Rockfax Description
The original hard free climb on the right side of Great Buttress is a major undertaking with both technical and serious passages. Start by scrambling to a ledge about 8m up on the right of the buttress.
1) 5c, 28m. From the tree on the left of the ledge go up left and then right to a groove with difficulty. Follow the fingery groove to a bulge and move over it on to the wall/slab above. Climb rightwards to a stance and belay.
2) 5c, 25m. A bold pitch. Head up leftwards and then make a thin traverse left to reach a conspicuous downward-pointing spike on the edge of the wall. Move left around the edge and up a groove to a wall that is climbed on good finger-holds to easier ground and the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Was E3, but is now missing a peg, making this a true heart stopper.


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User Date Notes
pjor 25 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Amazing route that needs more traffic. Doesn't look like it's had an ascent for a while.
Show beta
βeta: Amazing route that needs more traffic. Doesn't look like it's had an ascent for a while.

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High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
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High 6a
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
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Grade: E4 5c ***
(Scafell East Buttress)

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