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This buttress is pretty famous - being so close to the A5 the climbing tends to be quite polished due to the years of nailed boots scraping their way up. Mostly slabby by nature on the main buttress. Standout climbs here are Soapgut and Milestone Direct (which is a classic).
This buttress splays out at the foot of the north ridge, on its west side. Park beneath the north ridge, or the pull out a little further on and hike up the rocky trail to the foot of the buttress.
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Milestone Direct 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Milestone Buttress
Very polished route but well worth doing with great views over Llyn Ogwen - very slippery in the rain, and as such probably about 5.9.1) 100ft 5.4. The diagonal crack to the wall, over this and up another, rougher, slab to a good ledge.2) 100ft 5.4. Up a corner, then a leg-jam chimney to an apparent impasse at the pinnacle known as The Bivalve - but wait! There's a wonderful exposed hand-traverse left under The Bivalve and around to blocks and ledges.3) 30ft 5.4. Ahh, the crux is a difficult chi...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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