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

Smooth Buttress

  • 2 - Plane Face

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: (1965-76)
    Rating: 0

    Climb the steep face two metres right of the arĂȘte then follow a vague, right-trending ramp using holds that are unseen until reached. Stake belay.

  • 3 - Orphic Power

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: (1965-76)
    Rating: 0

    The right side of the buttress is guarded by three stepped overhangs. Start below the highest of these and move left to gain a shallow, hanging groove. Step left then climb the wall on good holds.