Grey Buttress

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

Curiously this is the orange-tinted wall on the far side of the quarry, directly opposite the approach scramble. Facing westish, it gets the sun in the evening and dries fast enough to be a suitable venue on milder winter days. Unfortunately most of the routes have very grotty finishes up a steep, loose slope which can spoil the experience for some.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Elder Groove
16m. Start on the left of the buttress and climb leftwards over a bulge to reach the base of the left-hand groove, then follow...
1 user comment
 HS 4b
2
Turkish Delight
16m. To the right is a shallower groove that leads steeply to a leftwards traverse into Elder Groove.
 VS 5b
3
Kaibab
16m. The second shallow groove to a steep direct finish.
 HVS 5b
4
Sunbeam
16m. The direct start to the finishing groove of Storm.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
5
Storm
16m. The original route of the wall. Climb up the flake and crack that form the right-hand side of the pedestal to reach its...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
6
Age of Reason
18m. Unfeasably thin and bold to boot! Gain the thin flake and follow it rightwards to the horizontal. Swing left on good holds...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
7
Sheppy
16m. The obvious and fierce once-pegged crack (pity it wasnÕt pegged a few more times!) until above the break then trend left...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
8
Sparrow
16m. Climb up and right with difficulty to reach a peg on Traumatic Eversion. Continue to the break then pull over the overhang...
 
Technical
E4 6b
9
Traumatic Eversion
A pumpy girdle following the most obvious feature here. 1) 16m. 5c. Make a tricky mantel then climb the juggy wall to reach...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5c
10
Flyer
14m. The right-hand arete of the wall has a technical and bold lower section as far as the break used by Traumatic Eversion....
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
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