Thornbirds Buttress

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Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill
10 mins

The left-hand of the two main buttresses is recognised by its full width overhang that blocks access to the delights above. All the routes need to cross this barrier. Guidebook page 188.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Motivation
Start left of the nose and reach the initial break with difficulty. Stretch up and right then finish up the wall. A Left-hand...
 V2 5c
2
The Obsessed
Gain the arete by a traverse from the start of Motivation.
 V3 6a
3
George’s Roof
A direct start to The Obsessed is tough. Start from the back.
 V10
4
Fiddler on the Roof
10m. Climb the roof to the crack that splits the lip and cross to good holds on the lip. Heave over and its all over.
 
1 Stars
E1 5c
5
Klute
10m. Cross the overhang via a pair of crusty finger pockets then from the lip udge left to a groove and finish up this.
 
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6 6c
6
Green Nigel
10m. From a ledge under the overhang, stretch round the lip to a jug then trend left up a shallow ramp to finish precariously...
 E2 6a
7
The Thornbird
10m. Start as for Green Nigel to the jug then climb the wall via a thin crack. Excellent and exciting.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
E2 6a
8
The Long Reach
10m. Taxing for the tall and harder for the short. Climb the undercut arete then layback and stretch for the ledge. For the...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
V6 6c
9
Legless
10m. Up the hanging groove to the ledge. For the E4 version continue right of the arete to a juggy finale. A sit-start is Clamp...
 
Technical
V5 6b
10
Tute Crack
6m. The left-hand crack to a ledge and short groove above.
 S 4a
11
Yale
The right-hand crack and wall above. A right-hand start is 4c.
 VB 4b
12
Lock Out
The centre of the wall has a snappy start.
 VB 4c
13
Borstal Breakout
The wall just left of the arete, with an overhanging start.
 V3 6a
14
Loups Arete
The short hanging crack which splits the arete.
 V1 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For GOLDSBOROUGH CARR

    Fiddler
    "I thought this scarier than Fiddlers Arete and about the same grade technically...." 10/Dec

    Y-Crack
    "good solo" 11/Jun

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