Rylstone Buttress

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Afternoon sun
35 mins
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A fine buttress, it faces a bit more to the north than the other buttresses here and so is inclined to be somehwat greener. Despite this is has a good collection of old favourites and some modern eliminates.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Up and Over
10m. The tricky lower crack leads to easier climbing. Finish up the wider crack spitting the final wall.
 VD
2
Loiner
12m. Start up the centre of the wall but head left along the break and climb the arete finishing through the bulge.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
3
Never Climb with Guidebook Writers
12m. A direct ascent of the wall has some very good moves. From the top ledge, finish leftwards up the arete.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
4
Bowler's Chimney
12m. The green rift is okay when dry and grim when not.
 D
5
Wall of the Evening Plight
12m. A worthwhile outing up the pillar to the right of the groove. A long stretch links the upper breaks, then finish steeply...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
E1 5c
6
Rylstone Crack
12m. A classic of its kind. Follow the ramp to the base of the flake that forms the left-hand end of the roof. Swarm up the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
7
Rylstone Wall
14m. Another excellent outing. Start up the green flake/groove to the roof then move up and right to a ledge. Shuffle out right...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
VS 4c
8
Karalta
12m. Follow Rylstone Wall to the roof then stretch up and left to the thin break. A hard pebble-pull reaches the wider break...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E3 6a
9
Freebooter
14m. A gap-filler but with good positions. Climb rightwards round the lowest roof to join Rylstone Wall Direct at its jamming...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
10
Terror at Five and a Half Feet
12m. Climb the roof above the start of Freebooter, then tackle the centre of the wall left of Rylstone Wall to the final bulge...
 
Fluttery
E5 6b
11
Rylstone Wall Direct
14m. Yet another good climb. Start on the right and traverse left under the roof to reach a jamming crack. Head straight up the...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS 5a
12
Beached Whale
12m. Tackle the jutting nose using flake-holds to the right, then access the ledge in the expected fashion. Once regrouped,...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E2 5b
13
Balance Crack
10m. The wide crack that bounds the buttress has a tricky start. At the chockstone choose a finish, over or under.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
  • Latest Comments

    For RYLSTONE

    Extraction
    "Can't believe it's only got 2 stars in the guide books. This is one of the very ..." 29/Jul

    Highlord
    "Extremely awkward finish! Seemed somewhat harder than 4b, but I guess it's prett..." 05/Jun

    Trowel Face
    "Bit of a one-move wonder - S 4b?" 28/Apr

    Laughing Gas
    "I thoght this was really good when I did it. 2 stars anyway?" 31/Oct

    Sundowner
    "definitely worth doing" 12/Sep

    Extraction
    "How about traversing in from right at HVS 4c? Certainly nicer if you don't have..." 24/Aug

    Crazy Diamond
    "I think I made this a lot harder by not using the areete at the top. A very nice..." 03/Aug

    Extraction
    "A superb route - hard bouldery start with a delicate slab to contrast - make sur..." 13/Jul

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