40m.

Rockfax Description
A route that was originally graded VS, which is pretty outrageous given the terrain. Start up the groove of Act Naturally and, after 7m, traverse out on jugs to the arete. Climb past two pegs and the bolt studs. Finish straight up, 1m right of a groove. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
all three bolts now removed, original first peg still there, and a little hollow, and another peg has been wacked into the bolt hole after bolt was chopped!.climb act naturally for about 20 ft untill the first nut placement is found in the crack,then traverse left and up the rib to the peg, climb straight up to the second peg, (shared climbing and protection with `the skyline club`). make a delicate moves left to the rib, then start the long and nervy runout upwards following the easiest, least loose holds to the top groove, small nut placement, then straight up the corner to a nice airy move out right to the big hold! some loose rock, care needed!
was graded E1 5a with three bolts, having done this today, and only having two pegs and a dodgy nut at the top, i believe it to be nearer E2 5A!

j.brown

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sasmojo 9 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Found the route to be sound and as decribed. Worth trying Antiquity Direct, which we put up on the same day (FA) and logged on the same day: http://slate.wikifoundry.com/page/SKYLINE+BUTTRESS+LEVEL see Antiquity Direct at the same grade but thin and a spaced out in the mid section.
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βeta: Found the route to be sound and as decribed. Worth trying Antiquity Direct, which we put up on the same day (FA) and logged on the same day: http://slate.wikifoundry.com/page/SKYLINE+BUTTRESS+LEVEL see Antiquity Direct at the same grade but thin and a spaced out in the mid section.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
JendeHoxar 24 Dec, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 24 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Stixy 26 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Stump
with Stump
webby2203 15 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Griff
with Griff
griff5800 15 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Upper section very flaky and extremely limited/poor pro (10m runout off peg onto poor gear) until 8m from top.
with Sam JSMTC
Upper section very flaky and extremely limited/poor pro (10m runout off peg onto poor gear) until 8m from top.
with Sam JSMTC
Ian Ford 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Bethwoodley 1 Jul, 2017 2nd
kyaizawa 1 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Felt pretty serious and not 100% sure where the line goes... Followed the bolt stud, to the chopped bolt then to the peg then out to the rib by the groove; up the rib to the next chopped bolt and up the groove to finish by the two belay bolts. Traverse moves were great; the rest of the route less so especially in terms of gear (minimal) and rock quality. E2 5a is probably a better representation of the route.
Felt pretty serious and not 100% sure where the line goes... Followed the bolt stud, to the chopped bolt then to the peg then out to the rib by the groove; up the rib to the next chopped bolt and up the groove to finish by the two belay bolts. Traverse moves were great; the rest of the route less so especially in terms of gear (minimal) and rock quality. E2 5a is probably a better representation of the route.
Charlie Zephyr Booth 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with lisa wharton
with lisa wharton
Marq 30 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with SteveM
with SteveM
SteveM 30 Oct, 2016 2nd
with Marq
with Marq
Hidden 18 Sep, 2016 2nd
KeenClimber 23 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Darren Lee
with Darren Lee
David Kay 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 16 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Found difficult to read the route... ended up sort of going up the arete and groove, maybe was a bit close to skyline club. But still a nice traverse out... Why were the bolts not there though?
with Archimedes Roberts, Kate Pritchard
Found difficult to read the route... ended up sort of going up the arete and groove, maybe was a bit close to skyline club. But still a nice traverse out... Why were the bolts not there though?
with Archimedes Roberts, Kate Pritchard
beckyjg 30 Apr, 2015 2nd
JamesWilliams 30 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S loose and adventurous the climbing is never brilliant but exciting none the less
with beckyjg
loose and adventurous the climbing is never brilliant but exciting none the less
with beckyjg
Brannock 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Not entirely sure where the line goes, still nice climbing
Not entirely sure where the line goes, still nice climbing
Maynard 24 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2014 2nd
Pete_Frost 16 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Continually loose from where it leaves "Act naturally" with protection becoming increasingly spaced, and increasingly poor thereafter. The climbing is never hard for 5a, but a ground fall from high on the route is a possibility in the event of a mistake or a hold breaking. Not one of Joe's finest, and not a route I'd recommend to a friend.
Continually loose from where it leaves "Act naturally" with protection becoming increasingly spaced, and increasingly poor thereafter. The climbing is never hard for 5a, but a ground fall from high on the route is a possibility in the event of a mistake or a hold breaking. Not one of Joe's finest, and not a route I'd recommend to a friend.
saintlade ??, 2013 - Would second the opinions below, not particularly tricky but very serious near the top and quite friable.
Would second the opinions below, not particularly tricky but very serious near the top and quite friable.
chrisdavies 24 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S done this today to work out what climbing is actually shared with the skyline club! the route is actually good fun, felt very nervy, with just two pegs and a dodgy nut in the top groove, deffo felt more like E2!!
with barry
done this today to work out what climbing is actually shared with the skyline club! the route is actually good fun, felt very nervy, with just two pegs and a dodgy nut in the top groove, deffo felt more like E2!!
with barry
Danjones 27 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Spaced bolts and a bit loose at base of groove. Prob not really worth a star!
with Rich
Spaced bolts and a bit loose at base of groove. Prob not really worth a star!
with Rich
sasmojo 23 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S Great route and spot on for the grade on a very windy day. Also record an FA: http://slate.wikifoundry.com/page/SKYLINE+BUTTRESS+LEVEL see Antiquity Direct at the same grade but thin and a spaced out in the mid section.
with Nikki
Great route and spot on for the grade on a very windy day. Also record an FA: http://slate.wikifoundry.com/page/SKYLINE+BUTTRESS+LEVEL see Antiquity Direct at the same grade but thin and a spaced out in the mid section.
with Nikki
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