Barracuda

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E4 5c

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A mean fish which is steeper than first appearances might suggest. It tackles the first big crack-line on the wall and never lets up. Safe, pumpy and excellent.
FA. Arni Strapcans, Gordon Jenkin 1.4.1979,FFA. Dave Ivory, P.Preston 1.4.1983

USER COMMENTS

Good, but neither as good or as hard as Mother Africa or WotW. Never E5
Roger Austin - 09/May/04

Pumpy little number. Great climbing. Do this as an intro to the harder routes on this wall.
Richard White - 25/Mar/07

Was this once E5 then?
Great route. Bottom section is probably the 5c bit - hanging in there to place gear and climb on to the break is very sustained and pumpy. Contrary to the description in the guide it does let up though - there's a hands off knee bar rest at the break if you can wangle it (or at least a good heel hook) and then after the next few moves another rest in balance again before the final steep moves to the top. good gear is always there, though you need to hang on to place it and at times on the upper wall the rock deteriorates a little.
ianb - 11/May/09

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