All Locations > International > Europe > United Kingdom > England > The Peak District > Stanage Edge > Mississippi Area > Mississippi Buttress
Avg: 3.2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Roy Horseman 1927|
|Page Views:||732 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||rdlennon on Nov 16, 2008|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron|
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 corner, layback your way past a series of tricky bulges to gain a low-angle ladder of flakes. Hike these to the summit.
Takes the shallow inside corner smack in the middle of the hulking Mississippi Buttress, just right of Congo Corner. Descend via a gully left of the Buttress.