Deliverance Buttress

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Sport
Sun and Shade
12 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Sheltered

The lower gorge constricts to a narrowing that is dominated by the leaning prow of Deliverance, overhanging the lower waterfall and providing a magnificent venue for one of Yorkshire' most famous adventure rock climbs. Further right the wall is dominated by a huge roof. Down and left of this is a section of slightly suspect rock with a set of trad routes with lots of fixed gear.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cabaret Top 50
1) 5b 2) 5b
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
2
Deliverance
The right-hand side of the leaning buttress above the first waterfall is home to one of Gordale's best adventures.1) 6b,...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
3
Delivertoad
The arete above the first pitch of Deliverance. A touch exposed!1) 6a, 22m. Follow Deliverance to the cave. Take the flake...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
4
Solstice
20m. A serious outing despite the prolific number of pegs - many of which are poor. Start in the Tolkinesque setting next to...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
Loose
E5 6a
5
The Thrivin'
22m. Start at the wall just right of the waterfall. Climb the wall past pegs to a groove. Take the groove to its end and then...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E4 6a
6
Ward 10
18m. The wall right of The Thrivin'. Lower-off at the broken ledges below the overhang. The bolts are well-spaced.
 
Loose
7a
7
Chemistry Set
10m. The glued-up roof above the groove of The Thrivin'. Best done in one run-out from the ground (30m).
 
Strong
Loose
E6 6b
8
Ocean Heart
A lone pitch situated high above the gorge. The climbing is poor and there is a great danger that you may dislodge rock onto...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6c
  • Latest Comments

    For GORDALE

    Masochism Tango
    "This was the first route John and I did together. 1986 NOT 1988" 26/Nov

    Face Route
    "You want to move right a bit from the peg, which makes it about 6a." 03/Nov top50

    Cave Eliminate
    "Some harsh comments! Easily worth 2 stars being a good sustained route on great ..." 08/Jul

    Face Route
    "My mate says that the fixed gear is in a poor state now and then peg on the top ..." 24/Jun top50

    Supercool
    "Totally Awesome!" 25/Jun

    Nothing Lasts Forever
    "A decent route, the fun is packed into the last two bulges. Worth doing." 08/May

    Revitalised
    "Matt Troilett got the fa of this with mick" 30/Jan

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