Sand Buttress*** VS 4c
[Dan Middleton on Sand Buttress, 3 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
Excellent steep climbing up the imposing buttress. Tackle the steepening crack left of the deep gully to its end then hand traverse out left to a ledge. Climb more steep cracks to another ledge then finish though the bulge directly above. A tougher finish is to traverse back to the right arete and finish up the awkward undercut groove there - HVS 5b. © ROCKFAX

FA. Fred Pigott 1920

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, The Peak: past and Present, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge.

Photo: Dan Middleton on Sand Buttress © Niall Grimes
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This climb is in 261 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

chrismadar - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/15 with Oliver Ross

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Rachel B

lawlolly - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/15

Tricky top out.
Sam1991 - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/15 with Sam V, Lawrence H

samvick1991 - 2nd - 17/Jun/15

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15

Chris M - AltLd - 02/Jun/15 with Jim Walton

Much easier with your toe in the chipped hold at the top rather than heel hook.
JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15 with Al Breen

Nick Wallis - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with James Hall

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 01/May/15 with Soph

soph - Lead O/S - 01/May/15 with Becky Lounds

Super nice top move :D
Marcus Wright - Lead G/U - 23/Apr/15

karol dubas - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/15 with Marcus

For Stonnis - the Black rocks movie
Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Jenny Monkey

Jenny Monkey - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Luke Mansfield

Matt Fry - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/15 with Dylan

amccann - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Nick

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with speedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 21/Mar/15 with Rob Middleton

65m moderate millington - Lead dnf - 06/Nov/14 with naomi hatto

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Nov/14

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

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 13/Sep/14

eddiem1 - TR O/S - 05/Sep/14

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/14

Sarah Brookes - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Martin Russ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/14

Another great climb at Black Rocks, plenty of jugs & rests. A great way to finish off the day.
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Tom Bushell

Just friendly chavs today asking about 'abseiling' up the route.
MichaelConstantinou - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Sarah Statham

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Roger

davidalcock - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with mapperley samurai

mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with David Alcock

Lancer - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with John B- PCC

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with PCC

john_ni - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Nick (PCC)

Exciting moves, made all the more exciting with chavs threatening to burn through the anchor ropes. Top moves are easier once you figure out that you need to do it the exciting way and not the 'easy' way.
AndyPagett - 2nd RP - 12/Jun/14 with Tom Hodgkinson

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/14

timreynolds - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with Ian

hvs 5b finish
jwhereat - 2nd - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

Really nice.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd RP - 17/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/13

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Richard W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd RP - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/13

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/13

ERH - Lead O/S - Aug/13

khalidq - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Cameron McLoughlin

Stiff for VS but great route up a fine buttress.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes

waldenmatt - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Brian M

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Gareth

tim exley - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with alice

alicethwaites - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Tim Exley

quickdrawmcraw - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

andybirtwistle - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Keith Lonsdale

on pre placed gear
the power - Lead - 15/Apr/13 with rob

really worthwhile.
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

dan_blair87 - Lead - 2013

Went right at the top looking for the jugs (on belly through puddle). Wrong way.
Phil Layton - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Phil Laxton

Did the HVS finish.
Oceanic - 16/Sep/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Dave Sargent

davewsargent - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/12 with peter sargent

excellent route, took the right hand finish at HVS, take small wires for this bit! belays are well back from the edge.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Claire Holland

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 14/Aug/12 with James the Navigator

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Nick

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

nic42 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with mike

tgeh - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with dan geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Thomas Geh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd β - 21/Jul/12 with Matt Sparkes

Ace route, tad pumpy
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Leon, deborah, liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 25/May/12

DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

jshields - Lead - 16/May/12 with Ed James

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 05/May/12

Byronius Maximus - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/12 with Alex Twist

Twisty - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Byron Buck

climb the peak - Lead - 26/Feb/12

kabutsu - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Wimped out mantling at the end and finished at the top of Stonnis Crack
luke321 - Lead - 30/Nov/11 with Tom Jagger

nice route, did the bit round right as it looked easier from the ground (it wasn't) horrible rope drag though!
kabutsu - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

nice route, did the bit round right as it looked easier from the ground (it wasn't) horrible rope drag though!
kabutsu - Lead - 09/Oct/11

Dave Mason - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/11 with Darren Belfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11

the top out was scary, especially with rope drag.
Paul1 - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Nicole

Tough. Definitely felt harder than VS 4c... Jugs in places, but harder than it looks and often struggling for holds! Great fun once you've finished though!
col3 - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Paul

lewiz - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mishtu Tiwary

mishtu - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with lewiz

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Airy! In a very very nice way!
Alkis - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Chris Nawrat

Hard finish
daviesp2 - 2nd - 12/Jul/11

ace climb, but watch out for the glass bottles flying off the top... D... heads.
gazfellows - Lead - 04/Jul/11 with Billy

Another awesome climb on a great crag! Just a shame about the chavs who choose this place to mong around and don't know the first thing about respecting nature (or their elders!). My gf was almost hit by a beer bottle thrown from the top - another 6 inches to the right and she'd likely be dead.
madasten - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Gaz

Reds - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Althesin

althesin - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Reds

M_W_Court - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Pagey

shafiq lalloo - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with szelest

Gambit - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Barney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Imosavageking - 2nd - 13/Jun/11 with Richard Lee

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Bruce LMC

Chriswallis2 - Lead β - 03/Jun/11 with Pete, Jenny

Sgrit, after a back off...
petellis - Lead β - 03/Jun/11 with Jenny Clarke, Rock and Dole

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 15/May/11 with james pcc

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/11

jtree03 - Lead - 14/May/11 with Col

Col Kingshott - 2nd - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/11

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

shaky2 - 2nd - 03/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

migs493 - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/11 with LO

lozowen - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

hangon - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Jo, Roger

Ken led
Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Roger F, Ken T

shouter - Lead - 24/Apr/11

colin milton - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with martin

awkward coming out the traverse.
bigdan050 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Tosh

bloody horrid stinking traverse
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Big Fat Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/11

Brilliant climb right untill a stupid T... threw a glass bottle off the top and nearly hit my belayers missus..
gazfellows - Lead - 2011 with Billy

Scottish78 - 2011

ollie_e - 2011

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

An absolute gem of a route.
migs493 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/10

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Graeme Hammond

Rampikino - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Cat

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/10 with Jim

didnt enjoy at all.
Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Martin Russ

Excellent route! Great finish!
Russ - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10

Cracking climb, a little gem
chrisbussell - 2nd - 21/Sep/10 with Tim O'Neill

B-bop - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/10 with john b

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Kurt Davy

KurtD - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Cameron Anderson

Fantastic Route. Bold when you step out left
Daymo - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with DJ

deejmonkey - 2nd - 19/Aug/10 with Damian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Burns

Alex.M-M. - Lead β - Aug/10

batterj2 - TR O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Kirsty Taylor

Hidden - TR - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/10

LisaA - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Gareth

Led to reclaim Paul's gear and placing my own... it was commiting.... the first moves, the traverse and the final bulge to finish. A very proud first route at BRs. Lovely features!
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead β - 05/Jul/10 with Dave, Paul Tattersall

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Emma Anderson, Dave Grant

Energy sapping start placing gear but did the committing moves onto the traverse and then shuffled across quickly to rest. Difficult VS.
Stuart Hurworth - Lead RP - 07/Jun/10 with Dave Wilson

Hidden - 31/May/10

Fred Mainwaring - Lead - 25/May/10

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

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

Retro Flash. Loved this every bit as much this time as last. a good few interesting moves in brilliant positions.
climbingrev - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Tim Angell

chrisclimber_1986 - TR O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Luke Lindsay

Guy Wilson - Lead - 04/Jun/09 with Byron Buck

Great climb, really lovely moves with a fun top-out...I'll try not to use my knees on it next time around!
Byronius Maximus - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Guy Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

Good climb, good cracks, bit scare at the top if you take the harder round off to the right at the top. Single roped it, and got loads of rope drag.
Heaver - Lead β - 18/Apr/09 with AH & HR

Hidden - Jan/09

scary traverse
dts - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Sam Dixon

2nded it 12 months ago. Nice to go back and lead it. lovely route, slightly airy top out with only small cams in the break below you. cool :D
Sam1991 - Lead β - 23/Dec/08 with Andy J

bigdrew - 2nd - 23/Dec/08 with Sam Dixon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/08

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/08 with Haydn Williams

Alfredo - Lead - 03/Oct/08 with Ben H

tomB - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08 with Jody

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/08

Jamie Buxton - 2nd - 15/Sep/08 with getk

Stig - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

nienke - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Adam Young

Great fun.
cmsg - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Tom Cattermole

Brilliant VS route, can't understand why I hadn't done it before...
petemeads - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Jim Hardwick

oi_now - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08

b.hayley - Lead - Jun/08

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 23/May/08 with Works Frasier

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

thrutch - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Silum - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/07

had to get a top rope to do the last move, because of rain
AJ007 - Lead - 01/Dec/07 with Michael P

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Tim Ashcroft

sparkass - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Jen Randall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/07

Had a nightmare topping out due to rope-drag, other than that, superb route
Sankey - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Clare and Reuben

Superb climb, Top move is hilarious, finally found courage to do it after placing a cam in a fluting on the left side of the arete.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Ed

Cracking climb. my first proper (if short) Traverse, lovely safe foot placements followed by some got to Jam it cracks. A superb climb for improving technique for those (like me) who dont quite believe in "gritstone Friction" or fist jamming.
EdShep - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Pilch

best tick of a pleasant but poor day for climbing, too hot
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Tom & Rob

stp - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

mshorter - Lead - 2007 with nils

alicethwaites - TR O/S - 2007 with Ben Thwaites, Calum White

Shaw Brown - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with cliff brown

aulda - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Dave S

andrewwightman - 2nd - Sep/06 with Gary, colin Currie

clintos - Lead - Aug/06 with jonny green

Budge - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/06 with Carl Tiivas

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

Peakology - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with cat

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 2005 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/04

Hidden - Lead - Jun/04

Can't remember much about the climb other than Nick finding "sawdust" all the way up the route, which turned out to be someones ashes.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - Jun/04 with nick smith

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/03

Stefan Kruger - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03 with Peter Meulemans

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/02

Sustained, steep, and simply brilliant. At about 18m, have to jump for jug. Great. Well placed gear, thoughtful + scary, crux on last move, strenuous heave over last bulge @ 80 feet! Really chuffed to lead this.
climbingrev - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/02

Budge - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/01 with Mike Oates

Had a very brief attempt to lead it about 15 years earlier
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Neil Brown

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2001 with Adrian Whitehall

antclark6381 - TR - 30/Sep/00

John made awesome "Gibbon Jump" across traverse for some reason.Very impressive.
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Gibbon Bum

alan moore - 2000

WuDavid - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/99

andrewbooth1000 - TR - 25/Jul/97 with Rob & Mark

Iain Thow - 2nd - 26/Sep/96 with Dave Walch

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 04/Sep/96 with John Cutcliffe, Chris Thorp, Phil --

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/96

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/95

An excellent climd which I enjoyed very much
Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/95 with E Allcock

tlr - Solo - 22/Apr/94 with Jim

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/92

tlr - Lead - 07/May/92 with Cal

RichardMc - Lead - 03/May/92 with Jim Fisher

Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/92

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/91

Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/91

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/90 with Tony Green

nai - 2nd - 1990

Hidden - 1989

Hammy - Lead - 11/Jun/88 with Colin Struthers

shark - Solo O/S - Nov/86

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/85

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/84

Mark Kemball - Lead - 02/Oct/82 with Chris Calow, Sian Hughes

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/82 with Mike Pilling

Mega epic. With no cams to protect got to high point and had a wobble. Asked second to let go of rope and run up to top and drop another rope down. Lowered off.
MikeDowsett - Lead dnf - 1981 with Jon Sharpe

Andy Say - Lead - 1979

babymoac - 2nd - 1978 with Mad martin

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/77 with Tony Williams

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1976

mikej - Lead - 09/May/71 with Dave Williams, E

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