Sand Buttress

3 Stars
 VS 4c

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Excellent steep climbing up the imposing buttress. Tackle the steepening crack left of the deep gully to its end then hand traverse out left to a ledge. Climb more steep cracks to another ledge then finish though the bulge directly above. A tougher finish is to traverse back to the right arete and finish up the awkward undercut groove there - HVS 5b.
FA. Fred Pigott 1920

USER COMMENTS

I am puzzled why people think this HVS - good gear and 4c do not a HVS make! Odd.
Chris Craggs - 28/May/04

The wild finish on the left arete is excellent, but fairly run out. The right-hand finish is currently rather spoilt by the cremation ashes dumped all over the finishing holds (!)
Nick Smith - 10/Jun/04

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