Hoop-La Buttress

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Bouldering
Evening sun
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Hoop-La Buttress is the first piece of rock reached from the parking, a short distance left of where the path reaches the plateau. This jutting buttress gives the best bouldering on the cliff, with countless eliminates. The choicest problems are always well-chalked up. Many of the problems require cunning foot-hooks which can leave you flat on your back if your hands fail. Bring a mat, a friend or both.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pants
The bulge and flake system in the left-hand buttress are better than the name suggests.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
f5
2
The Overhanging Wall
The well-endowed wall just to the left of the overhangs can be climbed by a variety of lines.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
f4
3
Colton's Crack
Approach the thin hanging crack directly below then climb it via a solitary tough move. Neat'n'tough.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
f6C+
4
Dave's Roof
The desperate bulge right of the crack using poor pockets and slopers. Thought by some (but not many!) to be low in the grade.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
f7A+
5
Mike's Route
Cross the roof left of the deep crack of Hoop-La using a pocket (right-handed) on the lip then finish leftwards with...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
f7A+
6
Pearce's Route
Follow Mike's Route to the pocket on the lip (left-handed) then pull up and right to better holds with a stretch to finish.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6A+
7
The Hoop-La
The crack splitting the centre of the buttress is a classic tussle and forms a good warm-up for the harder roof problems.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
f5
8
Boysen's Route
Cross the roof to the right of the crack looping right then left to reach jugs then pull over to easy ground. Somehow manages...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
f5+
9
Banner's Route
Climb the right-hand side of the overhang heading for the juggy flake on the lip. Loop left to gain easy ground.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
f5+
10
Tradesman's Entrance
From the juggy flake above all difficulties on Banner's, lurch right to locate a finish on slopers to the right of the arete.
2 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
f6A+
11
The Overhanging Crack
The groove to the right of the overhangs provides a descent or a little something for the terminally timid.
 Diff
12
The Right Wall
The juggy wall right of the groove is the last (or maybe the first) route on the cliff. Variations exist.
1 user comment
 f4+
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  • Latest Comments

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    Tradesman's Entrance
    "This description is misleading. 'Tradesman's Entrance' slaps out right to sloper..." 23/Jun

    Arete Route
    "Pity about the boring name - Ush Arete would be much better." 08/Apr

    Arete Route
    "Holds to R and, at top, the L used at grade given" 05/Jul

    The Hoop-La
    "Excellent moves; can be climbed on brilliant jambs or the wall right of crack. S..." 21/Aug

    Multi-Screen
    "these V grades are supposed to represent top-rope grades, or at least that's how..." 29/Dec

    Multi-Screen
    "Have the editors solo'd the 'boulder problems' on Great Wall and the Cinema Scre..." 20/Jul

    Multi-Screen
    "Very scary for a boulder problem. Hard pulls near the top (I knackered my finge..." 19/Jul

    The Hoop-La
    "entertaining climbing on good holds." 21/Jun

    Colton's Crack
    "One tough move, nice problem though!" 18/Oct

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