Blushing and Calcutta Buttresses

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12 mins
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Rather diminutive when compared to the rest of the Roaches, these smaller buttresses do offer some easier climbs; the well-polished Left-hand and Right-hand Routes are popular test-pieces. There are a few harder offerings too. The place is rarely busy.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Scarlet Wall
12m. Pull though the bulge and climb the crack to its end then move right to a ledge. Climb up right to the capping bulge (bold...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
HS
2
War Wound
12m. Climb the tough wall (especially hard to start) to a ledge and gear then finish up the rounded arete on the left. Nearer...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E1
3
Left-hand Route
14m. Layback strenuously through the left edge of the roof using the juggy flake then head delicately up then right to the...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S
4
Right-hand Route
14m. Climb the desperately slippery layback crack to a ledge, step right and pull through the overhang by the crack. An easier...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS
5
Gully Wall
10m. Follow the line of steep left-trending flakes in the right wall.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
VS
6
Grilled Fingers
8m. A filler. From the blocky gully climb straight up the centre of the side-wall by a couple of long stretches to a gurning...
6 user comments
 
Reachy
Fluttery
E1
7
The Rib
8m. The right-hand edge of the gully is pleasant enough. Starting up the gully to avoid the initial bulges is quite a bit...
3 user comments
 Diff
8
Rib Wall
8m. The hard wall (4c direct) to a ledge, trend left then direct.
6 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
S
9
Sparkle
8m. Climb the flakes in the side-wall then exit left below the bulges. The final bulge direct is HVS 5a.
2 user comments
 HS 4b
10
Sign of the Times
6m. From the foot of Calcutta Crack, pull the wall to reach and climb the thin flake. Finish direct.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
E1
11
Calcutta Crack
6m. The twisting crack is very tricky, especially for the short.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HS
12
Mistral
6m. Climb the wall to a break where steep and fingery moves are needed to finish.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E2
13
Calcutta Buttress
10m. Climb left of the arete the buttress, step left and make precarious moves to stand in the break. Trend rightwards to reach...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
14
Genetix
10m. Cross the roof with difficulty and climb the right-hand side of the arete to a grasping finish.
 
1 Stars
E3
15
Ou est le Spit?
A gem of a route up the front of the boulder. Great moves, terrible landing and insecure throughout. It is worth brushing the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E6
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