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The Flying Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 15'
Location: 51.17224, -4.6807 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on Sep 25, 2013
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The flying buttress itself is the massive arch feature leaning up against the battery cliff. A good range of climbs on here, from 5.3 (The Flying Buttress up the Westward slab) to 5.12 (The Flying Dutchman on the North side). Most routes are tidal.

Getting There 

Several options available. One is to simply scramble down the North side of the slab to the toe of the buttress (easy 5th class terrain).

Alternatively, an abseil from somewhere near the top can be arranged such that you land on the seaward side of the channel beneath the buttress (if it is impassable due to the tide).

Or the "easy way down" is to scramble down above and to the South of the Battery Cliff. At low tide the sea channel can be crossed, allowing access to all routes on the Flying Buttress.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 13.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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The Cullinan 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Flying Buttress
from near the start of double diamond pull over an overhang, traverse right, rising slightly, to a line of flakes 2.metres left of the arete. Follow these to a prominent hollow-sounding flake and runners. Move up and rightwards, over a small overlap, and follow the left side of the arete to a sloping ledge. Step out left onto the slab and follow it to the summit...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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