Observatory Buttress Routes

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Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
The Space Hunter
The left-hand side of the wall. There are runners on the right at the first break. Belay then scramble off upwards.
 E3 5c
Silent Voices
Thin climbing up the wall left of the central recess. There was originally a peg and thread on it. Belay then scramble off...
 E3 6a
The Torch
The central line of the recess is a bit of an eliminate but has some good hard climbing. The final crack and wall above The...
 E3 6a
The Teal
The original route of the wall by 18 years. It follows the striking curving corner and gives good sustained climbing with a...
 E2 5c
Opus Pistorum
A Vertical Brain production which is probably the best route on the buttress. It starts up The Teal and then breaks out right....
 E4 6b
The left-hand side of the recess is easy at the bottom but hard at the top. Finish up the crack of The Teal and belay on the...
 E3 6a
Yet another girdle following the obvious high break. Well positioned but not as good as the 'up' routes. The first section is...
 E3 5c
Josey Wales
A good old fashioned route up the nose of the buttress. Start below a crack.1) 5a 20m. Climb the crack then move right to a...
 HVS 5a
The horrible corner in the middle of the wall. Keep left of the grass where possible.
 HVS 5a
A Nude Place to Creep
Good climbing with an entertaining initial section. Start below a steep, bubbly groove. Move up to a thread, then pull left...
 E3 5c
Around a bend in the path is a groove. Climb the crack on its right to the top of the pinnacle. Cross left into a small groove...
 HVS 5a
Start 5m right of Aphasic, below a crack.1) 5a 25m. Climb the crack then move right ot a groove which leads to a ledge....
 HVS 5a
Watcher in the Woods
A superb route straight up the steep grooves. Start as for A Nude Place, but continue direct then move right to a small ledge....
 E4 6a
When the Lion Feeds
Sustained and well protected with a crux higher then you think. Pull over the steep roof past a bolt and climb the wall past...
 E5 6a
Life's a Joke
More good climbing over the right-hand side of the roof. Pull over the roof (peg and thread) and make hard moves up to a rest...
 E4 6b
Wind and Wurrying
Sustained climbing up the superb open groove in the right arete of the wall. Climb the groove past several old bits of fixed...
 E3 6a
Hom Day Wall
This is a direct start to the previous route without much improvement in quality.
 E1 5a
Elder Flower Wine
Start at a hanging groove with a peg. Clmb the groove then step right and go straight up.
 E1 5c
Alien Forces
Start 5n right of the groove of Elder Flower Wine, by a tiny pillar/thread.1) 5c 26m. Climb out over a small roof then go...
 E3 5c