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BETA PHOTO: The Flying Buttress Topo


The most famous feature at Stanage.

This buttress is dominated by the huge stepped overhang that flys high above the slab below. Despite the size it gives a truly memorable climb that isn't too difficult - Flying Buttress Direct.

Getting There 

From the popular parking area, head up to the edge and aim for the prominent overhang.

Climbing Season

For the The Peak District area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Flying Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Flying Buttress:
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 55'   
Flying Buttress Direct   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Flying Buttress 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Flying Buttress
What steepness and exposure for a HVD (5.5)! The original line of the buttress, Flying Buttress takes a devious line through the steepness on giant flakes and jugs. An intimidating but easy climb. Begin on the left side of the slab. Protect in a flake at 15 feet, and continue off the upper left hand corner of the slab. The next section is the crux: stand up into a slot, protect, and make a funky move or two to gain the upper flake. Cruise this to a ledge at the top and make a final exhilarating ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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