Overtaker's Buttress and Potter's Wall

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This disjointed section of the crag has the old classic of Overtaker's Buttress, the Johnny Dawes' despo of White Lines, and the excellent Potter's Wall. In amongst these are some other decent routes spread across the various formations though there no real central area of focus.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Black
The left-hand crack has a couple of thin moves.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
2
Tan
The right-hand crack is more sustained.
 HVS
3
Overtaking on the Outside
Balance up the low-relief protruding rib on the left.
 S
4
Overtaking on the Inside
The groove just right using the thin crack as required.
 S
5
Overtaker's Buttress
1) 4c, 10m. Reach the groove from the left and, at its top, traverse right below the overhangs to a ledge and stance.2)...
 
1 Stars
HVS
6
Overtaker's Direct
Climb direct to the groove on the original, then tackle the overhang above and left using some rather flexible flakes.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Loose
E2
7
Snorter
The overhangs above the start of the Overtaker's traverse are tackled with great difficulty and a crucial small cam.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E4
8
White Lines
The centre of the wall by a desperate mantelshelf then the overhangs above via a pocket. A brilliant sustained outing.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E7
9
Free Way
Climb a seam on the right then the left side of the nose by a long stretch for distant pockets. Finish over the bulges above.
 
2 Stars
E5
10
Right Triplet Gully
Back and foot the deeply traditional cleft just left of the beak.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
11
Lifeseeker
The hanging flake on the right wall of the gully is reached by starting under the big roofs. f6C above pads.
 
1 Stars
E4
12
Stretch Armstrong
Battle with the never-ending stacked roofs to the wild arete.
 
1 Stars
E6
13
Instant Karma
The imposing hanging arete is no place to ponder.
 
1 Stars
E4
14
Fidget
Climb the arete under the right edge of the nose then fidget left, stretch for the flake and go! It does take gear though is...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
15
Rise of the Robots
Extend-a-way up the wall. Short and sweet.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
16
Mad Hatter
Start up a groove on the left-hand side of the wall (or the harder wall to its right). Climb up and then left to the top break...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2
17
Potter's Wall
The discontinuous cracks up the right-hand edge of the buttress have decent holds but the upper part is a bit light on gear.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS
18
Circus of Dinosaurs
The arete of the wall on its left-hand side has some good moves. Avoiding holds (but not runners) in the previous route is...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
19
Grooved Arete
Climb the shallow, stepped grove in the south-facing side-wall - good but short-lived. The hard move is well protected.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
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    Rise of the Robots
    "Haha 6b! Someone needs to lay off the crack pipe." 10/Aug

    Moonshine
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    Rise of the Robots
    "Yes where did this 6b come from? I would go with 5c, but this route is much easi..." 17/Apr

    Finger Distance
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    Honest John
    "Short but worthwhile" 26/Oct

    The Art of White Hat Wearing
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    Soyuz
    "E1 5c. More in keeping with the Curbar grading system." 04/Jul

    Saddy
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    Saddy
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