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Countess Buttress** VS 4b

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Climb diagonally right all the way out to the arete and finish up this in a noble position. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

john_ni - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with David Brown (PCC)

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

pog100 - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Reaver2k

jshields - Lead - 05/Aug/12 with Mike Dowsett

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with jon shields

JohnHutch - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Nik H

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 25/Jun/12

A prickly adventure, well worth it so please do not cut down or excessively garden this beautiful holly tree that adds to the authenticity and excitement of this rather secluded climb. If you don't want to get pricked don't climb it.
mountaingoatgirl - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Nick Bean

Hidden gem
mark20 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

LakesWinter - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Mark R

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Sarah Rolfe

brynmays - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Kye Brooks

kyebrooks - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with bryn mays

A giveaway at VS 4b - really well protected and only one tricky move with good gear at your waist
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Chris Ashton

Hidden - 2011

jaimer - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Phil, Dave Hall

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Steve PCC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Duncan Frisch

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/09

PenJD - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Duz Walker

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Bruce

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

The crux is getting to the slanting crack without getting eaten by the holly. Excellent climbing once you get there.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/08 with Tom Skelhon

mikej - 2nd - 26/Aug/08 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

alek - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Phill Cunnington

Stig - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Jonathan Teale

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/08

cem - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2008

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Solo - 15/Sep/07

The holly could do with a good pruning, you now have to go further up the grotty chimney than you used to (if old guidebook editions are to be believed). Super route, VS 4b probably about right in hindsight, though it felt much harder at the time!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Carmen

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Bit green & slippy at the start, but the traverse is good
Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06 with Thea Williams

Hard for 4b!
JohnHutch - Lead - 24/May/04 with L

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/03

Hidden - 2000

Andy Say - Solo - 07/Mar/88

Tom V - Lead - 25/Apr/85 with Howie Darwin

babymoac - 2nd - 22/Apr/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Sep/80 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/77

rogerskews - 1975

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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS0 of 11
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VS7 of 11
easy VS1 of 11
hard HS3 of 11
HS0 of 11
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hard 4c0 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
hard 4b4 of 11
4b7 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 50 (6.0%)
Lead25 of 50 (50.0%)
Followed18 of 50 (36.0%)
Unknown4 of 50 (8.0%)

'Climbed'21 of 50 (42.0%)
clean O/S29 of 50 (58.0%)