Vector Buttress

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The most celebrated buttress at Tremadog is home to many fine routes most of which are firmly embedded in the history of Welsh climbing. They follow intricate and complex lines, giving great, technical climbing with big exposure on the showpiece headwall. Approach (see map on page 239) - From the carpark walk along the road to a lay-by on the left just before a ditch. From here head directly into the trees and up a rocky path to the base of the buttress. Either walk off left or right to the various descent gullies. Alternatively there are abseil points around trees at the top of Grim Wall just to the right of the Vector headwall or Shadrach (see next page). Please avoid abseiling onto parties climbing below.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Nimbus
The original route of the buttress which follows a great line. Its best bits now feature in other routes but it is still...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
2
The Weaver
The most direct line on this complex buttress, despite its name.1) 5b, 16m. Climb a groove left of the start of Vector,...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
3
Cream Top 50
A magnificent climb that builds to a stunning and very exposed crack pitch on the headwall.1) 5a, 15m. As for Vector.2)...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6a
4
Strawberries
A stunning and historically significant hard route which has seen very few onsight ascents in its 30+ year life span. Get to...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E7 6b
5
Vector Top 50
The most famous route at Tremadog is showing signs of over-climbing, and does get very chalky since much of it never gets...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
6
Void Top 50
Another tremendous route. A bit eliminate in its lower section, but it finishes in a wild position on the headwall. Start up...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
7
Atomic Finger Flake
A very hard move guards the flake. Start up Void pitch 1 and move right below the overhang. Climb a tricky thin groove on the...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
E4 6a
8
The Snake
A stunning way across the Vector headwall and also the easiest. A cracking outing if combined with Nimbus. Care is needed with...
 
3 Stars
E2 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For TREMADOG (BWLCH Y MOCH)

    Nifl-Heim
    "Changed from VS 5a ** to HVS 5a **, 100% of 1 vote for HVS" 11/Oct

    The Neb Direct
    "Your description of pitch 1 is hopelessly out of date. see the current CC guide ..." 06/Jun

    Shadrach
    "The exit from the chimney as at the opposite side from where you enter. On pitc..." 05/Jun

    The Plum
    "2nd 1993. Superb!" 20/Feb top50

    Daddy Cool
    "Dissapointing" 15/Dec

    The Weaver
    "Not the only mistake in this guide: see also Spectre (Clogwyn y Grochan) & N..." 03/Aug

    The Weaver
    "A mistake!? In a Wrongfax guide? Surely it would be easier to list proof-read an..." 21/Jun

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