Apollo Buttress

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The main feature of central Curbar is the tall bulk of the Apollo Buttress with its impressive west face jutting out towards the valley. There is also a collection of lesser routes to either side of the main tower and further right, a series of smaller walls and buttresses scattered up and down the hillside.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Smiling Buttress
The short face opposite Dog-leg Crack via the smiling hold. Highball with a bad landing and worth a big E grade.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f8B
2
Landlord's Out
Climb the right arete of the front of the block via an overhang.
 
Technical
E3
3
Buckle's Sister
The left-hand crack is amenable enough.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
4
Buckle's Brother
The central crack is an exhausting thrash.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HVS
5
Buckle's Crack
The right-hand crack is also a battle unless you dare layback it!
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVS
6
Soyuz
The cracks in the north-facing side-wall lead to a sloping shelf. Before you pump out, stretch awkwardly right and reach for...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2
7
Dark Entries
Climb the bulges leftwards to a short crack then head right via long reaches to decent finishing holds at a flake.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E4
8
Forbidden Planet
The fine flying arete on the right. Climb through the bulges with difficulty to the crucial roof. Undercut past this then...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
E5
9
Apollo
There is an unremarkable lower pitch to the right of Two Pitch Route that is usually ignored. Do this (5a ) or start from a...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E2
10
Two Pitch Route
Climb the left-hand crack (loose blocks) to ledges then traverse right to pass the arete to a comfortable stance (4c). Finish...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
VS
11
The League of Gentleman
Climb the right edge of the lower wall. Continue over the big roof then climb the big bulges above to join The Beer Hunter.
 
1 Stars
E6
12
The Beer Hunter
Usually started from the mid-height ledge. This is reached from the right (looking in). Climb the right arete of the buttress...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
13
Combat les Pellicules
Hairy moves up the short arete on the lower buttress, first on the left then on the right.
 
Technical
HVS
14
For the Good of the Cause
Just left of Big Rocker, a hard start reaches pockets that are followed left to finish as for Combat les Pellicules.
 
1 Stars
E4
15
The Big Rocker
A complex line - two (or three) pitches is sensible. Climb a thin crack past a stump then a jutting rib. Move down and across...
3 user comments
 HVS
16
Art of Japan
The north facing side-wall via side-pulls is superb. Approach from the top of the crag. Coming in from the left is The Arse of...
 
2 Stars
Technical
f6C
17
Rocky Horror Show
The short and technical left arete above a rocky horror landing.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E6
18
Body Torque
The left side of the west-facing wall with a hard lower section.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
19
The Vegas Years
Basically climbs the right arete of the buttress with a jig right and left to pass the jutting capstone.
 
1 Stars
E1
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