Hoop-La Buttress Area

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
Uphill
6 mins
Sheltered

Hoop-La Buttress is the first piece of rock reached from the parking. This roof gives the best bouldering on the cliff, with countless eliminates. The choicest problems are always well chalked up. many of the problems require cunning foot-hooks which can leave you flat on your back if your hands fail. Bring a mat or a friend or both.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wall and Traverse
6m. The left-hand wall of the buttress trending left.
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Intermediate Route
6m. The juggy left-hand arete of the front face.
 
1 Stars
V0- 4b
3
Direct Route
6m. The centre of the front-facing passing double overhangs.
 
1 Stars
V0 5a
4
Neb Route
6m. The right-hand arete of the buttress. Trending left across the face reduces the grade to 5b.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
5
Pants
6m. The left-hand buttress is better than the name suggests!
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V1 5b
6
The Overhanging Wall
6m. The well-endowed wall just to the left of the overhangs can be climbed by a variety of lines.
 
1 Stars
V0- 4c
7
Colton's Crack
8m. Approach the thin hanging crack directly below then climb it with great difficulty.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V6 6b
8
Dave's Roof
8m. The desperate bulge 1m right of the crack on a poor set of pockets and slopers.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
V7 6c
9
Mike's Route
8m. Cross the roof left of the deep crack of Hoop-La to a pocket on the lip then finish leftwards with extreme difficulty.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
V7 6c
10
Pearce's Route
8m. Follow Mike's Route to the pocket on the lip then cop-out and (sensibly) pull rightwards to better holds. Stretch to...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
V3 6a
11
The Hoop-La
8m. The crack splitting the centre of the buttress is a classic tussle and forms a good warm-up for the harder roof problems.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
V1 5b
12
Boysen's Route
8m. Cross the roof to the right of the crack looping right then left to reach jugs then pull over to easy ground.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
V3 6a
13
Banner's Route
8m. Climb the right-hand side of the overhang heading for the juggy flake on the lip.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
V2 5c
14
Tradesman's Entrance
8m. From the juggy flake above all difficulties on Banner's lurch right to locate a finish on slopers to the right of the...
1 user comment
 
Technical
Rounded
V3 6a
15
The Overhanging Crack
6m. The groove to the right of the overhangs provides a descent or a little something for the timid.
 D
16
The Right Wall
6m. The juggy wall is the last (or first) route on the cliff.
 V0 5a
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  • Latest Comments

    For FRODSHAM

    Tradesman's Entrance
    "This description is misleading. 'Tradesman's Entrance' slaps out right to sloper..." 23/Jun

    Arete Route
    "Pity about the boring name - Ush Arete would be much better." 08/Apr

    Arete Route
    "Holds to R and, at top, the L used at grade given" 05/Jul

    The Hoop-La
    "Excellent moves; can be climbed on brilliant jambs or the wall right of crack. S..." 21/Aug

    Multi-Screen
    "these V grades are supposed to represent top-rope grades, or at least that's how..." 29/Dec

    Multi-Screen
    "Have the editors solo'd the 'boulder problems' on Great Wall and the Cinema Scre..." 20/Jul

    Multi-Screen
    "Very scary for a boulder problem. Hard pulls near the top (I knackered my finge..." 19/Jul

    The Hoop-La
    "entertaining climbing on good holds." 21/Jun

    Colton's Crack
    "One tough move, nice problem though!" 18/Oct

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