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Pump Hitler*** 7a+

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[Jimbo Kimber at 20m, post-crux on Pump Hitler, 7a+, 2 kb]26m. 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: Jimbo Kimber at 20m, post-crux on Pump Hitler, 7a+ © Ben Thorne
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

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

Awesome..
Peter Dickinson - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14 with Steve Gorton, Julie Carroll

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

Stumped by tricky clip. Too tired to persevere.
TommityP - 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

Got a link through the crux on 2nd TR go. Redpointing it is going to be ludicrously pumpy. Good one to come back to.
Quiddity - TR dog - 29/Sep/09 with Curious Yellow

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

Hidden - TR dog - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

innes - Lead - 1999

Richard White - 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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Style of ascent

Lead86 of 108 (79.6%)
Followed5 of 108 (4.6%)
Toproped6 of 108 (5.6%)
Unknown11 of 108 (10.2%)

'Climbed'15 of 108 (13.9%)
clean O/S15 of 108 (13.9%)
clean β6 of 108 (5.6%)
clean rpt4 of 108 (3.7%)
clean RP28 of 108 (25.9%)
dogged33 of 108 (30.6%)
dnf7 of 108 (6.5%)