Central Buttress

2 Stars
 VS 5a

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Nice and varied. Step up and trend out right to pass the roof then climb the bulge leftwards by a powerful pull to access the contrasting slab above. Pad up this paying homage to Three Pebble Slab.
FA. Al Parker 1959


A very fine route, the VS 3 Pebble Slab of Stanage Middle Area. Committing moves through the bulge and up the slab give a satisfying experience.
Fiend - 24/Oct/06

Actually I found this harder than 3 Pebble Slab. Might just have been having a bad day, but it's certainly a lot harder than either Centrepiece or Bolt buttress.
Iain Thow - 21/Mar/07

Obscure but very good! Some tricky and contrasting moves, the bulge followed by the slab...
john evans - 12/May/07

This is not what you might expect from a VS 5a !
GrahamD - 11/Feb/08

Certainly no pushover for the grade
C.E. Moreton - 11/Feb/08

The topo in the latest guide shows the initial traverse being high up, at the first break. But the correct line is an unprotected foot traverse immediately above the initial overhang.
Simon Caldwell - 12/Oct/09

Hardest VS I have ever tried!
Richard - 26/Oct/09

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