Esk Buttress

Standing at the head of the remote wilderness of Upper Eskdale, and surrounded by the highest of the Lake Districts fells, Esk Buttress commands a truly awe-inspiring position. The soaring walls and magnificent location are matched by its routes, many of which are icons of Lake District climbing. The crag offers both single and multi-pitch climbs, although it is the magnificent centrepiece of Central Pillar that is the real showpiece of the crag. The only drawback is the approach, which is long and wet underfoot despite being relatively level.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Alehouse Rock Gargoyle Buttress 2 E4 6a
2
Gargoyle Direct Gargoyle Buttress 2 HVS 5a
3
Wild Bunch Left-hand Gargoyle Buttress 1 E3 5c
4
Wild Bunch Gargoyle Buttress 1 E3 5c
5
Grand Slam Gargoyle Buttress 3 E1 5b
1
The Red Edge Central Pillar 3 E1 5a
2
Hydra Central Pillar 2 E2 5c
3
Humdrum Central Pillar 3 E3 5c
4
Black Sunday Central Pillar 1 HVS 5a
5
Square Chimney Route/Medusa Wall Combination Central Pillar 3 VS 4c
6
Bridge's Route Central Pillar 3 HS 4b
7
First and Last and Always Central Pillar 3 E7 6b
8
The Cumbrian Central Pillar 3 E5 6b
9
Central Pillar Central Pillar 3 E2 5b
10
Trespasser Groove Central Pillar 3 E1 5a
11
Bower's Route Central Pillar 1 HS 4b

Copyright © Rockfax

Home - Privacy Policy - Terms and Conditions