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Approach

Isengard Buttress is located 25m to the right of 'Balrog Wall'.

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Routes

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1
12 ** Philosopher's Stone Sport 15m

Climb the face past 2RB's then traverse right along the ledge past 2RB's to the blunt arête, now up the chimney past RB. Step left across the void and up to anchors. 5RB's to 2RB anchor.

Start: Start in the middle of the small face on the left hand side of the buttress.

FA: Rod Young, 2002

2
18 ** Isengard Sport 23m

Climb the left hand side of the arête past 3RB's before moving right onto the wall and then up. The rock at the start is average but the main wall is reminiscent of an easier version of 'Vanderholics'.

8RB's to 2RB anchor.

Start: Start 3m right of 'Philosopher's Stone' just left of the arête.

FA: Rod Young, 2002

3
Isengard Direct Sport Project 24m

A direct start to 'Isengard'. Stick clip 1st RB. Start as for 'Super Creeps' but after the 1st RB move left and pull onto the face and past 3RBs before joining 'Isengard'. 8RB's to 2RB anchor.

4
24 ** Super Creeps Sport 24m

Stick clip 1st RB. Climb the dubious looking steep rock which isn't as bad as it looks. After the 1st RB pull right onto the face and continue directly up. 8RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: Rod Young, 2002

5
22 ** Drive-In Saturday Sport 24m

Start as for 'Forth Dimension' but traverse along the lower line of RB's to the arête. Place a long sling on the belay and 1st RB of 'Forth Dimension'. Continue up the arête past 2RB's before moving left to finish up 'Super Creeps'. 8RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: Rod Young, 2002

6
17 * Forth Dimension Sport 24m

The climb starts on the ledge at the 2RB belay inside the cave on the right hand side of the buttress. However, its best to just belay from the ground, walk in along the ledge and place a long sling on the belay to avoid rope drag. Traverse left past the upper line of RB's to the arête. Continue up the crack before moving right onto the wall. 8RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: Rod Young, 2002