Nettle Buttress

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Sport
Early morning sun
25 mins
Downhill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The name doesn't inspire, but the buttress is worth a visit in hot weather. Summer Wine is the classic route but the powerful Stung receives more attention.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Snail Mail
A disjointed route up the sidewall with a steep little start.
 6b
2
Personal Voyage
30m left of Nettle buttress. The right-hand bolted line.
 7a
3
Harmonious Harmonica
A very poor climb up the arete.
 6c
4
Symmetrical Systems
The left-hand side of the scoop is steeper than it looks.
 6b
5
Balanced Ballistics
The right-hand side of the scoop to a blind finish.
 
Technical
6b
6
Back to Basics
30m left of Nettle buttress. The left-hand bolted line.
 6c+
7
Suryanamasker
The hanging groove has yet to be tidied up.
 E5
8
Totonic
8m. At the time of writing the crumbling roof has one hard move. By the time you read this it may well have fallen down.
 
Strong
Loose
7a+
9
Long Dead Train
The rounded arete gives a good fingery route starting from Suryanamasker. The direct start is a hard problem making the route a...
 
1 Stars
7b
10
Stuffed Badger
A technical pitch up the blank wall, past a bolt, to the big groove which has adequate protection. Start from Suryanamasker for...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5
11
Schickster groove
The corner.
 E1 5c
12
Summer Wine
An old classic. The upper wall is usually reached from the block on the right (although there is a desperate direct at 6b)....
 
3 Stars
E5
13
The Eve Syndrome
The right-hand finish to Summer Wine, past a old bolt.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5
14
First Light
Good balancy climbing up the vague ramp-line starting from the top of the block. Unaffected by more recent additions.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
15
Epidavros
A good counter diagonal to First Light with two tricky sections split by a good rest. The nervous might want a wire for the...
 
1 Stars
6b+
16
Light Ideas
The line of glue-ins before the corner is much steeper than it looks and is really fiddly near the top with few positive holds.
 
1 Stars
6c
17
Stravandrabellagola
The left-hand side of the roof. One powerful snatch on the lip for the tall, the rest move left and heel-hook the lip at 7b+.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
18
Esmerelda
Start under the widest part of the roof and follow the pillar to the break. Make a series of large spans (or powerful moves)...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
19
Esmerunga
Up Esmerelda to the good jug on the lip. Move up and right as for Stung. The hardest (and best?) way up the buttress.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7c
20
Stung
Start as for Esmerelda, but trend right to the break and a rest on the right. Traverse strenuously back left along the lip then...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b+
21
Major Incontinence
The original line up this section of wall went more direct, past the lone bolt on the right.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
22
General Incompetance
The slim groove on the right-hand side of the wall gives this route which was well ahead of its time in 1984. There is some...
 
2 Stars
E7
23
Toys for the Boys
A fine route that now sees plenty of traffic. Climb the wall left of the corner of No Light.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c+
24
No Light
An excellent trad route up the corner. Much pumpier than it looks with the crux at the top. Becoming vegetated.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E3
25
Subterra
Climb the fingery pillar to a technical finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
26
Rob's Dilemma
The grotty corner with the direct start. It is possible to slink in from the left at VS 4c.
 HVS 5b
27
Terra Incognita
A steep and attractive line up the scoops in the wall. Destined to become a neglected relic but as good as the others here.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E5
28
Gobblin' Women
The steep wall and groove above a hard start.
 
Technical
6b+
29
Little Girl Eater/Fish-u-Like
Climb past the flying fin and up a short, slabby wall.
 6b
30
Fishlock
The middle scoop-line. Dirty at the bottom and precarious in the middle but with a nice move or two.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b+
31
Kakaho
The slightly larger groove-line is an easier proposition with just one tricky move near the top.
1 user comment
 6a+
32
Cock-a-hoop
Up a short groove to a headwall.
 6a
33
Bursting Out
A fingery, white scoop, finishing leftwards.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c