Chequers Climb

2 Stars
 VS 4c

Adjacent Routes
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20m. Devious but worthwhile, double ropes are sensible and may be essential! Climb the ramp then traverse round the arete to access the upper section of Chequers Crack.
FA. Joe Brown 1949

USER COMMENTS

Don't discount this route as contrived - it really is great fun, but it certainly does need double ropes. It manages to avoid the cruxes of Chequers Buttress and Chequers Crack, but there is plenty of fine climbing left, and the exposed traverse is not to be missed!
Nick Smith - 09/Apr/03

Good climbing but if any runners are placed in the traverse across chequers buttress, the rope tends to jam impeding further progress up the final crack.
J Brown probably didnt have runners in anyhow on the first ascent
Bob Bennett - 17/Jul/03

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