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
Diff
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
Diff
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
Centrepiece
Gain the right arete of the buttress from the green gully.
 VS
8
Holly Gully
The green block-filled gully to a steeper exit.
 M
9
The Graduate
From behind the holly, climb to the deep break then balance into the scoop above. Finish direct.
 
Technical
E1
10
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
11
Haze
From right of the tree, pull through the roof and climb to the break. Continue carefully up the face above.
 
Loose
HVS
12
Four Winds, Eight Directions
The main arete of the buttress gives a fine pitch where some power is useful.
 
2 Stars
E4
13
Slanting Chimney
The shallow leaning groove in the right wall.
1 user comment
 HVD
14
Keith's Crack
The teasing thin crack splitting the left edge of the overlap.
1 user comment
 
Technical
VS
15
Arsenic Poisoning
Another tester through the middle of the overlap.
 
Technical
HVS
16
Head over Heels
Climb the hanging arete with difficulty, heels over head maybe?
 
Technical
E3
17
Letter-box
The green groove then tricky moves left into the upper crack.
 
Technical
HVD
18
Europa
The centre of the roof gives a powerful and worrying pitch.
 
Strong
Loose
E4
19
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
20
Block Buster
The arete of the buttress to a leftward exit.
1 user comment
 VS
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    Mirror Hopping Days
    "Just done a direct start (4th May 2016) up the leaning tiered slab, 38 years aft..." 05/May

    Flesh and Blood
    "It has a tough finish too..." 21/Jul

    Where did my Tan Go?
    "The natural line is start on the arete, move left at the break to climb the wall..." 17/Jul

    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

    Quiver
    "Microscopic crimps lead to a sloping finish. Rather difficult." 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

    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

    Orang-outang
    "Nice moves with a short crux." 25/Jul

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

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