Blenheim Buttress E1 5a

Rockfax Description
Climb awkwardly to a ledge and loose flake then swing boldly round left to the gully and back right a bit higher up. The creaky flake should not be trusted for runners. © ROCKFAX

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dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Jasmine, Kamil

If this is worth a star, it's the worst star on earth. It's Rolf Harris.
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Helen Mort

The traverse point near the top was not obvious - I first attempted a lower traverse, which turned out to be at least 6a (hence didn't). It is graded as HVS 5a in the current definitive guidebook. I found the opening move was 5b. Then exposed and committing 5a moves relying solely on the gear placed in a hollow flake follow. Hard HVS 5b. Shame the top section is a bit artificial.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Andy Rich

Pixie-Andy - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Masa

nickcanute - 2010

Ropeboy - Lead - 16/Jun/08

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/98

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 28/May/88

RichardMc - Solo - 20/Nov/76

RichardMc - Lead - 07/Nov/76 with Betty Seifert

rogerskews - Apr/72 with Various

mikej - Solo - 27/Mar/67 with Nigel Sumner

Andy Say - Solo - 1967

mikej - Solo - 26/Dec/66 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 08/May/66 with Chris Phipps-Jones, Keith Gregson

Total votes cast 5
hard E20 of 2
E20 of 2
easy E20 of 2
hard E10 of 2
E10 of 2
easy E10 of 2
hard HVS1 of 2
HVS1 of 2
easy HVS0 of 2
hard 5b0 of 1
5b0 of 1
easy 5b0 of 1
hard 5a0 of 1
5a0 of 1
easy 5a0 of 1
hard 4c1 of 1
4c0 of 1
easy 4c0 of 1
3 Stars0 of 2
2 Stars0 of 2
1 Star1 of 2
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