Birch Buttress

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
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Sheltered

Tucked away on the far left-hand side of the natural edge is a pleasant slabby buttress and a smaller and steeper buttress. These tend to be green early in the year.
Approach (see map on page 78) - Follow a very vague, undulating path leftwards from White House Buttress. Tricky in high summer when everything can be very overgrown.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Birch Bark
The left arete of the face - the start is usually a bit dirty. At the level of the ledge, traverse right for a tricky finish....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS
2
Birch Buttress
The centre of the slab is pleasant though awkward for the short and a bit bold. From the ledge finish up the stepped arete.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
S
3
Don't Birch the Doc
The blunt rib is balancy and leads to an awkward finish that is a grade harder if the crack on the right is ignored!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
VS
4
Birch Crack
The compelling wide crack has useful holds on the face. Large gear is needed to protect it well. The finish is awkward.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
5
Silver and White
A poor eliminate up the narrow face. There are runners on the right at half-height. The route is more like E2 without these.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS
6
Birch
The balancy arete has a tricky upper section. Finish up a fluting.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
HVS
7
Cool Running Left-hand
The left side of the wall trending to the right until leftwards escape becomes a possibility.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
f6B
8
Cool Running
Climb to the undercut then trend left up the slab.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
f6B+
9
Faze Action
The centre of the wall. From the undercut on Cool Running make a technical sequence upwards. Finish here or continue at E2 via...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
f7B+
10
Uncle Buck
The right arete is climbed mainly on its left-hand side and offers a couple of interesting moves. To the break is Hot Dog, 5b.
1 user comment
 VS
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    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

    Easy Picking
    "I think the start can be done at 6a (I did a more obvious but 6b method on the l..." 06/Nov

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