Curving Buttress

1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
 E2 5b

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14m. From the left-hand end of a ledge climb the blunt rib (micro wires to the left) and make hard moves up and right to a ledge in the middle of the wall. Continue over a bulge. The Direct Start is a reachy E1 6a.
FA. Eric Byne 1930s

USER COMMENTS

I was able to make a long, precarious reach across to the ledge, though a shorter (& lighter) person could probably make more use of the holds in between.
Chris Moor - 14/Nov/02

E2 is a joke (am I breaking the "guidelines for comments" here?) - a single V0- problem above a dodgy landing. Not a good route.
Jon - 12/Feb/03

fell off and all the gear ripped which wasnt a surprise so finally did protected by a skyhook weighted down with friends. went up and foot traversed the handholds. still a stupid route
stephen hall - 29/Sep/03

I really enjoyed this route. Nice delicate and committing moves. Ok they aren't high, but the landing isn't good. I soloed it because the gear looked worthless anyway.
DaveF - 14/Jun/04

A solo. Short but fairly sweet, fine if you climb 5b as long as you get your feet in the right order! E2 seems fair, although soft e2, as E1 5b surely suggets theres gear to protect the crux. And the landing from the crux IS very nasty.
bomb - 17/Apr/05

I tried this climb having only climbed one HVS and one E1 before (call me stupid I just want to see my limits). Any way didnt complete it. Fell off on crux the mirco wires are crap and ripped out though a nut in a slot below the micros held. VO problem? What! All on video so I can see where I went wrong.
Phil Munt - 02/Nov/05

A good route if done logically. The original route went direct up the arete but stepping on the rounded hold slightly left of the arete that most people try to hand traverse on. E2 5b - basically unprotected crux.
Andy - 19/Oct/09

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