The Pump** E4 6b
[The Pump, Clogwyn y Grochan, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A good route with a difficult to protect lower section that feels hard for E4. Start just left of Slape Direct and pull left onto a crozzly ledge and a poor tiny cam in an overlap. Step left to the arete and make a desperate pull to reach the undercut flake. This move is extremely hard for the short. If you gain the flake, layback furiously up and left on good holds. At the top of the flake, move right and easier climbing soon arrives. Continue to the turret belay. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The Pump, Clogwyn y Grochan © Steve Ashton
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

sev - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15

JulesV - Lead dog - 18/May/14

Chris M - TR - 04/May/14

Climbed clean to the start of the crack, then dogged. The first half of the crack is nails. There is a small gorse bush which obstructs the handholds crucial to gaining the slab above - bring secateurs!
Pete_Frost - TR dog - 23/Sep/13 with Kin Choi

nearly onsighted this five years ago. Took several falls this time trying to unlock the crux.
dan gibson - Lead RP - 23/Jul/13 with helen gibson

Hidden - 2012

barni - Lead dog - 03/Aug/11 with luke

Luke Brooks - Lead - 03/May/11 with Liam

barni - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Liam fleming

i'm better than this
Liam FLeming - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with barni

Ground up second go, ended up hittin the deck first time cos a micro wire ripped, but was fine. next time arranged gear before committing to the crack, awesome line!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 28/May/10 with Ollie Cain, alex mason

Chuffed with this......took a bit of working out.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Tom Briggs

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Richard Kirby

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/08

akhughes - 2nd - 2008

Its all in the name
Ed Booth - Lead dog - 30/Jul/06 with will sim

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jul/06

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 18/Jun/04

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 18/Jun/04

Ched - TR - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1994

uphillnow - 2nd - Aug/89

Chris Wright - Lead - 28/May/89

Hidden - 2nd - May/87

mark mcgowan01 - 1986

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/85 with Elaine Owen

steve L - Lead - 06/May/84 with Alan Dance

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