Right Buttress Crack* III
[Top of Brown Cove Crag, 2 kb]100m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
100m. Takes the wide crack line up the middle of the slabby buttress. 1) 10m. Climb a groove from foot of the buttress to a ledge. 2) 50m Step right into the chimney/crack and follow it over an awkward chockstone to easier climbing above. 3) 40m. Pick a line through the easy angled buttress above. © ROCKFAX

FA. B.Davison 16/Jan/1994

Photo: Top of Brown Cove Crag © Nat norris
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This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Not really in condition-but climbable-a bit thin/tricky in a few places.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/15 with Ronnie

Stubbs led initial groove. Me 3 of the chockstones in the crack, then back to Stubbs for the final tricky step. Good neve, brittle ice in places.
MartF - AltLd - 08/Feb/15 with carl_123

carl_123 - AltLd - 08/Feb/15

SPD224 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Nev Drake

peachos - AltLd - 07/Feb/15 with Scott Stanley

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/15

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

How easy - 2nd - 05/Feb/15 with Markygee

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/15 with Duncan Livesey, Sarah Acheson

SarahA - 2nd - 04/Feb/15 with Duncan Livesey, Luke Cullum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/15

Not really grade 3 more like 2.
Ed - Lead - 02/Feb/15

Pete Rigby - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Kelli Roberts

Great route, really enjoyed every step. Short ice pitch a great way to start. Fell off second chockstone, good attentive belaying from Steve!
lordyosch - 2nd - 01/Feb/15 with steve wilson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Feb/15

stev1e.wilso - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Jay Russell

kelliroberts3 - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Peter Rigby

Nice route. Found the chockstone a little tricky.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Tom R

annastudholme - Feb/15

Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/15 with Edd Carrigan

Smith42 - Solo - 31/Jan/15 with Cas

Ed carrigan - AltLd - 31/Jan/15 with jack colbeck

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/15

Swung leads with Si who led P1 and P3. I led P2. slightly tricky chock stone, but otherwise steady. well protected throughout. Not as good conditions as last week.
RUDIN.J.D.H - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/15 with Simon Smith

joeflan - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/15

ColdAndWet - Lead - 21/Jan/15 with Chris Allewell

Shaw Brown - Lead - 21/Jan/15 with Judith Neaves

jacko120 - AltLd - 20/Jan/15

I lead first three then improvised on third pitch to include a quite exposed vertical step which was fun!
charles.austin - AltLd rpt - 19/Jan/15 with Jago Miller

scarmichael - Solo - 19/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/15

I led the 3rd pitch.
clint87 - AltLd - 18/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/15

petegunn - Lead - 18/Jan/15 with Rob H, Mike S.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/15

Daniel Duerden - Lead - 17/Jan/15

jon59 - 17/Jan/15

Left late because of work in the morning, didn't bother with the top section above 3rd pitch, just abbed off a big boulder. Ice was nice in the first pitch!
OllieF - AltLd rpt - 17/Jan/15 with Charles

scarmichael - AltLd - 17/Jan/15

Lead 3rd pitch, Ollie lead first 2
charles.austin - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/15

Accidentily went most of the way up the IV crack after the chimney/chockstone... Pooped myself when I realised and downclimbed the whole thing.
OllieF - Solo - 13/Dec/14

Poor condition, avoided using axes on any turf( not frozen in the slightest). Shame because it looks like a nice line when in nick.
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14 with Danny Mc Andrew

Stepped Ridge was rammed so this was a good alternative. Very soft/unconsolidated snow, very little ice and the turf is spongy. Still perfectly doable and a great day out in nice weather.
farmus21 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Kat

BnB - 17/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo - 2014

Ray Sparks - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with dave

bonoid - Solo - 01/Apr/13 with Halroberts87

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/13

ipegg - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13

Danny Crump - Lead - 31/Mar/13 with Sarah Pentelow

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Norman Wright

Petarghh - Solo - 29/Mar/13

nickcj - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/13

Andy Syme - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Pete Elliott

r_o_b_h2 - AltLd rpt - 12/Feb/13 with Matt Harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 11/Feb/13 with John J

Excellent conditions, ice on the first pitch then neve and solid turf
crowberry gully - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - Feb/13

Might have not taken the crack and headed up the face a bit more. Waist deep powder higher up, fun. Took 3 left gloves which didn't help.
67hours - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Clay

We went up the slabs to the left of the crack because it was full of unconsolidated snow, before joining the route further up. Good turf and felt about III.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with George

aljones91 - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

good first winter route in the lakes.
Harry Shuell - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/13

peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd - 18/Jan/13

Led all in 4 pitches
jules1990 - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Nat Norris

Nat norris - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/12 with joss halford

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/12

jacktomlinson - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/12 with Peter Hill

Excellent day out. Quite stripped but turf still mostly frozen. great line, plenty of harder variations if you want them. Will be back to do this again.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/12 with Colin Maddison

only my second winter route and I have to say what a buzz. Watching Stuart, my mentor, negotiate the choc stones on the second pitch got me thinking, but thoroughly enjoyed the route and didn't feel out of my depth at any point. Great day out.
dregsy - 2nd - 09/Dec/12 with Stuart Peat

NickJH - Lead O/S - Dec/12 with Andy Cross

Hidden - AltLd β - 21/Feb/12

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/12 with bweakers

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/12 with Tom Keaveny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12

r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Nik Goile

Somewhat unconsolidated snow :-) Note that the pitch lengths in the guide are somewhat out, we had four pitches to top of the buttress with only the first being much less than 60m.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Steve Brock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12

Alan P1 then alternate. Great turf. Hardest move was getting out of groove. Soft 3.
eldre070 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/12

A great climb in beautiful weather! Conditions were good, plenty of frozen turf and ice. Took a slightly harder line up a crack to the right near the top. Would recommend this to anyone looking to make this a slightly harder grade III.
CKegan - 2nd - 02/Feb/12 with neil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12

Tony Ryland - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with steveshaking

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11 with fi15

fi15 - 2nd - 20/Dec/11 with paul horabin

Windy and wild, just about in condition
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/11 with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/11

phat, not all the turf was frozen but gave a nice day out and plenty of ice around
jmoore1111 - 18/Dec/11

Snow unconsolidated, some but not all turf frozen and some tricky moves out of the crack on pitch 2 which were difficult to protect. Nice day out but needs a good freeze to firm everything up.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with James Rowe

a13x - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Jordan Phethean

Eddie1234 - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/11 with Chris Dovey

Chris Dovey - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/11 with Eddie Roebuck

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/11

Matt_L_Robinson - 15/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10

Excellent climbing on ice, frozen turf and nevee (and fairly bare chockstones). Felt like II 3 under today's conditions.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with James, Andy B

ablackett - AltLd - 20/Dec/10 with Jonny, James Osborn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10

Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Andy Blackett, Jonny Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - 19/Dec/10

Great climbing - a bit thin in places more like a mixed route. Started on a small steep ice formation instead of the gully. Split into 4 pitches as ice section was short.
loonyclimber - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10

crowberry gully - AltLd - 04/Dec/10 with Ross McGibbon

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Col, PK

good route, easy route finding, lots of loose snow, some ice coming into condition, neve forming towards the top
pratty25 - 02/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/10

Hanski - 2nd - Dec/10 with Simon Kimber

al jackson - Lead - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/10

greenroom - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Tom Swannick

pretty easy for grade III
twoplates - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

jason - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with manmike

nickhoward - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with John Haslam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10

No hard climbing but steep enough to keep you on your toes. I was happy not to have been leading a couple of the trickier sections.
geoffmoss - AltLd - 03/Mar/10 with Nigel Wadsworth

ollyroberts - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/10 with Mike

Brannock - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/10

lovely route ice, easy to follow, ice very brittle top snow powdery, decent neve underneath
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with stu

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/10

Ste Ridd - Solo - 18/Feb/10 with M.Sadler

ollyroberts - AltLd - 17/Feb/10 with Kyle

nigelw - AltLd - 04/Feb/10 with Geoff Moss

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/10

jimhall - Solo O/S - Feb/10

My 14 yr old daughter's first proper winter climb. She was brilliant belayer. I'd trust her with my life, suppose I did really!
Rich Bond - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10

Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Andy Chadwick

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/10

done moving together with pitches for the ice bits
ayuplass - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with miles

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/10

Petarghh - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10 with cavemanjack

Jack Loftus - AltLd - 28/Jan/10 with Pete Hill

First ice step had been worn away by previous parties so climbed rock ledge on the left. Rest of route was in good condition but felt easy for the grade. More like a II with a couple of steeper steps. Still a great route and would recommend it as a first grade III due to it's ease and good protection.
Jon Wickham - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jan/10

andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Pete Baillie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10

Peter Holder - AltLd - 04/Jan/10 with lewis fraser

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10

innesmac - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

Tom Phillips - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/09 with dick

Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09 with alone

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with jonah

good fun lead - great conditions - just livin' the dream!
Timo Austino - Lead - 07/Feb/09 with Nats

mattish2000 - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Nick

Hidden - Solo - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08

I led pitches 1 and 3, Will led 2. Then traversed into Central Gully and finished up that. Turf was mainly unfrozen so a good job the climbing was mainly on rock and snow! All very wintery looking and feeling, it was snowing for most of the climb.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Carmen and Will

Led pitch 2. Conditions improved from top to bottom. Somewhat unfrozen at the bottom and loose snow. From top of second pitch snow was much better. Only seemed to have a couple of tricky moves, so seemed easy for the grade. Finished up central gully, the top of which was in good nick.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Simon and Carmen

Nice mixed climbing on good turf
Gman - Solo - Jan/08

bullybones - 2008

Hidden - Mar/06

deanj - Lead - 2004

1st pitch Me, 2nd pitch Frank, 3rd pitch me and then easy ground to the summit
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/03 with Frank Thies

rlrs - AltLd - Dec/01

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