Leaning Buttress Crack

2 Stars

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The long groove on the right-hand side of the pillar is followed throughout. It is well protected, very pleasant and popular.


A plesent warm-up climb.
Keith - 17/Oct/02

Hard at Vdiff, and some of the moves require some bizarre contortions, but maybe that's just the way I climb.
victim of mathematics - 09/Apr/04

A good climb, quite a comedy move on the first section just before the chimney, many leaders get stuck with their body wedged tummy down on to a thin horizontal ledge and legs waving in to space. Upper section is easier if slab climbing is avoided by stepping left and then laybacking the slab. Probably quite high in the grade but not really HVD. Hollybush crack is still my favourite.
Woker - 13/Apr/04

After being seconded by a lanky git last night, i discovered this is much easier for the tall.
Dave F - 12/May/04

Found this pretty straightforward (and I'm 5'5"). Easier than Hollybush Crack
Nutkey - 31/May/04

Nice fun VDiff (Although would not recommend trying it in the wind and rain, unless you want a nightmarish experience). Pretty high in the grade.
James McN - 19/Sep/04

Bit tricky in the dark! Lovely finger crack at 2/3 height (pictured). Worthwhile.
lozzer - 13/Nov/04

The moves around where that photo is (10-15m up?) are a nightmare if soloing in a gale. I got my head stuck in the chimney on the left and had to take my woolly hat off to get out in a squatting position, which felt far from secure. Perhaps I shouldn't have gone in it in the first place...
SidH - 03/Jan/05

I too had issues soloing this in the wind. lost my hat and watche din sadness as it floated over the moors...
Tobs at work - 21/Apr/05

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