This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

Mounting Buttress

  • 9 - Mounting Block

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1968
    Rating: 1

    At the right-hand side of the buttress there is a large embedded boulder below a sizable overhang. From the top of the boulder tall climbers can reach excellent holds; the moves thereafter are strenuous but surprisingly straightforward. Shorter climbers may have to jump, or use a point of aid!

  • 10 - Supination

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1968
    Rating: 0

    Above the tree stump is a steep, clean hand-jam crack in the back of a shallow groove. Climb the crack with some difficulty.

  • 11 - Fading Light

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1992
    Rating: 0

    The steep, thin crack one metre to the left is climbed to a rounded finish.

  • 12 - Inspired

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    Climb the left edge of the lower slab then the obvious curving crack above.