Re: Sun 20th

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“Dearie-time Buttress”, Diff/V.diff-ish starts at the bottom R corner of the striking concave slab at the R end of the crag. Goes straight up to the overlap, L then step R onto the upper slab. Straight up to finish. Actually, it’s not that nondescript, merely easy. FA Andy Long, Susan Dearie.

Pete & Mhairig started at the same place but went up and left to finish up a little steep rib at about VS/HVS (just one move for Pete, two for Mhairig…).

The obvious slanting line across the top of this slab was done by me last year with the Learmonths, Dad & Daughter. It’s about Diff.

About 15m right of the top of this route is an attractive slab/ramp on the upper tier. It’s nice enough, but only Mod.

Pete & Mhairig did a new line way across to the right up a black wall which they described as “Severe – no pro”.

I believe all these lines to be new but wouldn’t be surprised if some had been solo’ed before.

On the “popular” wall above the platform, Pete & Mhairig did the “HVS” crack on the left and the “VS” left-slanting crack in the middle, confirming the latter to be harder, no surprise to me.

Me & Sue did the central crack which emerges from the latter. Steady VS, committing; and the groove immediately R of that, steady VS. Both good routes.

Pete reckoned the “big line” up the left-bounding corner of the great overhang to be E2, poss E3.