Manchester Buttress

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Afternoon sun
10 mins

Maurice Linnell'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 better led than top-roped.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
12m. 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
12m. 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
 S 4a
12m. The right-hand corner is climbed to a move left at the awkward overhang (mind your head) and a finish up the corner. The...
5 user comments
Tinker's Crack
12m. 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 4c
Beggar's Crack
12m. This wide crack starts off easily but has a hard move to pass the small overlap before easing again.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
Moss Side
14m. One for the hard lads. Mantel up the polished scoop to the break then claw a way up the steep slab using a critical...
E3 6a
Manchester Buttress
16m. Start up the crack in the arete then head left to outflank the first overhang. Move up to a deep break then make an...
22 user comments
3 Stars
HS 4b
Manchester United
12m. A short eliminate up the slab and wall with one long reach.
HVS 5b
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    Hamper's Hang
    "Changed from 7A *** to V6 7A ***, 88% of 8 votes for V6 7A" 22/Jan

    Manchester Buttress
    "Should be a Top 50; but to echo previous comments make sure you are on double ro..." 15/Sep

    "I definitely wanted some spotters to do the lower moves but all the friends seem..." 03/Aug

    Pacific Ocean Wall
    "Can be started in the centre of the wall and then moving slightly left to gain t..." 22/Jul

    Flying Buttress Direct
    "Finally !!! After walking past thinking I'll never be good enough. First route o..." 18/Jul top50

    Needle Crack
    "Glad we top-roped this. Unprotected and bad landing. Apparently we shouldn't c..." 30/Apr

    Cave Gully Wall
    "The start slab in a sandbag at 5a. May be 5a for people 5'9'' and above. 5b woul..." 23/Aug

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