Sunset Buttress

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Downhill

The buttresses closest to the car park are the most popular in the area and not just because they see more sun than the rest of the cliff. In general the routes are pleasant, if a little unremarkable, though Sunset itself is well worth doing. Guidebook page 260.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ulysses
16m. The isolated buttress on the left gives a pleasant pitch. Start just right of the rowan and climb up to a groove where an...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Chockstone Chimney
24m. Climb the open groove into a grassy bay (some loose rock) then trend left to the base of the actual chimney, corked by the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
D
3
Sunset Direct
22m. The blocky arete left of Sunset gives a good, if rather artificial, pitch. Start up a shallow clean-cut groove and at its...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
HVS 5a
4
Sunset Top 50
24m. The classic of this part of the crag, with good climbing and a sunny aspect. Thought by some to be the best Severe between...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
S 4a
5
Twin Cracks
20m. Start up the obviously-named feature(s) to reach a square rock-scar, pass this awkwardly to reach a breather in a niche to...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
6
Jackdaw
18m. The blocky crack forms an easier start to the next route and is only included because it is quite popular.
 D
7
Layback Buttress
18m. A nice start up the curving layback crack leads to more mundane ramblings through the trees via a wide crack and the short...
 
Pumpy
VD
8
Route 1
16m. The groove cutting up the first piece of rock passed is quite pleasant.
1 user comment
 VD
  • Latest Comments

    For PEEL CRAG

    Kamikaze Sex Pilot
    "With regards to the comment " it was an A5 aid route" it was undoubted..." 12/Jun

    Ulysses
    "Odysseus, the direct version up the crack instead of moving left, is just as goo..." 14/Aug

    Twin Cracks
    "Don't be put off by hard start - it gets much easier." 25/Mar

    Sunset
    "Climbed it again yesterday, just as good as the first time. One of the best sing..." 21/Jun top50

    Kamikaze Sex Pilot
    "It's a hard free climb! A bit escapable, but the main section has some committin..." 11/Apr

    Chockstone Chimney
    "Loose and diry, though the gear on the lower part is good. The top groove to the..." 12/May

    Sunset
    "Just brilliant!" 13/Sep top50

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