America Buttress

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One of the most intimidating cliffs in the West Country, the America Buttress peers out northwards over the normally turbulent dark Atlantic and is not a place to take lightly. The rock is generally good but takes time to dry. The cliff and the lines of the upper pitches can be well viewed from a point on the cliff edge, down and to the right of the buttress summit. Guidebook page 178.

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1
America
A towering, adventurous route that combines diverse climbing with a serious situation. Dry conditions are essential. The base...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 5c
2
Guernica Top 50
An awe-inspiring route whose main pitch climbs the central section of the severely-overhanging upper buttress. Start as for...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6a
3
Mausoleum
The huge open-book corner to the right of the upper part of America is a good pitch, although it is prone to seepage and can be...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
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    Mercury Direct
    "Surprised to find that this was a choss route in exactly the same vein as Gogart..." 04/Jul top50

    Journey to Ixtlan
    "I couldn't find the stake belay - I spent so long wandering around the slope loo..." 04/May

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    "Pitch 2 is serious, with little protection. Pitch 3 has good protection where it..." 21/Aug top50

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