The Pulpit and Drunken Buttress

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Lots of sun!
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

On the left are the stacked block overhangs of the Pulpit, and to the right the large leaning tower of Drunken Buttress, with a slab on the left flank, and overhanging front and right-hand faces. There are several excellent short routes hereabouts.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Pulpit Top 50
6m. Follow the easy crack then hand traverse the break below the overhang to a tough finish on the nose.
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1 5b
2
Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
6m. A short sharp finish up the left arete.
 
Crimpy
HVS 5b
3
The Choir
6m. Balance up the rounded arete right of The Pulpit.
 
Rounded
VD
4
Lost Arete/Halleluja Chorus
6m. Climb the short scoop and the left-hand side of the arete.
 VS 5a
5
Anvil Chorus
5m. The right side of the arete has a tough start through a bulge.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5b
6
Forgotten Wall/Haec Dies
5m. Straight up the centre of the wall. Strenuous.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
7
Forgotten Arete/The Choir
5m. The right side of the wall leads to a tricky finish.
 HVS 5a
8
Seamy Side
6m. The pleasant arete on the left-hand side of the block.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
D
9
Bottoms Up
7m. A bit of an eliminate up the centre of the slab. Holds on adjacent routes may have to be used, just don't tell anyone.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS 4b
10
Hangover
7m. A powerful layback start up the flake gains the very pleasant slabby groove above. A mini-classic.
 
2 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
11
Tippling Wall Left-hand
7m. An old problem that gives a good variation up the left-hand side of the wall, linking decent holds by reaches.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
12
Tippling Wall Top 50
7m. The valley face of the block gives a fingery climb with the holds gradually increasing in size up to the high break. A...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
13
Tippling Arete
7m. Head up the right edge of the wall using some snappy feeling ironstone edges to the final roofs and a sprint finish.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
14
Humbug
6m. Climb the wall with extreme difficulty following a hairline crack and some shallow pockets - no using the adjacent block....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
E4 7a
15
The Shelf Top 50
6m. Access the shelf on the wall with difficulty (watch your back and/or ankles) and make one more hard pull to easier ground.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
E2 5c
16
Tippling Traverse
A pumpy traverse around the base of the buttress from Plumb Line to Hangover, or in the opposite direction.
 
Pumpy
Rounded
V4 6B
  • Latest Comments

    For SCUGDALE

    Main Mast Crack
    "Much to my disappointment (I'd even donned my Aldi thrutching jacket in preparat..." 23/Jul

    Pingers
    "Is this the only VS with a one finger pull-up?" 10/Dec

    The Shelf
    "A classic highball sprint." 25/Sep top50

    The Prow
    "'Lifting a Fridge'it couldn't be put any better!" 13/Sep top50

    Pets' Corner
    "Yeah, got to be worth 2 stars at least. Certainly one of the best routes I've do..." 12/Sep top50

    Pets' Corner
    "better than zeta wall" 12/Sep top50

    Prickly Rib
    "Up the left hand side of the rib, surely? Though might be HS up the right hand ..." 26/Jun

    The Bulkhead
    "More like VS 4c I reckon. The slightly overhanging finger crack at the top is da..." 19/Jun

    Bonzo
    "One of your reachy symbols would suit this climb well." 31/May top50

    Stewker
    "Another route that has been responsible for more than its fair share of broken l..." 21/Apr

    The Shelf
    "also watch you ankles - cost me a badly twisted ankle and a few months off!" 20/Apr top50

    Main Mast Crack
    "Well this gets Severe in the current guidebook, and whilst it is a bit of a thra..." 16/Apr

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