The Strand

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E2 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< Cordon Bleau < Park Lane/Doomsville  |  Central Park > Fifth Avenue >>


A great route, the most popular on the Upper Tier. The climbing is sustained and feels tough for the grade, although the gear is good. Start below and slightly to the left of the compelling crack that cuts a swathe through the lichenous carpet.

1) 5b, 45m. Climb up and to the right to reach the base of the crack. Ascend the crack which is steep and relentless. Eventually, good holds lead left to a good belay on a ledge. It is possible to abseil off the pegs, or....
2) 4b, 10m. Climb the broken slab up to easier ground and belay well back as for Park Lane/Doomsville.
FA .E.Drummond (1pt) 1.10.1967

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