Enclosure Buttress

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

The iron fencing that gave the buttress its name has almost all gone now, from around what is probably the least frequented of all the major Stanage buttresses. The routes are not the best - but the place will be quiet!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Warm September
10m. The slabby rib has some pleasant moves.
 
Rounded
VS 4c
2
Enclosure Crack
10m. A worthwhile easier route with good protection.
 
1 Stars
D
3
Mantelpiece
14m. Use the expected move a few times to climb the buttress.
 
Strong
VS 4c
4
Central Chimney
14m. The chimney is entered awkwardly and followed easily.
 D
5
Central Buttress
16m. Trend out right to pass the overhang then climb steeply to access the contrasting slab above - interesting. The obvious...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
6
Centrepiece
14m. Gain the right arete of the buttress from the right.
 VS 4c
7
Holly Gully
10m. The blocky gully to a steeper exit.
 M
8
The Graduate
14m. From behind the holly climb to the deep break then balance into the scoop above. Finish direct.
 
Technical
Rounded
E1 5c
9
Countess Buttress
16m. Climb diagonally right all the way out to the arete and finish up this in a noble position.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
10
Haze
14m. Pull through the roof and climb to the break. Continue carefully up the face above.
 
Loose
HVS 4c
11
Four Winds, Eight Directions
14m. The main arete of the buttress gives a fine pitch where a long reach and some power are both useful.
 
2 Stars
E4 6a
12
Slanting Chimney
12m. The shallow leaning groove in the right wall - steep.
1 user comment
 HVD 4a
13
Keith's Crack
8m. The teasing thin crack splitting the left edge of the overlap.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
VS 5a
14
Arsenic Poisoning
10m. Another tester through the middle of the overlap.
 
Technical
HVS 5b
15
Head over Heels
10m. The hanging arete is gained with great difficulty.
 
Technical
E3 6a
16
Letter-box
12m. The green groove then tricky moves into the upper crack.
 HVD 4a
17
Block Buster
12m. The arete of the buttress to a leftward exit.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE HIGH NEB

    Broken In
    "Could also not fin an 5a move, but the climbing is good." 07/Jun

    Seranata
    "A decent little route with a hard move to start. Quite sustained for its stature..." 21/Oct

    Countess Buttress
    "(soft) VS 4b**. As good as Elis' Eliminate, etc. It may be better with a belay p..." 17/Aug

    Graviton
    "VS 5b would seem about right for me. The first mantel felt the hardest and the s..." 11/Jun

    Cave Buttress Right-hand
    "Really nice route. Really solid protection for the first part of the climb, not ..." 10/Apr

    Headbanger
    "This makes a great, but pretty hard, V3 (E1 6a) if climbed on the not-terrifying..." 10/Oct

    Anniversary Arete
    "First moves are probably 5b, maybe the move on to the top slab too. Borderline ..." 23/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "If you can put a side runner in for the lower crux can you use the crack for eit..." 02/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "This route, if you start left of inaccessible crack, is 'Love of my knife'.It go..." 23/Jul

    Norse Corner Climb
    "Bit of a tricky start (fell on my back after a slip low down!) that leads into a..." 13/Jun

    Fate
    "I'm 5'8 and didn't find this reachy at all. I guess you could force a blinkered ..." 10/May

    Impossible Slab
    "a little confused, i started up beautician and then on the top slab climbed a li..." 27/Apr

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