Hawk's Nest Buttress

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Evening sun
60 mins
Uphill
Windy

A chunky and striking arete perched above steep ground, offering good climbing in a grand setting. Traverse right from above Alphabet Slab or scramble up broken ground to the face. Trend right across a ledge to the foot of Dolmen Buttress then descend West Gully. Guidebook page 179.

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Alpha
The left edge of the slab is bold.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
2
The Hollow Men
The steep groove round to the right of the impressive hanging rib is also worth seeking out1) 20m. Climb the groove to a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
3
Beta
The central weakness.
 M
4
Gamma
1) 30m. Trend left up the slab following the line of weakness past a scoop and up a crack to a stance. Not well...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
S 4a
5
Delta
Climb the right-hand slab fairly directly.
 
1 Stars
D
6
Get Close
Climb the left-hand side-wall via a crack, until the elegant hanging groove in the rib can be reached. Climb this to finish.
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Hawk's Nest Arete
Fine climbing based on the dramatic square-cut arete.1) 4c, 20m. Steady climbing leads to a large flake perched on the...
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
8
Hawk's Nest Buttress
The original route of the buttress trends left to right to find the easiest line. Steady climbing although the crucial...
 
1 Stars
Technical
S 4b