Count's Buttress*** E2 5c
[Evening on Count's buttress., 1 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
A great route with a devious but logical line. Easier (E1 5b?) for the tall. Climb the blunt arete on side-pulls to a small ledge below the steep slab. Make an awkward traverse out right to the arete then reach the horizontal break above with difficulty before traversing back left to the short finishing crack. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown 1955

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

Photo: Evening on Count's buttress. © UKC Articles
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This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 37 wishlists.

Lowered off after reaching the arete. Way too windy and hard enough to keep balance with holds never mind without. I was absolutely sure that i'd be blown off rather than do the moves. Abded down to retrieve gear. Will be back the traverse seemed like it was probably going to be the crux so at least I got that done. Will be back when it's not so windy.
gavinpeach - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/15 with Hellen

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15 with speedy, Calum, Micki

drysori - Lead - 16/May/15 with Everyone!

Brannock - 2nd - 16/May/15

Canyak - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Chris Vanderz

robblowen - 2nd β - 31/Aug/14 with Jonny

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14

Tried the direct but backed off onto this. I've probably seconded this in the past but not sure. Not as good as 'The Count'.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14

started off leading this. Starting moves committing and scary. Then I came off on traverse move. Joris took over and lead route. Great route, each section is hard including getting feet up to reach top break, balancy. A classic.
manwithacam - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Joris

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dan Metcalfe

a13x - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Jordan Phethean

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with neil jobling

E1 5b? my arse
the power - Lead dog - 03/Mar/14 with Andy

Dan Arkle - 2014

simon1965 - 2nd - 12/Nov/13 with James

First grit lead for just over 2 years! Can see why it confuses the grade allocating committee.
Stig - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/13 with Simon1965

clukins - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

WOW this was a crazy climb. Start with a difficult boulder problem to get off the ground. Then do another powerful boulder problem to get to the arete. Reach (stay away if short) for the slopey shelf, and traverse across the slab with no feet. Two BOMBER hand jams while doing this. (I never wanted to leave those hand jams.) Complete the traverse with a lot of swearing anti-committal feelings, get the jug, and a smooth finish from there. One of those most interesting climbs, not ready for that lead but can't believe I got it clean seconding. Top of my abilities.
lisaboldini - 2nd β - 22/Sep/13

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Mackie

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - May/13 with Benno Wagner

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Richard, Owen

AlexRenshaw - TR - 06/Oct/12 with Tim Raffle, Mike Dawes

I will return !
derekb - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12 with Leon

took a while to work out the crux, kept trying to stay to high. head was a little fried on the top traverse so rather than using lots of nice hand jams i traversed the break as one long sloper. found the start hard too (started up abacus by mistake)!!
leon - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Derek

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with John McMahon

complex climb , lovely
cobweb - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with martyn hopson

jwpil - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Deacon

jshields - Lead - 05/Aug/12 with Dave Sargent

davewsargent - 2nd - 05/Aug/12

roberto18 - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Tom Nickols

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

Magnificent and epic! The crux for me was the first rightwards traverse - I really struggled to get established at the foot of the arete (not helped by the rope from above becoming wedged around the nose of the flake). From there it was joyous. The top traverse seemed ok with the use the 2 slots in the wall above.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Mike Tempest

Had one rest and mini fall on traverse. Lowered and then tried a slightly lower traverse line to the arete.
mtempest - Lead - 20/May/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

tough climb but great adventure
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Robin

Couldn't work out how to do the traverse to the arete & gave up
cem - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - 2012

mark20 - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Will Hunt - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Dave Foster - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/11

JRae - Lead - 15/Sep/11 with T Anthistle, C Middleton

London Luke - Lead - Aug/11

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Steve C, Graham P

Felt E2 i though, one spill on the crux, great route mind.
Jonathan Hall - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Wee man

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/10

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

E1. 5c move is safe and there are lots of rests. One of my best climbs of the year though.
Cake - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/10

Led ground up about five years after failing and then retreating from the traverse right. Went fine today! Stuck crucial jams at either end of a splits type manoever then styled it out to glory
Cragrat Rich - Lead - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Dave Rippon

E2. It's quite a tricky move on the traverse.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ian Wyatt, Eddie Shaw

eduardo - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Brian R

I first attempted direct, which was graded 5b in the old guidebook we had (but now 6a in the definitive guidebook and UKC!), but could not commit in a greasy condition in high temperature, then tried to climb down to do this route; a pebble I was holding to snapped and I fell off --- gutted. The rest was still somehow nerve-wrecking (and found a bit harder for the short), but went OK.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10 with Gordon

Diggler - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with andyob, Calder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Rob

Seymore Butt - 2010

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/09

Boy - Nov/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

Definitely not E1! Very physical sort of climb, top traverse is a bit desperate.
RCrockford - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with Mark D

Feckin hard for E1
Diggler - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with RCrockford

I hate this route.
chris sm - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/09 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/09

Coel Hellier - Lead - 24/May/09

Solid E2, was my first E2 lead and it was scary but awesome
williamsf1 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with rich buswell

quiffhanger - Lead - 2009

Tricky traverse.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08 with MarkWesterman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/08

Awesome classic
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Andy B, Hannah

Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Cragdog Al

morganator - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/08 with Greg Cunninghan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with rich howels

NickHobbs - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with MikeT

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Jon Winter

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/07

Mattyk - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Jamie Moss

Jimbo C - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/07

Hidden - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - TR - Jun/07

E2 in the new stanage guide! ha!
tom.e - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Pete

Didn't have the head to move above the tiny gear I had in the crack so down climbed for another day. Seemed hard for HVS.
featuresforfeet - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/07 with Ian R

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/07

Duncan I - 2007

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06

Quite a tricky one, almost fell off a couple of times!
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Nick

Jack Symmons - Feb/06 with Chris T

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2006 with Tom Everett

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/05

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Smelly Fox - 2nd - Oct/04 with Gus Hudgins

cem - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/04 with Rod Strachan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004

NeilGriffiths - 27/Sep/03 with Simon Frost

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/03

Hidden - 2002

chris sm - 2nd dog - 19/May/01 with Dom Goodridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/01

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2001 with simon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/99

cem - 2nd - 25/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman

Roget - Lead rpt - 26/Jan/97 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/96

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1996 with kurt

nai - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 1993

Michael Hood - Lead - 03/May/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Rich Kirby - Lead - 20/Oct/91

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/91 with Colin Hughes

NickJH - Lead - Jul/90 with I Smith

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1989 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 29/Dec/88

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/88 with Dave Forster

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

sadams - Lead - Sep/87 with Mark Bonham

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/87

Hidden - 12/Jun/86

Hidden - Apr/85

mark-abz - TR - 15/Nov/84

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 21/Jul/83 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/81

Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/Aug/79 with Paul Clark

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