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I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)


Postby adamarchie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:15 am

Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)

Date walked: 01/05/2012

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 1215m

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I like Broad Buttress and I cannot lie.
You other scramblers can't deny
When the sun is high and the rock is dry
There's just one ridge gonna catch your eye.

Gotta pull up tough cos you noticed that rib was rough.
Deep on the Buachaille's north face
Is one stoked climber's favourite place.

Noel Williams, I wanna climb wit' ya
Cos your guidebook's got pictures.
Those other walkers tried to warn me
That route of yours looked somewhat gnarly.

Ooooh, feel that smooth rock
Slip beneath your Vibram soles,
Then lay back, just lay back
And pray that handhold don't snap.

Forget pro guiding,
To hell with route-finding,
Just climb up, climb up,
Direct to the top and don't stop.

It says outflank this slab,
Well I ain't down with that,
Cos this rock's got cracks and my boots are stickin',
Even if my bumhole's quiverin'.

So scramblers (Yeah!) climbers (Yeah!)
Does your logbook got the Butt? (Hell yeah!)
Then climb it till your fingers fall off,
Even Bill Murray gotta shout:

Buachaille got Butt
(Traverse from the top into Great Gully)
Buachaille got Butt
(Onto North Buttress for a final jolly)
Buachaille got Butt
(Crowberry Tower looking rather pointy)
Buachaille got Butt
(Sweet ridge walk down to Stob na Broige)
Buachaille got Butt

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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby Fudgie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:54 am

Damn you. That song will be going through my head all day :lol:
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby SMRussell » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:25 pm

adamarchie wrote:It says outflank this slab,
Well I ain't down with that,
Cos this rock's got cracks and my boots are stickin',
Even if my bumhole's quiverin'.


MADE my day! More reports like this please! :lol: :clap:
Oh, and the photos are not bad also 8)

Like young Fudgie, that's going to be in my head the rest of the day!
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby Fudgie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:35 pm

SMRussell wrote:Like young Fudgie, that's going to be in my head the rest of the day!


I'm older than you :oops: :wink:
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby SMRussell » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:44 pm

Fudgie wrote:
SMRussell wrote:Like young Fudgie, that's going to be in my head the rest of the day!


I'm older than you :oops: :wink:


Haha, I didn't even notice I'd written that - I say 'young so-and-so' all the time even if the person in question is 50 years my senior. Something my Dad always does that seems to have rubbed off on me. We all have our little quirks! :D
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby gaffr » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:22 pm

Yes it's a pleasant way up to stob dearg with some variations possible......a while since I have been in there though :) also fine under wintery conditions.
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby gaffr » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:57 pm

My apologies for the previous reply.....just having a browse in my wee red book :) was thinking of North Buttress on BEM :? when I saw these images.....they do look a bit similar to the terrain on NB :lol:
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby adamarchie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:21 pm

Gaffr, I finished on North Buttress actually: got to the top of Broad Butt(ress) and felt like I had plenty of climbing left in me so traversed across Great Gully onto a slimy ledge and thence up to the top on pretty decent rock. It's brilliant to top out right at the summit cairn :D
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Re: I like Broad Butt(ress and I cannot lie)

Postby Milesy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:41 pm

adamarchie wrote:Gaffr, I finished on North Buttress actually: got to the top of Broad Butt(ress) and felt like I had plenty of climbing left in me so traversed across Great Gully onto a slimy ledge and thence up to the top on pretty decent rock. It's brilliant to top out right at the summit cairn :D


I was getting confused there as well with the last pictures haha
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