Left-hand Buttresses

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40 mins
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Some interesting routes on great rock, short in stature but not impact. The climbing tends to be fingery and technical, often allied to grasping rounded exits. Although many of these routes are short and have little or no gear, they are all a bit too high to be considered as actual boulder problems. Guidebook page 264.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Arkle
7m. The side wall of the recess. Bold and thin climbing.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5a
2
Side Walk
7m. Solo up the left arete of the wall. One technical move.
 
Technical
Fluttery
HVS 5a
3
Boulevard
7m. A thin flake leads to the seam and a very thin section. V5 above a mat.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6b
4
Curbside
7m. Link the seams and the flake to reach a hard finishing move.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 6a
5
Footpath
7m. The central line has a taxing mantelshelf to stand on the seam.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
6
Paving
6m. Climb the wall to reach a short crack and a belly-flop finish.
 
Technical
E1 5b
7
Quarrel Arete
7m. Pass the roof to good holds then finish up the fingery rib.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
E2 5c
8
Tom's Peeping
7m. Twin cracks lead to a desperate direct (5c) exit, or a 5b version if you step right to the top of Monocle.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
E1 5b
9
Monocle
7m. Gaining and standing on the seam are both tricky. Solo.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5c
10
Copper's Nark
7m. The crack also has a tricky top-out but some good gear.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
HVS 5b
11
Crouching the Mahogany
8m. The left side of the face has two desperate moves to connect a decent hold. A highball V8 above mats.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
12
Weeping Fingers
8m. The slim flaky groove is excellent and has runners. Save a bit for the technical last move.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
13
The Storyteller
8m. The centre of the face is hard. A (very) highball V7.
 
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
E5 6b
14
Task Master
7m. Climb the shallow groove on some lovely holds. Exit right onto the slab at the top. The left-hand crack is a much harder...
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
15
The Whip
7m. Climb the wall to enter the open scoop.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b