Mitre Buttress

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill
8 mins
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The weirdly-structured and well named Mitre Buttress provides a handful of absorbing and deceptively difficult pitches. Sloping holds, very steep ground and unrelenting climbing are the norm on this wall. The two routes on the wall to the right are useful for warm-ups. Guidebook page 309.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Heathen Man
Very good, if a little sharp on the finger tips. Start on the fallen slab, near the top of the steep path beneath the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
2
Empire of the Sun
One of the West Country's great sport-routes. Low in the grade, but very pumpy and a touch polished. Start beneath a pocketed...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
3
Avenged
Brilliant moves up the highest section of the wall just right of Empire of the Sun. Start 3m left of the arete.22m. Stretch...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
7c+
4
Might and Main
The huge bow-shaped arete has lots of difficult moves punctuated with good rests. Start at the base of the arete. Photo on page...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
5
The Waffle Supremacy
16m. A tough eliminate which is too close to other routes but it does have a few good moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7b+
6
Mitre Direct
18m. Start up Might and Main then pull through the bulge to the right. Continue directly to some hard moves past a single bolt....
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
7
The Mitre
A snaking line featuring exposed positions and very steep climbing. Start 2m right of the base of the arete.25m. Powerful...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
E3 6b
8
The Mightier
16m. Powerful. Steep climbing up the bulging right-hand side of the wall. No slinking off rightwards on the ledge by the crux.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
9
The Mightiest
14m. Climb up to, and boulder past, the single bolt. Scramble off right or find another bolt to lower-off from. Poor.
 
Strong
7a+
10
How the Mighty Fall Top 50
Unusual climbing on large sloping holds gains a heart-stopping finish. Start 2m right of the arete.18m. Move up and right...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
11
Time Bandits
16m. The left-hand bolt line.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
12
End of an Era
16m. The crack is bolted. At the top stretch left to lower-off.
 
Pumpy
6a
  • Latest Comments

    For ANSTEY'S COVE

    St Gregory the Wonder Worker
    "very scary route on the second section. hard in grade.good fun thou" 17/Feb

    Blazing Apostles
    "I cleaned up the corner, ripped a load of grass out and brushed some soil/ dust ..." 09/Jul

    American Express
    "THIN but all the holds are there...good route just a pity it doesn't go on longe..." 19/Jul

    Might and Main
    "Brutal start to a high first bolt. A scarey run out section. Very nice moves. Fe..." 30/Jun

    Empire of the Sun
    "There is a new first bolt" 26/Jun top50

    The Lynch
    "Brutal, utterly utterly brutal..." 06/Sep top50

    The Waffle Supremacy
    "Unfairly maligned in my opinion, this is an excellent route, slightly spoiled by..." 13/Jun

    Big Jim
    "Nice little route with a powerful start and delicate upper section." 10/Sep

    Rawhide
    "Now re-geared and cleaned (two huge blocks came off it), it's not a bad route, i..." 12/Jul

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