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This is a hidden gem of a buttress that is only revealed on the last few metres of the approach walk. The crag is not high but is vertical and composed of compact limestone yielding climbing that is both sustained and technical. Protection is just about adaquate on most of the routes. Guidebook page 321.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
February Wall
13m. Start at the small yew tree on the left-hand side of the clean wall. Follow the wall and tricky corner to the top.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
2
Broad Sword
16m. A cracking pitch up the left-to-right slanting weakness of thin corners and overlaps. High in the grade.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
3
Broad Sword Direct
16m. Start up Broadsword but climb direct to the finish of Mutton Dagger from the jug. Scary and bold.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
4
Mutton Dagger Top 50
16m. Quality climbing up the centre of the wall finishing past the very old bolt on the headwall. A thread on the lower wall is...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
5
Cut a Line
Direct up the blank wall to finish left of Prime Cut.
 
2 Stars
E4 5c
6
Prime Cut
15m. A testing route that starts up Mutton Dagger before breaking out rightwards to a crozzly niche. Finish straight up.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
7
Mint Sauce
14m. A short hard pitch on very compact rock. Start just to the left of the arete and climb up into the base of the clean-cut...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
8
Sir Loin
16m. A good little expedition tracing a diagonal line leftwards from the base of the right arete. The start is a bit puzzling...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
9
Little Corner
13m. The pleasing corner is a little grassy in its upper reaches.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
10
The Glory Seekers
10m. Start down and right of a tree in the corner. Climb up the cracked wall until gear can be placed out left in the two...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 6a
11
The Arches
12m. A short and sharp number up to, and over, the arch past a thread (usually in place).
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
12
Return of the Glory Seekers
11m. An eliminate taking the wall between The Arches and the arete to the right.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2 6a
13
Meerschaum
12m. The stepped-corner with a small sapling at its base.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS 5a
14
Satori
12m. The next groove and corner just right of Meerschaum.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
15
Power Pinch
10m. Start just right of the block and climb the seam to the horizontal break. Now stand in the break and climb direct to the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E4 6b
16
Go Johnny Go
10m. Start 2m right of Power Pinch and move up directly to the horizontal break. Follow the crack and corner above to finish. A...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
17
Slap and Giggle
10m. A bit of an eliminate up the arete and hanging corner.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
18
Custard Crack
10m. A good clean romp up the corner/crack with ample large gear. The best easy line here.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    The Arches
    "Think the thread is the same one Austin used...." 12/Jun

    Pitch n Putt
    "This is a sandbag at 6a, 6a+ is more like it." 26/Apr

    Get Out of Town
    "The flake left of the first bolt is now dangerously loose - most of the glue see..." 21/Jun

    Black Swan Rising
    "This is a superb route which is spoiled by some poor bolting. Sorry Dave but I'..." 29/Jun top50

    Moseley Shoals
    "Moseley Shoals will soon be cleaned and rebolted. It's on the list! There was a ..." 04/May

    First Footing
    "A sandbag, unless you have a huge span!" 27/Apr

    Moseley Shoals
    "The first bolt is high and in a poor condition. It would be well worth checking..." 22/Apr

    Titter Ye Not
    "Oh yes it is. Fully bolted 6c." 21/Apr

    Violent New Breed
    "well said i agree with you Chris" 10/Feb

    José Bové
    "Did this route for the second time yesterday and the loose block was still very ..." 05/Jun

    Broad Sword
    "I vaguely remember it feeling a little bold with some technical moves going left..." 07/Oct

    Broad Sword
    "A very difficult E3 and there is a fair bit of 5c. Climbing up the flake/open gr..." 02/Oct

    Silent Laughter
    "How can this be 3*? Nasty lumpy holds on boulder problem start and an artificial..." 24/Jul

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