Backwater Buttress

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Sport
Early morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Seepage

Above the Lower Waterfall a path and steps climb out of the gorge. On the left is Backwater Buttress - somewhat overshadowed by its neighbouring crags but with some good pitches.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hoodlum Priest
A substantial pitch through some steep ground after an easy start just right of a wide crack.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
2
Ventura
Start at the arete just right of Hoodlum Priest and take the easy wall to the roof above where things get very tricky.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b
3
Naked
Starting from a grassy ledge climb the shallow arete on excellent rock which leads to a bulge close to the top.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
4
Wise Crack
The thin left-to-right snaking trad crackline. Walk off left (looking out).
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
5
Featuristic
A fine bit of climbing starting just to the left of the fallen slab of rock. It follows the slim right-facing groove.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
6
What Do You Want Me To Do With It
Hard climbing up the rightward trending line.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
7
Don't Matter Just Don't Bite It
A right-hand start to What Do You Want Me To Do With It.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
8
Erotic Nightmare
The desperate but short right-hand arete has no hangers at the time of writing.
 7b+
  • Latest Comments

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    Wise Crack
    "Changed from 5c * to E3 5c *, no votes" 19/Nov

    Masochism Tango
    "This was the first route John and I did together. 1986 NOT 1988" 26/Nov

    Face Route
    "You want to move right a bit from the peg, which makes it about 6a." 03/Nov top50

    Cave Eliminate
    "Some harsh comments! Easily worth 2 stars being a good sustained route on great ..." 08/Jul

    Face Route
    "My mate says that the fixed gear is in a poor state now and then peg on the top ..." 24/Jun top50

    Supercool
    "Totally Awesome!" 25/Jun

    Nothing Ever Lasts Forever
    "A decent route, the fun is packed into the last two bulges. Worth doing." 08/May

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