Count's Buttress

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Below the gap in the edge, where the Long Causeway links the Hope Valley with Sheffield, is the fine undercut face of Count's Buttress. This neglected area is home to a good set of climbs all best suited to tall, bold climbers.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Eden Arete
The short angular arete on the left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
2
Nightmare Slab
The left edge of the slab has a bold high step to reach a good break and gear. Pass the bulge by a long reach then finish...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2
3
Dream Boat
The slab between the two lines of poor holds. Highball f6B.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
4
Daydreamer
Start in the middle of the slab, at some sloping holds, and a short vertical flake. Make perplexing pebbly moves to gain the...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2
5
Nightrider
Pick a dry day to streak up the green line. Highball f6B.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
6
Sleepwalker
Climb the slab passing a couple of tiny overlaps. Highball f6A.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
7
Nightride Corner
The green and gruesome angle on the right of the slab.
 
Graunchy
S
8
Out For the Count
The left arete of the main buttress has a bold move at half-height. A side-runner lowers the danger, and the E-grade.
 
1 Stars
E4
9
The Cool Curl
Climb the lower face to a ledge then step up and left to a precarious pull and crucial high step to get gain the central slab....
 
2 Stars
Technical
E6
10
Touched
The left arete of the chimney is less good than most here.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVS
11
Count's Chimney
The rift that splits the face is vintage stuff. Once up the grubby lower section, nice back-and-foot work passes the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
D
12
Counterfeit
The right-hand arete of the deep chimney is climbed on its right-hand side. Side-runners lower the grade to HVS.
2 user comments
 E2
13
Count's Wall
Climb the left-hand arete of the central cave to ledges, then the thin crack (poor small wires) to a bolder exit. Finish...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
14
Counterblast
Climb the right-hand arete of the cave then move left to above its centre. Climb the slab using a small pocket and a crease -...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
15
Abacus
Follow Counterblast to the first ledge, then climb straight up the bold wall, directly above the right-hand edge of the cave....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
16
Count's Buttress
A great route with a devious but logical line. Easier (E1 5b?) for the tall. Climb the blunt arete on side-pulls to a small...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
17
Count's Buttress Direct
Cut out all the looping with delicate and reachy moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
18
Count Me Out
From the ledge on the traverse of Count's Buttress, pull up using three small pockets, to reach the centre of the horizontal...
 
1 Stars
E2
19
The Count
A great route with a bold start. Use a loose flake to reach the break above the lip where cams protect the move to the ledge on...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Loose
E2
20
Count's Crack
Gain the crack in the south-facing side-wall from the right by a short traverse along the horizontal break. Once entered it...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
21
B Crack
The deep angle bounding the buttress has a hard start; above it eases. The start can be avoided by sneaking round right.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HVD
22
Anxiety Attack 2
The centre of the slab is tough and reachy.
1 user comment
 E2
23
Dracula
The arete is approached over a tricky bulge and climbed on its left-hand side by laybacking. Markedly easier for the tall.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
24
Scraped Crack
The awkward angle could do with a make-over!
 
Graunchy
VD
25
Basil Brush
Scratch a way up the slab just right. No line but nice moves.
 
1 Stars
HVS
26
Mop Up
A thinner move or two up the centre of the slab.
 
Technical
E1
27
Lino
Technical moves left of the arete lead to jungle warfare.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HS
28
Prickly Crack
An oft damp start soon deteriorates into spiky nonsense .
 
Technical
VD
29
Shirley's Shining Temple
A super-sketchy outing up the left edge of the blank slab. Start at a small overlap and climb up and left before tackling the...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
f7C
30
Shock Horror Slab
Another technical teaser. Start below and right of a slight rib and scrape up the lower bulges to an easier finish.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
f6C