Best line on the wall. Purple Pumper will puzzle you in places that will pump you if you're not persistent. The first 15 feet are rotten but easy, from here on out it is pure pleasure. There were some reachy moves, a lot of footwork, and even more balancing acts. Absolutely worth the hike.
Just right of the tree that grows beneath the jagged corner system that splits the Purple Wall. This is the second route from the right. Rappel from the two chain anchor.
9 gray bolts to a two chain anchor shared with Purple Gurpel on the right.
Tosh at the chainsssss
Tosh Peters on lead
BETA PHOTO: My rope shows the bolt line for Purple Pumper.
Tosh Peters on lead
Mike Bird on Purple Pumper
Tosh on lead
Purple Pumper .10b
|By James Garrett|
Sep 20, 2007
50 feet? That's a stretch of the imagination.
|By Tosh Peters|
From: Park City, UT
Oct 19, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
awesome route. 8th clip is balancy followed by the crimpy crux. this inspired me to spend a lot of time at the purple wall.
|By Michael Buchanan|
Jul 11, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Get on this route! Fun, well protected, great rock, awesome edges! As LCC standards go, I wouldn't call it a 10a/b. Last move can be height dependent. Its harder than Purple Gurpel (see my comments for my reasoning on that grade), but not as hard as alot of 10s or 9s in LCC. I would call this a 9- or 9. It is super fun. Great no hands rests, fun moves. I agree w/ James, it not 50 ft of hard climbing. The first bolt off the ground is to protect yourself from the loose stuff, but your belayer would get sucked into if you fell, so best not to clip it (10 feet of forth class doesn't need to be protected). There is a nice protection bolt easily clipped before the serious climbing begins.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 10, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Just climbed this today and I have t say it was the best route up on Purple wall. At lest in the top two. I had a great time climbing this, wouldn't call it 10a though maybe 9+. Definitely needs to be done if you are heading up there.