Bachelor's Left-hand Top 50

3 Stars
Pumpy
 HVS 5b

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24m. A major classic up the tallest buttress here and one of the best routes in Western Grit. Climb a tricky crack, a bulge then steeper cracks to a long move on a pocket to reach a huge flake (long tape runner). Reach the slab and ledges then step left and finish up the fine jamming crack to an awkward bulging exit.
FA. Don Whillans late 1950s

USER COMMENTS

3 STARS ARE NOT ENOUGH .MY PERSONNEL FAVORITE ROUTE ON GRITSTONE.
IT HAS EVERYTHING.A TECHNICAL START,A BALANCY MIDDLE BIT AND A CRACK TO FINISH.MAGNIFICENT.
ANDREWFLASHLUFC - 09/Mar/02

Quite simply the best HVS route I've ever climbed - as good as any 3-star HVS at the Roaches or Stanage! Sustained interest throughout.
Nick Smith - 14/Jul/03

Brilliant.
GrahamD - 06/Sep/04

Quite a desperate secton until the big flake.
Ian Jones - 29/Jun/05

I only seconded it but wish I'd led it.
Nails for the grade, brilliant at the grade.
I agree, better than anything Ive done at Stanage inc RUnconq, Queersville, all the 3* routes etc etc
Si dH - 04/Sep/05

Solid 3 stars :D Almost as good as the Sloth at the Roaches.
Mike Slowik - 06/Jul/07

Good but a bit disjointed. Thought HCE was the better route
craig devonshire - 05/Jul/09

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