Jumping the Gun

2 Stars
Pumpy
 6b

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The big diagonal flake is a delight in good conditions but unpleasantly slick if at all damp or greasy. Not one for an unsure second as the start is tough and protection on the blunt end not good.
FA. Pete Oxley 7.3.1991

USER COMMENTS

Can be greasy at the start in which case its 6b+.
Al - 28/Aug/01

Tis greasy! The start apparently is a bit of a gripper to 2nd
Goi Ashmore - 11/May/04

Some nice sustained pumpy action all the way up to the 5th bolt. A lot easier going once you get round the last roof up to the LO point. Lovely route.
Sami Mandeel - 06/Aug/04

A litle repetative for my liking.
Ben Stokes - 08/Oct/04

The start is hard, and therefore the routes gets its 6b. The rest is lovely, but relatively straightforward. A number of superb hand-jam rests in the big flakes means that only the inept will get pumped!
Ben Darvill - 12/Dec/05

Great route, however the big jug/flake to the right of the lower-off came off in my hands! good job i had already clipped in! this has not effected the route as there are loads of holds to finish the climb. the flake/jug on the left of the lower-off looks a bit dodgy as well.
Rob Fields - 07/Feb/06

Good climbing with a hard start. Getting the clips out again proved entertaining.... :o)
DaveF - 26/Feb/07

On the second. Flat on my arse, flat on my back, one powerful grunt and up third(ish) time. Start's the meat, the rest sustained but ok.
Dave Foster - 22/Aug/08

great route, start very polished and seemed hard!
Andrew Phillips - 31/Aug/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

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