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3 Stars
Pumpy
 E1 5b

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A great, technical pitch. Start 5m right of a large corner, beneath a huge roof at the fault-line. Climb a crack to a ledge at the base of a thin crack in the smooth wall below the roof. Climb the thin crack past a peg to the roof, traverse rightwards to below a corner and climb this strenuously to another corner. Move left around the arete to join and finish more easily up Lightning Wall.
FA. Richard Crewe, Kenny Winkworth 7.1.1968

USER COMMENTS

Awesome. Give up the bolts for a day and get on this. Better than any route of comparible difficulty on Portland.
Ben Stokes - 06/Jun/00

Brilliant, if Bucaneer is three stars this is six!
Al Evans - 01/Jul/01

Utterly superb. Quality moves from bottom to top. Good gear. The best route I've done at Swanage bar none. Wholeheartedly recommended.
Jason - 24/Jun/02

Agree with above comments. Need to think about runners to avoid awful rope drag, but great route. Must do it again!
brian mead - 24/Oct/05

Very enjoyable, exciting posittion, interesting climbing, though I think the comment about bucaneer is the wrong way around, bucaneer is more... atmoshpheric.Or maybe it was just the we had a beuatiful sinset when we did bucaneer. Both routes are really awesome.
Virgil Scott - 27/Oct/05

1st Limestone E1 and what a route. Brilliant climbing with several sections that have a move or two.
Michael - 23/Mar/07

Great Fun. Quite thin to start and then great sustained finish. Looking forwards to the headpoint.
Trevor Olive - 22/Nov/08

A good route but I don't think it's worth more than the ** rating it gets in my old CC guide.
Charles Moreton - 29/Sep/10

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