Cracked Buttress

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Afternoon sun
8 mins

A quartet of worthwhile crack climbs tucked in behind the boulders. All have been popular for generations and so are a bit polished, and tricky exits add to the fun. The narrow walls between the cracks have been climbed and claimed but they are a bit too esoteric to be included here.

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Parallel Cracks
12m. The paired cracks on the far left give well protected jamming. The left-hand crack is the usual method of attack, finish...
1 user comment
1 Stars
VS 4c
Central Crack Top 50
12m. The crack starts from a sentry box and gives good climbing to a naughty finish up the widening and undercut crack. It is...
3 user comments
2 Stars
VS 5a
Right-hand Crack Top 50
12m. The best of the quartet gives classic jamming/laybacking (quite steep but fine once you commit to the moves) to a rest on...
3 user comments
3 Stars
VS 4b
Cracked Corner
8m. The flake-crack on the right has become harder, with a tricky polished start then easier climbing above.
2 user comments
1 Stars
S 4a
  • Latest Comments


    Right-hand Crack
    "Climed for the first time on 27-06-15. I decided to climb it without any cams an..." 28/Jun top50

    Take No Notice
    "Does this route go straight up or move left at the top to the large pocket? It's..." 17/Nov

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

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