Chequers Buttress

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Early morning sun
16 mins
Level
Windy

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

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bacteria Cafeteria
A direct line but inferior to its neighbours. Climb the bold wall left of the flake to the break, continue direct up cracks to...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
2
Chequers Climb
Devious but worthwhile - double ropes are sensible and may even be essential! Climb the ramp then traverse round the arete to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
3
Chequers Buttress Top 50
The final Froggatt classic and very photogenic. Climb the slippery ramp then the side-wall diagonally leftwards to a fat wire....
36 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
4
Solomon's Crack
The awkward slanting ramp and upper corner feel very historical.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
5
Solomon's Variations
A direct start and finish are a grade harder and a lot less pleasant than the original. The wide rift right of the final corner...
 
Graunchy
S
6
Janker's Crack
The first crack in the wall to the right is approached by a crack and jammed block and requires comedy moves to enter.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
Loose
HS
7
Janker's Groove
The right-hand of the grooves is approached from the previous climb and entered with difficulty and a bit of an udge. The...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS
8
Janker's End
Climb into a short groove and rock out onto the arete. Finish with a bold move up the slab. It is also possible (more devious...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS