The Price of Silence

2 Stars
Pumpy
 6a

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A pleasing and very popular route. You need to search around a bit on the top section for the best finishing holds.
FA. M.Bateman 21.4.1993

USER COMMENTS

Correct description though there is a hidden pocket jug under the hole on the last move. A nice moderate near the back slab. Certainly a cleaner fall than White Porsches.
srrk - 24/Oct/00

absolutely bloody lovely climb!
Jess - 06/Jul/01

Great route .... but there IS a trick as described above!
Jason - 25/Mar/02

Don't know about no tricks. Tried to go direct at the top and felt about 6c until I saw the hidden jug on lowering down.
Fatty - 06/Mar/03

To avoid any further confusion, a mention of the hidden pocket under the hole would not go a miss, in the new guidebook.
Gavin McGrath - 29/Mar/04

My first 6a lead, wish I had read the above comments before doing it. I could have avoided a lot of messing around at the top. I did find the pocket eventually though.
Mark Reynolds - 29/Mar/04

glad that i read this before doing it as knowing about the hidden pocket under the big pocket helped a lot!!!
Wilbur - 24/May/04

Oh well, didn't find the hidden pocket. Went up right and had to hand traverse on crimps to get to the huge jug - felt hard. Pretty good route though.
Danos - 27/Jun/05

Lovely route, although I didn't quite finish it. I fell off going for the 6th (last) clip, then made it, but as I hung there shaking looking at the top section it looked way hard, so I lowered off, will try again another time!
cider nut - 19/Sep/05

I've fallen off the top a couple of times from exhaustion!! it's a tough move to get the hidden pocket in my opinion..
Wilbur - 28/Sep/05

Stick a handjam in the break and it's straightforward.
steve taylor - 29/Sep/05

What's a handjam ?
Nic - 29/Sep/05

I'll try that next time Steve, can't be any harder than the weird finger layback i end up doing off the small flake!
Wilbur - 30/Sep/05

The 'hidden' pocket can be seen from the ground it is so chalked up!
Matthew Webb - 01/Sep/06

Hand-jam, RH side-pull to gain the amazing pocket out left and then up to the arm-sized uber-hole to gain clip. What a great climb!
Andy R - 19/Apr/08

2nd bolt replaced with a new bolt.
A Dorset Philanthropist - 11/Jun/09

See a lot of people panic at the last bolt and try hand jamming the breaks to clip, I would say the most consistent beta is match the break get a good right toe then right hand to the little side pull just to the right of the bolt, left toe up onto big ledge and rock over to what is now an obvious pocket covered in chalk and clip from there. Then move to the massive hole to finish.
OlyH - 04/Jun/18

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