Manchester Buttress

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Early morning sun
6 mins
Uphill
Windy

Maurice Linnel's 1930s Mancunian classic is well worth doing, as is nearby Gargoyle Buttress. Despite their popularity the trio of routes in the back of the bay on the right are less worthwhile, although there is little doubt they are all better led than done on a tight top-rope.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Physiology
The left-hand crack is arguably the best of the trio leading steeply, past plenty of runners, to an easy finishing groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Sociology
The centre of the narrow face is best climbed direct (poor protection on the line) to a finish up an easy groove.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
3
Anatomy
The right-hand corner is climbed to a move left at the awkward overhang (mind your head) and a finish up the corner.
5 user comments
 VD
4
Another Ology
The awkward direct finish to the previous climb.
 
Graunchy
HS
5
Tinker's Crack
A narrow wall split vertically in its upper part by a thin crack. Pull over a bulge to gain the crack and follow it to a...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
6
Beggar's Crack
This wide crack starts off easily but has a hard move to pass the small overlap before easing again. Big cams are a great help.
2 user comments
 
Graunchy
VS
7
Tip Off
A blunt rib leads to a flake oh so close to the previous route.
 E2
8
Tip Off Right
This variation tackles the flake over right. Easier and better but still manages to feel a bit weedy.
 
1 Stars
E1
9
Moss Side
Mantel up the polished scoop to the break then claw a way up the steep slab using a critical pebble.
 
Technical
E3
10
Manchester Buttress
A bit of proper class - how good is your rope-work? Start up the crack in the arete then head left to out-flank the first...
22 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS
11
Manchester United
A short eliminate up the slab and wall with one long reach/tricky move. Using the flakes on the right arete is the easier...
 HVS
12
Tier Climb
Disappointing work up the groove and crack just right.
 S