Rockfax Description
A great introduction to the harder routes on the buttress, but tough for the grade.
1) 4b, 22m. Climb the initial easy slab to gain the left-leading ramp. Make an airy step left and then climb steeper rock to a good niche-belay.
2) 4b, 22m. Climb steeply up and right (often damp) watching for some suspect holds, to gain the upper slab and a delightful finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Milestone Butress.

K Dawg 12/Jul Lead O/S
with Julia Bunney
Lucylou19 01/Jul Lead O/S

Polished to a sheen for the first few moves, entirley the hardest v diff I have ever done !!

with Jeannie Sherwood
Hidden 01/Jul 2nd O/S
Martin1973 24/Jun AltLd
with Huw Gilbert
oddtoast 04/May AltLd

think did some of this during 8 pitch buttress wander

with Gav
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd
tmawer 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

As start to soapgut.

Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Kitesurfer.alex1990 26/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
HIGHTOWER 22/Aug/13 2nd

As approach to Soapgut.

with Arran Glencross
Hidden 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/13 Lead
lithos 14/Jul/13 Lead

bold start !

with chris CC, megan CC
mattgrange 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

As part of Soapgut, rather polished and bold. Care required choosing the right line of traverse across to Soapgut.

David Kay 25/May/13 2nd
dannygiblin ?/Apr/13 Lead
ryansb90 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Callum Sewell
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd O/S
lcullum7 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Lomax
lcullum7 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S

The seriously polished start with no gear above a sharp block is pretty unnerving! Steady after the first few metres though

with Kevin de Michelis
deklan 30/May/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
RossT 31/Mar/12 AltLd
with Chris
Daymo 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with DJ
deejmonkey 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Damian
Ash_Johnson ?/Jan/12 Lead

Wet, rained, windy, very cold. Tough for a VD, esp in wet :S Climbed in boots.

grp 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

toughest v diff iv ever done

Jeavsy 02/Oct/11 AltLd

I led first pitch - a nice pitch with good pro after a very long run out above 1st bit of gear! Matt led second (Soap Gut) - a very strenuous pitch. I led 3rd which was very grassy, but got better after an awkward start.

with Matt Hing
Rampikino 04/Sep/11 Lead
with Cat
leowestland ?/Aug/11 -
jandyd05 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Done as part of Wall climb/soapgut/chimney route combo. No way is this climb VD. Moves maybe fairly easily technically, but with the polished start and total lack of gear at the start its worth Severe at least in my book. As noted in another log book this is the scariest part of the whole combo, but thoroughly enjoyable in a trad classic kind of way.

with Chris Dawson
payney1973 ?/Jul/11 Lead rpt
JonHarvey 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Michael Maben
Graham Westbrook ?/Oct/10 2nd
Dizz 27/Aug/10 2nd

First pitch to get to Soapgut. Shiny!

NB Pixel 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Haszko, DizLiz
amthalmann 01/Aug/10 AltLd
jgrigson 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
HansUDes 09/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Neil Britton
Kate12 ?/Apr/10 2nd
partz 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Was wet, quite a distance till first bit of gear. Meant to carry on up soapgut but rain said otherwise.

tdudley 25/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Alex Wade, Matt Everett
Alex Wade 25/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
chile-dog03 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Polished at bottom leading to a lovely layback at the top

with Lamyman, Steve Redmond
payney1973 ?/Sep/09 Lead G/U

3 climbers

igneouscarl 16/Aug/09 2nd
with Robert Jones
simon_williams6 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
eddie coughlin 20/Jul/09 2nd
with George Best
Helen Gibson 19/Jul/09 Lead
with bill
tedburt 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
frume 31/May/09 AltLd
with Ian
matt.woodfield 29/May/09 Lead
Carly 23/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with sophie
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
plastichead 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with James
adam06 28/Jun/08 Lead

did this then soapgut(HS) and the scariest move was just off the ground on this VD due to lack of gear, polish and wet

cosreba 28/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
matt0759 31/May/08 AltLd
with Jerry lewis
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
kleinej 22/Jun/07 2nd
with Patrick
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
emlynroberts 06/Apr/07 Lead
with Pete Smith
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead
Keith Jones 05/Jul/06 2nd
with David
mikelaing ??/2006 Lead
shoulders 17/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with dai
A Crook 02/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
steve2006 ??/2005 Lead
with andre
JPM71 ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 TR
ChrisBrooke 28/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

finished on Soap Gut

with John Inkpen
broc 18/Feb/03 2nd O/S
with Oli
CJC 28/Sep/02 2nd O/S
with Ra
unfit 21/Jul/02 2nd
with Clwyd Mountaineering Club
Brown ??/2002 Solo O/S
Martyn ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
caradoc 12/May/01 AltLd O/S
with john b
Hidden 18/Sep/00 Solo
Little B 22/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/00 Lead O/S
ellie macpherson 12/Jun/99 AltLd

linked into the soap gut and chimney route

with rob beadnell
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Mar/97 Lead

VS Direct Finish via sharp edged flake crack layback.

BenTiffin ?/Oct/95 Lead
with Gareth Field
Hidden 28/Jul/95 Lead
timreynolds 17/Jun/95 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Mike_T0501 29/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Paul
DavPk ??/1993 2nd
with Gareth Wood
iskra2000 ??/1993 Lead
with Paul Woodcock
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
babymoac 03/Aug/91 Lead
with Howard
Jim at Craigdhu 28/May/91 Lead O/S
with Betty H
Hidden ?/Apr/91 AltLd
Ched ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Glyn
michael burrows 12/Apr/86 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1986 -
Hidden 22/Jul/85 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/85 Lead
Simon2005 ?/Apr/85 2nd
with KevG
nigehughes ?/May/84 Lead
with John Horn
andy tetsill ?/Dec/83 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Steve Crowe 19/Sep/83 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jun/82 Lead

Staring up Soap Gut

with Angus McLean
Hidden 05/Sep/81 AltLd O/S
Richard Weller 24/Aug/81 Lead
with D Jones
Hammy 20/Apr/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden 08/Jun/77 Lead
mikej 27/Jun/76 Lead
with Tony Waite
Simon cook ?/Aug/75 AltLd
paul59 22/Jun/75 Lead
with Ruth Baker
Mike Owen ?/Aug/74 -
with John Roberts
Bolt Phobia 06/Mar/73 Lead
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/71 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/65 Lead
uphillnow ??/1962 Lead
with charlie Tanner
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