All Locations > International > Europe > United Kingdom > England > The Peak District > Stanage Edge > The Unconquerable… > Unconquerable Buttress
Avg: 3.5 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 45 ft|
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|Shared By:||rdlennon on Oct 11, 2008|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell|
DescriptionLeft Unconquerable, a steep layback flake, is a mega-classic of the Peak District. Great holds, great gear, and a fabulous setting make it a perennial favorite along with its equally classic (and slightly easier) brother, Right Unconquerable. Start at an obvious finger-width flake and lieback a move or two to a horizontal. Another move will get you to an excellent jug in the crack. With more difficulty, lieback the flake to another horizontal at 2/3 height. From here, a tricky sequence involving a high step and small but positive handholds will get you through the crux. Finish on jugs.
Note: Different guides rate this route differently. It is widely considered E1 5b (about 5.10b), but other sources say HVS 5a (about 5.9+). It felt to be easy 5.10 to me.