Empire of the Sun Top 50

3 Stars
Pumpy
 7b+

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One of the West Country's great sport-routes. Low in the grade, but very pumpy and a touch polished. Start beneath a pocketed weakness.</br>Move up the weakness on good pockets and then swing right to good jams in the horizontal break at 6m. Make a hard move to a good pocket then lurch up the wall, first leftwards and then back right to a final heave onto easier ground.
FA. Nick White, Pete Bull, Andy Turner 3.1988

USER COMMENTS

mega, mega, mega. Sprint up the leaning wall with nicely spaced bolts. A clipstick takes the sting out of the start in these soft modern times...
midgets of the world unite - 01/Jul/05

I'd like to add, I don't think a photo-topo works very well for this wall, where much of it is obscured, or for the ferocity wall either, where the routes are identified by subtle features. The old line-topos in the old guide were much better.
midgets of the world unite - 11/Jul/05

pure class
dave potts - 30/Aug/05

Bring your biggest guns and a LOT of ammo - this puppy's a pumper. Solid for 7b.
Dave Ferguson - 30/Jun/06

An awesome route. Good holds when you need them, but still best done rapidly.
gache - 04/Jun/07

There is a new first bolt
Luke dawson - 26/Jun/10

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