Viking Buttress

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Winter
Early morning sun
80 mins
Uphill

NY 343152 840m. NE Facing. This is the elegant prow shaped buttress on the right side of the Red Tarn Face. One of the first areas to come into condition in the whole of the Lakes. Descent: Walk off to the N (Right side looking at the crag) and locate the top of Swirral Edge.

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Rape and Pillage
90m. 1) 3, 40m. Follow Viking Buttress to a good ledge. 2) 6, 30m Climb the steep groove to the right of Viking Buttress,...
 
1 Stars
IV 6
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Viking Buttress Top 50
80m. An excellent mixed route often in condition. 1) 3, 40m. Start at the lowest rocks and climb the left edge of the buttress...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
IV 5
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Thor's Corner
90m. 1) 3, 40m. Pitch 1 of Viking Buttress. 2) 4,50m. Move right to climb a turfy groove forming the right hand side of the...
 IV 4
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Prince of Darkness
90m. 1) 40m. Start up the gully wall of Viking Buttress. Ten metres up Number 1 Gully, climb the obvious corner on the right...
 V 7
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Blade Runner
100m. Start in the gully bed left of Viking Buttress, opposite the obvious short corner of Prince of Darkness. 1) 4, 50m. Climb...
 IV 4
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