The Dr Rock Buttress

(8 routes)

A rather small and remote bit of rock overlooking the tunnel entrance. Identifiable by the words 'Dr Rock' chipped on its R side

Altitude: 
400m
Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
East
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Crick 18 6m
0
Climb the steep crack on the wall facing the road.
Peaches 20 7m
0
The arete L of Herb. Quite technical with the crux near the top. Devious pro - double ropes essential. John Allen '80
Herb 24 7m
0
A technical testpiece. The wall and prominent diagonal crack above the roof. A nasty move on the wall leads to underclings and then jams in a very flared crack. Desperate right to the top. CD for pro. John Allen '80
Fringe dwllers 22
0
Start at LH end of cave, move Right, then up crack & right to a rap bolt. Joe Arts '98
Popperhead 22
0
Start at RH end of cave, follow thin crack, left past bolt, right onto ledge to the top. Joe Arts '97
Zero Kelvin 21
1.02
Short wall with 2 bolts. Balancy climbing to the LH of the chickenhead. Up over ledges. Anchor with cams. Joe Arts '97
Chickenhead Soup 17 8m
0
Climb the wall and crack in the middle of the wall right of the main overhang. Pro in the RH crack and chickenhead (if you dare!). Phil Stuart-Jones '93
The Red Sea 17
1.02
Above Dr Rock is another wall. Climb thin crack diagonalling rightwards, then the above arete. Joe Arts '97