The Brush Off

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Lots of sun!
12 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Across the bay to the right of the clean, quarried wall behind the Rivelin Needle is the fine slabby face of The Brush Off Buttress, home to some bold offerings, including the magnificent Brush Off and the pleasant Fringe Benefit. Those who like their sport short and sharp should find Easy Picking to their liking.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Birth of Venus
6m. The left arete reached from the ledge round the corner. A side-runner protects the start.
 
Reachy
Loose
E2 6b
2
Easy Picking
8m. The thin crack left of the corner has a desperate start - on the left is slightly easier. Above, even more desperate moves...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 6b
3
Oliver's Twist
8m. The left-hand crack of a pair (or both) just right of the main corner gives a couple of good jamming moves to a holly.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
VS 4c
4
The Terminator
8m. The centre of the steep wall to the right. A side-runner protects the lower section but not the finish.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6c
5
Grim Fandango
10m. The left-hand side of the arete with a bouldery start, the crux right at the top and not much in the way of gear.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
6
The Brush Off Top 50
10m. The slabby left arete is precarious and remains effectively unprotected. Low in the grade, it was a superb effort for its...
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
7
Party Animal
10m. The centre of the slab has bold moves to the midway break (small Friends) and then turns technical above.
15 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
8
Fringe Benefit
10m. The right-hand side of the slab is pleasantly delicate to a finish at a perched block. Low in the grade though protection...
14 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    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

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