Dexter Buttress & Raven's Tower

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Evening sun
20 mins
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A trio of interesting and clean buttresses with a good spread of grades, an excellent area for a first encounter with Crag Lough.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Spuggies' Gully Top 50
20m. The cleft in the crest of the buttress leads with interest to a choice of chimneys leading to a ledge with huge blocks and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VD
2
Back Alley
20m. Start up the slope on the right, climb a short crack, then traverse left into the long chimney. Follow this until a...
 
2 Stars
D
3
Block Chimney
17m. On the left is a chimney with the expected item. Climb to and under it then move out right and climb the giant's...
 
2 Stars
D
4
Chariot Race
17m. Gallop up the front face of the tower, starting up a groove just right of the chimney and climbing out right to the arete,...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
5
Why Not Direct
22m. The long smooth-looking groove gives a fine pitch with some hard climbing in the lower section of the groove.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
6
Why Not
22m. Climb the corner to a ledge then continue in the same line until the top of the huge flake is reached. Move left and...
 
2 Stars
VS 5a
7
Dexterity
20m. Start up the corner as for the previous two routes, but follow the ledge out to the right-hand arete. Climb this, trending...
 
2 Stars
S 4a
8
Crescent Cracks
16m. Climb cracks and blocks to a niche then pull over the roof using the pair of curving cracks. Follow cracks to the top.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
9
Raven's Tower
16m. Start as for Crescent Cracks to the niche, then move out right and climb the pleasant cracks in the right arete...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VS 4b
  • Latest Comments

    For CRAG LOUGH

    Pinnacle Face
    "The thuggy direct didn't seem very thuggy to me" 14/Aug

    Impossible Wall
    "Needs a clean." 11/Apr

    Great Chimney
    "excellent climb, could do with more traffic as its quite vegetated at the start,..." 13/Sep top50

    Main Wall
    "We split this into two pitches which makes for 2 contrasting pitches. The rock ..." 09/Aug

    Jezebel
    "A poor route, inexpicably overrated. Much vegetation, with some unexceptional c..." 13/Jun

    Crystal
    "A cracking climb, one of the best on the crag. Something for everyone ending wit..." 07/Jun

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