High Buttress Arete

3 Stars

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12m. Follow the crack up the pleasant right-hand side of the arete to a ledge then finish direct or step left, both are nicely exposed. Good gear and great positions make this one of the best climbs on the cliff - a little more length and it would get the three stars.


A peak district classic. The belay is reasuringly close to the atmospherically exposed step left, making this a great itro route for novices.
Paul Johnson - 21/May/02

Makes a great solo: no moves on it are too hard, but the exit is nicely exposed.
David Illingworth - 21/Apr/04

Their right about being over too soon, an enjoyable warm up for the proficient or a great route for the novice leader.
Jonathan Miles - 26/Jun/05

Ditto all the above. Would make a nice early lead, loads of bomber gear.
jules - 16/Jun/06

A classic? Doesn't say much for the overal quality of climbing in the peak.
Johni Hibbert - 18/Sep/06

A classic, no. A classic Diff - sure! 2 stars? Maybe, but only because it's close to the road.
Ben Blaukopf - 22/Apr/07

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