Blushing Buttress

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Afternoon sun
8 mins
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Rather diminutive when compared to the rest of the Roaches, these two small buttresses do offer some easier climbs and the well-polished Left-hand and Right-hand Routes as well as a couple of harder offerings. The place is rarely busy. Guidebook page 68.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Scarlett Wall
12m. Pull though the bulge and climb the crack to its end then move right to a ledge. Climb delicately to the capping bulge and...
6 user comments
 S 4a
2
War Wound
12m. Climb the tough wall (especially hard to start) to a ledge and gear then finish up the rounded arete on the left.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 6a
3
Left-hand Route
14m. Layback strenuously through the left edge of the roof using the juggy flake then head delicately up then right to the...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
4
Right-hand Route
14m. Climb the desperately slippery layback crack to a ledge, step right and pull through the overhang by the obvious crack.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4c
5
Gully Wall
10m. Follow the line of left-trending flakes to join the final steep section of the previous climb.
1 user comment
 VS 4b
6
Grilled Fingers
8m. Start up a blocky groove then climb straight up the centre of the side-wall by a couple of long stretches.
5 user comments
 HVS 4c
7
The Rib
8m. The right-hand edge of the gully is pleasant enough. Starting up the gully to avoid the bulges is quite a bit easier.
2 user comments
 S 4a
8
Rib Wall
8m. The hard wall (4b direct) to a ledge, trend left to The Rib.
5 user comments
 VD
9
Sparkle
8m. Climb the flakes in the side-wall then exit left below the bulges. The final bulge direct is HVS 5a.
2 user comments
 HS 4b
10
Sign of the Times
6m. From the foot of Calcutta Crack, pull right and left onto the the wall to reach and climb the thin flake. Finish direct.
2 user comments
 E1 5c
11
Calcutta Crack
6m. The twisting crack is very tricky, especially for the short.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS 4b
12
Mistral
6m. Climb the wall to a break where steep and fingery moves are needed to finish.
 
1 Stars
E2 6a
13
Calcutta Buttress
10m. Climb the left-hand side of the buttress, step left and make precarious moves to stand in the break. Climb rightwards to...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
14
Genetix
10m. Cross the roof with difficulty and climb the right-hand side of the arete to a grasping finish.
 
1 Stars
E3 6a
15
Ou est le Spit?
6m. The ramp on the north face of the boulder to a gripping swarm to safety. Diminutive but worthwhile.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
E6 6b
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