Roadside Buttresses

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
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A series of short buttresses separated by broken hillside. Although not great individually, together they make a worthwhile objective for half a day. The routes mostly follow crack lines and are generally in the lower grades. Like the rest of the edge, the area could do with traffic to help keep it a bit cleaner.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Corner Route
8m. A choice of broken starts lead to a steeper finish.
 
Reachy
VD 4a
2
Curbar Cracks
8m. Awkward moves up the central crack lead to the easier upper corner.
 D
3
Cracked Wall
8m. Amble to a good finish up the thin crack in the final block.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
HS 4a
4
Rum and Pep
10m. The left-hand chimney leads easily to a ledge then a tricky finish up the steep groove on the right.
2 user comments
 HVD 4a
5
Mauvais Pas
10m. Climb the central chimney then make the exposed 'mauvais pas' out right to a steep finish up the side wall.
2 user comments
 HVD 4a
6
Bitter
8m. The short leaning crack is awkward.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
VS 4b
7
Shandy
8m. The arete leads to a tricky wall and a finish up the groove.
 VD
8
Left-hand Flake-crack
6m. Good holds and good protection up the left-hand crack.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S 4a
9
Central Crack
8m. The central fissure usually requires a bit of a tussle.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
10
Flake-crack
6m. Short-lived but on good flaky holds on the right.
 D
11
Alison
18m. From low on the left, a series of steps leads to a tricky move onto and off the final ledge.
 S 4b
12
Death to Khomeini
8m. Nice moves right of the corner lead to a crusty flake, and a stretch to good small holds above. A few more interesting...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS 4b
13
Niched Wall
8m. Nice moves up the crack and the overlap.
 S 4a
14
Has Shaun Got False Teeth?
A technical rib above a sloping landing. No right arete allowed.
 
Technical
V4 6B
15
Dick’s Dilemma
8m. Start just right of the arete and balance onto it. The final wall is easier. A harder start (4c) is possible left of the...
 HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    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

    Hair Conditioned Nightmare
    "Could I say that I thought I did the first ascent of this climb around 1978ish. ..." 01/Oct

    Jam and Blast It
    "Difficult to stay out of the corner." 18/Sep

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