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Description

This is the large buttress with the massive roof on climber's right.

Access issues inherited from The Dark Side

There are no known access issues, but the area is relatively untouched, so treat it with respect. Try and avoid damaging vegetation, and set up an abseil after the first climb, to avoid trampling vegetation on top of the cliff.

Approach

Approach from Moonlight Buttress.

Ethic inherited from The Dark Side

All climbs are traditional, and bolting is strongly discouraged.

Routes

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The obvious corner and chimney that converges with the Timocene. Delightful climbing.

FA: Adam Clay, May 2017

Up left trending cracks into corner at 6m with a spicy step across then corner/chimney and cracks in right face to top.

FFA: Tim Smith & Garth Wimbush, May 2017

Start below the left hand side of Star Destroyer Buttress roof, climb up and traverse right over the roof, then up following the right hand line of holds, that lead to a shallow scoop and onto the arete. Finish as for 'Tensions on the Korean Peninsular'.

FA: Garth Wimbush (TR), 20 May 2013

Start just R of Precambrian shuffle, and under the roof. Shuffle out through the roof using undercling crack and OK feet. Great gear, small cams needed. At the lip paste feet on nothing and power layback out, turn lip and change corners. Finish as for Tensions. Awesome fun but desperate. Probably 27/28.

FA: Kelly Thorpe, Dec 2016

The striking hanging corner to the left of Light Sabre. Small cams and an attentive belay essential for the start. The first moves as per Light Sabre then traverse left on breaks. An audacious move across the void (don’t look down at the rock spike) to the corner brings gear and some relief. The corner and crack through the rooflet above followed by an easy face then jamb through the curving crack in the orange headwall.

FA: Tim Smith & Adam Clay, 20 May 2013

A stellar line up the beautiful overhanging face through the horizontal breaks, take RPs, a double set of cams from 0.2/00 to 0.4 and triple up on 0.3. Start up the blunt lay back then wend your way through the breaks following the protection. Over the easy slab then ooze onto the face right of the finishing crack of TotKP. A route you won’t forget.

FA: Jack Mattinson & Garth Wimbush, 19 May 2013

Adam dug the hole and left it to be filled by Tim. Up breaks on right hand arete of buttress left joining umami at about 8m. Trend leftward across slab and finish as for tensions on the north Korean peninsula.

FA: Tim Smith, Garth Wimbush & Adam Clay, May 2017

A different flavour to other climbs on Starship Destroyer Buttress. Up the small corner, then follow the weakness left and up and through the roof over the large detached block.

FFA: Garth Wimbush & Jack Mattinson, 19 May 2013

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