Ellingstring Buttress

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Lots of sun!
15 mins
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The first of three small buttresses is split across its lower third by a horizontal break. It has some good routes, especially those that tackle the central section. Guidebook page 172.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Itchy and Scratchy
4m. The centre of the left-hand face.
 VD
2
Pinnacle Chimney
4m. The short chimney splitting the left side of the wall.
 D
3
Two Startled Sheep
5m. Baaalance up the fingery wall right of the chimney.
 
Crimpy
VS 5b
4
Yaud Wall
5m. Pull into the awkward hanging groove to the left of the roof.
 VS 5a
5
Ellingstring
5m. Head rightwards to pass the edge of the roof where there are decent holds. Pull up left to a pocket and finish direct.
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
6
Diagonal
5m. Reach and follow the overlap to a finish on the right.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
7
Gymnast
5m. Monkey onto the hanging right arete.
 VS 5c
8
Fiddlesticks
4m. The tricky wall right of the arete.
 
Technical
VS 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Impregnable
    "Yes there is, more obvious from the ground than when up there..." 28/Mar

    Impregnable
    "Massively reachy - or perhaps there's another way?" 29/Jan

    Marr's Route
    "Nice moves and good climbing, well worth the effort." 06/May

    Tachyon
    "A really enjoyable short route." 04/Apr

    Aces High
    "Lovely route. Worth the upgrade from HS." 10/Dec

    Forever Onward
    "Massively overgraded, I'd give it 5a." 24/Sep

    Tommy's Dilemma
    ""V0-" doesn't really tell you much as the grade is too wide. It's abo..." 16/Apr

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