K Buttress Crack

2 Stars
 S 4a

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The deep slanting cleft to a taxing exit. A perverse affair. A steep direct start is 4c and misses out on some of the fun.
FA. Dick Brown early 1950s


Amazing climbing! I'd be interested who though it was VD. I love this sort of climb and even I know think its HVD or S and the tilted layback start is at least 4a.
Steve C - 12/Oct/03

A wonderful route! Well worth a quick tussle. VDiff if you like that sort of thing! Three stars!!!
Birkby - 14/Oct/03

<homer>Mmm, slimy...</homer>
Simon Caldwell - 27/Sep/04

This has never been VDiff. I climb a lot of green chimneys and this was one very tricky at the top. Definitly Severe.
Grit Monkey - 01/Nov/04

Can either be climbed outside with a tricky layback start from a spike, or (more amusingly) climb the back of the chimney, post yourself through a hole back towards the light and finish round the entertaining narrowing.

An awesome route.
Victim Of Mathematics - 09/Jun/06

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