Hadrian's Buttress*** HS
[Colin Binks climbing Hadrian's Buttress (HS 4b) at Crag Lough, 2 kb]A great climb in a sunnier setting than most around here and one of the most popular outings on the cliff. A recent rockfall has changed the route a little but it is still well worth doing. Start on the right and climb the left-hand of a pair of clean cracks until a resting ledge on the left can be reached. Step back right and climb the continuation crack then progress by a couple of classical mantelshelf moves. Finish easily. Photo on page 251. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic County.

Photo: Colin Binks climbing Hadrian's Buttress (HS 4b) at Crag Lough © UKC Articles
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 288 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14

smithjmw46 - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/14 with Andreas Moritz

charley - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Mark Anstiss

prog99 - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with abbeywall

Classic struggle
abbeywall - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Mike

8633brown - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Adam Ake

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14

williap - 2nd - Aug/14 with Juilette

SHAWZIE - 2nd - 24/Jul/14

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Chris Murray

Felt 4c to me. Maybe I did it wrong.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 21/Jul/14 with Dan Chadfield

not sure if I went off route by sliding around to the left.
Sciguy - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/14

A good climb but not sure it's worthy of the title "Classic"
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Excellent climb. Worth the stars. Perhaps a HS given boldness. Crux is well protected. Going right to do the first mantel is preferable to going left!
Rob Halliday - 05/Jul/14

Pretty straightforward climb though some very polished holds.
y2keable - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Crux moves high up, well protected
Andysomething - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Peter McGarry

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents

K Wall - Lead - 17/May/14 with Martin

Sustained little number with a balancy crux
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Mark Powell

David Cowley - 2nd rpt - 06/May/14

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/May/14 with Jenny Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

BenBrotherton - Lead - 16/Nov/13

peterhubbard - 2nd - 30/Oct/13 with Conrad

Nice climbing, Helps if you've got a big reach
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Kathrin Marie

Tom McCabe - 2nd β - 26/Oct/13 with Joe Jones

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/13

Metalbear - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/13

petegunn - 2nd - 26/Sep/13 with Davina

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Mel

stouffer - Lead - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - 26/Aug/13

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Wendy

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/13

WOW! What a awesome climb.
peter.ravenscroft27 - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Matt Gatley

Gatley - Lead - 30/Jun/13

Jamie Brown - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Simon Caldwell

Jamie's lead. I went a bit strange near the top and ended up round the corner on the left, having to make a precarious traverse back right. Not sure how that happened!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/13

Matt Poole - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Paulina Pilarska

David Cowley - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13

KevB - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Carl Sunley

ali newman ukc - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with goose, lew

Great route, well protected.
blackreaver - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Katie, Owen

Awkward in places and reachy (especially the start, which succumbed to laybacking, due to inability to reach shelf)
kyaizawa - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13 with Mike Mason, Luke Cullum

munch88 - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 16/May/13 with Munch

Having gotten scared I was pleased to learn from another climbing pair it was an HS not S nowadays.
Stamford Raffles - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Duncan

Some pretty bold moves but nice climbing overall
Aaron.robson94 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

08nbrierley - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with sophie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead β - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Apr/13

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

matt.budge - 2013

Sopping wet and slightly scary but great protection. Would love to repeat in conditions that allow for this 3 star climb to be properly enjoyed
smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 10/Aug/12 with Liam

Dervey - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/12

mjackson - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12

David Cowley - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/12

moose ridd - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with M.Sadler

Richard Alderton - Lead - 14/Jun/12 with Chris, Matt Beringer

Nice buttress. Awkward start and some cheeky moves higher up.
Beronj - 2nd - 14/Jun/12 with Richard Alderton

Liam Martin - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Aaron Duke

My partner left a brand new quick draw on the in-situ friend!
smileyinc - Lead - 04/Jun/12

mikehike - 2nd β - 03/Jun/12 with Paul Heti

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

jac.c123 - 2nd - 28/May/12 with andyc123

keithlambley - Lead - 28/May/12 with Ken M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/12

Excellent route!
vertigo - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Dash

IanHope - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Tim

Puma - Lead - 20/May/12

Jamie Brown - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Paul Davies

ecromwell - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Andy Anderson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

Will lead next visit
kemprix - 2nd - 26/Mar/12 with carl sunley

NiccyMac - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - Mar/12

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/12 with tom folley

Tom Folley - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/12 with George Dunton

cballard - 2012

cpforbes - 2012

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/11

adamjc13 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Paolo Thige

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

T Break - 2nd β - 28/Sep/11 with climbing pieman

rgd1977 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

joem - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11

Mountain Llama - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Paul S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

Sorry chrissy, bad choice for a warm up!
MoWalker3 - 30/Jul/11 with chrissy

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/11

Felt more like HS rather than Severe with one awkward move. Good protection and a class route.
Simnel - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with Tony S

Anthony1 - 2nd - 15/Jun/11 with John L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Jun/11

davewsargent - Lead - 21/May/11

jshields - Lead - 21/May/11 with Ed James

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11

Delightful. Harder for the short of stature, I reckon!
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Huw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11

Adrianw - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Sarah Hawker

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Adrian W

MDowson - Lead - Mar/11 with Jonathon Powell

Ben lad - 2011 with chrissie andy rasputan, rambo and justin

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 2011

a nice climb, requires boldness to complete crux.
Julian Laidler - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10

Hard for the grade I reckon
Paul_Hardy - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/10 with Ben Laidler

Whitty2012 - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Tom Whitford

whity4420 - Lead - 10/Oct/10

andybroadway - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Matt Schurch

qwidge - TR - 05/Sep/10

Simnel - 2nd - 31/Aug/10 with Alan, Andy T

Anthony1 - TR - 31/Aug/10 with Andy T, Alan, John L

Wayne A - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Karen Pickering

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

JohnTheMountainGoat - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Lewis Fraser

AndyT1151 - Lead - 08/Aug/10

Start was harder than I remembered!
jonny taylor - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Andy B

Had to give one of the moves near the top a lot of thought, either I did it wrong or this is harder than a lot of VS I have done!
ablackett - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Jonny

brayg01 - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/10 with Fergus

A brilliant route, one of the best VS 4c's I've done! The start was tough 4c, the section near the top wasn't much easier, and the bits in between were no pushover. Miles harder than Raven's Tower which gets MVS 4b. P.S. One of the stuck cams has gone but the other one's still there (and wouldn't budge), the nut too (but looking corroded so I didn't clip it).
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Carmen

jonb23 - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Louis Wallace

stouffer - Lead - 03/Jun/10

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - May/10 with Kev Murley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

David Bulley - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Chisholm

Enjoyable climb with three bits of gear jammed in situ - two Friends and a wire. Almost a 'Sport' route!
Falko - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Matthew Rech

clairepoppett - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with James R

Need to go back and remove the old gear - getting a bit silly - please be careful with your cam placements people!!
odox - 2nd - 21/Apr/10 with Karl Wood

almost enough insitu gear to be a sport route!
Woodiee - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/10 with Ian Birtwistle

buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Christian B (OB)

Some sucker has left a nut, and two cams...plonker! Nice climb tho
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Mark Summers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/10 with Anna

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Brutal first move.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Laura Wright

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09

hawkins321 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with rosie atkinson

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with polly, dave

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Tom McNally

WendyT - 2nd dog - 06/Sep/09 with James Marsh

Hidden - Sep/09

timcussins - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Kiri

SianR - Lead - 06/Aug/09 with Ewie & Bryn

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Trace

andyhutch77 - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Marc Tomlinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/09

Ardginny - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Stu Kent

stukent - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/09 with Ciaran Treanor

petegunn - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Davina & Steve

stimpey - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Pete, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

David Cowley - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Stew Cowley

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/09 with Mal

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Jamie

Boxy - Lead - 28/May/09

oliwarlow - Lead - 25/May/09 with Leonie

Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Gary Brumwell

gazb - 2nd - 11/May/09 with liam martin

Great route! Would have felt easier if I had more than 2 cams!
alifin - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Andrew Finlay

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

arctic_jen - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Dan

Great route. Went left then right where block was (HS?).
BruceW - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Becca

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/09

chrissylee - 2nd - 19/Mar/09 with Ryan Perry

odox - Lead O/S - 2009 with Kat Petit

Simnel - 2nd - 2009

Simnel - 2nd - 2009 with Mads

Phill_ Thompson - Lead - 2009

John84 - 2nd O/S - 23/Dec/08 with David ???

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/08

dazbarker - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Pete Davis

The first move took some doing
Andy DB - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Ash

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Chris

stimpey - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Tom

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with Steve

great route but really stiff for the grade. one of those severes thats more of a VS....
petellis - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Jenny Clarke

brayg01 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

annaEM - Lead dog - 15/Jul/08 with Chris Wallis

Andysomething - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Bruce Perry

beautiful climb made harder by recent rock fall.
topsafari - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Keith Carlton

daveagriff - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with Brett Healey

Adrianw - 2nd - 04/Jun/08 with Neil Cranston

john_boy_scottie1985 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Taff

andyandy - Lead - 04/Jun/08 with Peter

Tricky first few moves but enjoyable.
AMarchant - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Jonny

shouter - Lead - 2008

thomaspassmore - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Dave Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Grade needs an update. Not technically easy enough to be S. Excellent protection throughout makes it HS.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Matt Ringrose & Ed Pattison

MDowson - 2nd - 01/Oct/07 with polly

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Big Ian

tomcorley55 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Mark Duggan

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Tom Corley

Not even nearly VS. Might deserve HS at a push, but really it's just a fairly steep, intimidating Severe. It's really well protected. Maybe S 4b?
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/07

jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Chris S

alberttcone - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/07 with cfai

joeoutdoors - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Giles Chater

MG50 - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Keith

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Flicka

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/07

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Martina

Rosie11 - TR - 07/Jun/07 with Dusagg

le_grimpeur - TR - 07/Jun/07

storky - 2nd - 20/May/07 with Stephen Welch

Defo. HS but not quite VS,-mantle opposite shelf or bearhug arete and crack to overcome missing block- awesome gear
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Jen Booys

MDowson - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Tom pitchforth

Em66 - TR - 10/Apr/07 with John, Jack

jak165 - TR - 10/Apr/07 with Emily John

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Kevster - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/06

Finally conquered the grand master of the crag. Contains the straightest parrallel crack I've ever seen.
Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Caroline Judson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06

Fabulous route with a few special moves, but the main one is three quarters up. Tougher than most (if not all) VSs I've climbed.
Tommy Alsop - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Tim Wallis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

Birthday lead
Colin Matheson - Lead - 10/Jun/06 with Charlie Fisher

VS probably right; move is tricky but protection is excellent all the way up. There's a jammed cam (not mine) in there which looks in good nick if anyone fancies a go at getting it out.
Richard - Lead O/S - 02/May/06 with Carrie

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Mar/06

Hidden - Lead - Jan/06

I found the initial layback as hard as anything higher up, HS 4b would seem about right to me. Good gear all the way and some rests and no 4c moves. If it was made VS it would be the easiest one in northumberland ;)
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

stukent - Lead - 2006

jimstanton - TR - 2006 with Stu Kent, Ardginny

smollett - Lead - Oct/05 with channy, oliver

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/05 with Dan Bailey

Climbed not long after the rockfall - definitely harder than Severe
Allan Young - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05 with Bill Sutherland

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/05

Andy Graham - Lead O/S - 2005 with Steve Anderson

Hidden - TR - 25/Nov/04

snowy owl - 2nd - 19/Sep/04 with Michael Orr

snowy owl - Lead - 11/Sep/04 with Mark Hutchinson

snowy owl - Lead - 24/Aug/04 with Matt Kilie

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/04

GPN - 2nd - Jun/04 with Mehmet Karatay

Gustav - Lead O/S - 2004 with James H

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Fiend

PenJD - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/02 with Lianna Scholes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/02

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Martin Bohl

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Hidden - 2002

stuart100 - Lead O/S - Jun/00 with Claire Graham

steve prior - Lead - Jun/99 with Roz C

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/99

Robinl100 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/97 with Jayne Veitch

Robinl100 - Lead - Jun/97 with Jayne Veitch

Hammy - Lead - 29/Apr/95

biggianthead - 08/May/94 with HT

kato'sdad - Lead - 10/Sep/91 with Jerry Mattinson

malc - 2nd - 05/Jun/91

stewart murray - Lead - 1991 with V. Bainbridge

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 1990

cornishmackem - Lead O/S - Jul/82 with Tim Cogdon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

THE
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1980

Paul Clarke - 1980 with NUMC

babymoac - 27/Jul/79

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1979 with Andy Lynch

beaumap - Lead - 1977 with Peter Camp

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1973

granitbahn - AltLd - 1970

RichardMc - Lead - 09/Mar/69 with Alan Thompson

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/67 with Graham Haines

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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hard VS0 of 28
VS0 of 28
easy VS2 of 28
hard HS14 of 28
HS11 of 28
easy HS1 of 28
hard S0 of 28
S0 of 28
easy S0 of 28
3 Stars43 of 51
2 Stars7 of 51
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