Gallic Buttress

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Morning sun
40 mins
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Windy

This short and relatively insignificant buttress is situated midway between Easter Ridge and Pillar Ridge. It does have plenty for the green spot climber though, and all the routes are worth a look, though they currently see minimal traffic

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Route 4
The left-hand arete of the face, skirting the bulge rightwards. Step back left onto the final exposed arete.
1 user comment
 S
2
2nd Holiday
The left-hand chimney is awkward to start. As it widens, it also eases.
 M
3
Route 3
Climb the slabby wall past a useful blob.
 VD
4
Tuppence Ha'penny
The kinked crack midway between the two chimneys.
 VD
5
Route 2
The narrow wall trending right.
 HVD
6
1st Holiday
The peapod-shaped chimney is climbed in classical fashion, passing the outside of the jammed boulder.
 VD
7
Route 1
The thin crack left of the arete is good.
 
1 Stars
VD
8
Route Minus One
The right arete of the buttress on its left-hand side. A one-time VS with the suggestion of jumping rightwards if it was all...
 
Technical
Rounded
E1
  • Access Issues for Western Grit


  • Latest Comments

    For LADDOW

    Route 4
    "Enjoyable route, not for the faint of heart as the only gear is low down." 17/May

    Cave Arete
    "The right hand finish is closer to Mod/Diff than 4a/b." 27/Jun

    Long Chimney Ridge
    "Sorry Iain, more VDiff than Severe, easier than Long Climb. Good protection. Veg..." 11/Apr

    Priscilla Ridge
    "Straightforward HVS" 10/Aug

    Tower Face
    "The start is hard 5a, but it is only one move and well protected. The rest is v..." 27/Jul

    Cave Arete Indirect
    "Rockfax line at the top seems ridiculous. You have to go up above it then drop b..." 14/Jul

    Tower Face
    "Surely a Top 50 route? The best VS on grit after Valkyrie, sustained, exposed, v..." 19/Mar

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