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North Buttress/Cambridge Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 775m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Long routes, mainly Extremes. Best routes - Ribboletto(E4), Sword of Damocles(E1), Cambridge Climb(VD).

It gives some brilliant mid-grade winter climbing, some of the more recent routes are well worth it.

Access notes
One and threequarter hours uphill from the Old dungeon Ghyll Car park (arrive early at weekends!)

Weather forecast

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1.2mm rain
9 °C
18 kph

0.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
17 kph

7.5mm rain
12 °C
32 kph

14.0mm rain
10 °C
27 kph

2.6mm rain
9 °C
23 kph
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Out of print: Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Borstal ButtressS 4a  
2Left Hand RouteIV 5 *3
3The Cambridge ClimbVD *17
4Siamese ChimneysIV 5 2
5RibolettoE4 6a *6
6Right Hand RouteV 6 *2
7MindbenderE2 5b *5
8ScabbardIV 5  
9The GibliHVS 5b 1
10Right Hand Route Direct StartIV 5  
11Sword of DamoclesE1 5b **22
12Skint and SingleVI 7 1
13Fight Or FlightVII 7 4
 Climb nameGradex
14MindprobeE3 5c *1
15Cambridge Crag ClimbII *17
16Misty Mountain HopIV 4 *4
17No Way OutIV 5 *4
18Soul VacationVIII 8 ***4
19The Gnomon (winter)VII 8 ***3
20The GnomonE1 5b 2
21ProfessorV 5/6 **4
22Rib And GrooveV 6 **4
23Riboletto GrooveV 6 **1
24The Flying Gimp TrickIV 5 *1
25SwastikaE1 **1
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Surely north-facing?
MAC - 02/Feb/06