Overhang Buttress

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Level
Sheltered

Similar to its near neighbour, Overhang Buttress is often green, dirty and dank. In hot weather though it can offer some good climbs including Spanish Fly, Four Horsemen and Vaya Con Dios, the latter appealing to the more perverted gritstone gurus.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Thunder
The left line on the north wall. Head left via a couple of cracks, a niche and a corner. A finish out right is an exposed...
 VS
2
Four Horsemen
Climb into the niche in the centre of the wall then continue direct to an awkward exit - excellent esoterica!
 
2 Stars
E2
3
Lightning Wall
Devious and exciting. From Four Horsemen's niche, follow the descending break across the green wall, passing the arete...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVS
4
The Igloo
Pull over the overhang just left of the arete and climb the wall leftwards to finish as for Four Horsemen.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
5
Spanish Fly
The large roofs are tackled centrally (poor wires in the flakes in the roof, very hard to place) to gain the front face and a...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E7
6
Vaya Con Dios
Gritstone weirdness at its best. Climb the crack in the south face to a horizontal break then squirm along this, passing the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E2
7
Overhang Buttress Ordinary
Intimidating and tricky. Start as for the previous route until it is possible to writhe into the vertical crack and finish...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
8
Infirmary Groove
Climb the initial crack then follow its awkward continuation rightwards up the wall on mostly good holds to a heathery exit.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HS
  • Latest Comments

    For GARDOM'S

    Apple Arete
    "Modern friends make this pretty well protected: these days I reckon more like HS..." 14/Apr

    Bitter
    "v.safe, great move(s) - if only it were longer" 21/May

    Landsick
    "Did Landsick, Moyers and Eye of Faith last Saturday; this one was by far the har..." 20/Sep

    Apple Arete
    "yer very nice in the upper section but very escapable to the rght in bottom half..." 03/May

    Crottle
    "That about sums it up" 29/Mar

    Tree Groove
    "Probably HS 4b with a couple of big cams for the traverse. Actually, probably HS..." 05/Oct

    Gardom's Unconquerable
    "Excellent route, the bottom flake is hard work and interest is maintained to the..." 29/May

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