Cracked Buttress

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Afternoon sun
8 mins
Level
Sheltered

A quartet of worthwhile crack climbs tucked in behind the boulders. All have been popular for generations and so are a bit polished, and tricky exits add to the fun. The narrow walls between the cracks have been climbed and claimed but they are a bit too esoteric to be included here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Parallel Cracks
12m. The paired cracks on the far left give well protected jamming. The left-hand crack is the usual method of attack, finish...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
2
Central Crack Top 50
12m. The crack starts from a sentry box and gives good climbing to a naughty finish up the widening and undercut crack. It is...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
3
Right-hand Crack Top 50
12m. The best of the quartet gives classic jamming/laybacking (quite steep but fine once you commit to the moves) to a rest on...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4b
4
Cracked Corner
8m. The flake-crack on the right has become harder, with a tricky polished start then easier climbing above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
  • Latest Comments

    For BRIMHAM ROCKS

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

    Black Chipper
    "I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long..." 06/Oct

    Great Slab
    "Great route, easily worth 2 stars!" 21/Jun

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