Jacob's Ladder and West Buttress

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Evening sun
20 mins
Uphill
Windy

These two buttress on the right-hand side of the crag have a few decent climbs but no major classics.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Brute
10m. The well named leaning groove is climbed with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS
2
Enery's Ammer
10m. The vague open groove is protected by double overhangs. Pull past these on good holds then climb the groove precariously.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E2
3
Sweethope Crack
10m. Pull past the left end of an overlap then trend right to the base of the the steep groove. This has some tricky moves...
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
4
Squeezy Bill
10m. The blocks (or cracks to either side) lead to the base of the chimney. This is awkward but short lived.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
5
Rake's Crack
12m. The long groove and crack in the arete give a fine pitch, sustained, well protected and with a hard finish.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1
6
Rake's Arete
14m. Climb the flaky rib until things turn mean and the best course is to head over to Jacob's Ladder to exit.A Direct...
 
1 Stars
VD
7
Jacob's Ladder
12m. The long groove gives a fine pitch at the grade. The upper section can be climbed using classic chimneying techniques.
 
2 Stars
VD
8
Stairway to Heaven
12m. The bold upper arete is approached via the centre of the lower face. It is hard to start and committing to continue.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5
9
Rake's Progress
12m. Climb the right-hand edge of the lower face to access the hanging groove and continue up this - a bit heathery - to the...
 
1 Stars
VD
10
Broken Wing
12m. The wall left of the long corner has a hard move high up.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
11
Raven's Nest
12m. The long groove gives a fine well protected pitch to a fun subterranean exit under the capping boulders.
 
2 Stars
VD
12
Thin Ice
12m. The easy crack just right leads to a shallow technical groove then pleasant face climbing high on the wall.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E4
13
Golden Virginia
14m. A thin crack leads to the ledge. Use the block to access the wall, up this and exit through a notch.
 
Reachy
E1
14
California Crack
14m. An intimidating line. Climb the rib to the break then head up the wall to the roof. Escape round the exposed left arete.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
HVS
15
Arete and Groove
18m. The jutting prow leads to pastures new. Escape up the groove away to the right.
 VD
  • Latest Comments

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    Main Wall
    "4b move to start with the potential for an awkward landing (given you start on a..." 17/Apr

    Broken Wing
    "Almost as good as Thin Ice, for which it is an obligatory companion / warm-up, a..." 11/Apr

    Main Wall
    "A hard move to start, then sparsely protected VDiff, with quite an exciting fini..." 23/Jun

    Northumberland Wall
    "Climbed in a fine drizzle which we didn't think affect things too much as it is ..." 04/Oct

    Great Wall Direct Finish
    "Definitely not pumpy, not fluttery if you are used to the grade, and not reachy ..." 12/Sep

    Northumberland Wall
    "Overgraded. E1 5b." 12/Sep

    Absent Friend
    "This is indeed a strange description, there is no block on the route. A better d..." 03/Sep

    Thin Ice
    "another fairly misleading description" 05/Jul

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