Enclosure Buttress

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Early morning sun
15 mins
Uphill
Windy

The iron fencing that gave the buttress its name has almost all gone now. The routes are not the best but it will certainly be quiet! Unfortunately the right-hand side is becoming smothered by the big holly tree.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bolt Buttress
Climb the rib and wall to the left.
 S
2
Warm September
Meander up the slabby face, left, right then left again. Bold.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
3
Enclosure Crack
A worthwhile easier route with good protection along the way.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
4
Mantelpiece
Mantel away up the buttress towards its left side - hard work.
1 user comment
 
Strong
VS
5
Central Chimney
The chimney is entered awkwardly and followed more easily.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
D
6
Central Buttress
Nice and varied. Step up and trend out right to pass the roof then climb the bulge leftwards by a powerful pull to access the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS
7
Central Buttress Direct
Tackle the bulge past hard moves at the lip.
 
2 Stars
Technical
f6C
8
Iain's Prow
Jump to the lip, then finish out right, or left at f7A+.
 
2 Stars
Strong
f6C
9
Centrepiece
Gain the right arete of the buttress from the green gully.
 VS
10
Holly Gully
The green block-filled gully to a steeper exit.
 M
11
The Graduate
From behind the holly, climb to the deep break then balance into the scoop above. Finish direct.
 
Technical
E1
12
Countess Buttress
Climb diagonally right all the way out to the arete and finish up this in a fine position.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
13
Haze
From right of the tree, pull through the roof and climb to the break. Continue carefully up the face above.
 
Loose
HVS
14
Four Winds, Eight Directions
The main arete of the buttress gives a fine pitch where some power is useful.
 
2 Stars
E4
15
Slanting Chimney
The shallow leaning groove in the right wall.
1 user comment
 HVD
16
Keith's Crack
The teasing thin crack splitting the left edge of the overlap.
1 user comment
 
Technical
VS
17
Arsenic Poisoning
Another tester through the middle of the overlap.
 
Technical
HVS
18
Head over Heels
Climb the hanging arete with difficulty, heels over head maybe?
 
Technical
E3
19
Letter-box
The green groove then tricky moves left into the upper crack.
 
Technical
HVD
20
Europa
The centre of the roof gives a powerful and worrying pitch.
 
Strong
Loose
E4
21
Turnover
Tricky since the huge block that used to provide the footholds went. Traverse right under the roof, round the arete and up the...
 
Loose
HS
22
Block Buster
The arete of the buttress to a leftward exit.
1 user comment
 VS
  • Latest Comments

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    Warm September
    "Changed from HVS 5a to VS 4c, 50% of 2 votes for VS" 18/Jun

    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

    Love Handles
    "Now that a rather stout chap has made Microbe V3, this is no longer a grade hard..." 06/May

    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

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