Central Buttress Direct* E1 5a

Rockfax Description
The front face of the lower buttress is balancy, reachy and green. It feels bold despite the runners in the break, and a long reach is a great asset. Another great effort for its day. © ROCKFAX

FA. Bernard Simmonds 1938

Ticklists: The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge.

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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14

hipyhop - Lead G/U - 31/Aug/14 with cheque, Cherelle

dantheoptimist - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Henry Gollop

climbed to the break, put in gear and stood up, then just couldn't figure the move out! will return and crack this climb
Angus Taylor - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/14 with mark duncan

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - Aug/13

robblowen - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Munch, Jules

Theeni - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Joseph

jrccrosby - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Henry Crosby

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with David Pearson

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Rhys Whitehouse

whitehouse_rhys - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/12 with Mark Roe

BRoe - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with whitehouse_rhys

whitehouse_rhys - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/12 with ben roe

whitehouse_rhys - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Rob law

Climbster - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Leslie

simple move but committing above gear when its green
LukeyG - TR - 06/Mar/12

nickcanute - Solo - 24/Sep/11

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Phil Marsh

iamstebarker - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Solo early 90s when it was 4c!
jshields - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Paul Tretheway

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

What a fantastic climb, and right at the end of the day. Easier for those with the reach.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Mungo took the E1 pitch, I took the V-Diff. It was heart breaking though all the chizzled holds, could have been a great HVS otherwise, but what can you do.
Aaron Hauptmann - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/11 with Mungo

Cornish Cream - 2011

tpbeckley - Lead O/S - 2011

migs493 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/10

ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Tom

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ben 250

gavinpeach - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/10

CWMulcahy - 2nd - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 04/Jun/09 with Byron Buck

Moves from the block were a little scary, and the top half (i.e. the VDiff bit!) was absolutely superb. Low in the grade but still just about E1. Nearly had an epic as I dropped the lapped ropes in to the crack when second topped out, doh!
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Guy Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/08

lenn1346 - 2nd dog - 25/May/07 with Tom M

tom169 - Lead RP - 25/May/07 with Justin

Hard and Scary
Budge - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/06 with Carl Tiivas

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hthom, mapperley samurai, PeteWilson, Eddy1310, Dave Clark, tomboyle

Total votes cast 53
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard E11 of 17
E19 of 17
easy E16 of 17
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS1 of 17
hard 5b0 of 18
5b1 of 18
easy 5b2 of 18
hard 5a11 of 18
5a3 of 18
easy 5a1 of 18
hard 4c0 of 18
4c0 of 18
easy 4c0 of 18
3 Stars1 of 18
2 Stars6 of 18
1 Star9 of 18
0 Stars2 of 18
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