Flying Buttress

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Sun and Shade
15 mins
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To the left of the big face of Raven's Buttress is a hidden natural archway with an angular bay to its right. There is a good collection of climbs here, though the best of these are now very polished. Care is required with many of the exits, which are grassy and/or loose.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gruesome Groove
The not-too-gruesome groove to a choice of exits.
 VS
2
Scorpion
Climb to a niche, then pull right (hard) to the hanging flake. Go up this with difficulty, to reach the easier, but looser...
 
1 Stars
E2
3
The Gymnic
Left of the through-cave, tackle the twin cracks and the bulge to access the interesting groove above. Although highly...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
4
Freedom Slaves
Climb the groove right of The Gymnic to the overhang then go straight through the roof (rumoured to be more solid than it...
 
Technical
Loose
E4
5
Cold Shoulder
Start up Amain, then make an exposed traverse left above the main overhang to finish up the left arete above The Gymnic.
 E1
6
Amain
The hanging crack right of the cave opening is entered by a tough struggle. Follow the easier corner crack above. Exit left or...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS
7
Russian Roulette
An eliminate following the crack squeezed between Amain and the arete to the right. Finish out on the arete itself.
 HVS
8
Looking at Blue
Another contrived line starting up the thin crack left of Impendant and finishing out on the arete of Russian Roulette.
 HVS
9
Impendant
A bit of an oddity, a limestone jamming crack that proves to be worthwhile, popular and sustained at the grade.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
10
Shattered Crack
From the foot of Impendant, step right over the void and move up onto a suspect block. The crack above is less shattered than...
2 user comments
 VD
11
Amnesiacs
Climb the awkward cracks and groove in the south-facing wall to a convenient tree.
 E1
12
Cave Corner
The left corner of the square alcove is approached up the juggy wall. Care is needed with blocky rock and grass at the top.
1 user comment
 
Loose
S
13
Ash Crack
Climb the sustained central crack in the back wall of the alcove. Well glossed and well protected - it eases with height.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
14
Hydrolysis
A bit of an eliminate line, though moves are neat. Up the thin cracks and the narrow wall between Ash Crack and Tria.
 
1 Stars
E1
15
Tria
The right-hand corner of the alcove is worthwhile, giving enjoyable bridging, marred only by the polished holds. Exit left.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS
16
Cut Loose or Fly
Climb the crack and wall on the right, avoiding the urge to bridge into the groove on the left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
17
Wilt
Start up the crack of Cut Loose or Fly, then, from good holds, traverse right and climb the desperately faint crack.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5
18
Pagan Man
Follow the technical scoop above the Wilt traverse, then the bulge above to easy ground.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
19
The Wilt Alternative
A fierce direct start to the faint crack; a peg and a thread protect the hardest moves.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E5
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    Shattered Crack
    "Changed from to VD, 100% of 1 vote for VD" 02/Jun

    Via Vita
    "Surprisingly good route! Wild positions and a thuggy crux (not technical), on re..." 10/Sep

    Medusa
    "Chossy first pitch and complete lack of confidence on the super slippy footholds..." 16/Jul

    Via Vita
    "The nest that was on the "tiny" ledge (which is actually quite a respe..." 18/Jun

    Tria
    "This was easy until the top move up the crack to the right" 20/Aug

    Tria
    "Excellent route, easier than it looks (probably HS 4b), and not as polished as t..." 25/Jul

    Tria
    "Better than Ash Crack, less polished and nicer climbing. I cleaned some of the h..." 10/Jul

    Cut Loose or Fly
    "Contrived to avoid stepping into the corner at half height but doesn't really de..." 31/Jul

    Impendant
    "Definitely pump, and with a bit of a hairy top out! I used all my cams and all ..." 14/May

    Ploy
    "polished start but fantastic second pitch" 13/May

    Mephistopheles
    "The crux section has a sustained series of hard moves protected by awkward-to-pl..." 17/Sep

    Purple Haze
    "Very representative of the typical "quality" of mid-grade Peak limesto..." 12/Aug

    Purple Haze
    "E1. Definitely." 11/Aug

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