Great Buttress* VS 4c
[Neil on Great Buttress Arete, 3 kb]14m. Start up the arete to the flake then traverse right just above the useful sapling to the right edge of the face. Climb to a 'cave' then finish direct on broken flakes. Sadly escapable. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Jones 1933

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS.

Photo: Neil on Great Buttress Arete © steveshaking
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 207 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Ben

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Nick Priestley

mikestr555 - Lead - 26/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/14

Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/14 with Jake Godwin

gmatthew - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/14

Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with james "sasquatch"

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Nick Brook

hotfeet - Lead dog - 01/Jun/14 with Jonathan G, StuartP

StuartP - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Alan Mountford

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/May/14

pog100 - 2nd - 02/May/14 with Cath Walton

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Alan

GregBristol - Lead - 26/Apr/14

cragtyke - Lead - 09/Apr/14 with Mark B

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/13

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/13 with Jonny Ashton

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/13

AidanG - 14/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with S.O.C, Emma

max_chan - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Richard Williams

john max - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with Andy Jobling

davidclare - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Becky Pollard, Adam Griffin

Griff1990 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Becky Pollard, Dave Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13

Still easy, lead on two sling runners.
BenedictIEP - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Jam Avery

Jam_sandwich - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Ben Powrie

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/13

ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with SOC

Placed one number one cam at the beginning then basically soloed it. Nice route though.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Andrew Deacon

dangmtb - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with richnorgate

JonathanJones - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Scott, Liam

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Simon

felt scarier than the e1 next door!
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Phil Taylor

the power - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13 with rob

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Feb/13

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 19/Oct/12 with Bern Hardman

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Phil T

the power - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/12 with Paul Hy

Needkraken - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Ben

Are people seriously voting this at HVS? Easy moves protected by two good cams after the traverse and a sling behind the spike near the cave, the crux is getting off the ground! Felt mid-grade VS 4B to me, and much easier than this, done the day before. http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=18841
BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Tes Matthews, Luke Donaldson

Felt pretty steady at vs 4c but didn't like the 'snappy' holds at the top on solo.
deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/12

cmarsden5 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with david boothroyd

DBoothroyd - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Chris Marsden

jasonpm - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

Julie - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Jason

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/12

Had tunnel vision on this one. Climbed up the wall to the left of the cave but after a couple of moves I couldn't see any more holds and backed off. I totally missed the fact that the route finished up to the right !. Will read the guide more closely in future. Then climbed it on a top rope after Mike.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - TR - 20/Aug/12 with Mike Tempest

Great route but not great gear, feels pretty committing moving up after the traverse. Surprised I manned up and did it!
mattwilk - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Lou

Gallant - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

wimped off right at top (dodgy move and no gear)
Barry D - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Jules_L

Lovely moves, esp. the top, although worryingly poorly protected.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - Jun/12 with Mynydd Barry

the power - Solo - 06/May/12

Started up 'Just a Minute' because the start was being used by someone on 'Great Buttress Arete'. Some nice moves with sparse protection.
joemallia - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Fidel Sciamanna

Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

keith leonard - 2012

admackie - 2012

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

mr spoon - 2nd - 05/Oct/11

Great start. Exposed finish. Think crucial holds have broken off.
wishicud climbHVS - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Ash Crazy fool Green

99bolivar - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with John Hutchinson

Well, actually I did finish, but used a foot on Romulus for the crux - Must go back!
JohnHutch - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/11 with MS

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

Katya - Lead - 06/Jun/11 with Bryony

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

Bry - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Paul

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Rachel Spraggs

Bit out of my comfort zone this one. Did a foot traverse along the break and could only get a less than satisfactory cam in about 2m below cave. Felt good when I got to cave, squirmed in and filled it full of gear. Probs didn't look very stylish but who gives a f***
Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Izzy

timofy - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11

belayed mark and pulled the ropes before leading
Ollie B - Lead β - 01/Mar/11 with M.Rankine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 27/Feb/11 with Ben

mwatson - 2011

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Andrea Lewis

Fun. Nothing on the right til you get to the cave.
Batt - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Oct/10

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Rachel B

colin milton - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with shaun l

jshields - Lead - 18/Sep/10 with Ed James, Steve Ebbens

Sankey - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Jon and Ed

LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with paul sexton

tough for VS (no side runners) but a great climb, would be solid 2 star contender if it wasn't escapable in places.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Pete aka Dad

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

philboy - Lead - 17/Jun/10 with matt g

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/10

started up 'Just A Minute', bailed to this 2/3 up
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Anna

Sandbag that slipped through the net during crag upgrades?
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Sandra

malc - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Eric B

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Steve Cunnington

Climbed with out runner in Romulus (HVS tick?), but wandered in Just A Minute right under the rocking boulder!! Panic traversed right... Mattias seconded via Romulus.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Mattias

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/10

Leelogs - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with dpmUK

Oliver Houston - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/10

Phill Mitch - 2nd - 19/Mar/10 with reapey

reapey - Lead - 19/Mar/10 with phil

Phill Mitch - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/10 with gaz

climbed in the wet, wanted to great buttress arete but it was far too wet for my liking
Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with andy lawrence

Hidden - 2010

stephenhartley - 2010

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Barra

willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Andy

Top moves felt exposed
MD - Lead - 05/Sep/09 with Donna

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/09

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/09 with Peri, Carmen

used side runner in right hand crack as looked rather thin on protection otherwise
pebbles - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with simon and carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

simon1965 - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 18/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Wee man

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Darren Shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/09

Kelly D - 2nd β - 12/Aug/09 with Dave ?

nick ferro - 08/Aug/09

Ian Archer - 2nd - 06/Aug/09 with Karl Stewart

Karlos - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Ian Archer

doogstrue - 2nd - 19/Jul/09 with andy s

JohnHutch - Lead - 16/Jul/09 with L

Graham Booth - Lead - 12/Jul/09 with Natalie Treadgold

Spooky finish!
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Alex Kelly

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Quite a bold route, broken holds and poor gear at the top
Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Graham

towdman - 2nd - 01/Mar/09 with Graham Armitage

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Graham Dolman

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dave Wynne

Very surprised I did it after a year out due to injury but a great climb.
David Wynne - 2nd - 21/Feb/09 with Adam Burt

Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/08 with Phil Applegate

SteveM - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/08 with Kev

Had to be rescued on run out top section, this is HVS just because of lack of gear and nasty fall potential.
bridget143 - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/08 with Alicia

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Edd Rab

edd rab - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Ben Harding

Hard VS. Stepped momentarily on to V Diff.
clive-greenwood - 2nd - 27/Aug/08 with Anna

Anna Horrox - Lead - 27/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

Jenko - TR - 25/Aug/08 with TJ

sstanier - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Sam Clarke

Sam Clarke - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Sam Stanier

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Jul/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/08

Chris46 - TR - 26/May/08 with Moving Outside Course

Moving Outside course with Dave Green
Tim Hudds - TR - 26/May/08

towdman - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - 2nd - 21/May/08 with towdman

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 17/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 02/Mar/08

Seemed harder than vs 4c
MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Mike Nuttall

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07

tom169 - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Alan (reaver2k)

pog100 - 2nd - 11/Nov/07 with Reaver2k

Scared myself abit silly on this but, but was much more controlled than I had expected! From the bottom you can see there is a run out section (hadn't been told it was HVS without side-runner, so avoided it at all costs...) First moves are quite technical but nice. Gear quite pumpy to place at the break. Move our right, the sapling has been cut and makes a very useful handhold. People have been saying (and EG agrees) that you are supposed to stand up and traverse along this ledge but I couldn't see any hand holds above it, and would rather have the security of gear for the next couple of moves. So put in a couple of medium cams into the sapling break. Made a tricky mantleshelf move, reversed it because I was out of balance and ropes were twisted. Stepped up again and made it with more ease. Placed a very precarious (phsycological) 0.5 cam into a very shallow and apperantly very brittle hold (tell me off why don't you). Worked out the sequence very carefully, and made the moves with relative ease. Then came the move up into the cave, off a small sharp flake crimp and a decent hold. Messed this up and pretty much slapped into the cave, luckily I caught this but had an awful case of the "Ooo-errrs" because I knew I shouldn't done that, it was too risky! More large gear in the crack, up and over the lip (easier than it looks) and a tricky move to get your hand on the top ledge! Lovely, how can this only be 1 stars? Tricky for VS, although I am only a relatively new to VS leader!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

dfbpdave - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

hvs without side runner
martin48 - Lead - 02/Sep/07 with dave

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/07

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with LMC

Smeegan - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Dale

Profile Removed 22 - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/07 with H

Hidden - Solo dnf - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/07

Had led this the previous week and tom fancied a bash at it. Originally he was thinking of trying the E1, the top of his grade, but after feeling the precarious sling boulder, he stepped up, didn't see the moves with ease and backed down. Didn't place as much gear as me from there on out! Quickly ran along the ledge and up without too much trouble and with his only gear the sling. Into the cave, some more solid gear and then out and over. I found it harder than the previous week again, and can't believe I commited all the way up! Not usually something I would do!
Reaver2k - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/07 with tom169

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 08/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Dec/06

hard +bold for vs 4c
lithos - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with cef arch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

Brown - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/06 with Henry

drysori - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 31/Jul/05 with Nicola Pettit

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/05 with Little Old Lady

more like HVS!
madaxeman - 2nd - 24/May/05 with Mark Benton

NeilManley - Solo - 2005

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 2005

Chris M - 2005

Hidden - Lead - Aug/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Simon Caldwell - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/03 with Carmen

Having just taken a big fall when attempting to lead
Simon Caldwell - TR rpt - 11/Jun/03

Ben lad - 24/May/03 with Unce

Hidden - Lead - Apr/03

Tim W - 2nd - 06/Oct/02

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with wayne

PenJD - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/01 with Jon Ascroft

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/98

Tim W - 2nd - 25/Aug/98

martroberts - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/98

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Aug/97 with Harry

DanEm - Lead O/S - 1995

leathers - 1990

Tom V - 1980

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Total votes cast 136
hard HVS0 of 48
HVS1 of 48
easy HVS22 of 48
hard VS14 of 48
VS9 of 48
easy VS1 of 48
hard HS1 of 48
HS0 of 48
easy HS0 of 48
hard 5a0 of 46
5a0 of 46
easy 5a15 of 46
hard 4c14 of 46
4c16 of 46
easy 4c0 of 46
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