Flying Buttress Direct
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Exhilarating climbing on large holds. Climb up the slab to the center of the roof. No protection until under the roof and it is off to the left. Get to the first big hold and do a blind placement of a #1 BD or was a #2. Sorry I can't remember. Now there is a little trick to getting established, but I am not giving that away. After that brute force will get to the top. Enjoy.
A side note when I first climb in Stanage, I did not understand the ratings. The guy(Patrick) I was climbing with told me on very climb we did there it was 5.8. After my on site of this I thought to myself the ratings here sure are stiff.
Look for a big roof, wait there are a lot of big roofs there. Just ask some one they will direct you.
single set of cams and a set of nuts.
Tackling the lip pull on Flying Buttress Direct
BETA PHOTO: The Flying Buttress Topo
|Comments on Flying Buttress Direct
From: New Hampshire
Sep 28, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
The crucial cam is a #1 camalot. In American grading terms, this route is like a 5.5 slab to a 12-foot V1 to a 5.6 slab with a couple of slopey mantles. Not very sustained, but very excellent. The exposure can't be beat.
|By Nick Russell|
From: Bristol, UK
Jun 3, 2013
I still laugh when I think back to missing that crucial cam placement. It would have been quite a nasty fall if I'd blown the moves above the roof.