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

Oval Buttress

  • 23 - Silly Way

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1957
    Rating: 0

    Start three metres right of the left arĂȘte. Climb to the break, then step right to finish.

  • 24 - Paddington

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    The short problem wall immediately right, using a one-finger hole near the bottom. From the break, finish as for Silly Way.

  • 25 - Natural Route

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1957
    Rating: 1

    Incorrectly known as If Looks Would Kill in the previous guidebook. The thin groove/crack in the centre of the buttress, then the ripply wall above.

  • 26 - One Two Wall

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1957
    Rating: 0

    The wall immediately right of the crack is undercut, and hard to start.