Climbs 15
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 412m a.s.l
Faces S

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Millstone Buttress © cmgcmg

Crag features

Millstone Buttress is a pleasing rock promontory which erupts from the hillside in an unexpected way. Approached from the top it would be easy to walk straight off - Climbing is pleasant and of sufficient length to make it interesting. Belays at the top can be a bit sparse so it is worth belaying below the final move for some of the climbs. With views over the Longdendale valley this crag offers an excellent days climbing in the baking sun or (more often) the howling gales that bless this valley.

Approach notes

Park at Crowden SK074994 and walk over Lads Leap (40 minutes...). Alternatively Park at SK039984 and walk in past Tintwistle Knarr (30 minutes. Understood to be owned by United Utilities with no access issues.

Stake replaced 24/07/2011. Small cairn next to it because the grass is quite long.
Dan Lane - 25/Jul/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Soft Landing
S 4b 5
2 The Holly Cracks VD 18
3 Slanting Crack
VD 9
4 Straight Crack
VD 8
5 Cotton Picker
VS 5a  
Climb name Grade
6 The Arete
VD ** 27
7 Central Route
VS 4c 1
8 Nose Direct
VS 4b * 7
9 Nose Crack S 4b 7
10 Left Toadstool Crack
VD 1
Climb name Grade
11 Toadstool Direct VS 4c 3
12 Right Toadstool Crack
13 Ivy Wall
VS 5
14 The Girdle Traverse
HS 4b 1
15 Cake Buttress
E1 5a * 2

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