The Causeway Crags

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A series of small but interesting buttresses lost in the no-man's-land between High Neb and The Long Causeway. All the routes described here are worth a look and you would be unlucky to have to form a queue. Guidebook page 122.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gnat's Slab Arete
10m. The blunt rib is awkward and poorly protected low down.
 
Fluttery
HS 4c
2
Lusitania
12m. Climb the groove to the tricky bulge. The direct finish on sloping holds is best, though some of them are rather creaky.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HS 4a
3
QE 2
12m. The arete leads to the hanging groove. Continue direct.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
4
Titanic
12m. A fine little route, varied sustained and with an exciting finish on the steep right wall.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4b
5
Titanic Direct
12m. Climb the arete, the groove of the regular route then the flying arete above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
HVS 5a
6
Angus
8m. The 'traditional' narrowing rift has hidden holds.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
7
Sinew Stretch
8m. Balance and stretch up the left arete of the block.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
HVS 5b
8
Blockhead Direct
8m. The right arete also has some lovely moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5b
9
Headbanger
8m. Extemporise(!) a way onto the hanging fin - then go!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
10
Scavenger
8m. The thin crack splitting the slab to a precarious exit.
 
Crimpy
VS 4c
11
Sneaking Sally Through the Alley
10m. The diagonal seam leads pleasantly left across the slab.
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
HS 4c
12
49th Parallel
10m. Make hard moves out left then climb the thin crack.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
VS 5b
13
Parallel Cracks
10m. The converging(!) cracks give a pleasant pitch.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4b
14
Beast of Endcliffe
10m. The narrow wall has some intense moves.
 
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
E2 6a
15
Anniversary Arete
10m. Thin cracks lead to tricky moves to access the slab.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1 5b
16
Grain of Truth
10m. Progressing up the hanging groove is problematical!
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6b
17
Dissuader
14m. A green start leads to a ledge then onto better things.
 HS 4b
18
Persuader
16m. The arete is hard at the bulge. Avoiding the chimney is tricky. Beware the loose block near the top.
1 user comment
 
Loose
VS 4c
19
Burgess Crack
16m. The bouldery rift. Go over the first one and under the rest.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
20
Pertinacious
18m. The arete right of the chimney has a bold crux.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5b
21
Broken Buttress
18m. The long crack system is interesting and well protected.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVD 4a
22
Broken In
10m. The groove and crack lead to a tough finale up the short steep headwall.
2 user comments
 
Technical
VS 5a
23
Broken Groove
10m. The right-hand groove leads to a 'belly-flop' landing then better climbing above.
 
Technical
Graunchy
S 4a
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE HIGH NEB

    Broken In
    "Could also not fin an 5a move, but the climbing is good." 07/Jun

    Seranata
    "A decent little route with a hard move to start. Quite sustained for its stature..." 21/Oct

    Countess Buttress
    "(soft) VS 4b**. As good as Elis' Eliminate, etc. It may be better with a belay p..." 17/Aug

    Graviton
    "VS 5b would seem about right for me. The first mantel felt the hardest and the s..." 11/Jun

    Cave Buttress Right-hand
    "Really nice route. Really solid protection for the first part of the climb, not ..." 10/Apr

    Headbanger
    "This makes a great, but pretty hard, V3 (E1 6a) if climbed on the not-terrifying..." 10/Oct

    Anniversary Arete
    "First moves are probably 5b, maybe the move on to the top slab too. Borderline ..." 23/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "If you can put a side runner in for the lower crux can you use the crack for eit..." 02/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "This route, if you start left of inaccessible crack, is 'Love of my knife'.It go..." 23/Jul

    Norse Corner Climb
    "Bit of a tricky start (fell on my back after a slip low down!) that leads into a..." 13/Jun

    Fate
    "I'm 5'8 and didn't find this reachy at all. I guess you could force a blinkered ..." 10/May

    Impossible Slab
    "a little confused, i started up beautician and then on the top slab climbed a li..." 27/Apr

    High Neb Buttress Variations
    "I found the 'hidden holds' but they didn't help me much - definitely more than 5..." 24/Apr

    Central Buttress
    "Hardest VS I have ever tried!" 26/Oct

    Central Buttress
    "The topo in the latest guide shows the initial traverse being high up, at the fi..." 12/Oct

    Deuteronomy
    "Bloody awkward and hard work from the off. What appear to be bomber jams or sid..." 28/Sep

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