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|Skyline Buttress|| S 4a|
<< Great Tower Buttress
|88m, 4 pitches. A Route of real character. The rock is superb & the lower piches build interest to a fine climax on the upper tower. Well worth seeking out, and a good choice to extend the day after an ascent of 'Grooved Arete'. Start at the foot of the rib above the grassy chimney.
1) 18m (4a) Climb the rib to a grass ledge & possible belay below a slab of rough striated rock. Climb the slab with interest. or avoid it on the right =, to reach the foot of a narrow rib.
2) 28m (4a) Climb the rib by it's left side, steeply but with good holds, and continue to a large block-strewn ledge below the impressive tower.
3) 20m (4a) Ahead lies an impressive deep V-groove. Enter this from the left & climb steeply up into a recess. Traverse out left to an airy perch & possible belay. Climb the slab in a fine position to a belay below the final steep section of ridge.
4) 20m (4a) Climb the steep rib on it's left, and then stroll along the knife edged ridge to the top.
VARIATION: 3a) 24m (VS 4c) The crack in the tower is climbed direct until a nasty bulge gives access to the chimney above. |
This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/13
Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/12
alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Simon Roberts
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10
Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/10 with Chiz
mike hooper - 26/Jun/10 with rich pollard, dave dean
A good climb with some great positions. We took slightly the wrong line on the first pitch. To locate the route, look for a turtle shaped perched block 10m above a groove. This is just to the left of a steep prominent crack. The route starts on the ledge just to the left of the turtle. The route should go up the R hand slab. We went up the L one and traversed across to the striated slab.
howlingbaboon - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rob
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