Rhododendron Buttress*** E2 5c
[Think Millstone x 2, splitter cracks & an esoteric slant...... , 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Think Millstone x 2, splitter cracks & an esoteric slant...... © Rich Kirby
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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Bob - 2014

Led first pitch (HS 4b), Paul led second pitch. James seconded.
erictant - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Paul

cox - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with tom

Not putting this one down as an easy E2, whatever anybody says! Keeps the outcome in doubt right the way up to the final finger-locks. Found it a bit fluttery for the first half and then just brilliant all the way to the top. Cleaned a few carcasses etc off it but it was basically clean after the first ten feet which we had to avoid on the right. Brilliant, satisfying route. Like doing "Suspense" with "Embankment 4" on top. Classic.
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Kieran Myles

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Graeme Hammond

andi turner - Lead - 25/Aug/11 with John Perry

One 5c move but everything after that's 5b! Had to fight for it at the top. Ace route.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Aug/11

Very hard if you're very short!! Totally failed to make it to the ledge below the crack/overhang due to inability to reach any of the holds.
climbingpixie - 2nd dnf - 21/Aug/11 with Andy

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/11

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

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Luke Hunt

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Mikey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Hugh

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

As with others. Still dirty but awesome!
akhughes - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/11

Excellent, one of the best big pitches on gritstone. Very clean, thanks to the work of Colin and his team : ) Felt more E1 5b
petegunn - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Davina

datoon - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

Seymore Butt - 2009

With Mike pulling plants out of the crack on the way
middlevern - 2nd - Jul/06 with Mike Blood

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2005

neilh - 1994

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/92 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/92

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/92

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with paul roby

whispering nic - Solo - 29/May/91 with noj

GordonHart - TR O/S - 1982

Hammy - AltLd - 19/May/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 05/Apr/81 with Paul Clark

Hidden - AltLd - 1976

Dave Westby - 1966 with Phil Caley

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dexter JW, Martin Davies, Bernie L, hutchay, Owen W-G, Dan Geh, Calder, dr_botnik, Rocktart, Dr Fran (Vagabond MC)

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