Pumper Number 9
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Zach onsighting the 5.8 variation of Pumper Number...
This amazing hand crack has a bouldery roof start that can be skipped by using the cheater boulder in front of the crack (resulting in a grade reduction to 5.8). Either way it's climbed, the route is a lot of fun.
It can easily be toproped by climbing up the easy ramp located on the left side of the boulder formation.
This is the obvious crack located on the northern face of the Lizardhead boulders.
(2) #1, (2) #2, and (1) #3 Camalot protect this climb very well. A crash pad is definitely helpful if you plan on doing the roof crack start. (2) #3 and a #2 Camalot for a gear anchor if you wish to toprope. No fixed anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Pumper Number 9
Daniel on Pumper #9
|Comments on Pumper Number 9
|By Zach Wahrer|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 15, 2011
The 5.9+ start seems a bit sandbagged IMO!
|By Chris Miller|
Mar 17, 2013
Hahahaha! Yeah, I'll second that.
|By Ky Harkey|
Apr 4, 2013
Fun route, worth finding these boulders just for this one. Easy protection on the lead. #2s and #3s for the anchor.