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Pumping Groundwater 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill Russell
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Submitted By: 426 on Mar 26, 2007
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Pumping Groundwater. photo by Peter Paredes.


Superb cracklet and face to the right of "Flashflood"...

Have heard trad complaints due to the stellar crack with bolts on the bottom...but I enjoyed clipping from the locks...

Maybe easier if you are taller. 11d felt right to me.


Rightmost of the 3 routes on the pillar in front of powerhouse. Look for a splitter crack on the bottom.



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By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 28, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Guidebook says 12a. So do I.

But maybe that's because I climbed it in the shade on a 38 degree day. In any case, I thought Flashflood was only slightly harder.

By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
Mar 10, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

This route is probably 11+ if you're tall and can climb technical face well. But for shorter folks I think it's solid 5.12, if not harder. I think Sex (5.11d) and up-canyon is harder (at least for me).