Pinnacle Face to West Buttress

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Evening sun
20 mins
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The quartet of buttresses and faces nearest the car park are the most popular venues on the cliff - especially with the top-roping brigade. There are some good climbs hereabouts with Pinnacle Face being especially notable; it is amongst the best VS climbs on the cliff.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pinnacle Face
14m. One of the classics of the crag with spectacular and photogenic positions. Start on the left (or by climbing over the...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
2
Bracket
16m. The crack system just round the arete from Pinnacle Face is climbed starting up a polished ramp. Another good climb with a...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VD
3
Impossible Slab
18m. A direct line up the smooth left-hand flank of the face. Climb to the flake then continue linking thin cracks by hard...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E3 5c
4
Route Two
20m. The left flank of Impossible Buttress. Start up the right-hand groove in the nose and follow the ledge/flake leftwards...
 
1 Stars
VD
5
Route One
18m. A great climb that unlocked the secrets of the Impossible Buttress. Start as for Route Two but follow the crack system...
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
6
Route Three
16m. On the far right-hand side of the buttress is a steep groove leading to a crack. Climb these to a rest on the right then...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
7
Face Route
15m. Trend right then follow the crack that runs up towards the jutting block of the monolith. From here, footholds trend left...
 
Rounded
S 4a
8
Wall and Crack
10m. Climb the chimney to half-height then move left and climb the face. The crack direct is harder.
 D
9
West Corner
10m. The groove right of the arete to a ledge. Finish to the right.
 S 4a
10
West Chimney
8m. The juggy rift is the last, or first, route on the cliff.
 M
  • Latest Comments

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    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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