Buttress Face

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Afternoon sun
30 mins
Uphill

Less popular than the rock to the left, though these short but smart walls do see some action. There is a neat mixture of aretes, faces and cracks here, though there isn't too much for the slab aficionado.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Quartz Buttress
12m. Start up cracks in the left-edge of the wall to the roof then move right above the lowest overhang to access a small ledge...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Regular Nightmare
10m. Climb the ramp and wall to reach the roof, swing left, pull over and head up the wall above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
3
Blood on the Rooftops
10m. The blunt arete on the right is hard to start and bolder above. From the break, power though the roof to reach the wall.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6b
4
Gillette
10m. The sharp left arete gives a fine but bold pitch.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3 5b
5
Cut Throat
10m. The front face of the tower is another good one with little in the way of gear and a fearsome fall-out zone.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
6
The Stoic
10m. Grit your teeth and get up that right-hand arete.
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E2 5c
7
Loophole Crack
10m. The corner-crack is a pleasant easier route.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
8
Les Perchass
10m. The left-hand of a pair of thin cracks is tricky to start.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
9
Nee Perchass
10m. The right-hand crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
10
Broken Toe
10m. Power through the overlap and climb the wall.
 
Strong
Rounded
HVS 5a
11
Cairn Crack
9m. The crack is okay despite the rather grassy upper part.
 VD
12
Cairn Slab
8m. Hop over the roof and climb the slab rightwards then direct.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
13
Cairn Scoop
8m. The open groove to a steeper finish.
 VD
14
Cairn Crack West
8m. The crack is the last feature of the wall.
 VD
15
Sunset Wall
8m. The wall, leftward traverse and crack round to the right are most easily reached up the gully, though crawling under the...
 S 4a
  • 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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