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With Barrel Buttress not described in Rockfax, this buttress no longer gets the traffic it once did. Routes have become somewhat overgrown, nevertheless a number of the classic lines remain clean and make a worthwhile outing. Flakey (HS**) and Nettle Crack (VS*) have some strenuous moves at the grade but are good value, however topping out of the 6m high Spider Wall (HS
**?) is not to be recommended without a short diversion left to place gear in Straight Crack!
It’s a long and boggy slog up to the crag, and the lichenous bloom and heathery ledges makes Deer Gallows a less than inspiring destination nowadays. Nonetheless, a gallant five of us did what we could to honour the CMC’s reputation. Climbs include Left-hand Route (VD); Deer Gallows Chimney (VD); Wreath (VS) and Zig-Zag (MVS)
Another great summer’s evening on Yorkshire limestone with ten CMCers experiencing some of the crag’s best offerings. Fretsaw (HVD*), Cold Feet (VD), Supreme White (S*), Evening Star (S***), Breakaway (HS**), Thornton Cracks (VS**) and Priority (VS**)
In warm sunshine and with enough breeze to keep the midges at bay our haul for the evening included Crossover (HS**); Calamity Groove (HVD); Sunshine Superman (VS**); Kestrel Groove (HS**) and Kayak (VS*).