Buttress 2

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A close-packed set of worthwhile routes ensures the popularity of this buttress, as does the fact that it is the nearest bit of rock to the road!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rib and Slab
8m. The clean, narrow rib on the left side of the buttress is climbed via a perched flake. Pleasantly mild.
 M
2
Buttress Two Gully
8m. The open gully on the left-hand side of the buttress gives pleasant bridging, another great first lead.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
M
3
Leg Stump
8m. The slab to the right of the gully is climbed via a shallow groove or the bubbly rib to its left and then finished direct....
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
4
Middle and Leg
8m. The fissure on the right-hand side of the slab has a wide middle section and a steep juggy finish.
 
1 Stars
D
5
Centre
8m. The narrow slab just right pulling over a nose to start and passing an overlap. There is not much gear until just below the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
HVD 3c
6
Squashed Finger
8m. Hopefully the awkward leaning crack is misnamed. Quite hard work but well-protected where it matters.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVD
7
Struggle
8m. It does just what it says on the tin! Battle up the well-protected crack splitting the overhanging nose.
3 user comments
 
Strong
VS 4c
8
Corner Crack
8m. The leaning groove with a crack in the back is pleasant and has good gear throughout.
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Aged Crack
8m. From a boulder climb the bulges into the crack on the left (awkward to protect) and follow it more easily.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
10
Traditional
8m. From the boulder swing right and climb straight up the face passing a flake. Good climbing upon which small Friends could...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS 4a
11
Broken Groove
8m. The short left-slanting groove in the right-hand arete of the cliff is pleasant enough and is well-protected.
 
1 Stars
D
12
Cheek
8m. Climb leftwards to the arete from a block on the right (opposite the path to the cliff). A steep little number with good...
5 user comments
 VS 5a
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  • Latest Comments

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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

    The Rib Right-hand
    "Going direct over the overlap (i.e. staying on the left of the arete) may just w..." 04/Aug

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