First Blood Buttress

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Sport
Early morning sun
15 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

The steep overhangs of the First Blood Buttress provide some short stern pitches suited to those with a bit of power. Some of the routes have loose rock in their upper reaches. The buttress is very sheltered but can seep after prolonged rainfall.
Approach (also see page 326) - This is the first section of the cliff reached on the approach path along the base of the escarpment.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
9 1/2 Weeks
The left-hand side of the buttress. The upper flake is loose. A variation start can be made to the right but this does not...
 
Loose
7a
2
First Blood
A good climb taking the low overhang via some bouldery moves. Above this more difficult climbing leads to an easing just before...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a+
3
Sylvester Strange
The most difficult climb at Scout Scar by a margin. Hard moves through the bulges are rounded off by a big move leading to...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
4
Meet the Wife
A route with impact. Excellent climbing but very bouldery.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
5
Telegraph Road
A difficult route to read in a strenuous situation. A good pitch, but no pushover even though it is the easiest grade on this...
 
1 Stars
Strong
6c+
6
Douglas
In the between First Blood Buttress and Born Again Buttress is a gully. The next route starts a little way up the gully. Climb...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Loose
6b
  • Latest Comments

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    Douglas
    "Changed from 6b to 6b *, no votes" 27/Mar

    Kathleen's Nightmare
    "This has all new bolts making the hard clip a bit easier. Much easier after half..." 13/Jun

    A Fistful of Steroids
    "Nice route, with a good variety of climbing. Belay is now shiny and new (not me)..." 31/Aug top50

    Grave New World
    "Tougher than it looks with several bouldery cruxes and a perplexing finish." 01/May

    Born to Run
    "6c at least" 22/Jun

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