West Buttress

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
50 mins

The last of the major pieces of rock at Ravensheugh is the tall chunky West Buttress. The routes here are steep or slabby, bold or safe, step this way and take your pick. The two jamming cracks of Ravensheugh Crack and Wild West Show are especially worth seeking out and should bring a smile to any jaded gritstoner's face. Guidebook page 291.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cave Crack
12m. The gloomy rift on the right of the narrows is a struggle until the Second Pinnacle is near enough to bridge across to for...
 
Graunchy
VS 4c
2
Ravensheugh Crack
12m. Another of the superb jamming cracks that the crag abounds with. A tricky groove leads to a ledge then move right and...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
3
First Among Equals
12m. The disappearing groove above the start of Ravensheugh Crack gives a fine pitch of escalating difficulty and seriousness.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E6 6b
4
Childhood's End
14m. Start round to the right and climb leftwards to gain the base of the shallow left-trending groove. Climb this, sustained...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 6a
5
Wild West Show
14m. A shallow groove leads to the break, swing left (or stomach traverse) and pull up to access the base of the fine crack....
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
HVS 5a
6
Redskin
10m. A steep start up the leaning scoop leads to the base of the slab. Pull over and pad to the top.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5b
7
Hang em' High
14m. Start as for Redskin then continue directly up the wall using small pockets to a precarious exit onto the slab. Climb...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Sitting Bull
10m. Start just right of a jutting nose, climb to a ledge and pass the bulge using pockets. Finish up the slab.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5b
9
Buckskin
12m. A worthwhile mini-expedition that links Moccasin with a
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
10
Moccasin Slab
8m. Bridge up until it is possible to hop onto the base of the slab then finish straight up it pleasantly.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For RAVENSHEUGH

    Verbal Abuse
    "The Direct is called Lupino Lane E2 7a!" 28/Jul

    Pendulum Direct
    "Definately HVS - the lower crack is hard work. Pendulum is a lot easier." 28/Jul

    Candle in the Wind
    "The original finish is up the superb arete, not the scoop." 15/Aug

    Pink Lane
    "Abseiled to clean - no gear until the ledge on the arete, slopey crux with possi..." 09/Sep

    T.C.
    "Direct start to arete is Penfold V8" 12/Sep

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