The Great Buttress** E2 5c
[The Great Buttress, top pitch where it joins The Grooves, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: The Great Buttress, top pitch where it joins The Grooves © John Blower
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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

jcw - 2014

Diagonal flake on p 3 completely overgrown. p4 wet and dripping - abbed off.
Derek Ryden - AltLd dnf - 07/Jul/13 with Mike Pycroft

uphillnow - 2011

Nice enough to start but soon after the precarious move on P3 the rock got increasingly dirty and vegetated, so much so that I spent a while going this way and that towards the top of P3 trying to figure out where it went as the path suggested by the guide book description was not well travelled. After a shouted consultation with Dave, who had done it about 30 years earlier, I figured out that I was on the right line after all. The crux on P4 was very dirty - had to brush stuff off the footholds, rip out a couple of small ferns and clean out parts of the crack with a nut key - a very authentic experience! It's cleaner now so please go and climb it! Annoyingly, slipped off from just about the roof, got back on and finished it in reasonable style. Last pitch was quite enjoyable. Led P2 to P5 after Dave backed off the precarious move. Did first two pitches of Main Wall to start. Took 5 hours due to us both faffing around on P3.
Misha - Lead dog - 05/Jun/10 with Dave Jones CC

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/01

mux - AltLd - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/96

mark-abz - AltLd - 12/May/90 with Ian D

Did about 2/3 pitches but lost the route. Not very obvious as it is not climbed that often. Very green!
Sean Kelly - AltLd dnf - May/90 with John Hynes

led 2nd and 4th pitch
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/89 with pete roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/89

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/88

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 26/May/87

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 22/Jul/82 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/82

redjerry - AltLd O/S - May/82 with Roy Williamson

RichardMc - 2nd - 01/Aug/81 with Dave Langmead

mikej - AltLd - 30/Aug/69 with Bill Church

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