Roundabout Buttress

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
20 mins

This square buttress has a close-packed set of routes and, although only short, they are all steep enough to be memorable. They tend to be less busy than some of the nearby areas. Guidebook page 158.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Intermediate Buttress
8m. Step in from the left and climb the left-hand edge of the north-facing wall via a series of good breaks, to a groping exit.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD
2
The Nose
12m. Hand traverse out right along the lowest breaks to reach the well-positioned arete. A pumpy little number.
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Jaygo's Pipe
10m. Start under the centre of the buttress and pull straight through the bulges, then climb direct to a rounded exit.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
4
Second Wind
12m. From the centre of the west-facing wall of the buttress, hand traverse left and pull into a short crack with difficulty....
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5c
5
Swings
10m. Climb the centre of the buttress with difficulty, to jugs and runners. Continue up the steep groove and overhang.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E1 5c
6
Turf Crack
8m. The grass-less groove is a piece of well protected bridging.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
7
Little Tower
8m. Climb the short arete, avoiding the routes on either side. Only short but pumpy and awkward to protect.
6 user comments
 
Pumpy
VS 4c
8
49 Bikinis
8m. Climb steeply up the centre of the buttress and then pull through the overhangs that cap the wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
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