Gwynedd > Milestone Buttress >
 
Boot Crack* HVS 5a

Adjacent Climbs
<< Vae
 
The Pals >>
25m. A gem of a route with excellent protection. Ascend the awkward groove (sometimes damp) to the right of the steep face, stepping left at the hanging flake to tackle the crack directly. The crack is climbed on good jams with holds out left sometimes useful. Abseil decent from the tree several metres higher up.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

ianstevens - 19/Apr/14

Pretty tough with several hard sections! A proper HVS battle!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Ian Stevens

real dirty. A proper old school route a tough proposition and shite belay/abseil
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with jamesA

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Slippery and lichenous and top crack wet so traversed off on sketchy moss...
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/12 with Patrick Hill

Fell 2 m from top
richardlong78 - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/12 with Sophie Foxen

backed off, couldn't move out left
jon_ridley - Lead dnf - 15/Oct/11 with Paul Poudevigne-Durance, Gavin Oliver

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Oct/11

groliver26 - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Jon Ridley

sian88 - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with sian

Great laybacking cracks, but covered with lychen and a scary as sh### death scramble to the tree belay at the top
peterstanworth - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with dan ely

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

mattshort - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Charlie Cooper

Proper honest hard work - it just keeps coming. But great climbing, if a little lichenous in places.
Shauna - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Jules

JulesV - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

A brilliant climb,excellent jamming and gear. Probably a little overlooked i guess but it just needs a few more ascents to clean it. Medium cams.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with geraint

peter myers - Lead dog - Sep/09 with Ralph Heath

Ows - 2nd - Sep/09

fiercely technical for hvs
lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Sam Howell

Brilliant, would get 3 stars in yorkshire and VS!
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Mike(Dad)

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Rachel Stroud - 2nd dog - 07/May/09 with Ben Alsford

Sally Lisle - 2009

very green at crux, hard to layback, wrecked my hands.
psychicbread - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/08 with Max

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/08

the juicy dangler - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with chris lycett

tumbling wizard - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

@ndyM@rsh@ll - 2nd O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/07

Hidden - TR - Apr/04

one point of rest
michael burrows - AltLd dog - 13/Sep/02 with helen swygart

Stone Muppet - 2000

nigehughes - 2nd - Dec/87 with Adrian Hughes

Nick Biven - Lead - 08/Jun/86

Richard White - 1986

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
sparkybatteryboy, Hidden, JackPott, m88ulv, PanzerHanzler

Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard E10 of 14
E10 of 14
easy E11 of 14
hard HVS11 of 14
HVS2 of 14
easy HVS0 of 14
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS0 of 14
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b9 of 13
hard 5a2 of 13
5a2 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars4 of 14
1 Star8 of 14
0 Stars0 of 14
Bag of .....2 of 14
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead17 of 40 (42.5%)
Followed13 of 40 (32.5%)
Toproped1 of 40 (2.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 40 (2.5%)
Unknown8 of 40 (20.0%)

'Climbed'16 of 40 (40.0%)
clean O/S16 of 40 (40.0%)
dogged3 of 40 (7.5%)
dnf5 of 40 (12.5%)