfect.
toby - 20/Aug/09

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