North Buttress

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Afternoon sun
3 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

This is the show-piece of the crag with some fine and long climbs, often with hard finishes. Audacity and Ranadon are the classic ticks but all are worth doing. The crag base makes a superb picnic area, so it is perhaps best to visit the wall late in the day to make the most out of late afternoon sunshine. Erosion - Please avoid top-roping these routes if possible since the cliff top is eroding badly.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Friday's Child
14m. The left-hand side of the main section of the face. Follow flakes steeply to the break then the fluting to the cave (often...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
2
Ash Wednesday
14m. A tough climax high on the wall. Climb out of the right-hand side of the hollow and up the fingery wall to the break....
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
3
Ranadon Top 50
16m. A fine climb, interesting and varied, with a well positioned finish. Climb the broad rib (good holds for the right hand)...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
4
Man Friday
20m. Devious but with some nice climbing, although the bird's nest doesn't add a lot to the experience. Climb the large flake...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
5
Audacity
16m. The classic of the crag; a fine line with good and well protected climbing throughout. Climb the flake and/or the wall...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
6
Tenacity
16m. The final crack will test your determination. Start up Audacity but break right and climb the wall via a fluting before...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
7
Cauliflower Lug
12m. Leap through the lower overhangs to grasp the 'lug' then, once established, step right and climb the shallow groove and...
 
Reachy
Technical
E3 6a
8
Plumbline
12m. A direct line up the right-hand side of the face, tackling the bulges and short slab to a tree belay.
 
Pumpy
VS 4c
9
Easy Rider
12m. Climb the rounded arete to the dangling branches of the oak, then traverse out right to the arete to finish.
 S 4a
10
False Impression
10m. The wall leads to a quick pull through the bulges.
 
Strong
VS 5a
11
Black Wall
10m. Follow the flakes to the roof and pass this with some forcefulness. Used to be a bit of a sandbag at VS 4c.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
12
Misunderstanding
12m. The pleasant slab can be climbed anywhere at an amenable grade. The topo shows one of the easier versions of the route.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
13
Cake Walk
14m. Climb the groove on the right then follow good holds away left to eventually reach the trees.
 D
14
Amorous Antics
10m. Make taxing moves through the overlap then finish up the groove in the slab.
 
Technical
E3 6b
15
Boulder, Crack and Slab
12m. The name says it all.
 VD
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    Audacity
    "14 July 2011 Just visited Audacity and found that some mindless vandals have pus..." 18/Jul

    Ken's Caper
    "The top face/slab is covered in lichen (12th Aug 2010) and with no positive hold..." 15/Aug

    Tiger Feet
    "A short route with great moves especially the rock over to gain the final flutin..." 31/Jul

    Ranadon
    "This route seems better protected than a lot of Northumberland routes so flutter..." 28/Jul top50

    Chicken Run
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