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
Bolt Buttress
Climb the rib and wall to the left.
 
Rounded
S 4b
2
Warm September
Meander up the slabby face, left, right then left again. Bold.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5a
3
Enclosure Crack
A worthwhile easier route with good protection along the way.
 
1 Stars
D
4
Mantelpiece
Mantel away up the buttress towards its left side - hard work.
 
Strong
VS 5a
5
Central Chimney
The chimney is entered awkwardly and followed more easily.
 
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 5a
7
Central Buttress Direct
Tackle the bulge past hard moves at the lip.
 
2 Stars
Technical
V5 6C
8
Iain's Prow
Jump to the lip, then finish out right, or left at V7 7A+.
 
2 Stars
Strong
V5 6C
9
Centrepiece
Gain the right arete of the buttress from the green gully.
 VS 4c
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
Rounded
E1 5c
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 4c
13
Haze
From right of the tree, pull through the roof and climb to the break. Continue carefully up the face above.
 
Loose
HVS 4c
14
Four Winds, Eight Directions
The main arete of the buttress gives a fine pitch where some power is useful.
 
2 Stars
E4 6a
15
Slanting Chimney
The shallow leaning groove in the right wall.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
HVD 4a
16
Keith's Crack
The teasing thin crack splitting the left edge of the overlap.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
VS 5a
17
Arsenic Poisoning
Another tester through the middle of the overlap.
 
Technical
HVS 5b
18
Head over Heels
Climb the hanging arete with difficulty, heels over head maybe?
 
Technical
E3 6a
19
Letter-box
The green groove then tricky moves left into the upper crack.
 
Technical
HVD 4a
20
Europa
The centre of the roof gives a powerful and worrying pitch.
 
Strong
Loose
E4 5c
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 4b
22
Block Buster
The arete of the buttress to a leftward exit.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

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    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

    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

    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

    High Neb Buttress Variations
    "I found the 'hidden holds' but they didn't help me much - definitely more than 5..." 24/Apr

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