Lumber Vertebrae** VS 4c
[Heptonstall Left Buttress, 3 kb]Aim for the obvious thin crack, mid-height, start from the very bottom of the crag and work towards the crack, after follow the slab to the top. On the natural grit outcrop to the left of the main face.

Photo: Heptonstall Left Buttress © Jonathan Davey

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

chickened out of top move (crux)
Commando - Lead dnf - Oct/14 with Jordan Yates

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

g1m147 - 2nd - 24/Nov/13 with Mick.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/13

Nice route, pretty soft at the bottom but nice crux moves. Very well protected.
Pike - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Matt Wilkinson

Deserves more attention, more interesting than it looks.
mattwilk - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Mike

jonathandavey - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with Wilf Sargeant

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 25/May/13

dangmtb - 2nd - 24/Feb/13

First climb of the day and needed my partner to throw a top rope down but I carried on leading to the end. This one was more about mind games.
richnorgate - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/12

petellis - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Broomy

Ian Broome - 2nd β - 18/Aug/12 with petellis

Hidden - 24/Jun/11

bigbirdflying - Lead - 24/Jun/11 with Ed Bailey

Commando - TR O/S - Oct/10 with Jeremy Godden

Lead up on Emily's gear after she backed off the crux, which I lanked my way through. Nice route, worth seeking out.
lrandall - Lead β - 19/Jun/10 with Emily Roo

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - TR β - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

kjbix - Lead - 19/Apr/09 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with kjbix

ianburton - Lead - 2009

alisonk - 2nd - Jul/08 with Martin

peewee2008 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Nice climb, good pro in the pocket below the steepening makes it nicely protected. like the slab at the top.
joe larner - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/06

King Rat - Lead rpt - 2006

jim robertson - 2006

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tom Lawrence

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 2006 with Bryn

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Trobbo - 2nd - 11/Apr/02 with martin bennett

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Nov/01 with Fiend

Andy S - 2nd O/S - May/01

snowy owl - 2nd - 13/Mar/01 with Adam Hughes

akhughes - Lead - Mar/01 with Emma Hughes

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/98 with Joe Thompson

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 09/Apr/89 with Kim Greenald

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Commando, StuartP

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