Climbs 22
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 418m a.s.l
Faces S

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Millstone Buttress © cmgcmg

Crag features

This area consists of a few wild and remote crags in a lovely situation. The pick of the bunch is Millstone Buttress, which is a pleasing rock promontory that erupts from the hillside in an unexpected way. Combining this with a visit to the lesser crags will give a good, esoteric day out.

The routes on Millstone Buttress are steep with a vague quarried feel to them, although this is just due to the cut of the crag's jib, rather than actual quarrying.

The crags generally face south. The rock is also fairly clean and devoid of green, which makes this area a good place for a climber in search of easy solitude. Any wind going tends to make itself felt, meaning that you can have some quite fresh days up here, also meaning that seepage, midges and dampness are raely a problem.

Approach notes

The best parking is at Crowden. For the approach, make your way past the campsite and to the YHA, then look at the lovely, clear map and you'll be well on your way.

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
  Millstone Buttress
2 Soft Landing
S 4b 5
3 The Holly Cracks VD 18
4 Slanting Crack
VD 9
5 Cake Buttress
E1 5a * 2
6 Straight Crack
S 4a 8
7 Cotton Picker
VS 5a  
8 The ArĂȘte
VD ** 27
9 Central Route
VS 4c * 1
Climb name Grade
10 Nose Direct
VS 4c * 7
11 Nose Crack
S 4b 7
12 Left Toadstool Crack
S 4a 1
13 Toadstool Direct VS 4c 3
14 Right Toadstool Crack
S 4a 2
15 Ivy Wall
VS 4b 5
16 The Millstone Girdle Traverse
HS 4b 1
  Lads Leap Ravine
18 Africa
E1 5b  
Climb name Grade
  The Searchtower
20 Stripsearch
VS 4c 1
21 After the Dream
HS 4b 1
22 Sweepsearch HS 4b ** 4
23 Sweeping Statement
HVS 5a  
24 Frisk Me
  Coombs Clough
26 Coombs Clough
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