Great Buttress

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One of the best buttresses on the cliff with a good set of worthwhile routes on the main piece of rock and some milder offerings on its slumped neighbour to the left.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Alpha Crack
A good beginner's climb following flakes up the left-hand side of the buttress to ledges, finishing on the left-hand arete.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
2
Beta Crack
The long flake running up the right-hand side of the slab; a fine pitch with exciting moves rightwards over a small overhang....
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
S 4a
3
Trapeze
A swinging traverse of the break high on the right is a bit wild.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
4
Trapezium
Climb the wide crack to a notch and then the steep wall above on a surprisingly good set of holds.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
5
The Great Chimney
The cleft is a good line - pity it is a bit dirty and loose!
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
D
6
Great Chimney Crack
In the right wall of the cleft a steep left-trending crack is followed on good (and creaky) holds until it is possible to...
3 user comments
 
Strong
Loose
S 4a
7
Thrown Away
The right-hand wall of the chimney starting up a thin crack and trending left towards the top. Escapable but with some good...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
8
Great Buttress Arete
A fine climb up the long arete. A tape can be placed over a flake early on for protection, and above this the route gives...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
9
Great Buttress
Start up the arete to the flake then traverse right just above the pruned sapling to the right edge of the face. Climb to a...
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
10
Just a Minute
Start direct to the sapling, then climb the centre of the face (hard) to the edge of the cave. Step left and make steep moves...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
11
Romulus
The pleasant straight crack by some mild jamming.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
12
Remus
A thin crack leads to a tiny shallow groove; sustained.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
13
Fly Wall
The centre of the short wall gives a mild, poorly protected pitch.
5 user comments
 HS 4a
14
Gold Leaf
Climb the arete of the Leaf, starting up its edge and then at half-height up its left-hand side via a useful slot.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
15
Leaf Buttress
The front face of the Leaf trending left via a flake and tiny groove. Poorly protected, so it needs a steady head.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

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    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Rook Chimney
    "A bit polished lower down and not a smooth climb i.e. bitty!" 26/Oct

    Banana Wall
    "agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach." 19/Oct

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