Quartz Buttress** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
12m. Start up cracks in the left-edge of the wall to the roof then move right above the lowest overhang to access a small ledge round the right-hand arete. Finish direct - a fine outing. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

watson.b - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with rich

cpforbes - Lead dog - 15/Jul/14 with Graham Harris

SianR - 2nd - 07/Aug/13 with Emma & Mike

Rather cryptic getting from the vertical cracks onto the hand traverse. Great Route!
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Sian

Nice climbing. Big holds, good gear and positions. Just commit and go for it, never hard. VS?
hobblingfool - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

jonny taylor - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Steve, Paul

Klingon - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Johnny, Capt Kirk

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Victoria Shelmerdine, Piotr Bamberski

traverse - weak arm strength - must trust feet.
Viki - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/12 with Adrian Wilson

1 rest before crux pull/step. Straightforward but tired.
Klingon - Lead dog - 25/Jul/12 with Nimble

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/12

MDowson - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Jonathon Powell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/12

great route
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Andy Chisholm

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

barni - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Bob

petegunn - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Davina, Owain

owain-1978 - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with Pete, davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11

RuthC - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with Matt Maynard

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Anna

oliwarlow - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Sally S

nice climb with interesting moves
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rob Clark

odox - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Sam Webb

clarky - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Karl Wood

jonny taylor - Lead rpt - 20/May/10 with Alasdair

arrang - Lead β - 2010

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/09

robinsi197 - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Peter Bennett

oliwarlow - 2nd - 27/May/09 with Polly

chris sm - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

quality route, but I got pumped silly trying to figure out the overhang! Had a long rest.
iceicebaby - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Sam Wood

On Ferdia's gear.
Andy Moles - Lead β - 25/Apr/09 with Ferdia

Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Robert Taylor

Great fun, nice route. Fun working out how far right to go and what to use for hands. Want to return and try to lead.
Roberttaylor - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/09 with Fergus Cuthill

ferdia - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Andy

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with John and Jason

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 30/Aug/08 with fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

jonny taylor - 2nd - 21/May/08 with Jen

jonka - 2nd - Oct/07 with sean

tomcorley55 - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Mark Duggan

Mark D - Lead dog - 04/Sep/07

chris2451 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

john irving - 2007

My first HVS - very tiring and scary!
Sam Judson - TR β - 07/Jun/06 with Steve Orrell

One of the best ever. Thought the overhang would be the hardest but it was the crack to start. Luckily by the time i knew that i'd done it!
trekkie - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Wendy

lithos - 2nd - 15/Jun/03 with Andy Birtwistle

akamini - 2nd - Jun/96

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 17/May/96

JiveWeasel - 2nd - May/95

Roget - 2nd O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

Neil R - Lead - 10/Aug/86 with Sharon

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 14/May/83 with Dave Bartle

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
blue_sundown, Leif Andrews

Total votes cast 26
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