Barbette Buttress* S 4b
[Rich seconding Barbette Buttress, 1 kb]6m. Start from the supporting block and climb the front face of the prow via the thin crack and some holds on the left. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 334 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Curlyhelen - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Jez

Larey - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/14

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 30/Aug/14

KamilJ - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Kamil

Looked like it hadn't been done in a while as the crack was full of cobwebs and grit. Really nice climb with long reaching finger jams.
hirving - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/14 with Bill Irving

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Jodie

Mr Christian - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/14

Mayaculpa - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with dbm

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14

alibyrnie - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Tamsin Ross Browne

David Cowley - Lead - 14/Jun/14

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Fiona MacDonald

Caralynh - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Blueso - Solo - 02/May/14 with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna

MrFreekie - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Michelle

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Apr/14

ianjdodd - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with David Jobson

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/14

Ablewings - TR O/S - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

darrencabowabo - Lead - 16/Mar/14

kenneM - Solo - 02/Dec/13

JoeMortimer_Trad - Solo - 23/Nov/13

cwildblood - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

nice!, a little bit scary
Russ - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

Backed off as too tired from fifty million failed attempts at Seasick Arete. Shame, as it looked like a nice route.
AndyPagett - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/13 with Tom Hodgkinson, Joe Christian

josephxtian - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Padge

darrencabowabo - Lead - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/13

Very nice - but short.
JohnHutch - Lead - 17/Jun/13 with L

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Cherelle

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

becca calvert - 2nd - Jun/13

Blueso - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Anna

B4tgirl - 2nd β - 26/May/13 with Tony

Bit of a disaster - first climb of the day and couldn't get a second piece of gear in. Should have just carried on anyway but didn't!
ClareG - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/13

Eagertom - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/13

liverpooldave - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Aaron, Phil

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Phil Mercer - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Andy Hudson

avin_a_look - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Dave Stacey, phil griffiths

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Andy Hudson - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Phil Mercer

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Chris

chris heald - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with John Brayshaw

Rampikino - Lead - 09/Feb/13 with Cat

Teappleby - Lead - 2013 with max

mikestr555 - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12

edordead - Lead - 17/Nov/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo - 13/Nov/12

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 14/Oct/12

runestone - 2nd - 19/Sep/12 with Liz, Jeff

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/12

yarrow - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Ross.Cooper

jaxxman - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with xjz89

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

atom - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/12

Mike Bayley - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Neil Armstrong

Jethro - Solo - Jul/12 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

David Carpenter - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with C Howard

look for those jugs and you shall find
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Stu

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/12

timmyhobby - Solo O/S - 18/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/12

A short steep climb worth of the grade.
csh.1000 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Mike

MikeDowsett - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Colin Harper

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Lilla Horvath - TR - 31/Mar/12 with Will

James Gomez - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Tom Bauer

Tombauer - 2nd - 14/Mar/12 with James Gomez

darrencabowabo - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/12

mrginna - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Emma Campbell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12

thefuturesmiles - 2nd O/S - Mar/12 with Emma Campbell

DMC Night Climb - previous solo
jshields - Lead - 29/Feb/12 with Pete Bush

DaveFidler - TR O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rowen

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

sting - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/11

chris_r - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Rowan Smith

Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Bruce Perry

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

tedburt - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Aaron Burdett

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Anna Morris

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

First climb of the day. I wanted something to wake me up and this did the trick!
Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ben Robinson, Conor Doherty, Claire Hoolohan

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

KatieG - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with James Wyatt

Katie S - 2nd - 12/Jul/11

schristophersmith - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with silas feaver

althesin - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with schristophersmith

Too steep for me! Charles led by laybacking to the right.
Babika - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/11 with Greg Jones, Charles Leek

Pete Randall - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Bill Thurston

waynem1985 - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Antony Davies

Nicholas Livesey - Lead - 21/May/11 with Lucie Sedlarova

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

arctic_jen - 2nd - 17/May/11 with Dan

mustdobetter - 2nd β - 29/Apr/11

simoncov - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with LJ

MJAS82 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

MissMuddypenny - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Terry

Milne - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Dave

sam coward - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rupe, Helen

Rupey - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with sam and helen

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/11

Nice and feels bigger than it is!
pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Rich Williams

chris warner - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Liz Bull

Difficult
LizBull - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Chris Warner

Felt off balance and suprisingly awkward for such a short route - great fun : )
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Adam Newmark

Adam Newmark - 02/Mar/11 with Emma Louise Anderson

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Robbie

lozowen - Solo - 11/Feb/11

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

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

Emily Quinton - 30/Aug/10

Jamie Buxton - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with David Simm

Ramblin dave - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Jamie

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

wolverine - Solo - 16/Aug/10 with Matt Sparkes

I enjoyed this, well protected but quite committing once you're established in the crack - a bit undergraded at a mere Severe, imo, given the technical grade of 4b.
Howard J - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Jeff Burgum

Ben Led as I bottled it and got mugged off! Well done Ben!
petzl - 2nd - 10/Jul/10 with Tom Richards, Ben Ormerod

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Soloed

edkirkham - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10

LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Joe

LoneBoulderer - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with LivinITlarge

pete1993 - Lead - 31/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

RalphC - Lead - 30/May/10 with Caroline

Led after V retreated so had some runners already in - it's a bit of a go-ey climb at the grade.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Verity Payne

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

charley - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Ange, Kev

Charley led, Kev seconded
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 09/May/10 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

jmjw - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with Bob B

M_Bell - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 17/Apr/10

Nicholas Livesey - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Lucie Sedlarova

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

griggj - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Lucie Sedlarova, nick livesey

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

trigger118 - TR O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Ian Gunn

Ander - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Jimb0

Pelleas - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Adrian, Martin

Jimb0 - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Ander

Hidden - TR - 26/Sep/09

plenty placements nice movement
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

jk88 - 2nd - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09

Steve J P - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with BW

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with sp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

rubygem - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with toby schofield

Hjort - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Emlyn Roberts

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/09

markburgin83 - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with TonyBBBB

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

fordie77 - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with A Brookes

AlastairB - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Sarah Ford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/09

vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

jwpil - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/09

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Andre Knirsch

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/09

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Ian Inch

sce8 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Gemma Fisher

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/09

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Faith

Benrj - Solo - 18/Mar/09 with jay mowat

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Ben Johnson

phill bentham - Lead - 17/Mar/09

Second route of the day after lay off. clunky.
Peakology - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with cat

feeling better, good route
Peakology - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Dom

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/09

Em White - 2nd - Mar/09 with James

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - 2009 with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie

Alfredo - Solo rpt - 15/Dec/08

phja - Lead O/S - Nov/08 with holly Clothier, zoe marshall

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

scottski - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with A.Cooley

daviesp2 - Lead - 25/May/08 with Trish

Found this one really tough. I'm hoping early season gritstone gremlins
RiPomc - Lead - 11/May/08 with Julie Cooke

Did this one twice (2nd time to retrieve the gear!). Had to work out the crux again the second time but managed a bit quicker!
JCookie - 2nd - 11/May/08 with Richard Plater

btc - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Susannah Ellis

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/08

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Colin Imrie

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hollylaura - Lead O/S - 2008

Allan Young - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Steve Turner

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

oliverthomp - Lead - 03/Nov/07 with Alice Woodhouse

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/07

Rampikino - Lead - 07/Oct/07 with Cat

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/07

gibbo38 - 2nd - 14/Sep/07 with Robert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/07

david the bear - 01/Sep/07 with John K

Chris Harding - Lead - 27/Aug/07 with Laurie

Fell off one of lower moves in the rain. Despite repeated attempts, it was too green & slippy to get any further up.
tommcdonna - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/07 with Jonno Cox

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/07

Another James - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Retroman3 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Yan

edd rab - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Lawrence and Seb Rab

seb rab - TR O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Edd Rab

Nearly fluffed this seconding. Much more delicate than it looks.
Marvino - 2nd - 11/Jul/07 with Rach

Quite exposed and gear not obvious, harder than it looks.
rachelwheatcroft - Lead - 11/Jul/07 with Marvino

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Feb/07

naughtybadboy - Lead - 18/Feb/07

really nice route, wish it was much longer
adam carless - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/07 with practicalcat

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

Neilfrherts - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06

Col Allott - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Alex Sturrock

Epic Ebdon - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with Guy Shrubsole

davidwright - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/06

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/06

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Ruthy

peter myers - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with David Leicester

MontyH - Lead dog - 18/Mar/06 with Mandy hobbs

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

tiga271 - 2nd - 2006 with Dave

climbing_wiggy - Lead rpt - 2006 with Nocker

maria85 - 2nd - 02/Oct/05

Dane - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05 with Gary

dp1 - 2nd - 20/Jul/05 with dan bell

Nicos - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/05 with solo

Pelleas - Lead - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/05

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 17/Apr/04 with James' friend

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 2004 with Whitey

Hidden - Solo RP - 20/Sep/03

Ander - Lead - 11/Aug/03 with Some chick

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Rampikino - Lead - 21/Jun/03 with Liz Hay

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

Monk - 2003

nige pacer - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/02

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/02

Ander - Lead - 18/Jul/02 with Kev

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 13/Jun/02 with Laurie Smith

Hedley - Lead O/S - 2002 with Steve Runnacles

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 30/Jun/01 with Arthur Austin

ajc - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00

Andy Fielding - Solo - 02/May/99

Rampikino - 2nd - 11/Mar/99

rlrs - 2nd - 1999

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/98 with CDW

chris d williams - Lead - 18/Aug/98 with Ian Archer

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1998 with Clare

Tony Buckley - Apr/97 with Tony Jinks

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/97

crater - 24/Oct/96

Hard for severe. VS 4c?
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 10/Oct/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/95

Rampikino - Solo - 15/Jun/93

trisimondo - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/93

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

Backinthegame - Solo - May/92

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/91

adi bryant - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/90

Jelly Mould Surfer - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/90

craig h - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/90

steve prior - Lead - Nov/89 with Claire P

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/89

tapley - Lead - 11/Mar/89 with Alison Tapley

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jan/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

babymoac - 24/May/87

stewart murray - Lead - 1987

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jun/85

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

mikej - Solo - 03/Jan/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

Andy Say - Solo - 1972

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/Dec/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 10/Oct/65 with Howard Furguson

mikej - Solo - 09/May/65 with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams

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