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South East Buttress** D 4a

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[South East Buttress, 2 kb]18m. A fairly tricky climb that follows an impressive line loosely based on the right-hand arete of the face. Start at a small pinnacle close to the arete. 18m. Stand on the pinnacle and make some tricky moves up the wall to stand on a ledge on the arete. Climb on good holds around and up the left side of the arete to the top. © ROCKFAX
Stand on the pinnacle and make some tricky moves up the wall top stand on a ledge on the arete. Climb on good holds around and up the left side of the arete to the top.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 176 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Wevcore - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Lee

cteakle - 2nd - 08/Aug/14 with Danny

dmetcalfe - Lead - 08/Aug/14 with claire

Tibbs didn't fancy it, seemed quite tricky for the grade.
Joel Perkin - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/14 with Terry Tibbs

brew_guru - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/14

started to lead but backed off.
Tommyt - 2nd RP - 02/Aug/14 with Joel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14

helen.baldwin - Lead - 16/Jun/14

Greeny8053 - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/14

neilstubbs - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/14 with Stefan Parkin

Nice warm-up. First climb on the crag.
Lancer - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Steve D

snook - Solo rpt - 18/May/14

guy757 - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Slightly awkward moves which never feel secure despite being easy. Felt more like VD.
thom_jenkinson - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Emily Hunt

Definitely harder than a Diff...
emilyjhunt - Lead - 03/May/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Definitely not a Diff
Trevers - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with wjcdean

as the others have said: felt much harder than Diff. On the other hand, it felt easier than 4a.
wjcdean - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Trevers

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Alisa

Ali Mortazavi - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Scott

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

VD in book. Felt hard for grade. Fun, good gear.
monkeytennis - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Matt Thorne

fire_munki - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Andy Hunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

C Good - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/14 with Sam

arandall - Solo rpt - 19/Jan/14

matt_read - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

Ribbit - Lead - 10/Jan/14 with Tom

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/14 with Dave Piper

V.Diff in the latest guide (and worth it).
Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Dec/13 with Nick Cox

nickdonohue - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with Jim Barritt

Nice for a VD
tracyclimber - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/13 with Graham Sullivan

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/13

jbclimb - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Lottie Thorne

Good style
Lottie Thorne - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Jack J Keogan

Merrick796 - Lead - 11/Sep/13

nice climb, easy and with good holds
stuieb123 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/13 with jamie merrick

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

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

Hellflame - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Connor McNulty

Maywood96 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Jen George

Merlin - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Polly Withers

timreynolds - TR - 25/Aug/13

Nice route. Says V Diff in the Cheesewring and South East Cornwall Guide?
snook - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with mark edwards

Hidden - 2nd β - 24/Aug/13

Felix Ottey - 2nd - 23/Jul/13

jamesnorton - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Martin

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/13

Marktrin - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Phil

phil456 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Lee Eddy, Mark G

Good fun, intimidating but fantastic holds
ledifer - 2nd β - 06/Jul/13 with Phil E, Mark G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

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

Gavdee1 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Claire

C Good - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/13

lukerathmell - Lead - 20/Jun/13 with Rachel Bennett

Commit, you must commit! Pushy moves but well protected. I vote HVD. It's not a Diff. Fun though.
BenBird - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Stew Nutter

Tricky and exposed.
Stew nutter - Lead - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

Binder - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Dave J, JT

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

Hamish777 - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Andrea

andrea83 - 2nd β - 20/Apr/13 with Rachel, Hamish

francesanncavanagh - Lead - 25/Mar/13 with Helping as climber x

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/13

Jamo Walker - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13 with joseph Rudman

sam0000 - Solo rpt - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Certainly not a Diff, VD is generous! Probably Severe.
Skip - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Cheese Monkey

Diff? VDiff? More like Severe...
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Skip

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12

scmertes - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Lizzie Irvine

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/12

Joemanglerocks - Solo - 11/Jul/12

C Good - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Dave P

big juggy holds,topped out at gone 10 o'clock light starting to fade
whiteexplorer - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with SurferStan

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Tom Monday

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Sam Fayers

samfayers - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Dunton

sce8 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Niall McGarrigle, Helen Savage

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/12

Felix Ottey - Lead - 08/Apr/12

1906johns - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/12

scmertes - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Vicky Barns

Great route did it twice just to enjoy it all over again , but has to be harder than a Diff
Wilfin - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12

JamesGibson - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with ToddB

Not a D more like VDiff... Quite unprotected. Nice climbing though.
Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Mike Garret

Fear2482 - TR - Mar/12

arandall - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - Lead - 05/Feb/12 with arandall

gingerking - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with Tom Mather

alice fuller - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/12 with george coiley

last climb of the day.nore to do next time
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with jobey martin

JordanH - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/12 with Jack Castle

jackc - 2nd - 04/Jan/12 with jordan

sam0000 - Lead O/S - Jan/12

scmertes - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Matt Barns

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/11

neilstubbs - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Alex Sproson

migs493 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

Ade Lane - TR - 28/Aug/11 with Jon Olliffe

Diff??!
Jon Olliffe - TR O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Ade Lane

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11

Well this was quite a bold VDiff - Diff 4a?!?! Eh?
mwicks1968 - Lead - 09/Aug/11

Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Christian Moore

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/11

Skullfire - Solo O/S - 30/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/11

amyb - 2nd - 17/May/11 with Jayne, Rubber boy Kev

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Rob Horler

First route on the crag nice enjoyable route VD in rockfax
benlawlor85 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Jack

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/11

jack 9895 - TR O/S - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11

SurfingRock - Lead O/S - Apr/11

cmars89 - Lead - 15/Mar/11

josh88 - Lead - 15/Mar/11 with Craig marsden

No way diff, quite a tricky severe is more accurate. Great climb.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Caroline

chrisbutler - TR O/S - 04/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11

Tom Seccombe - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11 with tj murry

flyinfrenchy - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

Gibbo - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Andy Strachan

Yong_Welsh - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/10

VD in the book an felt harder than that-def more like severe.
andrea83 - Lead - 21/Sep/10 with Pete

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

Freddie 1 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andyh83

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Matt

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/10

Ashhampson - TR O/S - 07/Apr/10

dubs123 - Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 21/Aug/09

berry - Lead - Jun/09 with simon

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

mike hooper - Lead - 20/Mar/09 with dave dean

Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Guy Pomeroy

Hidden - Solo - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

jezb1 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08

Then blayed up Ben.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with AJ

Master Chief - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/08 with Jeremy and Moe

JackMountains - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/08

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/08 with Jeremy

jgclimb - 2nd - 21/Jan/08 with tom

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/07 with Jeremy

jgclimb - Lead - 18/Dec/07 with tom

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/07

El3ctroFuzz - Solo O/S - Oct/07 with Liam Cock and Louise Street (watched)

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

JackMountains - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/07 with David Hakes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

nickdonohue - Lead - 08/Apr/00 with Kath Donohue

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1999 with Katharine Pemberton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Kellz, ledifer, Angie Jones, Hidden, DreadyCraig

Voting
Total votes cast 82
hard HD8 of 32
HD2 of 32
easy HD20 of 32
hard D0 of 32
D0 of 32
easy D2 of 32
hard M0 of 32
M0 of 32
easy M0 of 32
hard 4b0 of 24
4b0 of 24
easy 4b0 of 24
hard 4a2 of 24
4a15 of 24
easy 4a6 of 24
hard 3c1 of 24
3c0 of 24
easy 3c0 of 24
3 Stars6 of 26
2 Stars10 of 26
1 Star6 of 26
0 Stars4 of 26
Bag of .....0 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed20 of 176 (11.4%)
Lead99 of 176 (56.2%)
Followed47 of 176 (26.7%)
Toproped7 of 176 (4.0%)
Unknown3 of 176 (1.7%)

'Climbed'52 of 176 (29.5%)
clean O/S109 of 176 (61.9%)
clean β3 of 176 (1.7%)
clean rpt10 of 176 (5.7%)
clean RP1 of 176 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 176 (0.6%)