Climbs 26
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 135m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Paul Cox on Mandrake (HVS) at Quayfoot Buttress (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A clean glaciated butress close to the car park. Rapid drying.
Forty to fifty metre routes on excellent rock. A great evening or short day venue. Crypt Direct(E1), Go Between(E2), Mandrake(HVS), Irony(HVS), Aberration(MVS), Quayfoot Buttress(VD).Have done Aberration a number of times and have always found the first pitch considerably harder than the second .Anyone else had problems with it?

fatrob> climbed here after rain.  The crag did not dry as quickly as we hoped, and we believe the "Rapid Drying" information above to be erroneous.  The lichen on the rock makes routes treacherous when damp. 

Approach notes

Two minutes from the NT Bowderstone car park.

Guidebooks

ended up at this crag by accident, glad we did! Worth a visit.
Scott Quinn - 23/Jun/14
The block with the cross appears to offer a good anchor, but it is in fact loose.
Steve Lenartowicz - 09/May/12
A nice, small and compact butress, 15 mins from the campsite and really nice routes
Sam Marks - 13/Jul/11
Is there a reason for the cross scratched into one of blocks at the belay ledge ath the end of Abberation's first pitch?
rockrat - 16/May/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Meshach
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VS 5c 2
2 Shadrach
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VS 5c 2
3 The Mound
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MVS 4b ** 62
4 Quayfoot Buttress VD * 471
5 Catafalque
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HVS 5a 3
6 Loitering with Intent
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E4 5c 1
7 The Crypt HVS 5a ** 101
8 The Crypt Direct E1 5b ** 204
9 The In Between
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E3 5c 1
Climb name Grade
10 The Go Between E2 5c *** 192
11 Brain Stain
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E4 6a * 3
12 Aberration VS 4c ** 551
13 Aberration Direct VS 5a ** 10
14 Mandrake HVS 5a *** 669
15 Mandrake Direct E1 5b * 3
16 Mandrake Superdirect HVS 5a ** 2
17 Morceau
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HVS 5a ** 28
18 Dark Angel E5 6b * 1
Climb name Grade
19 Irony HVS 5a ** 478
20 The Creep
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HVS 5b ** 24
21 Sidewinder
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E2 5b ** 6
22 The Girdle Traverse
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HVS 5c ** 3
23 Freak Brothers
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VS 4b 2
24 Freak Power
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E2 6a * 1
25 Short Circuit
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VS 4b * 5
26 The Cyclostome
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MS 1

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