Altitude 418m a.s.l
Millstone Buttress © cmgcmg
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.
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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