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Plum Buttress

The huge protruding buttress on the right-hand side of the track when walking down the dale from Topley Pike gives a number of classics traditional and sports pitches.
The Sidings

At the left-hand side of the buttress is a short wall with two sport routes:Cupid Sails (6c) a bulge and wall is the left-hand line and Piccalilli Circus (6b) the finger right-hand line.

Around to the right a lonely route climbs through the tiered overhang:

1. Plumbagging (6b+) short route over and overhang

Plumberlino (6b+) just to the right

2. Talking with a Plum in My Mouth(6b) a short steep wall into a hanging groove.

3. Less of Your Lip (7b+) the roof to the right moving left from the grassy ledge and with hard moves round the bulge.

4. Liposuction (7b+) branches left from the start of route A bit Lippy to climb roof. Pre-clip 3rd BR.

5. A Bit Lippy (7b+) Easier wall to boulder overhang Pre-clip 3rd BR.

6. A Bit on the Side (6c) * branches left from the start to a pleasant open wall. New Start added, no change in grade.

7. My Secret Life (7a) * juggy bulges and a hard move from the top break.

8. The Wilderness Years (7b+) * long line up the left-hand side of the rounded arete with very definite crux.

9. Scratch Race (7a) * more direct on the arete with short hard section and technical interest above.

10. The Massive (6b+) * takes the right-hand side of the arete with tricky moves and good rest.

11. Stalk VS 4c ** the large corner gained via its right-hand wall.

11. Stalk VS 4c ** the large corner gained via its right-hand wall.

12. Giants (6c) ** big long route with superb varied climbing: technical lower bulge and juggy upper overhangs. A little friable on overlaps but cleaning up. 13 Gigantic (7a) fingery link up.

14. Victoria E3 5a, 5c * long classic via crackline and stepped overhang with PRs.

15. Ms Brown (7c) ** long sports route with defined difficulties through the roofs

16. Damson in Distress (7c) * the sport version of Big Plum which avoids the easy start and links through to the finale of The Spider.

17. Big Plum E6 6c ** central line with mean moves through large overhang.

18. The Spider (8a) *** the central roofs. Impressive.

19. Chip off the Old Block (7c+) ** link the crux of Sloe Gin which tough moves to the upper section of The Spider.

20. Sloe Gin (7c) ** another trad classic through the right-hand side of the roofs in two pitches with an impressive hanging stance on a thread.

21. Surplum HVS 4c, 5b *** the original classic wandering up the face with the hardest moves from the mid-height belay.

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