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North Face

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The routes are located on the lower right side of the north face. The quality of the rock in this area is nothing short of unbelievable: extremely compact and well-featured.

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North
Access

The lower Cleddau wall from the Homer Tunnel has been climbed to gain the foot of the buttress, but is a devious route.

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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
6 6Mise en Scene, 24 24 155m
2.01

  • P1
  • 17
  • 45m
  • Trad

Start just left of the green corner, amble leftwards to bolt on arête then back right to obvious break.


  • P2
  • 19
  • 45m
  • Trad

Go right from belay to shallow corner, traverse back left then angle up right up a steep ramp with natural pro to a roof. Traverse left under roof (a little loose). Clip bolt above roof then up right to belay.


  • P3
  • 24
  • 25m
  • Trad

Go left off belay up thin wall to mantle then take the left of two hanging corners to belay.


  • P4
  • 20
  • 40m
  • Trad

Not completed, 40m until easy ground.


7 7Sewing of the Seam, 20 20
1.02

  • P1
  • 20
  • Trad

Four pitches. 18, 18, 20, 17. Follow the seam which forms a left-to-right diagonal between the two bolted routes. Gear is run-out at times but the crux is well protected. Pins were used for the first ascent.


8 8El Braveth, 23 23 160m 8
3

Six pitches, mixed protection, crux on fourth pitch. Attempted by various people between 1991 and 2009. The name is an acronym of the first letters of the last names of all involved in various stages of the first ascent.


  • P1
  • 19
  • 40m
  • 1
  • Trad

Start at the bottom of the largest snow patch. Up to bolt on slab then right into corner that leads up and right to triple bolt belay on ledge.


  • P2
  • 23
  • 25m
  • 2
  • Trad

Step back into the corner and up to the overlap that forms a continuation of the great roof line. Crank over with a bolt and traverse up right past another bolt and some gear to a double glue-in bolt belay on ledge.


  • P3
  • 23
  • 25m
  • 5
  • Trad

Step back left into the corner and up to bolts that lead up a slab rightwards. Pull the small overhang on jugs to double bolt belay.


  • P4
  • 23
  • 20m
  • 8

Climb the dyke feature, angling up and right.


  • P5
  • 20
  • 10m
  • 2
  • Trad

Straight up past two bolts. The trick is to get standing on top of the flake above the last bolt, then you can climb straight up to belay.


  • P6
  • 17
  • 40m
  • Trad

Traverse 4m left to corner and up to the top of the pillar. Run out and a bit grassy. Single ring anchor.


9 9Project, 19 19 18m
0

  • P1
  • 19
  • 18m
  • Trad

Pull through broken corner to ledge, then tentative slab and crack climbing past three bolts to belay.


  • P2

In progress.


10 10Project, 21 21
0

Three pitches (16, 21, 19/A0). The third pitch traverses right under the big
roof. A good potential line extends up a weakness above pitch two.


  • P1
  • 16

  • P2
  • 21

 Biggs Marron
0

  • P1
  • Trad

Six pitches of aid through the big roof near the Cleddau Buttress, then up gullies to the ridge.


 Vindication, 25,II 25,II 145m 8
0

“Hairier than Murray’s back. The rock is coarser than Cradock. Fantastic
route guys and great rigging job" – Homer Hut book. A six-pitch sport route
on immaculate rock. Take 15 quickdraws and belays, and two 60m ropes. Can be
climbed at grade 22 A0 if you pull through the grade 24 & 25 crux moves on
pitches three and four.


  • P1
  • 19
  • Alpine (Commitment) II
  • 15m
  • 5

Scramble up the the basre of the pillar forming the right side of the big roof. Double bolt belay to start.


  • P2
  • 20
  • 30m
  • 6

  • P3
  • 24
  • 15m
  • 6

  • P4
  • 25
  • 35m
  • 8

  • P5
  • 22
  • 30m
  • 8

  • P6
  • 20
  • 20m
  • 5

 Cleddau Buttress, 17 17
2.01

  • P1
  • 17
  • Trad

The route starts on the northern slopes of the buttress, gaining the crest after 100m. A bit grassy on the lower half, but a real adventure through a series of steep cracks in the centre of the buttress.


 Cleddau Buttress, V,WI3 V,WI3
0

  • P1
  • Alpine (Commitment) V
  • Water Ice WI3

From Homer Saddle weave along the ridge which can almost border on being alpine enough to require a rope. An exposed traverse under Moir’s Mate leads to good bivvy sites. Cross a narrow band under the Mates Little Brother then out across the slopes running down from the upper cirque to the buttress. Conditions on the bottom half of the buttress tend to be similar to summer with grassy sections leading up to a slab. Traverse down and into a gully on the edge of the West Face. From here the route continues up a series of iced up grooves. Steep rock with ice runnels and good rock pro. The descent via the southern edge of the West Face is straight forward. The original ascent was a three day round trip.


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Vindication route topo
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Craig Jefferies
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