Pillar Front

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5 mins
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The show-piece of the cliff is the fine slender pillar, home to a great set of climbs from VDiff to E2 and, at 20m, they are longer than is usual for grit. Guidebook page 114.

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1
Eastby Groove
20m. The long groove that bounds the left edge of the main buttress is especially worthwhile early in the season, before the...
 
1 Stars
S 4a
2
Heather Flake
20m. Climb the short wall to a ledge then continue parallel to Eastby Groove to the highest ledge. Move right to a nice finish...
1 user comment
 VS 4c
3
Swastika
34m. A bit of a non-line though interesting and popular, with stacks of good climbing. Climb the right-hand groove to a niche,...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5b
4
Pillar Front
20m. A superb and bold outing up the front of the pillar. Climb the tricky but escapable rib to the roof and pull over to reach...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E2 5b
5
Pillar Rib
20m. A great climb. The right arete of the buttress is reached by zig-zagging through the overhangs, followed by well...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
6
Eastby Buttress Top 50
20m. The cracks in the right-hand flank of the buttress give one of the best VDiffs on grit. Climb the groove until the cracks...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VD
7
Eastby Buttress Variation
20m. Continuing up the sustained crack in the side wall gives a worthwhile and neglected variation to Eastby Buttress.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
8
The Padder
18m. Good friction climbing. Start up the shrubby groove then shuffle out right to the centre of the hanging slab. Head up this...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E1 5b
9
Whaup Edge
18m. A cracking climb, mild but with a bold feel. Gain the hanging rib from the right and balance up it. The lower section is a...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
  • Latest Comments

    For EASTBY

    The Padder
    "An excellent slab, and well-loved - certainly not just 1*. @Luke: Always amus..." 09/Aug

    Thumper
    "Onsighted this and thought benchmark E4 5c, soft. Also onsighted the direct star..." 13/Oct top50

    Whaup Edge
    "Did The Padder on sight no problem - good gear. Backed off Whaup Edge - same dro..." 02/May

    Eastby Buttress
    "Very nice for a V Diff. Easy climbing with jugs all the way but steep enough to ..." 25/Mar top50

    Pillar Rib
    "Too escapable. Quite tricky if you stick to the rib throughout, but it's easy to..." 09/Jul

    Index Variation
    "lovely padding. i've finished up the big crack left of the topo line which as yo..." 07/Nov

    Thumper
    "an involving route, that is really nice... but becomes excceptionally run out, ..." 29/Aug top50

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