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As a definite counterpoint to the steepness of the buttress to the east, the West Buttress is a wonderland of leaning slabs, one overlapping the next starting at the Black Cleft with Longland's (the second climb at Cloggy after Pigott's, its start avoids the starting overhangs) and ending with, for the sake of this description, Bloody Slab.
Major buttress to the right of the East Buttress.
3 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Buttress:
Great Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
White Slab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a A0 R Trad, Aid, 7 pitches, 570'
West Buttress Eliminate 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 575'
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White Slab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a A0 R International : United Kingdom : ... : West Buttress
The hourglass shaped white slab is quite distinctive on the approach. This is one of the great Welsh slab climbs, if not the greatest, it's a big atmospheric mountain route, especially on a dank and cloudy day. The slabs are more steep thin edging than smearing.1. 5.10a - From the top of the shattered pinnacle traverse go down and left along the lip of the overhang, passing a shallow groove (used to be a pin here, not sure anymore) to another groove, up this to a large flake and belay.2. 5.7 - ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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