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A bolder feeling finish to Sail Buttress up the groove and slab. © Rockfax

Paul Hornbrook 1997

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Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge

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Pythonist 21 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I could be convinced that it's 5a, but gear's good enough that you would only take a small swing above an overhang is you screwed up the crux. Even solo it felt reasonably safe - a very nice few bridging moves.
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βeta: I could be convinced that it's 5a, but gear's good enough that you would only take a small swing above an overhang is you screwed up the crux. Even solo it felt reasonably safe - a very nice few bridging moves.
roberto18 20 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Addendum to previous comment.(From Roberts Dad):- Rob went direct over the bulge (ratline) by mistake instead of up the groove!no wonder it was hard!
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βeta: Addendum to previous comment.(From Roberts Dad):- Rob went direct over the bulge (ratline) by mistake instead of up the groove!no wonder it was hard!
roberto18 19 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The crux move is desperate, definatly felt like 5a to me, and tough for vs as there isn't much gear.
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βeta: The crux move is desperate, definatly felt like 5a to me, and tough for vs as there isn't much gear.
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PhillS 7 Aug Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 30 Jun Lead
with Tim Green
with Tim Green
merski 1 Jun Lead O/S
with Ana C. Rodrigo
with Ana C. Rodrigo
jordanclimbs 26 May 2nd O/S
with Nate Hinton
with Nate Hinton
Hidden 26 May Lead O/S
danielroymoss 23 Apr Lead
brolte 23 Apr 2nd O/S
with DanBuxMC
with DanBuxMC
Richard Hartfield 15 Apr 2nd
Hidden 15 Apr Lead O/S
andyclimber 26 Feb Lead dog Really enjoyed this despite falling off at the crux.
Really enjoyed this despite falling off at the crux.
Chris Murray 24 Feb Lead
with Daz Copeland
with Daz Copeland
JemG 3 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
with Calum Wadsworth
Calum Wadsworth 3 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Felt run out so went a bit left from the top of the scoop with hindsight that might be the right way anyway.
with Faye, Emma Jackson
Felt run out so went a bit left from the top of the scoop with hindsight that might be the right way anyway.
with Faye, Emma Jackson
colin milton 22 Oct, 2018 Lead
with RayG
with RayG
RayG 22 Oct, 2018 2nd
Dave Garnett 29 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Quite reachy and technical, I thought. Would be an easy one to get very wrong!
with Richard Topliss
Quite reachy and technical, I thought. Would be an easy one to get very wrong!
with Richard Topliss
RichT 29 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 Lead G/U
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
FergusNorrie 10 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S good route, no gear in the top half but you don't need it.
good route, no gear in the top half but you don't need it.
John R Coller 10 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
peakschris 15 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tim PCC
with Tim PCC
Tim Cooper 15 May, 2018 2nd
with Chris B PCC
with Chris B PCC
tom 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
hainesck100 7 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Marius Twite
with Marius Twite
Hidden 6 Apr, 2018 2nd rpt
olddirtydoggy 5 Apr, 2018 Lead
TobyA 5 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Phil N
with Phil N
Hidden 5 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Gaz McShee 15 Oct, 2017 Sent x
with Chris, Eski
with Chris, Eski
RM199 15 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Fobbit169 1 Jul, 2017 Lead
bryan p 24 Jun, 2017 -
with Gemma
with Gemma
JonesE 21 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Good fun, nice moves.
Good fun, nice moves.
Simon Holland 21 Jun, 2017 2nd
with JonesE
with JonesE
Hidden 15 Jun, 2017 2nd
ashtond6 6 May, 2017 Lead O/S
robblowen 6 May, 2017 2nd β
Wayne S 9 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
smoreda 24 Feb, 2017 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 24 Feb, 2017 TR Didn't fancy committing to the lead, so wimped over to Sail Buttress. Silve did Roger on second & then took over the belay while I went for a safer look!! Good pull needed on rounded hold (good enough to hang while sorting out feet) - should have attacked it properly on sight
with smoreda
Didn't fancy committing to the lead, so wimped over to Sail Buttress. Silve did Roger on second & then took over the belay while I went for a safer look!! Good pull needed on rounded hold (good enough to hang while sorting out feet) - should have attacked it properly on sight
with smoreda
Hidden 21 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S
Flavio 29 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
Stroppy 22 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S Felt a bit squeezed between ratline and Sail Butress and one of the holds a bit sandy
with SUMC
Felt a bit squeezed between ratline and Sail Butress and one of the holds a bit sandy
with SUMC
AlexCib 5 Sep, 2016 2nd dog
cameron_hall 4 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Bridging up and getting onto the slab was a bit more unsettling than I was expecting
with AlexCib, Jody Palmer
Bridging up and getting onto the slab was a bit more unsettling than I was expecting
with AlexCib, Jody Palmer
Jonno30 21 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Nice climb with a cheeky step up.
Nice climb with a cheeky step up.
Mattyj1664 21 Aug, 2016 2nd
with David johnston
with David johnston
Daveyc86 13 Aug, 2016 Lead Lead combo of Ratline and Sail buttress (left and right of this) and felt in the VS 4C range so adding this.
Lead combo of Ratline and Sail buttress (left and right of this) and felt in the VS 4C range so adding this.
mikecollins 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 29 May, 2016 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Bit slopey, bit rounded, bit bold. Not too bad though.
Bit slopey, bit rounded, bit bold. Not too bad though.
nick ferro 25 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Longsufferingropeholder, Oli Birkill
with Longsufferingropeholder, Oli Birkill
Longsufferingropeholder 25 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
Sam Hunt 28 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
with adam.wood, Robyn Little
with adam.wood, Robyn Little
adam.wood 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
with UBMC, Sam Hunt
with UBMC, Sam Hunt
gaz3212 23 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 31 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
with Jemma
with Jemma
Capricorn One 22 Sep, 2015 Lead
with Mark Benton
with Mark Benton
cragsman9000 6 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
MD 22 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Bradbury 24 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Rhiannon backed off
with Rhiannon Taylor
Rhiannon backed off
with Rhiannon Taylor
Hidden 18 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Angus Taylor 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
john_ni 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S with Ratline start from the right
with chip
with Ratline start from the right
with chip
Sam Ash 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with David Robinette
with David Robinette
Hidden 2 May, 2015 Lead
max_chan 30 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
with Ruth - PCC
with Ruth - PCC
Hidden 20 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
althesin 29 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 29 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
Angeline 21 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S Fell on the second move! But I was able to manage the left traverse even though I couldn't reach the foot hold from the ledge.
with Tony
Fell on the second move! But I was able to manage the left traverse even though I couldn't reach the foot hold from the ledge.
with Tony
James rogers86 16 Jun, 2014 2nd Easy
with Tom Frankenberg
Easy
with Tom Frankenberg
riff156 14 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
with lo
with lo
Hidden 14 Jun, 2014 -
dsh 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Sean Russel
with Sean Russel
Hidden 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
mattgrange 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
Piers Harley 20 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw, Jeremy Windsor
with Martin Bagshaw, Jeremy Windsor
Martin Bagshaw 20 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Jeremy, Piers Harley
with Jeremy, Piers Harley
the power 15 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
dr_botnik 15 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 15 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
Knot-Paul 15 Jul, 2013 2nd dog
Sidekick 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2013 Lead
Paul Hy 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dave S
with Dave S
cherad 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Louise Bell
with Louise Bell
Hidden 16 May, 2013 2nd
the power 9 May, 2013 Lead rpt
with milky
with milky
Andypeak ?May, 2013 Lead
Hidden 28 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Phil Hewish 20 Apr, 2013 Lead
MarkCunnington 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2013 2nd
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 Lead
the power 15 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
Theeni 4 Jan, 2013 2nd O/S
with John McEvoy
with John McEvoy
Hidden ??, 2013 2nd
Hidden ??, 2013 Lead
deacondeacon 1 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
DaveB61 28 Aug, 2012 Lead
with Ruth Gordon
with Ruth Gordon
dannyboy83 12 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
newvena 26 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with will
with will
steveb2006 18 May, 2012 Lead Hard for VS - previously backed off soloing
Hard for VS - previously backed off soloing
martroberts 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S Felt quite tough for the grade to me. Worthwhile route
Felt quite tough for the grade to me. Worthwhile route
mattshort 14 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
davewsargent 25 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Feb, 2012 Lead
ash longreach ?Feb, 2012 Lead
valentinesbabe 20 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S nice climb
nice climb
charley 20 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S Couldn't see the holds at first but very straight-forward once you move up and commit.
Couldn't see the holds at first but very straight-forward once you move up and commit.
Tithe Technique 20 Nov, 2011 TR O/S
Hidden 7 Oct, 2011 Sent
spragglerocks 30 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 30 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
lou_p 24 Sep, 2011 2nd
with Duncan
with Duncan
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
Hidden 13 Sep, 2011 Lead dnf
edd rab 30 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with James Newby
with James Newby
victim of mathematics 24 May, 2011 2nd O/S
adam carless 24 May, 2011 Lead O/S bit of a blinkered one-move-wonder. Quite a good move though.
bit of a blinkered one-move-wonder. Quite a good move though.
Emma-Louise Anderson 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Thought I was doing the HS, so a bit of a stiff warm up. A lovely route, a little shocked by the holds I went for first off... then commited to the bulge.
with mel_1
Thought I was doing the HS, so a bit of a stiff warm up. A lovely route, a little shocked by the holds I went for first off... then commited to the bulge.
with mel_1
robal 9 Apr, 2011 -
Hidden 25 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Cake 25 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
Richard Gilbert 22 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Trusting rockover onto smeared foot low down, Nice move off the ledge. Top section felt a bit eliminate.
with Haydn Gaukroger
Trusting rockover onto smeared foot low down, Nice move off the ledge. Top section felt a bit eliminate.
with Haydn Gaukroger
haydng 22 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 14 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
Guy Atkinson 6 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Rachel Burgess, treg, Ben Silvestre
with Rachel Burgess, treg, Ben Silvestre
Birdo 19 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 21 May, 2010 Solo
frume 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with mark, Foux Du Fafa
with mark, Foux Du Fafa
mcr_gearfreak ??, 2010 Lead
da_cox 7 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S Hardest lead so far. Crux required confidence.
with Richard Overitt, Andy Overitt
Hardest lead so far. Crux required confidence.
with Richard Overitt, Andy Overitt
garethb 10 Oct, 2009 Lead
with cheque
with cheque
Hidden 10 Oct, 2009 2nd dog
SGD 22 Sep, 2009 Lead
with Jonny WMC
with Jonny WMC
Hidden 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
cpoad 12 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Richard W
with Richard W
The Wild Scallion 22 Jun, 2009 2nd
with jwpil
with jwpil
Hidden 22 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
KeithW 14 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Had 2 attempts at crux, but did it on 3rd. Loads of gear.
with Dave Clark
Had 2 attempts at crux, but did it on 3rd. Loads of gear.
with Dave Clark
Hidden ??, 2009 -
howlingbaboon 5 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Adam1973 27 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Becky E
with Becky E
Becky E 27 Sep, 2008 2nd
Ing 20 Sep, 2008 Lead
with James
with James
rogersavery 13 Jul, 2008 2nd
with tedburt
with tedburt
tedburt 13 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
cem 13 Apr, 2008 2nd
with Mark O'Neill
with Mark O'Neill
btc 5 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
with floris b
with floris b
Rampikino 7 Oct, 2007 Lead
with Cat
with Cat
steveb2006 18 Aug, 2007 Solo
popebenedictus 30 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 30 Jul, 2007 2nd RP
Pythonist 18 May, 2007 2nd rpt
with Chris Jennions
with Chris Jennions
Pythonist 17 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 14 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
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Mid HS
Low HS
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Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
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Votes cast 27
Style of ascent
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