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350m, 9 pitches. Western Buttress, a line up the centre. My latest recommended pitches (sept 2014)- 1. 40m to huge block belay, 2. 60m very easy to enter West central Gully(so get 2nds to start moving so you can reach on 50m ropes). 3. 25m up deep cleft to block belay below steep wall. 4. 40m Crux moves bridging up frequently damp rock then zigzag best line to reach continuation chimney rising leftward. 5. 35m Tr right to waterworn groove, ascend then fractured basalt blocks rightward (&ignore tempting clean slab) to easy left slanting slab & belay 5m up this. 6. 45m Up slab easily past blocks then take 1st basalt fault on R. I broke out right from this before it straigtens up to a good thread belay at top of a 3m grass tongue. 7 45m Regain basalt chimney & belay on wedged capping chock. 8. 50m Surmont chock then take cleanest rock just L of chimney to avoid choss. Break out R-ward to gain rib overlooking Western Gully. 9+ 80m Ascend fine rib moving together or 2 easy pitches.
E W Steeple & H E Bowron 1909
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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13

Led pp 2,4,6,8+9
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Nick Manasseh

Private Flounder - AltLd - 27/May/12 with chris manasseh

Alternate leads 1965, went off route somewhere. Solo 2012 think I was on line this time. Brilliant for atmosphere and position.
John Nuttall - 27/Mar/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

Sling for aid at slimy chimney under steep wall.
Captain Solo - Solo - 11/Jun/11

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Sam W

samwillo - AltLd - 09/Jun/11 with Jay

Went off route after 2nd pitch
rfdl100 - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with Matt Mitchel

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Adam Shackleton

holly138 - 2nd - 06/Jun/09 with Liam Ingram

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Holly Spice

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09

Fergus Cuthill - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Fiona M

much drier than usual, apparently
BMrider - AltLd - Jun/09

joe larner - Solo - 11/May/09

Hidden - 21/May/08

Got pretty lost - top pitch felt more like VS!
bigbobbyking - 25/Jun/07 with Dominic

Very intimidating and with rather intricate route finding. I regularly see people climbing round in a circle on the middle bit!
Iain Thow - Solo - 27/Jul/00

Hidden - 1983

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/79

Mike C - AltLd - 31/Jul/78 with Chris Roberts

First ever lead. Great weather - excellent climb, although peters out a bit near top.
mrsphene - Lead - Jun/78

tapley - Lead - 02/Aug/75 with Alison Tapley

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dustin, CM1992, mattrm, Hidden

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Total votes cast 19
hard HVD0 of 9
HVD0 of 9
easy HVD4 of 9
hard VD0 of 9
VD4 of 9
easy VD0 of 9
hard HD1 of 9
HD0 of 9
easy HD0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 26 (11.5%)
Lead3 of 26 (11.5%)
Followed1 of 26 (3.8%)
Alt Leads14 of 26 (53.8%)
Unknown5 of 26 (19.2%)

'Climbed'19 of 26 (73.1%)
clean O/S7 of 26 (26.9%)