Trident Buttress

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
Uphill
Windy

This is the prominent three-pronged tower on the right-hand side of the cliff. It has some of the best and most popular routes here. The descent off the back is slightly awkward. To the left is a short wall which has the odd worthwhile route.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Blaster
Climb the lower wall with difficulty to a ledge on the left and a tricky finale up a hanging fissure above.
4 user comments
 HVS
2
Little Diagonal
Climb the right-hand edge of the smooth wall, trending right.
 VD
3
Little Corner
The steep wall just left of a prominent crack.
 VD
4
Little Crack
The steep and awkward crack.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
5
Little Wall
The wall has one stiff pull and little in the way of gear.
 VS
6
Little Little Crack
A little crack immediately left of the chimney.
 VD
7
Little Chimney
...is obvious really.
 M
8
Chimney Arete
The right-hand arete of Little Chimney.
 VD
9
Scooped Wall
A concave feature, trending left to the arete.
 VD
10
Scooped Direct
The steep finish is best done quickly.
 HVS
11
Desperation
The steepening right-hand arete of the buttress.
4 user comments
 S
12
Trident Face
A shallow groove leads to a small ledge-system above half-height. Shuffle left and climb the steep upper section by a second...
 
1 Stars
VD
13
Trident Eliminate
Climb the rib in the centre of the face to the break, then step left and pull over the edge of the overhangs on some bounteous...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS
14
Trident Groove
The groove just left of the arete, heading for the gap between the prongs. The upper part is steep and tricky, though good...
 
1 Stars
VD
15
Trident Arete
The right-hand arete is a little tricky in its lower section, the upper section is straightforward and pleasantly exposed....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
16
Trident Obverse
The reclusive groove in the back of the arete.
1 user comment
 D