Overhang Buttress

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The central section of rock at Widdop takes the form a series of imposing overhangs. In general the routes are either hard overhangs or awkward green cracks. Guidebook page 59.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hammertime
6m. A bold micro route up the bulging rib at the left edge. It is often done as a highball boulder problem - V6.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E6 6b
2
Canine Fruitbat
14m. Imposing climbing up the left-hand side of the main buttress. Climb the juggy wall to a rest on the left then make hard...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
3
Felicity
10m. The wide leaning crack feels like a refugee from Ramshaw.
 
Graunchy
HVS 5a
4
Ceiling Crack
14m. Swing right along the crusty flakes to reach solid jams in the upper crack, finish with aplomb. A memorable experience,...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 5c
5
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
14m. The right-hand crack is approached from below with great difficulty to reach (marginally) easier jamming. Originally it...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
E5 6b
6
Slime Chimney
14m. The green groove and chimney that skirts the right side of the biggest overhangs.
 VD
7
Slime Chimney Direct
12m. Power up the nose on the right then step into the chimney.
 
Strong
HVS 5b
8
VDiff Crack
14m. The wide crack is an awkward customer.
 
Graunchy
HVD
9
Easy Chimney
14m. The easy chimney!
 M
10
Gallon Drunk
10m. Stagger up the side wall of the buttress, trending right.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5b
11
Stage Fright
12m. Climb the bulge above the slabby groove, then move left and balance up the rounded arete. Bold and worthwhile.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6a
12
Celebrity Buttress
12m. Climb the awkward left-slanting crack to a ledge then finish up the fine jamming crack. A more elegant start is possible...
 
2 Stars
VS 5a
13
Libel
14m. Use any start to reach the base of the crack then traverse round right to a groove in the side wall.
 VS 5a
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