Pump Hitler*** 7a+
[Steve Taylor on Pump Hitler (7a+), Battleship Back Cliff, Portland, 2 kb]26m.

Rockfax Description
Exciting situations combined with technical climbing. Climb up and stretch past the low roof. Continue up the sustained wall to a blanker section of rock. Clip a high bolt, then traverse left on finger pockets before rocking up into a small corner. A final balancy wall and roof round off this great pitch. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 14/Apr/1993

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, West Country Climbs, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

Photo: Steve Taylor on Pump Hitler (7a+), Battleship Back Cliff, Portland © Emma Williams
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This climb is in 148 logbooks, and on 37 wishlists.

pumped silly at crux (where I fell). became too much for me.
RosePearson - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/15 with Harry Fogg

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/15

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/15

2nd go
marcduhig - Lead RP - 19/Jul/15 with Alex Pond, Iain Grey, Bob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15

Amazing route
chakrit - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15

One of Portland's best
anthony henry - Lead RP - 04/Jul/15 with kel, Andy, Chris, Ali

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 04/Jul/15 with Kelly, ant

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/15

Andy Smallwood - Lead dog - 04/Jul/15

Andy Smallwood - Lead dog - 03/Jul/15

JCAshman - Lead - Jul/15

All of us got stuck on the rock-over move after the pockets. Couldn't get the clip before so were taking some pretty big, but safe, lobbers! Seemed definitely too hard for 7a+? Will try again when we return!
John_Beesley - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/15 with Freddie Erskine, GeneralFifi, James 'pyjamas'

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15

Absolutely desperate for 7a+ surely? Felt even harder than Countdown! Fantastic climbing though once worked out, especially the mono traverse, will be back to finish it. Bolts are a nightmare to clip onsight.
spidermonkey09 - Lead dog - 05/Jun/15 with Ellie Fuller

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Helen

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/15

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 07/May/15 with Ed B, Alex

AlexD - Lead RP - 07/May/15 with Phil, Ed, Sophie

jonleighton - Lead RP - 04/May/15

raining, 2nd go,
Matt.c.Warner - Lead RP - May/15

Hidden - Lead RP - May/15

Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/15

RFWilkie - Lead dog - 05/Apr/15

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Mar/15

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 22/Mar/15 with Abi

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/15

Great to come back and get this. Sustained, committing, a good dose of shale scrabbling, and not to mention a thuggy finish. Portland classic 7a+/7b.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 21/Mar/15 with Tom Jordan, Jenni, Tom, Jonny

Skipped the high clip in favour of glory, sure clipping it would have constituted the hardest move on the route by far!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Penny Orr

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with andy elliot

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with andy elliot

Toby Dunn - 2015

Tom Corras - Lead - 2015

Beefy Bert - Lead RP - 2015

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Sep/14

philhaigh - Lead RP - 10/Sep/14 with Ed Babs, Eddy Young

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/14 with Ed Babs, Eddy Young, Gem Minihan

The pump (or crux clip) got me this time. But I'll be back. Cool route.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 28/Aug/14 with Jonny

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14 with Cristiano Costa

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14

AlexD - Lead dog - 11/Jun/14 with Ed

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/14 with Lee Mercer, Alex Dennis, Ed Babs, Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh

Pleased to get the retro-flash of this as a warm-up.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

Still can't link it. Got the crux beta sorted again, but was burned out and the conditions got a little worse.
adam 24 - Lead dog - 25/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd RP - 05/Oct/13

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13 with Phil, Martin

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13 with Bex

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Sep/13

Finally ticked...so pumpy!
Claudia Harvey - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Rachel Keys

2nd go after missing the pockets and attempting a v7 direct version of the crux!
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 31/Aug/13

Nick Clement - Lead RP - 12/Aug/13 with mandy clement

Garrouli - Lead RP - 10/Aug/13

Dibdawg - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/13 with Tom Vassen, Pete Clark

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

adam 24 - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13

lewiz - Lead RP - 26/May/13 with Pete Gagie

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

PeterDawson - Lead β - 18/May/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 26/Apr/13

Jeronimo - Lead β - 19/Apr/13 with Dave Westlake

Kopinski - Lead RP - Mar/13

anthony henry - Lead dnf - 2013

Deservedly top 50
Tommyads - 2013

Wasn't feeling strong/psyched enough for the crux.
jonleighton - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

This is never 7a+ in my book, I climbed easier 7b+ in Spain, Greece, Canada and USA. I'd give it a solid 7b
Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/12

Clean to the crux... quite cruxy and hard to do putting clips in. Looked like blood in the monos which is a bit disconcerting.
Justin T - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/12

Holy shit. Best get some more training in.
lewiz - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Vlad Vishnyakov

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 24/May/12 with Niels, Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead β - 24/May/12

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Kate

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Si Brice

nearly but i traversed onto other route (still 7a+ hard) at cux. Wondering if anyone else went that far out.
dan ely - Lead dog - 26/Mar/12 with Jay81

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Second redpoint. Pumpy but no very hard moves. Difficult clip best made after crux as the fall is quite safe (as I found out on first RP attempt). Hard 7a+
Brian H - Lead RP - 16/Oct/11

Linc - Lead dog - 24/Sep/11 with Carnie Lisa, Dan verge

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Sep/11

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Aug/11

Decided to give it a go. Absolutely nails. Don't think I'm up to 7a+ yet!
Ian Bell - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/11 with Jasmina

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/11 with Simon Robinson

The clip feels far too far away when you're pumped. Appropriately named though.
simonr - Lead dog - 12/Aug/11 with Jon Freeman

Hard to read crux, super pumpy, but didnt find any tricky clips.
natalietanzer - Lead dog - 06/Aug/11 with will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/11

1 go, too many rests to count
Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 30/Jun/11 with darryl, bern

Bern - Lead RP - 30/Jun/11 with Jonathan, Darrell

tom106 - Lead RP - 27/May/11 with tom, ivan

Hidden - TR dog - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/May/11

Pippa - 2nd dog - 14/May/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 2011

jacobjacob - Lead β - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Unfortunately i misinterpreted the guidebook and moved left beneath a draw too early. This felt about 7a+ this way. On way down tried the proper version, would deffo be 7b this way, especially having to clip that distant bolt.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, Duncan Campbell, Mikey G

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/10

Hard for the grade if Englands dreaming is same grade? Quite tricky Intricate crux. Getting clip in was v.hard. recommend pre placing from the route to the right before hand
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 02/Jun/10 with Matt

Hidden - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/10

marcpontin - Lead dog - May/10 with huw

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/09

mark_wellin - Lead dog - 25/Sep/09 with candice gallab

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Rob Kennard - 08/Aug/09 with Jane Weir

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/09

feilx - Lead RP - 12/Jul/09 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/09

Fine but completely out of fingertips/energy! Will try again in future.
Jon_Warner - TR dnf - 09/Jun/09 with Dave Pattinson

Hung draws as abbed down to brush sandy holds and had play on lower part of crux, then lead first go. Quality route and had to really fight through final part of crux section!
derico - Lead RP - 09/Jun/09 with Jonny

SiW - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Marti999 - Lead RP - 02/Apr/09

feilx - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08 with Matt Perks

1st redpoint
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 12/Jul/08 with Jason Parker

2.try ,greasy
Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 15/Jun/08

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 05/May/08

robyn1 - 2008

La Mont - 2008

Hidden - Lead β - 19/May/07

dan gibson - Lead RP - 15/Apr/07 with jon redshaw

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - TR dog - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

innes - Lead - 1999

Southern Mark Smith - Lead O/S - 1996 with Dave Pickford

Mike Owen - 28/May/95 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Apr/95

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