Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 15
A superbly exposed trip through unbelievable territory at the grade. The grade reflects the overall sustained nature of the route rather than the protection, which is more than adequate. There are a number of variations, including an extended start from over on the left and an independent finish, but none are as good as this particular combination.</br>1) 4c, 25m. Climb all of The Stalk to its belay.</br>2) 4c, 15m. Move up and right across a grassy and slightly loose wall to belay above the roof of The Big Plumb.</br>3) 5a, 25m. A mega-pitch which requires a confident second. Drop down and make a wild hand traverse of the break to a spike on Sirplum, and a hanging belay. Plenty of fixed gear to clip.</br>4) 5a, 20m. Finish up Sirplum. Originally it finished up the shallow groove further to the right - this is grassy nowadays.
Great route, the best way to climb Plumb Buttress.
Fantastic climbing, brilliant route. Intimidating for E1. 3rd pitch truely mega. 4th pitch worth 5b I reckon.
absolutely mind-bogglingly stupendous. If you're only going to climb one line on this cliff it's surely got to be this one - surplum may be more famous but the traverse on this line is just the dog's! don't hang around placing gear for too long... I also thought fourth pitch probably worth 5b, technically harder than P3 and still pretty exposed.
a truely superb expedition. 2nd pitch a little loose, but still great exposure which only increases with pitch 3 and 4. the belay on the pedestal after p3 is great. one of the most memorable routes in the peak.
Covers some impresive ground for the lowly grade. Pitch 2 was the hardest to lead, slightly off vertical grass and scree was a bit of a wake up call. Pitches 3 and 4 were a breeze in comparison as the rock was solid. One of the best adventures in the Peak.