Brown's Eliminate

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Some fine cracks here offer strenuous and well-protected climbing from Severe to E2, however the first routes around the jutting arete of Brown's Eliminate are more in keeping with the bold climbs elsewhere on the edge.

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1
Nutty Land
Tackle the front face of the block. There is only one hard move but it is a bit of a teaser; a tricky mantelshelf.
 
1 Stars
E1
2
Flake Gully
Climb the gully behind the detached block then traverse left until the steep but juggy flake on the wall can be climbed.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
VD
3
Straight and Narrow
The sharp arete on its left-hand side throughout. Bold moves to reach the runners on Brown's Eliminate then bolder again above.
 
2 Stars
E3
4
Brown's Eliminate Direct
Bolder and harder than the original, and with the same runners. The lower arete has a reachy sequence to the ledge, the upper...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
5
Armageddon
This would be a fine climb if it wasn't so escapable. Make a hard move to the ledge then continue direct past a couple of long...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3
6
Brown's Eliminate
A bold and intimidating route which is often soloed, although there is gear just below half-height. From a couple of moves up...
21 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
7
Green Gut
The fine groove is arguably the best line on the crag; it took a couple of days of digging before the first ascent was...
22 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS
8
Pedestal Crack
The long crack has a tricky layback move to reach a rest on the right then an awkward crack leads into the final short groove.
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS
9
Slide Show
The roof approached from Pedestal Crack - bold and hard.
 
1 Stars
E6
10
Slingshot
A well-known problem, but rarely climbed on account of the difficulty in protecting it. The first half is easier for the tall,...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f8A
11
Blind Vision
Climb Slingshot but continue up the wall above and right. There is gear at the halfway ledge and some small wires above to...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E9
12
Chequers Groove
An extended boulder problem right of Sling Shot, up the groove and overlaps.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7C+
13
The Big Crack
A compelling line with great climbing. Head steeply to a jug then pull on a couple of finger-jams gains good holds and the base...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
14
Hard Cheddar
The thin seam/groove is hard on the left arm. Escape off right or pause before pressing on. f6B+ above pads.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
15
Circus
Bold technical wall climbing continuing above Hard Cheddar. Originally done with side-runners at E6. The hardest moves are...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E7
16
Stiff Cheese
A short and very stiff crack. You will probably get pumped trying to place gear, but do you have a choice?
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
17
Beech Nut
A nut that is hard to crack and easier to solo or boulder.
 
Technical
E1
18
Chequers Crack
How can a 6m crack be this hard? One of the most frigged pitches in the Peak, despite its innocuous appearance. The crack leads...
19 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS
19
Business Lunch
The roof and wall right of Chequer's Crack.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7C
20
Sole Power
The superb arete - high, but doable with plenty of normal pads. Climbed on its right-hand side is Our Soles also f7C.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
f7C
21
Spock's Missing
Climb the upper wall direct, with runners in Chequers Crack - or do it without at around E6.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
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    Oedipus Ring Your Mother
    "not 6b, prob hard 5c. Awesome climbing though." 12/May

    Skogul
    "Done direct the arete certainly feels like VS (and harder than 4a)" 18/Oct

    Stiff Cheese
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    Blind Vision
    "Indeed, if Slingshot is 7a - which it probably is - then the route is 7a not 7b...." 13/May

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