Kinder Buttress

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Lots of sun!
70 mins
Up and Down
Windy

A fine and remote gritstone buttress with one of Kinder's most famous outings in the shape of Mermaid's Ridge. The Left and Right Twin Chimneys are classics of another era whereas Foreigner and Final Judgment have a much more modern feel about them.
Approach (see map on page 178) - As for Upper Western Buttress until the slog up the ridge. At this point either continue along the path to reach Kinder Brook. Make your way up the side of the brook until the characteristic Kinder Buttress appears above you - usually damp. Alternatively follow the route to Upper Western Buttress and continue along the crest past the crag until Kinder Buttress can be seen down and right.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Foreigner
The steep wall high on the left side of the cliff gives a bold pitch (around left on the topo). Climb the wall to the break...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3
2
The Mermaid's Ridge
A Kinder classic - a fine climb, two varied and interesting pitches and of considerable historical interest.1) 4b, 12m....
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
VS
3
Glory Boys
The narrowing-crack in the right wall is short and sweet.
 
Pumpy
VS
4
Left Twin Chimney
The left-hand corner of the recess leads with increasing difficulty to the midway ledge and a stance. Use Mermaid's Ridge to...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VS
5
Pumping Irony
The evil grovel of what is really Left Twin Chimney Direct. Start on the mid-height ledge, or by doing one of the lower...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
E3
6
Right Twin Chimney
Follow the right-hand corner of the recess easily to an awkward shallow chimney. Squirm up this to the terrace (4c - possible...
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
7
Final Judgement
Disjointed but exciting. Climb the square right arete of the buttress by bold laying away to reach the grass ledge. Move out...
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
8
Boulevard Traverse
Climb the boot-shaped flake to its tip then traverse left into an awkward crack that leads to the grassy ledge. Finish up the...
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HS
9
Atone
Get up onto the tip of the flake as for the previous route then pull over the roof directly above and climb the awkward, wide...
 
Graunchy
E1
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