'A' Buttress

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Afternoon sun
30 mins
Uphill

The left-hand of the three taller buttresses has an excellent set of climbs which can conveniently be split at the large ledge, helping to give a mountain feel to the climbs. Generally the rock is clean and rapid drying.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Privy
15m. The left-hand side of the buttress. Climb the centre of the face via a shallow groove then move left and pull over the...
 
Rounded
HVS 5a
2
Giant's Stair
15m. A worthwhile outing up the right edge of the buttress. Start via the right-slanting flake, then move left a little and...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
3
Great Chimney
16m. A fine climb at an amenable grade following a strong line. Climb the chimney until it is possible to tunnel through to...
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
Diff
4
'A' Buttress Left-hand
8m. An alternative start to the next route.
 VD
5
'A' Buttress Direct
18m. Worthwhile and interesting, though not hugely direct. From the foot of the buttress, head up with a jig right to pass the...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VD
6
'A' Buttress Right-hand
8m. A right-hand start up the steep wall and short crack/groove.
 
Pumpy
S 4a
7
The God Machine
12m. The tilted and photogenic arete that hangs over the ledge is gained via the rounded rib below. If you fall, don't bounce!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3 5c
8
The Wind Tunnel
12m. The large scooped groove is approached via the rather crusty slab. Climb boldly to a steep finish.
 HVS 5a
9
Aeolian Wall
12m. Climb straight up the slab heading for a large 'ear'. Mantel over this then head through the bulges to reach the flanges...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
10
Delicatessen
12m. A nicely varied classic. Cross the slab rightwards just above the overhangs (delicate) then climb up to the fine crack...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
VS 4c
11
Chockstone Crack
10m. The straight and deep cleft on the right of the tall wall.
 Diff
12
Archer's Chimney
8m. The next deep chimney reached by a sporting grass bank.
 Diff
13
Sagittarius
10m. The left-hand crack is probably the pick of the trio.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
14
The Quiver
10m. Wobble up the central crack passing the half-height roof with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
15
Wide Eyed and Witless
10m. The thin right-hand crack passing a mini-peapod.
 
Crimpy
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

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    Quartz Buttress
    "Good route (except in humid conditions when, like the rest of the climbing here,..." 09/Sep

    Kyley's Route
    "I think this deserves a fluttery hear symbol, as gear comes well after the hard ..." 12/Sep

    Cut Throat
    "Yes the fall potential is far greater than the length of the route!" 03/Sep

    Cut Throat
    "Don't waste your time carrying protection, as you wont find anywhere to place it..." 02/Sep

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