High Buttress

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The most popular buttress on the cliff and with good reasons; it is the tallest piece of rock here and the majority of the climbs are well worth doing. High Buttress Arete is one of the Peakís better Diffs and a great introduction to the cliff on whichever end of the rope. Guidebook page 114.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bulging Arete
10m. Tackle the small overhang by its right-hand edge. Short and just a bit sharp, at least until you find the hidden hold.
 
Strong
S 4a
2
The Corner
10m. The pleasant groove is followed throughout and makes a great first lead with solid gear placements throughout.
2 user comments
 D
3
Toe Nail
10m. Climb straight up the wall to reach 'the toe' then continue in the same line to finish. Good climbing but the protection...
 
1 Stars
VD
4
Zigzag
14m. A pleasant (and misnamed) diagonal on which the protection is rather spaced. Best avoided on busy days! Start as for Toe...
 
1 Stars
D
5
Footprint
10m. Start just to the right of 'the heel' and climb directly up the face passing a bevy of small overhangs. Good climbing but...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VD
6
Nose Direct
12m. Begin left of the arete at a niche and climb to 'The Nose'. Pass this by moving left before finishing direct....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVD
7
Director
12m. The wall and bulges just to the left of the arete are tackled super-direct. If you get involved with any weaving about you...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
8
High Buttress Arete Direct
10m. The steep left-hand side of the arete and a small bulge to the upper arete.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
9
High Buttress Arete
12m. Follow the crack up the pleasant right-hand side of the arete to a ledge then finish direct or step left, both are nicely...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
D
10
Heather Face
10m. The south-facing wall direct via a variety of useful cracks and not too much in the way of greenery. The start is on...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
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    Traditional
    "A nice, but committing sequence. It's pretty much all over by the time you want ..." 30/Sep

    Christmas Arete
    "Really two boulder problems separated by a ledge. Good moves though." 09/Aug

    South Buttress Arete Direct
    "Exactly. What's all this about campusing? Were there girls around or something? ..." 15/Aug

    Chockstone Chimney
    "Polish wasn't too bad (certainly no worese than the other popular routes on the ..." 03/May

    Editor's Note
    "well protected? your too low to reach the runner slot by the jug and nothing bel..." 19/Apr

    South Buttress Arete Direct
    "What's all this about campus moves? Is climbing it like an adult cheating?" 28/Aug

    Route 1.5
    "I'd agree with the first comment. I did it as an onsight solo and found it easy...." 03/Apr

    Portfolio
    "As a Western Grit local, this has long been on my list and it didnít disappoint...." 29/Sep

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