Brazen Buttress

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
Level
Abseil
Tidal

The centre of Mother Carey's is dominated by the tall tower of Brazen Buttress. Around the tower are a series of caves and pillars composed of some great fissured rock. This wall has some of the best easier routes around, plus a couple of 'big tick' E2s.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Threadneedle Street Top 50
A brilliant and highly entertaining route that gets you into some spectacular situations. It is probably best to do it in the...
 
3 Stars
S
2
Karma Waters
A route which bisects the traverse of Threadneedle Street. Climb the steep wall on the left-hand side of the through cave and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1
3
Eight Gauge
Start on the right-hand side of the through cave. Climb the pillar on the front edge then step right onto a ramp. Pull onto the...
 HVS
4
Narrow Carriage
Start as for Eight Gauge. Make one move up then branch leftwards up a faint groove. Climb the easy slab above to the top corner...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1
5
Tempest
A good route which uses the start of Eight Gauge to gain the fine crack to the left of Brazen Buttress. Climb the pillar on the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1
6
Whirlwind
This hybrid starts and finishes on other routes but there is some good independent climbing, and it should be of interest to...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
7
Brazen Buttress
A superb and popular route. Start beneath a left-facing groove in the middle of the south face of the buttress. Climb over a...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
8
Herod
The arete of Brazen Buttress gives a magnificently-positioned pitch which has set many a camera clicking. Start beneath the...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2
9
Heroes
An eliminate with some good climbing. Start as for Herod but move onto the wall on the left until forced back into Herod - all...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
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  • Latest Comments

    For MOTHER CAREY'S

    Wraith
    "Changed from E3 5c ** to E2 5c **, 0% of 1 vote for E2" 08/Jun

    Sunsmoke
    "Yes, this is a soft E2 in my opinion. The only hardship is in the last 20 feet a..." 28/May

    Brazen Buttress
    "Harder than left wall a jug has gone (1997) where you move right. Your saving fa..." 02/Oct

    Joyous Gard
    "Agree- felt more like E1 to me due to the length, steepness and exposure. Very s..." 28/May

    Narrow Carriage
    "Good route with a tricky move in the groove and fine moves higher up." 16/Apr

    Toffee Nose
    "This is a great route, deffinatly recomended" 19/Dec

    Rock Idol
    "A wonderful route of course, but surprised everyone votes E1. 5a, well protected..." 05/Sep top50

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