Chequers Buttress

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Afternoon sun
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20 mins

Froggatt's final buttress is a tall undercut tower. The two famous Chequers routes provide contrasting challenges; further right are the trio of Janker's routes, which offer more contorted fun and games, all courtesy of Baron Brown. Guidebook page 283.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Chequers Crack
14m. A right pig and one of the most frigged pitches in the Peak (despite its innocuous appearance). The thin finger crack...
19 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
HVS 5c
2
Business Lunch
8m. Boulder out the roof right of Chequer's Crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6c
3
Spock's Missing
14m. Climb the upper wall direct, with runners in both Chequers Crack and Chequers Buttress, if you can reach to place them.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E5 6b
4
Sole Power
Extended bouldering up the hanging fin that forms the arete of the buttress is rarely climbed. Graded E5 6c as a route.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V9 6c
5
Bacteria Cafeteria
14m. A direct line but inferior to its neighbours. Climb the wall left of the flake to the break, continue direct up cracks to...
3 user comments
 E1 5b
6
Chequers Climb
20m. Devious but worthwhile, double ropes are sensible and may be essential! Climb the ramp then traverse round the arete to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
7
Chequers Buttress Top 50
14m. The final Froggatt classic. Climb the slippery ramp then the side wall diagonally leftwards to a fat wire. Make a...
36 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
HVS 5a
8
Solomon's Crack
12m. The awkward slanting ramp and wider upper crack are all very historical. The thinner left-hand crack near the top gives an...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Janker's Crack
10m. The first crack in the wall to the right is approached by a crack and jammed block and is an awkward battle to enter.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HS 4b
10
Janker's Groove
10m. The right-hand of the grooves is approached from the previous climb. The direct start is a classic 6b featuring a heave on...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
11
Janker's End
8/12m. Climb a short groove and rock back left onto the arete. It is also possible - rather illogically, though historically...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
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    Sunset Crack
    "Didn't feel like a 4c to me - this was my first lead of anything above VDiff and..." 09/Dec

    Janker's Groove
    "Did the direct start as a sit start, as in the Bouldering guide recommended and ..." 09/Jun

    Downhill Racer
    "Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. J..." 19/May

    Armaggedon
    "Shouldnt this be spelt Armageddon (1 'g', 2 'd's, as in BMC guide and the Ston..." 22/Jan

    Three Pebble Slab
    "The protection for the crux is great, fits a size 3 (i think) 4CU like a glove. ..." 29/Jan

    Downes’ Crack
    "Needs young arms!" 26/Nov

    Terrace Crack
    "Finished a warm, sunny end of September day with this and loved it. Consistent ..." 01/Oct

    Great Slab
    "I have some sympathy with John Yates. If the anti top rope lobby carries on seco..." 11/Jul top50

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