Triple Buttress

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Downhill
Abseil
Tidal

A series of shallow buttresses (named A, B and C buttress) and corners make up this unusual section of cliff that is one of the more popular due to its easily accessible routes and less restrictive tidal access. However the routes still have an air of seriousness about them, the protection can be awkward to arrange and poorer sections of rock should be anticipated.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Journey to Ixtlan
A very spectacular and exposed traverse of the Triple Buttress that has the benefit of being non-tidal and a good distance...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
HVS 4c
2
Looking for a Rainbow
A good introduction to this section of the cliff that takes on the open corner/chimney on the left flank of C Buttress. Start...
 
1 Stars
S 4a
3
Rainbow Games
A fine pitch. The leaning pink wall that fronts C Buttress has a couple of thin, vertical crack-lines that split the lower...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
E2 5b
4
Four for Texas
The right-hand thin crack in the pink wall is another good pitch in a similar mold to Rainbow Games. Start below the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For CARN GOWLA

    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

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

    Mercury Direct
    "A stunning adventure and one of the finest routes I've ever done. We had a 100 m..." 21/Aug top50

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