Bishops Buttress

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Lots of sun!
12 mins
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The showpiece of Chair Ladder is Bishop's Buttress, its fine lines and superb rock making it one of West Penwith's most attractive venues.

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1
Aerial
A perfectly-positioned middle pitch and less busy than some of the other lines in the area. The first stance at the start of...
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
2
Caliban
A testing thin crack up the smooth wall. Start below the thin crack..1) 6a, 20m. Gain the crack and climb it past 2 old...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
3
Flannel Avenue Top 50
Space-walking stuff on its final pitch and with plenty of interesting climbing throughout. Quite tough at the grade. Start...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HS 4b
4
Diocese
One of Cornwall's greatest VS routes. High in the grade and requiring a broad selection of techniques, the line follows the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
5
The Spire
The hairline crack in the rib to the right of Diocese's corner gives a fine pitch with a difficult initial wall. Start above a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
6
Bishop's Rib
Engrossing and varied climbing up the right-hand side of the buttress. The initial slab is often damp and needs a little...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1 5b
7
Bishop's Arete
Although not one of the well known classics of Chair Ladder, this hybrid is a very worthwhile climb that travels across some of...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For CHAIR LADDER

    Terrier's Tooth
    "Does anyone know more about the damage to pitch 1 in last winters storms? see w..." 07/Sep top50

    Bishop's Rib
    "I did the direct start for the first time this weekend having previously done th..." 22/Apr

    Excelsior
    "Filthy when I did this in Easter." 29/Oct

    Diocese
    "Its the first pitch that takes some working out! Especially if the sea's a bit '..." 10/Sep

    Pendulum Chimney
    "The final pitch description "to the top of the cliff" isn;t quite righ..." 04/Sep top50

    West Face Direct
    "First pitch is tough and the second no push over." 05/Mar

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