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K Buttress Crack* S 4a

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6m. The deep slanting cleft - the perfect antidote to the climbing wall - leads to a taxing exit. You will love (or maybe hate) it! © ROCKFAX
Layback up the corner crack or thrutch up the deep chimney to a cramped ledge then work out a way to the top.
FA. Dick Brown early 1950s 1952

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

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This climb is in 82 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

AshBash - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

didn't fancy the left hand side and fell off the right hand crack
Mayaculpa - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/14 with Tom

yarrow - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Becky P

vinni - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/13 with James

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

slacky - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Giulia Forlati, Ben

giuly - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Ben Abell, Neil Shephard

sparkass - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

deacondeacon - Solo - 04/Jun/12

Interesting route!
michaelmurray - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Ray Birch

Entertaining after watching others struggle.
Alex Thompson - Solo β - 12/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

Contemplated calling for help sat below the topout. Worked it out in the end.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/12

gavster2405 - Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/11

rob got stuck and had to back off :)
65m moderate millington - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/11

CharlieC - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tarryn

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/11

john_ni - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Richard Payne

matthias13 - Solo - 16/Apr/11

A squeeze for anyone.
sylwia - Lead - 2011

ryansb90 - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Matt Hall

gingerdave13 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with stefan

Horrid and unenjoyable! Quite enjoyed watching the party ahead of us trying to rescue a wayward hex from the depths of the crack.
DKaye - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Duncan MacNeil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

A real struggle. Sadistic fun!
KarlH - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Pete Templer, Gemma

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Rhythm24 - Solo RP - 31/May/10

joe.91 - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/10 with Olli Crudge

Oceanic - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

altairego - 2nd - 09/Jun/09 with Jim and Paul

First climbed up the inside of the chimmney looking for a squeezy through route (there isn't one however). Tried to climb the chimmney crack on the outside but got stuck. Returned up the inside of the chimney and traversed out along the ledge to the interresting finish. Provided excellent entertainment all round during a shower.
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Pippa and Graeme

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/09

interesting if a little slimy!
pippa_g - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/09 with howlingbaboon/graeme

MJP - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/09

charley - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Lea, MarkB

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Rayan, Andy Winter

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/09

Brown - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/09 with Solo

Hidden - 2009

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Soloed

Interesting. Not for the lardy.
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Paul

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/08 with Andy E

andyebbens - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/08 with Steve E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

liamnkaz - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Richard L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Traditional punishing of the fat but actually quite good fun. Had to de-gear and de-helmet for the squeeze out. One of those routes where you think modern gear hasn't made an arse of difference
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 2008

dfbpdave - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

mol - Lead - 03/Nov/07 with Fiona Bangs

Grimbough - Solo - 03/Nov/07

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/07

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

I was impressed that James lead this without significant difficulty, it felt awkward as hell to me.
whiting.jp - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with jamesca

Hidden - Solo - 08/Sep/07

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Roger Brown

Very messy climb, but great fun. Tried numerous times to avoid going up into the void by trying to climb up the face, but couldn't do it (think that would be off-route anyway). Eventually forced my way up the narrowing chimney and got stuck before straining through the narrowest point and twisting out onto the face. Worth it for the sense of relief when emerging from the darkness! Dad didn't attempt the second - his girth predicted insurmountable difficulty!
Abu777 - Lead dog - 11/Aug/07 with Dave Stelmach

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/07

chrissloan84 - Solo O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Rjukan - Solo - Oct/06

1 rest :-( Thrutchy Neil hated the climb so much I thought he was going to punch me on arriving at the top.
Alaric - Lead dog - 18/Jul/06 with Neil

loonyclimber - Solo - 16/Jul/06 with Ian

Wilbur - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/06

simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Allan Watson

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 08/Jun/06 with Colin Angus

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Best avoided unless you are an anorexic dwarf covered in lard.
earlsdonwhu - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/05 with solo

rob k - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/05 with A Parks

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/05

Tom V - 1985

mikej - Solo - 27/Dec/69 with Dave Williams

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Style of ascent

Soloed28 of 82 (34.1%)
Lead31 of 82 (37.8%)
Followed16 of 82 (19.5%)
Unknown7 of 82 (8.5%)

'Climbed'29 of 82 (35.4%)
clean O/S47 of 82 (57.3%)
clean β1 of 82 (1.2%)
clean RP1 of 82 (1.2%)
dogged2 of 82 (2.4%)
dnf2 of 82 (2.4%)