Monument Buttress

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Afternoon sun
30 mins
Uphill

The first of the chief buttresses to be reached and it is a good one, with several fine climbs on great rock and in as lovely a setting as you could wish for.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Catwalk
18m. Start under the roof and cross the slab leftwards where a tricky move gains a ledge running round on the north face where...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
2
Monument Crack
16m. A fine climb; THE classic of the crag and not too high in the grade for those who relish jamming, though steep and...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
3
Sword Dance
20m. More quality hand grinding. Get on to a shelf then climb the short crack until it is possible to balance left to reach...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
4
Pocket Battleship
10m. A short tussle with the pocketed wall above the short crack, trending leftwards to a grasping exit.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E3 6a
5
Arm Jam
14m. Aim rightwards to the crack. (Arm?) jam this then the wider and easier continuation up and left, all the way to the cross.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
6
Double Crack
8m. Up the groove to the cracks and take these to a hard finish.
 S 4a
7
Beginner's Chimney
6m. The rift with a mildly tricky start.
 M
8
Highlord
10m. Follow the bubbly rock leftwards then back right, avoiding the grass, then follow the slanting jamming crack to a tricky...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
9
England Expects
The arete is accessed from the right. A Direct Start is V3, 6a.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V1 5b
10
Terminus
8m. Use the slot to climb the wall then escape left or right.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
HVS 5b
  • 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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