Leaning Buttress Direct

2 Stars
 HVS 5b

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The pillar is climbed direct with tricky moves to leave the ground and a crux off the ledge. It is easier but a bit bolder above.
FA. Fergus Graham 1922


Adrenalin was brown!!!!!!!
Tom J - 27/Apr/02

Soft touch, but the easy stuff above the crux is nicely run out and airy.
Al - 14/Jul/02

Very much a soft touch in my view. More like VS than HVS. The supposed crux moves off the ledge are in fact well protected both by gear at foot level and by cams in the break higher up (a long stretch for the vertically challened admittedly). But very enjoyable climbing.
JonC - 23/Aug/04

very easy and enjoyable. the crux is without doubt the first few moves off the deck before reaching the ledge (this is going directly up the front face). once the ledge is reached the climbing is VS with a very nice, runout easy section
free_doherty - 21/May/05

i thought the crux was the well protected move from the ledge. i didn't find any gear after the ledge.
leon skeldon - 12/Jul/05

an enjoyable route the tricky part at the ledge very well protected , but very streightforward after that but quite thin for gear
IOAN D - 10/Aug/05

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