The Brush Off

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Sun and Shade
12 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

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 prefer their sport short and sharp should find Easy Picking more to their liking.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Birth of Venus
The left arete reached from the ledge around the corner. A side-runner protects the start.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Loose
E2
2
Easy Picking
The thin crack splitting the wall has a desperate start and even more desperate moves to reach the wider upper section. The...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
3
Holly Gut
The main angle of the bay is another struggle, normally green.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Graunchy
VS
4
Oliver's Twist
The wider crack of the pair (or both) just right of the main corner gives a couple of good fist-jamming moves to a steep dirty...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS
5
The Terminator
The centre of the steep wall to the right. A high side-runner protects the tough lower section but not the easier finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5
6
I'll Be Back
A counter line to The Terminator.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5
7
Grim Fandango
The long-overlooked left-hand side of the arete has a bouldery start, bold moves right at the top and not much in the way of...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5
8
The Brush Off Top 50
The slabby left arete is sweetly delicate and remains effectively unprotected - a couple of dubious small cams are available...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4
9
Party Animal
The centre of the slab has bold moves to the midway break (small cams) and then turns technical and reachy above. A bit...
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
10
Fringe Benefit
The right-hand side of the slab is delicate to a finish at a perched block. Low in the grade though protection is poor on the...
15 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1
11
Ebenezer's Staircase
A tricky move gains a ledge, a flake and a leftwards exit. A technical Direct Start, 5b, is possible up the lower wall.
2 user comments
 VD
12
Deep Chimney
The wide crack is a thrash; exit right to avoid the ugly slot.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVD
13
Fumf
The arete has a funny starting sequence and bold exit.
11 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
14
Wobbly Wall
Small holds allow the shallow seam to the right to be climbed.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
  • 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

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

    Easy Picking
    "Great little route, full on E2!" 29/Oct

    Ausfahrt
    "Rather bold (the lovely moves on the upper wall are unprotected), but only 5b; s..." 19/Oct

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