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Arguable the most impressive section of rock on the edge, with its unending buttresses of tall proud gritstone. Its difficult to find a bad climb along this section of the edge.

This area is at the heart of the Stanage Popular area.

Areas from North to South.
  • Mississippi Buttress
  • Balcony Buttress

Getting There 

From the southern parking area take one of the numerous trails up to the edge. You are heading towards the crowds so you can't miss this area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mississippi Area:
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Buttress
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Featured Route For Mississippi Area
Route goes straight up center of frame

Mississippi Buttress Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Mississippi Buttress
One of the best VS routes at Stanage and one of my favorite routes of all time. Sustained, varied, steep, aesthetic- this is the definition of classic. The climb generally follows a left facing flake system in a shallow corner on the face of Mississippi Buttress. Make a bouldery start on angular, slightly overhanging sandstone fins to gain a bridging rest. Here the rock begins to feel more like grit. Using a series of hand jams, improbably high steps, and bold smears on the left side of the corn...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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