Downes' Buttress

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Early morning sun
12 mins
Level
Sheltered

Below the main crag-top path on the usual approach are some neglected buttresses. Most are overgrown, though the three routes around the deep groove of Morty's Corner are worth seeking out if you want some peace.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Slipper Slab
Balance out to the arete (chipped?) and head up it direct on better holds.
 
1 Stars
HVS
2
Glass Slipper
The arete on its right-hand side to a rounded hold. From standing it is f7A.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
f7A+
3
Morty's Corner
The deep corner gives a good Curbaresque pitch with tough bridging and jamming.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
4
Downes' Crack
Layback the thinning flake rapidly with hard moves to reach the ledge. An easier crack completes the route.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS