Rockfax Description
18m. A great climb that unlocked the secrets of the Impossible Buttress. Start as for Route Two but follow the crack system directly up the front of the buttress to a rest on the right. A tricky high step up and left reaches better holds and the top. There are left and right-hand variations that avoid the hard moves, but are no easier. How strange is that? © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Simnel 7 Jul 2nd
Darboak42 7 Jul Lead O/S
with Simnel
with Simnel
Matt Amos 3 Jul Lead O/S
LancsSteve 3 Jul 2nd O/S
with Matt Amos
with Matt Amos
Steph Sly 19 Jun 2nd
with lukevf
with lukevf
lukevf 19 Jun Lead O/S
richfitz 11 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andrea
with Andrea
roym 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jaomes
with Jaomes
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
topsyturvy 17 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
clarendon 17 Jun, 2018 2nd
michaelb1 23 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S A couple of tricky moves at the top, good protection where you need it. Nice climbing and good rock.
with J Herb
A couple of tricky moves at the top, good protection where you need it. Nice climbing and good rock.
with J Herb
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
RobSimpson 27 Aug, 2017 2nd
RossCallender 27 Aug, 2017 Lead dog
nathanshaw 11 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Jo
with Jo
duncana 25 Jun, 2017 2nd David led, east to start, then some more gymnastic moves near the top
with Stuart, David Bourne
David led, east to start, then some more gymnastic moves near the top
with Stuart, David Bourne
Bruce Mcknight 28 May, 2017 2nd
MartinJWood 28 May, 2017 Lead dog Good gear but pumped at the crux. Will get it clean next time.
Good gear but pumped at the crux. Will get it clean next time.
sheelba 26 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Naomi
with Naomi
chris smith 16 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Aaron Duke ??, 2017 Lead
sarah hawker 5 Sep, 2016 TR dog A really nice VDiff... up until the last 2 moves. The tricky bit has plenty of gear though
with mariner
A really nice VDiff... up until the last 2 moves. The tricky bit has plenty of gear though
with mariner
ESmith 17 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
with Olli-C
with Olli-C
ChrisH89 17 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Olli-C 17 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with ESmith
with ESmith
Camilla Mapstone ?Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Chris
with Chris
dakidunn 23 Jun, 2016 2nd
topsyturvy 23 Jun, 2016 Lead with the left hand finish
with the left hand finish
topsyturvy 23 Jun, 2016 Lead this time with the right hand finish - the easier of the 3.
this time with the right hand finish - the easier of the 3.
8PetrieC 6 Jun, 2016 2nd dog
with Joe Jones
with Joe Jones
watson.b 26 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with matty
with matty
Andy DB 29 Aug, 2015 Lead G/U
with kitP
with kitP
Hidden 29 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Keith Swainson 5 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Matt Levick, Dan Jackson, James Turner, Georgie
with Matt Levick, Dan Jackson, James Turner, Georgie
Pevans 1 Jul, 2015 TR
with jtimney
with jtimney
jtimney 1 Jul, 2015 TR O/S
with Pevans
with Pevans
Simnel 27 Jun, 2015 2nd
with John H, brayg01
with John H, brayg01
Hidden 3 Jun, 2015 Lead
Adamski1986 3 Jun, 2015 2nd
John Haxon ??, 2015 Lead
FraserMcClennan 27 Oct, 2014 2nd
with Mike Lelliot
with Mike Lelliot
MikeLell 26 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
David Stevens 24 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with David Crofts
with David Crofts
ian d f 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S Rather windy and in approach shoes.
Rather windy and in approach shoes.
pearson9596 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with ian d f
with ian d f
Hidden 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
liam jay 23 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with taz
with taz
garyb1442 19 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 19 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
smithjmw46 16 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S right hand finish - belayed by Emily
right hand finish - belayed by Emily
K Wall 17 May, 2014 Lead
with jill, Martin
with jill, Martin
chris smith 6 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Malcolm watson
with Malcolm watson
cosmicray 8 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with Dave Ferguson.
with Dave Ferguson.
Hidden 8 Sep, 2013 2nd
Tradical 13 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
RossKirtley 31 May, 2013 Lead Really nice route, probably VS.
with Tom Anderson
Really nice route, probably VS.
with Tom Anderson
rustaldo 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Hinchrn
with Hinchrn
Hinchrn 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf
payney1973 ?Feb, 2013 Lead G/U
topsyturvy ??, 2013 Lead O/S
clarendon ??, 2013 2nd
tmawer 23 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Jaime Robertson
with Jaime Robertson
Hidden 3 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
mikehike 3 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf
with Paul Heti
with Paul Heti
vertigo 20 May, 2012 Lead O/S Well protected where it matters!
with Dash
Well protected where it matters!
with Dash
ed.burton 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Henry H?kkinen
with Henry H?kkinen
Hidden 12 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2012 TR O/S
KevB 3 Aug, 2011 2nd
with Tony P
with Tony P
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
duncman 2 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
josephgrimwade 22 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with Peter Stollery
with Peter Stollery
Whitty2012 10 Oct, 2010 Lead dog
bencole ?Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
with Andy
with Andy
Chriswallis2 16 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
with annaEM
with annaEM
ablackett 29 Jun, 2010 2nd Tricky climbing.
Tricky climbing.
jonny taylor 29 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S High rockover required some thought...
High rockover required some thought...
trueuk1 16 Jun, 2010 2nd
Liam Martin 15 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Stephen Wilkinson
with Stephen Wilkinson
odox 3 Jun, 2010 2nd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2010 Lead
timcussins 30 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
odox 22 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Nice climb, diff climbing up to roof then a tricky sequence but well protected
Nice climb, diff climbing up to roof then a tricky sequence but well protected
cat22 25 Apr, 2009 2nd
gazb 8 Dec, 2008 2nd
with liam martin
with liam martin
Daniel Sutherland 23 Aug, 2008 2nd rpt
with Chris
with Chris
Lindsay Sutherland 2 Aug, 2008 TR dnf
with Daniel Sutherland
with Daniel Sutherland
kirstyrichardson 2 Aug, 2008 TR dnf rained all day, route very wet, started raining during climb, failed to complete the final overhang.
with Wendy Lynch
rained all day, route very wet, started raining during climb, failed to complete the final overhang.
with Wendy Lynch
annaEM 5 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Daniel Sutherland 10 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Adam1973 8 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
with Big Ian
Peter Reynolds ?Sep, 2007 Lead
jonka ?Jul, 2007 Lead
with sean
with sean
MDowson 5 May, 2007 2nd top moves are really quite difficult, solid 5b, interesting sequence imagination needed! but brilliant, one for the lead
with Tom pitchforth
top moves are really quite difficult, solid 5b, interesting sequence imagination needed! but brilliant, one for the lead
with Tom pitchforth
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 2nd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
Small and weak ?May, 2000 Solo Back rope solo
Back rope solo
Iain Brown 17 Jul, 1999 -
with Graham, Phil
with Graham, Phil
FatRob ?Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
with DUMC
with DUMC
Steve Crowe 7 Jul, 1987 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle ??, 1982 -
Hidden 11 May, 1981 Lead O/S
nickprior ??, 1981 Lead
cenotaphcorner ??, 1980 Solo O/S
babymoac 27 Jul, 1979 -
beaumap ??, 1977 Lead
with Peter Camp
with Peter Camp
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1973 -
granitbahn ??, 1970 AltLd
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