North Buttress

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Sport
Morning sun
2 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The leaning mass of Kilnsey’s North Buttress is one of the UK’s most impressive crags. The continuosly steep central section is now breached by some of the most difficult pitches anywhere. Its only draw back is that is is prone to bad seepage.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Dominatrix Top 50
The super steep line on the left side of the severely steep wall is one of the UK's classic 7c's. A couple of bits of gear are...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
2
Progress
A seriously impressive route breaching the leaning wall and pulling the wide overhang above. Loss of holds has made this route...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8c+
3
Northern Lights
The long standing project up the centre of the wall held out for many years defeating some of the UK's best sport climbers.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
9a
4
True North
Another mega pitch. Start below a permenant seeping niche and take the line leading slightly rightwards to join Urgent Action...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8c
5
Urgent Action
A popular route of imense impact. One of the best at the grade in the UK. At the top of the pumpy leaning wall move left and up...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a+
6
The Vanilla Path
More tough stuff crossing the overlap of The Thumb at its midway point.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a+
7
The Thumb
The long curving overlap defining the rightside of the steepest section of the North Buttress gives the line of this hard...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
8
They Brush Me
Climb to meet The Thumb at the overlap and contine directly up the bulges above to a lower-off on the wall above.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a+
9
WYSIWYG
A short excursion up the wall between the two main overlaps.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
10
The Overlap
The obvious right to left trending overlap gives an amazing line. Follow the line all the way to a lower-off at its very end.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E5 6b
  • Latest Comments

    For KILNSEY

    Quiet Flight
    "Anybody been on Air Rage recently - the direct finish to Quite Flight. Seemed na..." 25/Jun

    The Yorkshire Ripper
    "Fully rebolted now" 17/Aug

    Another Clip in the Wall
    "nice route up to the second bolt, then descends into contrived sharp moves and o..." 01/Aug

    Floccipaucinihilipilificatious
    "Re-bolted today. Few cool moves. One to do if you have done everything else. (Or..." 18/Jul

    Pantomime
    "Harder move than its neighbour but less sustained in its upper section. I'm havi..." 11/Jul

    The Diedre
    "Line in rockfax is wrong. From belay you move right then back left. Also higher ..." 10/Jul top50

    Quiet Flight
    "underrated, and better than it looks on fine rock with interesting climbing for ..." 13/Jun

    The Diedre
    "Currently bone dry. A few ascents would clean it up nicely. Direct up the Diedre..." 22/May top50

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