Outlook Buttress

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Afternoon sun
12 mins
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Above the upper section of flagged path that runs from the Plantation car park to Stanage Pole, is a series of short walls with an interesting collection of routes, the most renowned of which is the Dawes desperate of Weather Report. Several of the cracks provide interesting (easier) tussles at their respective grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Introvert
A retiring route on the shady wall climbing a crack then flakes trending left by long moves. Tough and always green.
 
Reachy
Rounded
E2 5c
2
Outlook Buttress
Climb the left edge of the buttress then follow the rounded break rightwards to a steep finish on slopers.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5b
3
Tying the Knot
Use the flake to reach the break then finish direct.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
E3 6a
4
Look Before you Leap
The centre of the wall via an wild flying leap from undercuts.
 
Reachy
Dyno
E1 6b
5
Outlook Layback
The steep thrutchy corner crack at the back of the ledge.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S
6
A Thousand Natural Shocks
From the ledge, climb the left side of the short-lived arete .
 
Technical
E1 5c
7
Weather Report
Climb the centre of the face, trending left, with a crux slap over the bulge for slopers. Finish direct. A popular 'snow-ball'...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E6 6c
8
Nords with Attitude
Traverse left from the crack and climb the desperate scoop.
 
Technical
E4 6c
9
Outlook Crack
The thin crack in the left-hand side wall of the gully has some good moves where you could do with knowing how to jam. Big cams...
18 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS 4c
10
Outlook Chimney
The fissure behind the leaning flake is hard to enter and to exit from. Big cams help. The grade is up for debate!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Graunchy
VS 5a
11
I Didn't Get Where I am Today
Gain the front face of the flake, over the pocketed overhang, and climb it right then left. Technical and bold.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
12
Lookout Flake
A quick layback move gains the flake leading to a tricky exit.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4b
13
Shard
Climb straight up the delicate slab to a mantelshelf finish.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5b
14
Splinter
Trend right to climb the blunt rib in the centre of the slab.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
15
Rebel Yell
Mantel up the left arete of the block on its left-hand side then the upper arete left again. All feels bit aimless and...
 HS 4c
16
Delicatessen
Balance up the arete on its right-hand side.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
17
Tales of Yankee Power
Climb the left-hand side of the front of the block, on small finger-holds. Reachy and easier for the tall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E1 5c
18
Flaky Wall
The flaky right side of the block leads to a swing left to reach its top. Finish easily. Unprotected where it matters.
8 user comments
 
Fluttery
Loose
E1 5b
19
Bastille
The right arete of the face on its left-hand side is tough.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Loose
E1 5b
20
Shaky Gully
The awkward wide corner-crack and continuation behind.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
21
Amphitheatre Face
Reach the wall right of the groove with a triple jump start, or some technical moves. If all else fails traverse in from the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
VS 5a
22
Ladder Cracks
The parallel cracks just left of the corner are awkward.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
23
Ladder Corner
The amiable corner that bounds the wall on its right
 D
24
Tears and Guts
The narrow but widening wall with overlaps just right.
 
Technical
E2 6a
25
Whimper
The thin layback and wider upper section right again.
2 user comments
 S
26
Argus
Climb the upper arete starting from a ledge on the left, a belayer is a good idea if you don't want to fall miles. Swing onto...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE PLANTATION

    Unfamiliar
    "Changed from E8 6c *** to E7 6c ***, no votes" 20/Feb

    Surprise
    "Astonishingly difficult." 09/Mar

    Tower Face
    "This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch ..." 02/Aug

    The Watch-Tower
    ".....next!" 31/May

    The Watch-Tower
    "Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pr..." 31/May

    Goliath's Groove
    "My first grit HVS insight lead on my first trad day of 2013. It felt like it was..." 06/May

    Shirley's Shining Temple
    "Correction to first ascent detail. John Allen did the route by the direct start ..." 05/Jul

    Saul's Arete
    "Surely HVS? I was a good deal more comfortable leading Fina than seconding this..." 11/Jun

    Counterfeit
    "Agreed. 'Siderunners' are easily placed from the route so should be graded for t..." 14/May

    Counterfeit
    "Like Count's Wall, just one hard move - sadly this one uses the same hold in com..." 09/May

    Amphitheatre Face
    "...or by [starting on a doubled pad and] bearing down on a couple of pebbles for..." 24/Apr

    The Archangel
    "Fantastic route, definitely need a bit of conviction but the moves aren't too ba..." 07/Dec

    The Archangel
    "Wonderful. A bit of psychological beta for those looking at this before an ascen..." 23/Nov

    Fern Groove
    "Bit of a fiddle getting the wire in after the crux. Another quality little route..." 19/Nov

    Outlook Buttress
    "Solid E1." 16/Oct

    Nightmare Slab
    "Harder than Daydreamer, due to the landing (or lack thereof). At E1 5c (as in ot..." 10/Sep

    Crossover
    "Worthwhile route with varied climbing. The bold slab isn't too hard and good cam..." 12/Jul

    Cinturato
    "This is one of those routes where, if you're cruising at E3, it'll seem like a p..." 19/Jun

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