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Elliott's Buttress Direct** HS 4a

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22m. Climb the groove that bounds the right-hand side of the buttress and the crack on the right to a ledge. Move up and left to the crest of a huge flake and step onto a polished lump before climbing the wall rightwards to the final crack. © ROCKFAX
FA. Frank Elliott 1934

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, The Peak: past and Present, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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This climb is in 325 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with jenny

keith leonard - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/14

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Cherelle

WillDoyle - 2nd - 17/Mar/14

Very pleasant route, low in the grade for HS. Nice long reach at the top off the jug.
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14 with WillDoyle

Lovely easy climb with a bit of spice at the top if you chose it.
simon1965 - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/14 with James

Stig - 2nd rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Simon1965

LakesWinter - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Weeman, Rob Mid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Steve Smith

farkas.time - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Andy Burgess

BP lead - finished up left hand of head wall more like 4c, steep, sustained
Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Bruce Perry, Norman Bennett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13

Bex_M - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Katie

Very pleasant.
davidalcock - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with mapperley samurai

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/13

JHiley - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

Lancer - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

stevelismore - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Joe

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with lou

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/13

not much fun in the rain :-(
adam carless - 2nd rpt - 12/May/13 with scc

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

sara n - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Carl Bauer

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

DBoothroyd - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Chris Marsden

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with paul

ash longreach - Lead - Apr/13 with steve, Tom

tough moves at the top, VS 4b.
dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

the power - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with rob

Yuk. Steep awkward layback to start, then Neil got lost on top section. He walked off, I did alternate finish (not nice)
Tanya Savage - 2nd dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Neil Pacey

Couldn't commit to the top move, tried going too far right, instead of straight up from the last ledge.
Neil Pacey - Lead dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Tanya Savage

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Max

adam clarke - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13 with James Hulme

AlanPedrick - 2013

Gary A S - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Clio

Clee - 2nd - 17/Sep/12 with Gary

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12

VS 4b
ashtond6 - Lead - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

This was good. Fairly Straight forward but guide book gives it VS 4b? maybe HS 4b....
SGD - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Rob Gray

smokeyj - Jun/12 with Spoons

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Mikael

Traversed off top section, tired due to heat
rylett - Lead - 24/May/12 with Dave Heaton

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/May/12

pldarch - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Sam

sambosanquet101 - 2nd - 21/May/12 with Peter Darch

rich_hw - Lead β - 17/May/12 with Andy Climbing Club

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

Morwood - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

HB1 - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with KB

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12

Josh Dickerson - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Duncan Bottrill

Hidden - Lead - Dec/11

martinazando - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with David Hinton

Matt Cooke - 2nd β - 02/Oct/11 with Rosh

Took forever to work out which way to ascend the top wall. Certainly some big moves going out far left. Got too pumped and had to rest! A tiring welcome to the crag!
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead dog - 02/Oct/11 with Mel Brown, Alexandra Skew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Calder - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with Mike B

shaky2 - Lead - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11

nice route
al123 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/11

Neil led.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave

Think this was what we climbed. Found the On Peak Rock guide difficult for this crag.
dpm23 - Lead - 01/Aug/11

wolverine - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount

RalphC - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Caroline

charley - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Kev

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Charley Fell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

milkyjoe - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with gareth

slacky - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Andes

Very good
Cake - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Jon

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Marco

jkarran - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Simon

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Patrick

Ly-Cilph - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Jim S (PCC)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11

hotfeet - 01/May/11 with Ant, Wayne

geddicakes - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11 with James Restorick

Elsier - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Josie

Whitty2012 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Ian Whitfield

Great little route, good value for Hard Severe.
embob - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Liam Ingram

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Ally Rocke

tiga271 - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

lozowen - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/11

2001 Rockfax route map sends one up the E1, not the HS!
Happy Wanderer - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11 with Ken T

ColinD - Lead - 05/Apr/11

Sam Ash - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Paul Murdy

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Sam Ashworth

stefie c - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with HPC

Hidden - Apr/11

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 21/Mar/11 with Rob Middleton

tallsop - Lead - 02/Mar/11 with terry

Milne - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/11 with tom allsop

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jan/11

GuyM - 2011

Took a while to commit to moving away from the last ledge on slopers, but made for an exciting finish.
treg - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Bird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

RalphC - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Ali

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/10

madasten - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Rich

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Paul Ingate

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Tala Murdock

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/10

Tala M - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Matt Thomas

Excellent; undoubtably 3* and a contender for best HS on grit. Straight up a big steep buttress, the crux comes near the top in a great position. Superb.
Conor1 - 2nd β - 24/Jul/10 with Oliver

Climbed with Conor (Conor1)
oliccm - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Conor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Bart

Howard J - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Jeff Burgum

Nice climb, fair at 4B.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Ollie Hemstock

Sankey - 2nd - 09/Jul/10 with Andy E

Sankey - 2nd - 09/Jul/10 with Andy E

sims - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Jonno

wildrover220 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Royston Smith

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Steve Harby

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

Rhythm24 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Hannah

hannah burkitt - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/10 with Simon

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Ollie Houston

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/10

VS in new Froggat guide, crux move felt more like 4b, great route!
thebullmaster - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Ander

Ander - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with World Class 'Articulate' player

Quite a struggle in trainers
max_chan - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10

tradguy - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 30/May/10 with paul highams

very nice, one quite tough section at HS
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Rayan, Jools

jon bradley - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10 with Huw Howells

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/10

mark20 - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10

wandered out left at the top...
tiga271 - Lead - 15/May/10 with mark20

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

Creep_pea - 2nd β - 14/May/10 with Walsh

Right hand finish
Phil West - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Shaun Walby

felt like a strenous start, although first time back on rock this year, comfortably made it to the break but struggled leaving the good hadhold, felt like really long reach to a sloper
Joe Noake - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Ed Throp

Ed Throp - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with joe noake

James Chandler - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Jason Merison

jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with James

May have led this one before
Brian Rodgers - Lead - 21/Apr/10 with Simon Pape

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/10

pabbage - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/10

Hard for HS.Good though.
Duck Egg - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with James Monypenny

Jamesb55 - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with John Slarke

nickcanute - 2010

lithos - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with paul cookson

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Carmen

Great route.
slacky - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Ben Abell

Richard Hill - Lead dnf - 19/Sep/09 with Max

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/09

Hidden - TR - 13/Sep/09

cat22 - Lead - 05/Sep/09 with Mike

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Steve Woolass

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hadn't been on the grit in a while, and wanted to get on Moyer's later, so went for an easy warm up. Very good route, not as straight forward as the grade suggests. Maybe 4b in places, not VS though.
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Andy J

bigdrew - 2nd - 23/Jun/09 with Sam Dixon

Tough finish!
catt - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Steve M

Guy - 2nd - May/09

and Martin Haworth
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Richard White

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Gerard Thornley

LakesWinter - 2nd - 28/Oct/08 with Phil B

philboy - Lead - 28/Oct/08 with matt g

LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/08 with The Wagg

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Trish

Tim M - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with Emma

climbergg - Lead - 25/Aug/08 with cheesesarnie

Good layback start, and steep finish but I may have been off route a bit.
mark20 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

tiga271 - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with mark20

Fantastic route, grade seems good to me. The sun came out just as I was topping out. Top move is harder for the short, but there's a fine horizontal break for as much gear as you like before you go for it :)
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/08

went off route at top starting to rain and mindgy. Last climb of the day.
markbenton - Lead β - 24/Jun/08 with ggawthrope

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

Excellent
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Luke Evans & Andy Winters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

russonly - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with PeteS

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Sarah Baker

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Jim


Creep_pea - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Rob

btc - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with ian lovatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08

John Marsland - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/08 with Goi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Gustav - Lead O/S - 2008 with Neil

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Jonathan Teale

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/07

went too far left at the top, which is definitely not 4a!
Caralynh - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/07 with PeakDJ

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/07

The rockfax line and description is definatly not 4a at the top, its steep and the slopers are very slopey indeed. The top is a least 4c/5a. Briliant route though.
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Moves on top wall feel steep and hard for the grade.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Ed

mooseloose - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Jim S'

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

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jul/07

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Andre & Adrian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07

Joe Costello - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Liam, Kev, Matt, James

TomBull - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Neil

Seconded this years ago, after Tom lead it. The gear is good, and there's the biggest hold in the world just below the top.
barrylong - Lead O/S - 15/May/07 with Mike from CMC

Sankey - Lead O/S - 07/May/07 with Luke

max_chan - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Lou

malc - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Paul S

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Alastair H

Adrian Bates - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Chris Haynes

Monk - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Don

gazfellows - Lead - Apr/07

A nice easy route that ticks all the right boxes. Good gear, lots of rests and a sting in the tail.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Bluebrad

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/07

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Graham Harris

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/06 with christos liaskos

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with adam carless

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with SecretSquirrel

Mattyk - 2nd - 07/Oct/06 with John Marsham

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Dom and Jude

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/06 with bluebrad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06

feilx - Solo - 16/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/06

Phil1967 - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Dan

aulda - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Mark H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

JohnHutch - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/06 with L

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

darren1 - 18/Sep/05

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/05 with Nancy Maitland

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/05 with C. Parfitt

Budge - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/05 with Mike Oates, Dave Valentine-Hagart

dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Budge

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 15/May/05 with Duncan Morrison

b.hayley - Lead O/S - May/05

Budge - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/05 with Martin Gillie

cem - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Graham Dolman

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/05 with Reuben and Clare

JohnHutch - AltLd - 11/Oct/04 with L

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/04

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/03

Mike Lee - Lead - 09/Jul/03 with Liz, Thea, Steve, Penny, Nick, Donna

lithos - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/03 with Andy Birtwistle

chris sm - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03 with Pippa Froggatt

bigphil - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/03 with Kate

Marq - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/03 with Jon Moulding

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/03 with Vicky Munn

Milne - 2nd O/S - 2003 with paul strutt

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 28/Sep/02 with V. Wilson

julian allen - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

John Roe - 2nd - 29/Jul/01 with Nige Hughes

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/99

Phil West - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/99 with David Atherton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/99

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Jul/99

Roget - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/98

Ropeboy - Lead - 05/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/98

RobSimmo - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/97 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - 2nd - 22/Oct/97 with Rob Simpson

Derek Ryden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/97

timreynolds - 2nd - 26/May/97 with Rob Clark

1st climb with Ben
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1997 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 1997

ChrisJD - Lead - Sep/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/96

colin milton - 2nd - 18/May/96 with eric milton

tlr - Solo - 12/Apr/96 with Andy W

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 13/Aug/95 with John Cutcliffe, Mick--, Katrina

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 05/Sep/92 with David BA Jones

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/92

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 27/May/91 with Paul Ellis

Laramadness - 2nd - 12/Jul/90

Tony Buckley - Jun/90 with Robert Clark

Great route. Done it several times since. The grassy ledge knocks a star off what would be a 3* route. Definately no more committing than HS though the top is more 4b than 4a.
Ian_Whitfield - Lead O/S - 19/May/90 with Simon Boulton

Roget - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/90 with jim

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/89

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - Aug/88 with John Byrne

Iain Thow - Lead - 12/May/88 with Steve di Ponio

John Marsland - Solo - 24/Aug/86

Hidden - 1986

babymoac - Lead - 24/Aug/85 with Bob Hunter & Pravin

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/85

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

Mark Kemball - Solo - 08/Jan/83

mark-abz - Lead - 20/Sep/81 with Pete V

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/May/81 with Martin Crosby

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/80

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/79

Andy Say - Solo - 1974

Dave Musgrove - 08/Oct/72

rogerskews - Apr/72 with Various

mikej - Lead - 24/Oct/71 with E

More like MVS 4b
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

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VS0 of 76
easy VS20 of 76
hard HS23 of 76
HS28 of 76
easy HS3 of 76
hard S2 of 76
S0 of 76
easy S0 of 76
hard 4b0 of 76
4b3 of 76
easy 4b51 of 76
hard 4a4 of 76
4a18 of 76
easy 4a0 of 76
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Style of ascent

Soloed19 of 325 (5.8%)
Lead166 of 325 (51.1%)
Followed120 of 325 (36.9%)
Toproped1 of 325 (0.3%)
Alt Leads2 of 325 (0.6%)
Unknown17 of 325 (5.2%)

'Climbed'125 of 325 (38.5%)
clean O/S162 of 325 (49.8%)
clean β5 of 325 (1.5%)
clean rpt26 of 325 (8.0%)
dogged4 of 325 (1.2%)
dnf3 of 325 (0.9%)