Northumbrian Climbing Guide

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Goats Buttress History
The first recorded climbs, Cockchafer Crack and Cricket Crack, were done by Bob Hutchinson and John Earl in February 1974. There was no further activity until Steve Blake added The Leaf and Gamekeeper Crack. In 1991 the Smiths and Tim Gallagher poached the last two lines.

First Ascent List

February 74TradCockchafer Crack, VS 5aBob Hutchinson, John Earl
February 1974TradCricket Crack, MVS Bob Hutchinson, John Earl
April 1977TradThe Leaf, E1 5cSteve Blake
April 1977TradGamekeeper Crack, HVS 5aSteve Blake
20 October 1991TradThe Dungeon, E6 6aTim Gallagher
20 October 1991TradThe Hesitant Roofer, E3 5cTommy Smith, Bob Smith