Scutch Buttress

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Scutch Buttress
Rock Type Natural Jurassic Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area South Coast
Sub Area Ogmore
WGS-84 Location
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General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type


See the Ogmore Crag Familiarisation Page.

This is the pillar just right of Mordred. An excellent ledge at the top with belays allows easy access to Flash Harry, etc,bags fairly safe here. The toe of the buttress is difficult to pass except at very low tides,there are no easy ways to escape Tiger Bay.

Scutch Buttress
  1. The Dribbling Douh What 24m HVS,4c
    Climb the arête right of Mordred. Poorly protected.

  2. Scutch 27m HVS,5b
    Climb front of the buttress to a steep crinkly wall. Move left to its centre and gain the horizontal break with difficulty. Continue carefully to the top.

  3. Cold Front 27m HVS,5b
    As for Scutch, but keep to the right side of the face. Follow the arête to the horizontal break and climb a groove to finish.

First Ascents

  1. P.Thomas, A.Sharp 00.00.1975
  2. P.Thomas, J.Harwood 12.06.1974
  3. M.Learoyd, R.Thomas, H.Griffiths 00.00.1984