Chequers Buttress

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
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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.

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 7C
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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    Trapeze
    "Lovely!" 16/May

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

    Terrace Crack
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