Flying Buttress

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Sun to mid-afternoon
20 mins
Uphill
Windy

On the eastern side of the crag is a long narrow ridge. This route tackles the ridge and the walls above in 5 or 6 excellent and popular pitches. It is perhaps the most popular easier route in the Pass and a complete contrast to the blank steep walls around the corner. Approach (see map on page 101) - Walk rightwards below the crag to the base of the ridge, just past a huge quartz slab. Walk slightly rightwards from the top and then descend steeply by scrambling down a gully and scree path below. Take care on this descent especially on the middle section which requires a steep down-climb.

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Flying Buttress Top 50
A superb ridge climb leading to a fine finish high up on the wall. Start at the base of the prominent jagged ridge running down...
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