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Bastille Day Buttress

  • 22 - Bronze Medal

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1984
    Rating: 0

    The left arête of the buttress.

  • 23 - The Golden Moment

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1984
    Rating: 1

    Moves left from the first good holds on Bastille Day, to a sloping jug, then climb the thin crack above (crux) with a move left to join and finish up the arête.

  • 23a - Direct Start

    Grade: 6a | First Ascent:

    The obvious line.

  • 24 - Bastille Day

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1980
    Rating: 0

    Climb cracks six metres right of the arête to a ledge then move up a crack to follow a line of ledges on the right to a loose finish.

  • 25 - Bolted Blues

    Grade: 6c | First Ascent: -1990
    Rating: 0

    An eliminate line bouldering out past the second bolt (not in situ)

  • 26 - Atomic Rooster

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1984
    Rating: 1

    Two metres to the right of Bastille Day is an overhanging sentry-box, starting at six metres. Gain and climb this feature, grunting and groaning all the way. It is also possible to start up flakes on the right at a similar grade.