Calvary

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A fine buttress with one of Stanage's finest routes: Calvary. With modern gear it should be safe enough though it requires a careful approach. If Calvary is too bland, Defying Destiny might be more to your liking!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
August Arete
14m. Climb the crack to the right of the holly then move out right to reach the the arete, which is climbed with difficulty.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS 5b
2
Telli
10m. Low in the grade and popular. The centre of the slab leads boldly to the break where a crucial mantelshelf gains a...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E3 6a
3
Traversty
12m. From a block, make bouldery moves to flakes and a break, pull up and right to the ledge then trend left up the final wall.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1 6a
4
Rib Chimney
14m. The well-scratched cleft is climbed by classical back and footing to ledges and the dividing rib. Finish up its left side.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
5
Calvary Direct
18m. Swing round the arete and climb the wall to the deep break - runners - then move right into the regular route.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E5 6a
6
Calvary Top 50
18m. An immaculate test of nerve and ability; protection is just adequate. Start up a crack then swing out left and make a...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4 6a
7
Defying Destiny
18m. A tense and taxing line up the centre of the wall. Climb the initial crack then move right and gain the next break with...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E6 6b
8
Dark Reign
18m. The right-hand arete of the buttress is climbed on its left side throughout. Protection is from poor Friends and the...
1 user comment
 
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6b
9
Chockstone Chimney
18m. The rift that cleaves the centre of the buttress, passing the chock (crux) early on. Safe but a battle.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVD 3c
10
Cleft Wall Route 1
14m. Take the zig-zag crack to the awkward final section.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
11
Early Starter
12m. From the end of the wide crack, climb the wall direct.
 
Reachy
Rounded
E1 5b
12
Cleft Wall Route 2
12m. A continuous crack running the full height of the buttress. It is safe but awkward, especially towards the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
13
Ritornel
14m. Climb the crack then move up and right to the arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
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