Vibrio Area

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Early morning sun
8 mins
Level
Sheltered

Continuing along the crag from Emerald Crack another fine buttress appears out of the undergrowth with a characteristic mid-height overhang. Vibrio is the one to do here though the Direct is also well worth the effort.
Approach (see map on page 494) - Head right along a rough undulating track from below the Pearls slab for 40m, or continue down the main track from Sentinel Buttress for 100m to locate a narrow path on the left that leads up to the buttress - overgrown in summer.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
High in the Thin Cold Air
An out-of-the-way and short-lived arete up and left.
1 user comment
 VS
2
Step Buttress
Wandering but quite worthwhile. Climb the steps up the left-hand side of the front face then move over to the wide crack in the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
3
Good Vibrations
The left arete of the buttress has a boulder-problem start (6a?) up a short wall, some crusty rock and a spectacular finale....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
4
Vibrio
Climb the centre of the buttress to a tricky and butch roof (knees?) which enables you to reach holds and runners in a thin...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E1
5
Vibrio Direct
The true finish is short, sharp and well protected but still manages to feel scary. Head slightly right from the runner slot...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
6
Twisted Reach
Climb the tiny groove in the right hand edge of the buttress via a roof crack, a pocket and an extended reach or two. The...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
7
Step Buttress Crack
The short wide crack high on the right to a tufty exit.
 
Graunchy
VD
8
Mark Pretty
Take the short arete on the right to a reach for the stumpy ledge.
 VD
9
Broken Buttress Climb
The next (broken) buttress. Trend left on good (loose?) holds and climb steeply to a ledge and tree belay. Climb onto a jutting...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Loose
VS
10
Noser
Just above the path, a groove leads to a roof, then the ledge on the left is accessed awkwardly. Continue up the short wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
11
Thin Air
As for Noser but move right at the roof to the thin fingery crack.
 
Technical
HVS
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