Ping Pong

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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The superb flake is a great companion to its left-hand sister offering another pumpy number. Start on the centre of the buttress and follow a couple of loose-ish grooves to reach the flake. Steam up this then, at its top, move left to the lower-off.
FFA. Keith Myhill 1970. Previously aided.


Frequently (usually?) started via the tree - not too technical but intimidating and good value.
roger whetton - 03/Aug/02

E0! Well maybe. Soft for E1, probably HVS if you ignore the obvious grade solution =). Probably a 5bish move there tho. Really nice route, definitely finish up the nice easy headwall rather than skulking right a la BMC diagram.
Fiend - 22/Aug/03

didn't occur to me to start via the tree! (thus?) The start felt quite hard. Definitely felt hard E1 to me. The moves high up the flake felt thin and reachy to get decent holds. fine thereafter. As for quality, this and ping both deserve 3* in my opinion.
Steve Ramsden - 19/Jun/05

Used the tree to start, having consulted the definitive guide. Didn't feel soft for E1 to me
C.E. Moreton - 14/Aug/09

Didn't consider using the tree, but definately found the start hard, along with a number of moves higher up.
chris_moor - 12/Apr/10

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