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Brazen Buttress*** E2 5b

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[Brazen Buttress, 3 kb]A superb and popular route. Start beneath a left-facing groove in the middle of the south face of the buttress. Climb over a small roof into the groove and follow this to the top of the big pedestal (possible belay if the sea is threatening). Climb up and left past a deep crack to gain a rising crackline. Follow this and at its end climb direct to the top. Direct Finish, E3 5c. Direct from half way up the crackline. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Littlejohn 4.76 Apr/1976

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 317 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

skippington - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

guy757 - 14/Jul/14

Mattoo - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/14 with Patrick Hill, Olly

olly12344 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with m2, Patrick Hill

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/14

Felt very sustained on a very hot day. Comfy belay though.
1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 23/Jun/14

From the pedestal belay, didn't go all the way down b/c of the sea. Excellent face climbing
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Paul Clarkson

Gutted, ran out of stamina really close to the top
alastairbegley - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Alastair Begley

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Dan Geh, Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Dan Geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Paddy, Ross

mossrug - 09/Jun/14 with tony penning

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/14

Hard and fun, too knackered to do it justice.
oddtoast - 2nd dog - 27/May/14 with Gav

I felt this was quite hard for the grade.
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Justin Timms

A stunning and sustained route, led 1st pitch. An added bonus to an already amazing introduction to Pembroke.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 19/May/14 with Lewis Andrew

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

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

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Ed morris - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/14 with stefan

Stefan_Morris - Lead - 29/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

Maken - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Really nice.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Brilliant, sustained climbing. Really pumpy for something that close to vertical!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Steve Shenton

Andrew1 - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Hulda

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/14

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Tubs - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Ian L, Liz F

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tom, Ian l

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/13

fell off the slopers. Not keen to dog it all the way so exited left via eight gauge.
Alex the Alex - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/13

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with bwestwood

After seconding Jon on it a while ago, very good!!
James Oswald - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

ian caton - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Ian

A bit of stamina training is in order!
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 01/Sep/13 with James

bwestwood - 2nd - Sep/13

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Brilliant, a great E2 for cowards with stamina.
Shauna - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Jules

Nice warm up, though a little more pumpy than I'd expected.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

JulesV - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/13 with Shauna, Shauna Cunningham

Justin T - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Sue

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Aug/13

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Mark Grist

The Grist - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Sam Simpson

More pumpy than it initially appears, sustained with a well positioned crux. Fine line.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Jenny

Excellent climb, very annoyed at having to rest to take out the last bit of gear!
JClimb - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/13 with Topha

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with andy elliot

cool route, amazing wall climbing.
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Climbingsheep, Mike

Trainers. Nice face climbing on good holds/cracks
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Remus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

Pippa - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Jamie Thornley

mountain_jay - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Pippa Froggatt

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Nik Goile

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Tom Vassen

Attempted 4yrs ago (lowered from the pedestal). Cool climbing.
Ollie B - Lead β - 29/May/13 with D.Campbell

Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd - 29/May/13 with Ollie B

burto - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with hertha

Chi Cheng - 2nd rpt - 02/May/13 with Adam Knightly

Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13 with Rachel Slater

A little pumpy for a warm-up. Great route though.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Olli Crudge

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with pep

Johnny Baker - 2013 with Nigel Birtwell

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

in one pitch. big stamina required for this one, not something I brought with me that day. tough for E2, very sustained in middle section, but excellent gear and super enjoyable, varied climbing all the way
msoldn - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12 with Edwin

Stuart Johnston - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Dave Cowell

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 18/Sep/12 with Ed

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd β - 30/Jul/12 with Edmund Morris

Very steady, lots of gear. Fairly pumpy but no really hard moves.
Ed morris - Lead β - 30/Jul/12 with Dickon

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Tom

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Pete Shepherd

tommytuffa - 2nd - 23/Jul/12 with edd

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/12

Really good but pumpy, nearly fell off
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with jacobjacob

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Halla

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

CragDog - 2nd - 06/May/12

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Michael Richmond

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12 with chi

vanderz - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with patrick dawson

Seconded the route about 2 years ago
andy dunn - Lead β - 07/Apr/12 with J

Pippa - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Tink

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/12

ben1987 - Apr/12 with Adam Coles

Cheeky ab in for one more route. Awesome, perfect climbing!
JRae - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Pete Briggs

pete1993 - 2nd - 11/Mar/12

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 08/Mar/12 with Gareth E

Adam Coles - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with ben park

al99 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Luke Hodson

lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Al Benson

Tony Kartawick - 2012

BRilliant route,no real crux just nicely sustained.Classic E2 5b, loads of gear
just one more - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11 with Svenn G

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Sep/11

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Phil Moore

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11

Brilliant route but glad I was seconding, got pumped enough just taking the gear out! Nothing felt mega hard on it but no giveaway moves either.
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Andy

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

Awesome route, will go back this summer and lead
davesimpson - 2nd O/S - Aug/11 with Dean Russel

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nik Goile

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

1 pitch
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

edmitchell - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/11 with adam booth

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with rob lay

Hidden - 19/Jul/11

Awesome. So very sustained. No real rests.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11

Glyn - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Amy

Great route, sustained and in a great position.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with bleggs, mick

pipof747 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jun/11

Got pumped but managed it. Got rained on solidly for 5 minutes but managed it. Hung on for another fifteen minutes then fell off, twice. Very sustained and pumpy through middle section and difficult to read quickly. Extremely good route though.
Dave Foster - Lead - 21/Jun/11 with Jim

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Si

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Si

Brilliant climb. Thought it was quite hard in places and a bit pumpy too. I found it hard to work out the next moves as quick as i'd have liked at the hard bits but some of the holds are really cool to latch on to!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd rpt - 20/May/11 with loundsy

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/May/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

brilliant route. pumpy.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Simon

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

Greg Pittam - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Raff

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

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Ran out of quick draws by the first stance so had to stop!!! 10 in the first 10m, possibly a little over the top :)
belay bunny turned bad - AltLd - 15/Apr/11 with loundsy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/11

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/11 with james marjot

Rory Shaw - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

phil64 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

koalapie - 2nd β - 12/Sep/10

richardr - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

high quality pitch
ksjs - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/10 with phil

awesome, best route i've ever done, almost everymove felt like 5b, with rests on 5a stuff...
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Charles Moreton

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah Joyce

cem - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Chris Parson

andy dunn - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Tom Dixon

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Andy Dunn

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Ian Heginbotham, Matthew Tink Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Last route of the day, just in time before it started getting dusky. Really nice climbing throughout, particularly on the middle section where every move was (or felt) 5b for about 10 metres, though fortunately there were a few mini-rests.
Misha - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Phil

Nearly dark. Very sustained crimpy and steep, but v v good.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with misha

what a fab route following a wondering but strong line up the face. sustained and a bit pumpy through the middle section. one of my favorite routes of the year!
givemetea - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Helen King

Graham Iles - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Neil Stabbs

Fran S8 - Lead - 01/Aug/10

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 11/Jul/10

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 01/Jul/10 with James the Navigator

first E2 with beta
Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead β - 17/May/10 with GF

irish paul - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Dave Ripley

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with paul b

metal arms - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Pown - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10

Mr Powly - 2nd - 07/Apr/10 with Malcolm

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 13/Oct/09 with GF

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/09

robinsi197 - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Neil

Excellent Route
wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Matt Sparkes

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Owen Davies

simonp - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

haydng - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/09 with Dave

Anna's first multi pitch E2, and she seconded the whole thing clean! Massively awesome!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09

Got so pumped I had to hand it over to Rob for a sports climb!
haydng - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/09 with Rob

haydng - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/09 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/09

Not as soft as i expected, i think i did the direct finish in hindsight.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Nick Rabb

I did first pith, Ruth used the Bevan technique on the second. Awesome!
Bux - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Ruth Bevan

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Tanya Milner

khawk - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09

matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09

gjd - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with Ronnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08

Done in 2 pitches due to a threatening sea. I led the first pitch (5a) and was able to enjoy one of the best belay ledges in the world
Chris the Tall - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Dom Ske

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/08

gforce - Lead - 07/Aug/08 with Jason

morganator - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Sophie Whyte

lukea - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Rich

Climbed in two pitches. I led the second (Crux)pitch.
Castleclimber - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Luke Alvarez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08

dts - 2nd O/S - 30/May/08 with Andy Taylor

A long story
chris wyatt - Lead rpt - 10/May/08 with hadyn

MikeT - 2nd dog - May/08 with MS

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/08

sonnenstern - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/08 with James Marjot

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

janegallwey - 2nd - 2008

VPJB - 2008

the juicy dangler - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/07 with rob greenwood

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/07 with reeve

Tim W - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Gareth Tucker

stuwelly85 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Ben Freeman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Jon Freeman

HughM - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Shane Norton

Bella - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Lucy Ham

Paz - 2nd β - 16/Jun/07 with TS

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07 with James Parrot

jude s - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with G Fry

cem - 2nd rpt - 05/May/07 with Graham Dolman

waltersp - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07

david morse - Lead dog - 04/Apr/07 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Apr/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with MJ

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/06 with martina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/06

Topped out in the rain.
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Reeve

2 rests
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 07/Jun/06 with Andy Barwell

Andy Barwell - 2nd - Jun/06

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 30/May/06 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/06

Super sustained after the ledge
Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Guy Reid

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/06

Boy - 2006

dan gibson - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

feilx - Lead O/S - 2006 with keith

NeilGriffiths - 01/Sep/05 with Paul Morgan

Brown - 2nd - 01/Aug/05

dicky79 - Lead dnf - Aug/05 with Vic Odell

Dave Reeve - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Tony Payne

In the pouring rain!
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 23/May/05 with Tuffty Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/04 with Liam Mark

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/04 with KM

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

both pitches done as one
dickypips - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/03

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/May/02 with Roy Thomas

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2000

Tim M - 2000

WB - Lead O/S - 03/May/99 with John the knife

another brilliant climb
nickdonohue - Lead - 28/Aug/98 with Mark McCarthy

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 02/Jun/98 with Paul Tanton

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/97

NeilGriffiths - 20/Oct/96 with Paul Tucker

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Simon Gough Brown

Colin Edwards - TR dog - 25/Aug/95 with Simon Gough Brown

Hidden - Lead - 1994

whispering nic - Lead - Aug/93 with Graham Iles

Mark Kemball - Lead - 29/Jul/92 with Alison Dorey

In hindsight, O/S solo not a good idea, bit of a wobble!
jfletcher - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/91 with jon

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 27/Mar/91 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 27/Mar/91 with Dad

Rich Kirby - Lead - Jul/90 with Will (S. Williamson)

ChrisJD - Lead - 12/May/90

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/89

Hidden - 1989

steve taylor - Lead - Aug/88 with vic radvills

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/88

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 31/May/88 with steve williams

steve taylor - Lead O/S - May/88 with vic radvills

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/87

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/87

Billg - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/87 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/87

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1987

andy gittins - 1987

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1987 with Gordon Jenkin

sadams - Lead - 25/May/86 with Mark Bonham

neilh - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/85 with dave croker

neilh - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/85 with dave croker

shark - 2nd - 09/Apr/85 with Steve Aisthorpe

Again
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 22/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

steve L - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/83 with Alun Richardson

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 02/Apr/83 with Mark Roberts

Mike Owen - 23/Oct/82 with Elaine Owen

Mark Kemball - Lead - 13/Apr/82 with Dave Fernley, Sian Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/82

Hidden - 1981

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/79

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 317 (0.3%)
Lead170 of 317 (53.6%)
Followed100 of 317 (31.5%)
Toproped1 of 317 (0.3%)
Alt Leads18 of 317 (5.7%)
Unknown27 of 317 (8.5%)

'Climbed'107 of 317 (33.8%)
clean O/S158 of 317 (49.8%)
clean β11 of 317 (3.5%)
clean rpt22 of 317 (6.9%)
dogged15 of 317 (4.7%)
dnf4 of 317 (1.3%)