Sickle Buttress Direct

1 Stars
 VS 4c

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Finish direct up the reachy centre wall instead of moving right. A 5a bouldery start up the face just right is another option.
FA. Joe Brown 1948


Often overlooked, but excellent.
Graham - 04/Feb/02

cool move to top out,especially if you're short!
ellie - 05/Feb/03

A one move wonder but still good fun.
Mike Smith - 18/Dec/03

The topo in the guide shows the route too far left, up a blank wall. I tried this at the weekend, and just couldn't get established on the angled mantelshelf. I wouldn't mind knowing the grade for this. The proper route is pretty obvious though, just go up for the spike using the flakes.
Sazzle - 19/Apr/04

I'd agree that the line goes a tad to the right of the topo; just follow the holds! Lovely, delicate top moves (I'd guess particularly cos I'm short) so stuff the crack with gear.
Sarah - 14/Jul/04

Quite a long reach at the top but loads of gear
Iain Thow - 17/Mar/07

Hard 4c for me. Found the reach at the top trivial, but I'd done a rather hard mantleshelf to even get within spitting distance of it. Wouldn't have described it as delicate either, I'll have to go back and see if I missed something! But I'm 5'5" I can see that if you're tall. Hadn't actually noticed it was a reachy climb, or I wouldn't have done it, so that's quite satisfying.
Ben Blaukopf - 06/May/07

... I can see that if you're tall it would be easier.
Ben Blaukopf - 06/May/07

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