Centenary Buttress*** HS 4b
[Enjoying the balcony at the top of CB, 3 kb]The front of the buttress is a deservedly popular climb, and one of the best routes at this grade in the area. Best saved for the end of the day, when the buttress glows orange in the setting sun. Pitch grades are probably wrong in the guidebook - the first pitch has a tricky but well-protected move in the initial crack (probably 4a). Many people walk off after the first pitch, but the top pitch is the better one... It is, however, at least 4b, with not much gear, and could almost warrant VS? Certainly no push-over at HS!

Photo: Enjoying the balcony at the top of CB © Steve Broadbent

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Sam4242 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Joe Allen

Ran it in 2 pitches, Sam doing the first, me doing the second.
joeallen28 - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Sam4242

Incredible exposure/view
Melonfly - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Caleb

First pitch was nice. Second pitch has a really nice line but very little in the way of gear till about half way. My ropes were snagged under a edge so I flicked them over. Which also flicked out all my runners! Hilarious and terrifying!
Kemics - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Mel

the power - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with paul renwick

sopaz - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Phil

Led first pitch, then walked off, as we found lots of Yorkshire-men in our way!
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Ian Cramman

oscaig - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Kim Mulji

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14

john max - AltLd - 02/Mar/14 with John Bayliss

led 1st pitch
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with John Maxfield (PCC)

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/14

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/14 with George Humphery

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/13

sopaz - Lead - 17/Mar/13 with Mackie

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

guide said 4 star... but cant remember it being anything special.
adam06 - AltLd - 06/Nov/12 with Wyn Jones

Jones_88 - AltLd - 06/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12

KeenClimber - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Ron

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - Nov/11

tcn_2002 - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Voting
Total votes cast 34
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS2 of 12
HS10 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard S0 of 12
S0 of 12
easy S0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c0 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
hard 4b0 of 12
4b12 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
hard 4a0 of 12
4a0 of 12
easy 4a0 of 12
3 Stars4 of 10
2 Stars3 of 10
1 Star3 of 10
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