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Ring Ouzels are reported to be nesting on Flying Buttress. Please avoid this and adjacent routes.

from 14/06/2023 to 01/07/2023

Adders are frequently seen around Curbar. They are often very well camoflaged so it's worth keeping an eye out when moving into new areas, picking up kit etc as a bite, although not life threatening to most healthy adults can still be nasty.

Ticks are abundant due to a large population of red deer. take care, particularly if passing through bracken below the crag.

20m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the slabby lower wall trending right - bold - to the base of a groove (possible belay). Enter and climb the groove to a choice of finishes, direct is harder, stepping left onto the arete is more exposed - both are excellent. © Rockfax

FA. Slim Sorrell late 1940s.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs , Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List , Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS , Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ , Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans , Chatsworth to Bamford , Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS) , The Gritlist , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Eastern Grit Wishlist , Eastern Grit 2015 - Top 500 VS , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List , Froggatt and Curbar starred VSs

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mountainremedy 1 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Climbing in your approach shoes may be great for your ego but the dirt and scrittle on your shoes will damage the rock.
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βeta: Climbing in your approach shoes may be great for your ego but the dirt and scrittle on your shoes will damage the rock.
Iain Thow 17 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: One of the Best VSs anywhere, especially if you finish on the arete, much better than cowering inthe groove
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βeta: One of the Best VSs anywhere, especially if you finish on the arete, much better than cowering inthe groove
shaun walby 24 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I climbed it in a single pitch taking the fine arete to finish... Tricky unprotected traverse to start then up and across onto a mighty fine arete in a great positon. Three stars from me when done as above.
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βeta: I climbed it in a single pitch taking the fine arete to finish... Tricky unprotected traverse to start then up and across onto a mighty fine arete in a great positon. Three stars from me when done as above.
RobSimmo 7 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: There is pro on the traverse, two small wires in a double sided flake, I fell off it and the gear held. I had to keep my legs up though and my backside was only inches from the ground!
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βeta: There is pro on the traverse, two small wires in a double sided flake, I fell off it and the gear held. I had to keep my legs up though and my backside was only inches from the ground!
Horse 23 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent route if a bit "off piste". Intial slab, quite bold but technically easy. Really the description should encourage the use of the arete as the preferred alternative. The groove is a lesser option and very out of character with the lower part of the route. Do it that way and it is a fine excursion.
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βeta: Excellent route if a bit "off piste". Intial slab, quite bold but technically easy. Really the description should encourage the use of the arete as the preferred alternative. The groove is a lesser option and very out of character with the lower part of the route. Do it that way and it is a fine excursion.
gooose 1 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Slab traverse is excellent, not at all hard but no gear. The arete at the top makes the route worth every star.
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βeta: Slab traverse is excellent, not at all hard but no gear. The arete at the top makes the route worth every star.

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Gabriel

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Stoney Middleton)

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