North Buttress

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Afternoon sun
4 mins

The tall blocky buttress 120m left of the gate, recognised by the widening upper section of Green Crack splitting its tallest section. There are several good climbs here and they are less busy than those nearer the car park.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
The Rib
8m. From a block, climb the centre of the protruding rib, passing just to the left of the nose by a couple of strenuous pulls...
6 user comments
1 Stars
The Rib Right-hand
8m. From the block, a short flake gives access to the rib and this is followed on its right-hand side apart from the last...
15 user comments
The Staircase
8m. The pleasant stepped groove is as good a beginner's climb as any of the cliff, and is less polished than most hereabouts.
4 user comments
1 Stars
Green Slab
8m. Climb the flake, or the slab just left, and make a tricky move to pass the overhang and gain the wall above. Finish more...
3 user comments
1 Stars
Black Slab
8m. Pull through an awkward bulge and then climb the flake above to the steep final wall. The upper section is quite awkward to...
2 user comments
1 Stars
Green Crack
10m. Climb the groove, and a polished scoop, then bridge up to enter the steep crack that splits the final wall. The wide upper...
5 user comments
2 Stars
North Buttress Arete Direct
10m. A great route though with a bold start. Pull onto the arete and climb its bulging left-hand side throughout. Thought by...
9 user comments
2 Stars
North Buttress Arete
10m. Climb an awkward groove and crack on the right side of the arete to a ledge then move left via a niche to the arete and...
2 user comments
1 Stars
North Buttress Arete Indirect
10m. Climb a groove on the right the move left via niche to the arete and continue on its left-hand side.
3 user comments
1 Stars
S 4a
Chimney and Crack
10m. Climb onto the recessed edge then step left into the chimney and follow this and then the crack above to a taxing finish,...
6 user comments
1 Stars
Heather Buttress
8m. The crinkly arete is climbed to a ledge below the roof. Make an awkward pull through then tackle the short steep wall...
2 user comments
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    "A nice, but committing sequence. It's pretty much all over by the time you want ..." 30/Sep

    Christmas Arete
    "Really two boulder problems separated by a ledge. Good moves though." 09/Aug

    South Buttress Arete Direct
    "Exactly. What's all this about campusing? Were there girls around or something? ..." 15/Aug

    Chockstone Chimney
    "Polish wasn't too bad (certainly no worese than the other popular routes on the ..." 03/May

    Editor's Note
    "well protected? your too low to reach the runner slot by the jug and nothing bel..." 19/Apr

    South Buttress Arete Direct
    "What's all this about campus moves? Is climbing it like an adult cheating?" 28/Aug

    Route 1.5
    "I'd agree with the first comment. I did it as an onsight solo and found it easy...." 03/Apr

    "As a Western Grit local, this has long been on my list and it didn’t disappoint." 29/Sep

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