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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.

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Guidebooks

Lake District Climbs

Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
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More Guidebooks:
Borrowdale (2016)

Out of print:
Borrowdale (2000)
Borrowdale (1990)
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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