Central Buttress

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Early morning sun
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The attractive slabby face of Central Buttress with the tooth of the Stonnis Pinnacle is home to a classic VD and some good but neglected crack climbs. A quick ascent (and descent) of the Pinnacle is straightforward at VD thanks to the chipped holds, and the ancient trick of leaping from its summit back to the main face is no longer required.
Approach (see map on page 520) - From the West Face, walk left until just past the towering Promontory.

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1
Central Buttress
A classic outing up the tallest buttress on the cliff and a good spot to practice multi-pitch climbing. Start left of the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
HVD
2
Central Buttress Direct
The front face of the lower buttress is balancy, reachy and green. It feels bold despite the runners in the break, and a long...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1
3
Central Buttress Chimney
The narrowing-chimney is grassy to start and hard at the blocked exit. Step left to join and finish up Central Buttress.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS
4
Soft Rush
The overhanging pillar right of the chimney.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
5
Blind Man's Crack
A awkward groove in the right-hand wall of Central Buttress which is tricky to start and (a bit) easier above. A direct finish...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
6
Blind Man's Buttress
Traverse the break out left from the gully to Blind Man's Crack then teeter back right to access the edge of the slab. Climb...
 
1 Stars
HVD