Two Tier Buttress
|Two Tier Right-Hand Buttress||
The largest buttress in
this part of the dale has matured into a superb sports-climbing venue with a number
of new and retrobolted routes. To gain the cliff, cross the stepping stones below
the Embankment or Riverside Buttress. The cliff is quite complex and gives a collection
of three face, the left-hand of which is divided into two parts.
right-hand section of Two-Tier Buttress gives a fine mixture of traditional
and sports climbs alike with all of the latter category in the higher grades.
Access to the face is very simple if the river is low via stepping stones across
it below the Embankment. Otherwise an approach
The Left-hand buttress is by far the most imposing of the faces on Two Tier Buttress. It provides a huge variety of routes from the very compact and shorter problems on its right-hand side, the central area of classics from the mid-range 7s through to the downright desperate boulder problems through to a handful of trad. classics scattered about its midst. On its left-hand side some of the longest sports pitches in the dale can be found. This whole area dries relatively quickly in the spring and gets any sunshine after about 3pm.
The Upper Tier provides one of the most concentrated batch of fine hard routes on Two Tier Buttress although access can be a little problematical. This does have the effect of keeping the wall relatively quiet.
reach the cliff, follow the path from the right-hand side of Two Tier Buttress
up the slope, above Spizz Energy et al and reach a tree with sling and lower-off.
An abseil from this leads to the terrace below the wall.
|Two Tier Upper Tier|
|Two Tier Left-hand Buttress (RH)|
|Two Tier Left-hand Buttress (LH)|
|Peak Area Index|
Gary Gibson leading the rebolted version of Some Coincidence
Photo: Carl Ryan
Gary Gibson on first ascent of Evidently Chicken Town (7c)
Photo Carl Ryan