Sentinel Buttress

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Evening sun
10 mins
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Sheltered

The first part of the cliff has a small collection of pleasant (though usually green) routes generally in the lower grades. Mort Wall is a good first HVS being short and safe. The imposing buttress that looks out over the collapsing bridge. Sentinel Crack is the one to do, if you feel you are up to it, most of the others here are mere diversions from the real thing.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sidewinder
10m. The rounded arete of the buttress has its moments.
2 user comments
 
Rounded
HVS 5b
2
Mort Wall
10m. Climb the centre of the wall, with a tricky start via a niche. Low in the grade and with good gear throughout.
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
3
Slip Arete
10m. The arete climbed by a series of balancy moves. Delicate, unprotected and more than a grade harder than Mort Wall.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5b
4
Strangler's Groove
10m. The angular corner-crack is pleasant enough.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
5
Strangler's Crack
10m. A thin finger crack and then the arete and short wall above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
6
Throttled Groove
10m. The deep angular groove gives pleasant climbing.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
7
Dumper
10m. Traverse right from the groove to access the cracks in the centre of the side wall and haul up these to the crowning pine.
 
Strong
E1 5b
8
Jumpers
10m. The leaning prow is juggy, but the jugs are well-spaced and the landing is shocking. Finish up a crack on the right.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E3 6a
9
Where Next, Colombus?
10m. Starting up the cracks on the right misses out the leaping fun but not the arduous final crack.
 
Pumpy
E2 5c
10
Leaper
10m. The rounded and undercut arete of the main buttress is awkward to access and much easier above.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
VS 5b
11
Choked Crack
10m. The juggy, gritty cracks in the centre of the slab.
 D
12
Choked Chimney
10m. The main angle to a blocking boulder. Exit left.
 VD
13
Puppet Crack
12m. The leaning crack has a reachy start from the right then gives glorious jamming to a final wide grovel. Hard for the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
HVS 5b
14
Sentinel Crack
16m. An awesome roof-crack is a desperate fight. Climb an awkward groove to a poor rest and then undercut wildly out left. The...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3 5c
15
Sentinel Buttress
14m. Bold feeling but still a bit of a cop out! At the roof scuttle right and escape around the arete to a belay in the gully.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
16
Sentinel Groove
8m. The elegant and obviously desperate blank groove.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E6 6c
17
No One Here Gets Out Alive
14m. Climb the blunt arete in its entirety - without side-runners.
 E6 6c
18
Cave Climb
14m. The wide crack with chockstones is a bit of a battle to a tight, spider-ridden, subterranean exit.
5 user comments
 D
19
Cave Crack
14m. The awkward slanting crack and its easier continuation.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
20
Pretty Vacent
8m. The centre of the slab is pleasantly bold when clean.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5a
21
Monk's Park
8m. The left arete of the gully eases with height.
 
Technical
E1 5c
22
Lichen
A great girdle which is cleaner than you might expect.1) 5a, 10m. Climb the gully to a break leading left to Cave...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E2 5b
23
Do You Wanna?
8m. The blunt arete is delicate.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
HVS 5a
24
Tree Crack
8m. The wide and treeless crack to a heathery exit.
1 user comment
 VD
25
Cadenza
10m. Climb the rounded arete by unprotected friction moves until it is possible/necessary to escape out right.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
26
High Step
10m. The centre of the slabby wall features the eponymous move, then move left and back right to finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5a
27
Price
8m. Climb the blunt arete on the right-hand side of the wall to a niche then the wall above on big slopers.
2 user comments
 
Rounded
HVS 5a
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