South Buttress

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The most southerly buttress here takes the form of a large square block of rock with a cave/recess at its bottom right-hand corner. The routes here tend to be harder than elsewhere on the cliff so if you think you are tough enough - then step this way.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Overhanging Arete
10m. From the gully, trend right across the wall to the arete.
 VD
2
Leg Up
10m. From a block under the roof pull onto the undercut arete with difficulty then finish easily.
6 user comments
 
Strong
VS 4b
3
Route 2
10m. From the same block move right to pass the bulge then follow the good crack to a finish on the right.
2 user comments
 
Strong
VS 4b
4
Route 1.5
10m. The centre of the face is steep and strenuous.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
HVS 4c
5
Editor's Note
10m. From the recess pull left and climb the right-hand side of the face. Another pumpy little number.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
6
South Buttress Arete Direct
10m. From the recess pull right onto the steep arete and sprint smartly up this. The grade is for lanky gymnasts who can...
11 user comments
 
Technical
E1 5b
7
Route 1
12m. Start up the groove on the right then make a tricky traverse past the arete to a ledge. Finish up and left past blocks.
2 user comments
 HS 4a
8
South Buttress Crack
10m. The groove that bounds the buttress on its right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
M
9
Left Triplet Crack
6m. The baby of the trio.
 M
10
Middle Triplet Crack
6m. Steep but with a choice of biffos and good runners.
 S 4a
11
Right Triplet Crack
6m. Quite strenuous but can be well-protected
2 user comments
 S 4a
12
Overlapping Wall
6m. The short steep face that is almost the cliff's last gasp.
1 user comment
 S 4a
13
Groove
6m. The open groove with good protection.
 M
14
Discontinuous Rib
6m. The feature of the same name is better than it looks, and the gear is okay.
 M
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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

    Editor's Note
    "The pull out of the recess is hard for 5a. Both of my would-be seconds failed on..." 16/Jun

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