Kinder Buttress

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Lots of sun!
70 mins
Uphill

A classic gritstone buttress with one of Kinderís most famous outings. The Left and Right Twin Chimneys are classics of another era whereas Foreigner and Final Judgment have a much more modern feel about them

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Foreigner
16m. The steep wall high on the left-hand side of the cliff gives a bold pitch (around to the left on the topo). Climb the wall...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
2
The Mermaid's Ridge
A Kinder classic; a fine climb, varied and interesting. 1) 4b, 12m. Climb the bubbly ridge over a bulge (thread) to a stance on...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS 4c
3
Glory Boys
12m. The obvious narrowing-crack in the right wall is pleasant enough if a little short-lived.
 VS 4c
4
Left Twin Chimney
30m. The right-hand corner of the recess leads with increasing Diculty to the midway ledge and a stance. Use The Mermaid's...
 
2 Stars
HS 4c
5
Pumping Irony
12m. The obvious evil wide grovel of what is really Left Twin Chimney Direct. Described in the 'old' Kinder guide as VS!
 
1 Stars
Strong
E3 5c
6
Right Twin Chimney
30m. Follow the right-hand corner of the recess easily to an awkward shallow chimney. Squirm up this to the terrace (4c...
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Final Judgement
20m. Disjointed but exciting and exposed. Climb the square-cut right arete of the buttress by committing laying away to reach...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
8
Boulevard Traverse
12m. Climb the banana-shaped flake to its tip then traverse left into an awkward crack that leads to the grassy ledge. Finish...
 S 4a
9
Atone
10m. Climb to the tip of the flake as for the previous route then pull over the roof and climb the awkward wide crack above to...
 E1 5b
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    Intermediate Route
    "Definately a very powerfull moves round the overhang but then it is all over." 06/Sep

    Zigzag
    "great atmosphere, and not as slippery as the green shade made it look." 01/Aug

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    "You don't get many VDs that are as steep, juggy and in such a superb setting as ..." 27/Jun

    Zigzag
    "The highest ratio of jugs per metre of any route I can remember!" 01/Jun

    Zigzag
    "Great climb and well worth the trip. The top move took some thought but as with ..." 17/Apr

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