Roadside Buttresses

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Early morning sun
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A series of short faces across a broken hillside. Although not great individually, together they make a worthwhile objective for half a day. The routes mostly follow cracks and are in the lower grades. Like the rest of the edge, the area could do with traffic to help keep it cleaner.
Approach (see map on page 440) - From the Curbar Gap parking cross the road and follow the track. The right-hand branch leads to a view-point above Bacchus Buttress and a scrambly descent.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Corner Route
Gain the crack on the left and finish up a short rib.
 
Reachy
VD
2
Curbar Cracks
Awkward moves up the central crack lead to the upper corner.
1 user comment
 D
3
Cracked Wall
Amble to a good finish up the thin crack in the final block.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
HS
4
Rum and Pep
The left-hand chimney leads easily to a ledge then a tricky finish up the steep groove on the right.
3 user comments
 S
5
Mauvais Pas
Climb the central chimney then make the exposed 'mauvais pas' (crux for those who don't know) out right to a steep finish up...
3 user comments
 HVD
6
Bitter
The short leaning crack is awkward.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
VS
7
Shandy
The arete leads to a tricky wall and a finish up the groove.
 VD
8
Left-hand Flake Crack
Good holds and good protection up the left-hand crack.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S
9
Central Crack
The central fissure usually requires a bit of a tussle.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
10
Flake Crack
Short-lived but on good flaky holds on the right.
1 user comment
 D
11
Alison
From low on the left, a series of steps lead to tricky moves onto and off the final ledge.
 S
12
Death to Khomeini
The narrow wall is quite bold, though with decent moves. A runner in the next route is a fair idea!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS
13
Niched Wall
Pleasant moves up the crack and the overlap.
 S
14
Rib Route
Follow the left-hand arete throughout.
 
Rounded
VD
15
Bacchanalia
Lower rib and hanging arete above.
 
Technical
E1
  • Latest Comments

    For BASLOW

    Right Hand Gully
    "Changed from D to D, 0% of 3 votes for D" 19/Jun

    Pensioner's Bulge
    "A good 5b problem." 31/Aug

    Fingers Crack
    "For me the direct finish felt closer to 5b than the 5a it gets in the definitive..." 17/Jan

    Hot Ziggerty
    "good highball font 6c" 25/Aug

    Grounded Bees
    "Should also be a boulder grade at V0 (5a)" 20/Mar

    Gully Wall
    "Avoiding the loose block needs a bit of a stretch and the top out, while on good..." 31/Aug

    Social Climber
    "Couldn't work this out at this grade. Very thin move above gear to reach the poc..." 14/Apr

    Broken Buttress
    "I agree, the step up onto the block is harder than the slab, still only Diff tho..." 18/Mar

    Death to Khomeini
    "Probably HS 4b if you trust the thread in the creaky flake! In which case a sid..." 06/Oct

    Broken Buttress
    "The 1965 Froggatt guide has this route, and suggests that the majority of its Ba..." 22/Jun

    Wasted Youth
    "Apparently I got the wrong Hannon - right name, grade and FA date but it was And..." 22/Nov

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