Jacob's Ladder and West Buttress

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Evening sun
Uphill
20 mins

These two buttress on the right-hand side of the crag have a few decent climbs but no major classics. Guidebook page 273.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Jacob's Ladder Top 50
12m. The long groove gives a fine pitch at the grade. The upper section can be climbed using classic chimneying techniques.
 
2 Stars
VD
2
Stairway to Heaven
12m. The bold upper arete is approached via the centre of the lower face. It is hard to start and committing to continue.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
Rake's Progress
12m. Climb the right-hand edge of the lower face to access the hanging groove and continue up this - a bit heathery - to the...
 
1 Stars
VD
4
Broken Wing
12m. The wall left of the long corner has a hard move high up.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
5
Raven's Nest
12m. The long groove gives a fine well protected pitch to a fun subterranean exit under the capping boulders.
 
2 Stars
VD
6
Thin Ice Top 50
12m. The easy crack just right leads to a shallow technical groove then pleasant face climbing high on the wall.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 6a
7
Golden Virginia
14m. A thin crack leads to the ledge. Use the block to access the wall, up this and exit through a notch.
 
Reachy
E1 5b
8
California Crack
14m. An intimidating line. Climb the rib to the break then head up the wall to the roof. Escape round the exposed left arete.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
HVS 5a
9
Arete and Groove
18m. The jutting prow leads to pastures new. Escape up the groove away to the right.
 VD
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    Main Wall
    "4b move to start with the potential for an awkward landing (given you start on a..." 17/Apr top50

    Broken Wing
    "Almost as good as Thin Ice, for which it is an obligatory companion / warm-up, a..." 11/Apr

    Main Wall
    "A hard move to start, then sparsely protected VDiff, with quite an exciting fini..." 23/Jun top50

    Northumberland Wall
    "Climbed in a fine drizzle which we didn't think affect things too much as it is ..." 04/Oct top50

    Great Wall Direct Finish
    "Definitely not pumpy, not fluttery if you are used to the grade, and not reachy ..." 12/Sep

    Northumberland Wall
    "Overgraded. E1 5b." 12/Sep top50

    Absent Friend
    "This is indeed a strange description, there is no block on the route. A better d..." 03/Sep

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