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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 Direct 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Flying Buttress
Exhilarating climbing on large holds. Climb up the slab to the center of the roof. No protection until under the roof and it is off to the left. Get to the first big hold and do a blind placement of a #1 BD or was a #2. Sorry I can't remember. Now there is a little trick to getting established, but I am not giving that away. After that brute force will get to the top. Enjoy. A side note when I first climb in Stanage, I did not understand the ratings. The guy(Patrick) I was clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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