Tower Buttress

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Afternoon sun
16 mins
Uphill

An interesting set of walls and towers with a good mix of climbs, including a number of short lower grade offerings, and a smaller collection of bigger beefier routes.
Approach - From the left-hand end of the Upper Tier follow the small path along the crag base leftwards and uphill passing under Condor Buttress.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tower Eliminate
14m. In the left-hand face of the tower, steep cracks lead past a poor rest in a niche. It is also possible to finish up the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS
2
Tower Face
14m. Climb an initial groove and follow tenuous cracks until forced right for a steep finale on the front. Scary and rounded.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2
3
Tower Chimney
16m. The chimney splitting the buttress is very traditional.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
Diff
4
Perched Block Arete
16m. Climb the right arete of the buttress on its right-hand side, passing over the perched block to the final wall where...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
5
Thrug
8m. The th(r)uggish crack splitting the steep wall. Short-lived.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS
6
Bad Poynt
10m. The slab and crack above a boulder was a late find. Beware the odd wobbly hold.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
Diff
7
Oversite
10m. The slabby and (mildly bold) arete was also over-looked.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVD
8
Ogden
8m. The pleasant left-trending crack on polished footholds.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VD
9
Ogden Arete
8m. The neat arete with a powerful start and pleasant above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS
10
Ogden Recess
8m. Grunt up the wider fissure then finish direct.
 
Graunchy
VD
11
Black Pig
8m. The thin crack in the right wall of the chimney deserves its name (and 5c) if you don't use the footholds behind you!
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
12
Spare Rib
8m. The right arete of the wall is serious but well worth doing.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
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  • Latest Comments

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    Ogden Arete
    "Who on earth graded this one? I thought I knew all the Roaches "Hard Severe..." 14/May

    Wings of Unreason
    "Good fun! I found the crux getting stood up in the pocket, prior to the jump." 06/Jul top50

    Days Gone By
    "If you stick to the crack for hands and feet it's harder than 4a, more like 4c. ..." 11/Jul

    Triple Point
    "Sit Start below wild thing about font 7b" 29/Mar

    Karabiner Chimney
    "Horrible squirmy nonsense, although amusing for the second, at least until it's ..." 13/Jun

    Acid Drop
    "i thought this route was great. the gear made the crux moves super-absorbing but..." 10/May

    Topaz
    "Very good climbing through the crack and slopers above - just a shame it only ge..." 19/Apr

    Lighthouse
    "A pocket at mid height has clearly been used for alot of cams and is now becomin..." 24/Aug

    Tower Chimney
    "Much pleasanter then it looks, with the good finale." 06/Aug

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