'B' and 'D' Buttresses

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Afternoon sun
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30 mins

'B' Buttress is the centre of the three taller buttresses - the ancients avoided the temptation to call it A-nother Buttress. It is less popular than 'A' Buttress though it does have some good climbing. It is possible to easily finish up one of the short routes on Buttress Face to extend the pleasure. Right again is 'D' Buttress, the last piece of rock described here. Seekers of solitude might want to explore West End Buttress which is even further west, close to the main path to the top of Simonside. Guidebook page 300.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
'B' Buttress Direct
16m. Gain the scoop in the centre of the slab from the left (delicate) or from the right (strenuous) and pad up the ledge then...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS 4b
2
'B' Buttress Chimney
16m. The deep rift is a struggle to a sentry box and more of a struggle above, a thread runner is some consolation. From the...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4b
3
Bee Bumble
10m. The rounded arete to a steep and gripping finish. A (distant) runner in the chimney reduces the grade to E3.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 5c
4
Cairn Wall
20m. An interesting line starting up the right side of the tall tower standing close to the buttress. Climb to and up the...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
5
Lightning Wall
12m. Trend left across the gully wall to reach the hanging crack and follow it until a couple of tricky moves gain the ledge to...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
6
Stormbringer
14m. Head up to the flake in the centre of the wall then press on by steep sustained climbing passing the wide break and a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
HVS 5a
7
Thunder Crack
12m. The steep crack springing from the hollow in the right-hand side of 'D' Buttress is approached easily then gives a short...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
8
Master Plaster
14m. The wall to the right of Thunder Crack is steep and pushy. Climb to the flutings and press on to the break before moving...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5b
9
Dirty Thor't
14m. The centre of the wall to the right of Thunder Crack gives another steep and pushy pitch heading for the right-hand set of...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
10
'D' Buttress Crack
8m. The short crack high on the right-hand side of the buttress is reached by the steep fingery wall below.
 
1 Stars
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
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