RAVENSDALE


Looking west out over the attractive wooded valley of Cressbrook Dale, Ravensdale crag has a lot to offer the climber operating at the VS and HVS level as orange-spot routes abound here. The tall Raven Buttress, directly above the cottages, contains some long, attractive routes with plenty of exposure and an almost a mountain-crag atmosphere. Further left is a cluster of interesting shorter climbs surround the natural arch of the Flying Buttress Area.

Routes

42 trad routes (VD...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Beachcomber
No description as yet.
4
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

256
Flying Buttress
To the left of the big face of Raven's Buttress is a hidden natural archway with an angular bay to...
20
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

256
Malpossessed
Between the delights of the Flying Buttress Area and the main Raven's Buttress, is a wide wall with...
4
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

259
Raven's Buttress
The main event at Ravensdale is the superb barrel-shaped buttress that juts out towards the...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

261
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    For RAVENSDALE

    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

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