Verandah Buttress

1 Stars
 HVD 5b

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The polished sloping shelf of the Verandah is gained at its bottom right-hand corner, usually by a torrid struggle - combined tactics are frowned upon! From the scoop, traverse left to finish up the exposed arete of the buttress. The climbing is no harder then 4a once you get going and the start is rumoured to be 4c for Masons and 6a for technical dunces.


4c is reasonable, if you look for and find the easier way. Calling it 5b just makes people persevere with a diabolical hard move or two! The solution, if and when it comes, is quite unexpected and delightful, especially for a V.diff leader of medium height.
Would that in future all 5b's
could thus be led with sudden ease.
No combined tactics! The old guide books got it right.
Chris FitzHugh - 18/Apr/03

An interesting starting move, followed by some lovely straightforwards climbing - probably only VDiff though
Stuart Fox - 25/Jan/04

Agreed. Only 5b if you do it wrong. Maybe 4b if you do it right - it's just very un-obvious. Great fun trying to work it out!
Eric - 24/Jun/04

Worth doing for the first move. Very strange. Nice little route.
bendoniumayebendonium - 13/Nov/05

I would love to see a 4b/c way of doing this! - video on youtube anyone? although I bet a video of way we did it would get more laughs ;o)
kristian birchall - 14/Jul/08

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