Cuttings Boulderfield

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8 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

The Cuttings Bouldering lies amongst the huge expanse of boulders, paths and scrub located in front of The Cuttings crag itself. The bouldering has been developed fully over the last five years and now provides a worthwhile circuit which has some very good problems. The rock is generally excellent and the setting is very pleasant. The spread of difficulty is fairly wide with many of the best problems being in the easier and mid grades, those after harder action would do better to stay at The New Cuttings. Care is needed when locating the individual boulders as the terrain is complex and has acres of brambles waiting to snare the careless or lost. Both long trousers and a bouldering mat are essentials for the preservation of skin and bone.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blue Skies
The scooped wall without the big pocket is a nice problem. Start with both hands on the low sloping ramp.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
V1 5b
2
Jo's Arete Top 50
The fine prominent arete above the smooth flat rock
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
V0 4c
3
Nu Breed
Make a powerful move to gain a wide pinch on the arete and a good finger ledge at the same height. Further tricky moves via a...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
4
Global Underground
Starting from a rough crozzle and a low pinch, slap up to a good ledge, then a jug. Rock-over onto the slab with difficulty.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
5
Made in the Shade
An eliminate breaking out of Rocky and Diesel.
 
Bumstart
V4 6B
6
Rocky and Diesel
The quality arete with mainly sloping holds. Start from a good side-pull and a poor low pinch.
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Rounded
V2 5c
7
Porn
Supporting the block are two boulders. Start on the right-hand supporting boulder on a projecting edge. Follow the arete before...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V4 6B
8
Glue
Start on the left where the lip is horizontal. Follow the ever steepening lip to the apex of the boulder.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
Death
V5 6C
9
Acid House
Start low down on the jutting nose using a pinch and a sidepull. Power up the steep wall above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
10
Hammer Time
The juggy left-hand pocket vein. Good fun and a reasonable landing.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V0 4c
11
The Anvil
The middle pocket vein has a tricky final move off an undercut. Beware of the poor landing.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V1 5b
12
Breaking Rocks
The right-hand pocket vein. Again, a tricky last move. A spotter should be placed on the boulder facing the problem.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V1 5b
13
Africa
The centre of the face past an obvious boss. A small landing zone and a tricky descent.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
V4 6B
14
Secret Handshake
The scouped wall on the higher boulder is powerful with good moves. The left arete is strictly out-of-bounds.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V5 6C
15
Hot Ride
A new problem up the arete right of Secret Handshake. Start from the lowest edges "au cheval" the arete for the V7 tick.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
16
Tim's Traverse
The strenuous lip traverse from left to right. A reachy sit-down start off a block on the left side of the face. Finish at the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V2 5c
17
Perfect Day
A good left to right lip traverse. Start at the far left of the boulder on a slight protuberance. Continue along the lip all...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V2 5c
18
Lonely Vidual
The juggy arete on its left side.
 
Bumstart
V0 4c
19
Tommy Cliffhanger
The left side of the face from a contorted sit-down start. At this grade, the arete to the left is out-of-bounds.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
20
Toll Booth Arete
The dominating undercut arete from a sit-start with hands on the lip of the roof.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
21
The Dominator
The juggy line on slightly suspect rock to the right of the main arete. Start on the lip of the roof under the line of jugs.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
22
Southern Soul
An excellent traverse leftwards along the lip of the steep side.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V4 6B
23
Doogy Howser Gets Laid
A lay-down start with both hands on a good edge at the very bottom of prow. Move up the very edge of the prow before swinging...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
24
Doogy Howser Gets VD
The right side of the prow. Move up and right with difficulty to good slopy sidepulls around a slight rib.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V5 6C
25
Lightning Strike
The fine undercut prow above the cave is the classic of the Boulderfield. Start with both hands on a good handrail at the back...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Strong
V7 7A+
26
Relativity
Start as for Lightning Strike. Move out right along a jug rail to a hard move around the right lip of the roof.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Reachy
Strong
V4 6B
27
Streamline
The dominating arete on its right side is a fine problem.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V2 5c
28
Bling, Bling
The short arete at the entrance to the tunnel. Start at a ‘Vulcan' pocket and a rough sloper on the left.
 
Bumstart
V4 6B
29
In Ya Face
Takes the steep arete on the opposite side of the tunnel entrance. Rock-over onto the left face to gain the top.
 
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
30
Pornographic Beats
An excellent lip traverse through the tunnel and around the corner. Start up Bling, Bling. Only holds on the lip itself should...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V4 6B
31
Achilles Heel
Start on the left hand side of the boulder with one hand on the lip and the other on a good pinch on the left face. Traverse...
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
32
The Scene, Revisited
The southeastern arete of the Bird Shit Boulder on its right side is an excellent problem, that is both balancy and dynamic.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
33
Hello Sailor!
The face to the right of Revisited without using either arete. Start close to The Fear and move diagonally leftwards to jugs...
 
Bumstart
Technical
V2 5c
34
The Fear
The northeastern arete on its left. Continue to the apex of the boulder before pulling over. Note the less than generous...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V0 4c
35
First Impressions
The sharp southern arete from a crouching start. A relatively straight forward arete leads to a tricky mantleshelf finish.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V2 5c
36
Silent Hill
A devious problem up the blunt arete.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
37
Neil Armstrong
Start at a positive jug. Swing left to an obvious edge and make hard moves up the blunt arete.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
38
Lemon Jelly
The central groove has a trick move. Start from the positive jug at the base of the groove. Use a hidden slot to pull over onto...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V3 6A
39
The Death of Kings
A right to left lip traverse starting from a good hold above the right arete. Follow the lip past Lemon Jelly and Neil...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
V6 7A
40
Un-named
The steep face offers a brutal problem. Start from the obvious central split pocket and a dish on the arete. Hard slaps up the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
41
Pinky Power
A powerful sit-start on an obvious undercut and an edge leads to flakes and then a jug. A tricky mantel finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Reachy
Strong
V6 7A
42
Liquid Sunshine
The obvious rising right to left lip traverse. Start on the nose of the prow on the right and strenuously traverse leftwards on...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
V7 7A+
43
The Prow
The steep prow under the start of Liquid Sunshine. Start from a good side pull on the left side of the prow and a reasonable...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
44
Rain Dodging
Start just to the left of a rib using a high crimp. Move to a sloper just right of a wide pinch (see topo). Now reach/lunge to...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Reachy
Fluttery
V3 6A
45
A Bracing Dampness
Gain the sloper, but this time grab the pinch itself with the left hand and reach right to a good side pull. Finish rightwards.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V4 6B
46
The Lip Traverse
Traverse the lip of the boulder without using the crack. At this grade make a standing start where the lip changes angle. A...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
V2 5c
47
The Crack Top 50
The obvious thin crack to an easy mantel.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V0 4c
48
The Arete
The right arete is fine and balancy. Mantel over the nose. At this grade the crack is out-of-bounds.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Strong
V3 6A
49
Trout Pout
A left-hand start to Petty Thief from the lip.
1 user comment
 
Strong
V3 6A
50
Petty Thief
The centre of the roof. Start from a good undercut and a pocket-pinch. Reach for jugs on the lip. Turn the roof using good...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
51
Split Lip
The centre of the roof. Start as for Petty Thief. Reach for jugs on the lip. Turn the roof by an ungainly move rightwards on...
1 user comment
 
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
52
Lip Service
A left-to-right lip traverse starting up Petty Thief and finishing up Cavity Search. No supporting boulders. Strangely the...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
Pumpy
V7 7A+
53
Cavity Search
The right-hand side of the roof using a deep mono. Start at good undercuts with feet on a block in the back of the cave. Use...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
54
Blood Bath
A good slappy problem up the right side of the leaning face. Start from the lowest sloper and a mono around the arete. An...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
Rounded
V5 6C
55
Grave Robbing
The arete has a couple of good moves. Terrible landing.
 
Bumstart
Fluttery
Death
V1 5b
56
Don't Touch Me
A nice dead-point move up the face above the pit. A couple of mats and a spotter are essential. Can be started under the roof...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
V4 6B
57
Six Feet Under
A right to left lip traverse above the pit.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Fluttery
Death
V1 5b
58
Tour de Bloc
Start on the left arete as for Eco Terrorists. Traverse right, across Cat Killer to join the lip of the boulder at the far...
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
Pumpy
V4 6B
59
Eco Terrorists
The left arete on its right-hand side. Watch your back.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V3 6A
60
Cat Killer
In the centre of the steep face are two big slots. Use these to yard up the face. Gain the lip and mantel the top.
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Reachy
Strong
V3 6A
61
Nine Lives Lost
Start at a jug on a boulder to the right of the main face. Reach onto the lip and traverse leftwards along the lip. Turn the...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
Rounded
V3 6A
62
Hope Slide
The left-hand side of the bulging face, starting from good side pulls. Use the sloping flowstone ledge to gain the top.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V5 6C
63
Cheese Grater
The right-hand side of the bulging face. From a sit start, use the pocket to reach a sloper and then the top.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
64
Grate Escape
Start just right of Cheese Grater. Use a kneebar to stretch right to a good pocket and finish straight up.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
65
Napalm
The juggy groove from a sit start off a big side-pull.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V1 5b
66
I'm a Swinger Baby, Yeah
Start from the big low flake. Make a wild swing up and left to a distant jug.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V2 5c
67
Tripomatic Fairytales
Start with both hands on the big low flake. Slap your way straight up the rounded arete above you. A tricky mantel.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
68
Downwards Spiral
Start with both hands on the big low flake. Move right to a wide slopy pinch and slap for the lip. Mantel with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
69
Pocket Traverse
Traverse of the left wall without using the lip of the boulder. Finish up Tufty.
 
Strong
V2 5c
70
Tufty
A good little number. Climb the left arete on good holds.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
V2 5c
71
Crouching Start, Hidden Agenda
The line up the middle of the boulder has a tricky start.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
V4 6B
72
Hard Labour
The line of jugs right of centre.
 
2 Stars
Strong
V1 5b
73
Captain Cook
The right arete has a long reach.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
V2 5c
74
The World's Best Mono II!
Use the start of the previous problem to gain the obvious pockets on the west face.
 
2 Stars
Strong
V4 6B
75
Christopher Columbus
The fine left-to-right traverse of the main face. Start up Tufty and follow the low lip with difficulty for the V6. Finish up...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V6 7A
76
Ménage a Trois
The left arete of the landward face. Sit down on the quarried block to start. Keep to the right side of the arete for a more...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V2 5c
77
Collo Della Terra
The right arete of the landward face is superb. Start ‘au cheval' the arete. Move up to a small, high edge on the arete before...
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
78
The Cutting Room
The south side of the right arete starting as for Collo Della Terra
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
V6 7A
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    Infernal Din
    "At last! What an effort! For "shorties" like me (5' 9") the third..." 19/Aug

    Levitation by Proxy
    "A one move wonder, but at least its an interesting one!" 28/May

    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "Broke the crux crimp. Sorry. It only crumbled a tiny bit and for a hold on any o..." 28/May

    The Mouth Waters
    "Blind moves (as described above) in damp conditions last week - no onsight but s..." 29/Apr

    Infernal Din
    "The wording seems to have got lost in the latest edition but IMHO the last guide..." 29/Apr

    Under Duress
    "The first of the two crimps on the bulge, (the crystal one,) has broken off. It'..." 31/Dec

    Mindmeld
    "Lost a hold, making the moves past the first bolt slightly harder. Definitely wo..." 04/Jul

    Want Out
    "Agreed Iain, the sequence is hard to work out but there is one there but some wh..." 31/May

    Three Fingers
    "Good to read the other comments, thought route pretty tough n exposed for a 4" 04/May

    Want Out
    "Did this last year. Good route but a lot of faffing to find a workable sequence...." 11/Apr

    Subyouth
    "I was suprised when this got down graded from 7c :/" 03/Feb

    Subyouth
    "v7 into a v6?! how is that only 7b+? when plyometrically is a hard v7 into v1..." 25/Jan

    Streamline
    "I'm not sure that it was climbed sometime ago..." 02/Dec

    Streamline
    "sorry make that to the right of streamline...." 28/Nov

    Three Fingers
    "Chose to do this as a warm up before Two Fingers, and it threw me completely to ..." 24/Oct

    Fighting Torque
    "new route that starts up this but then goes straight up the blunt arete to the r..." 19/Sep

    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "This is pretty much a four move boulder problem - a reachy rock-over into sharp,..." 17/Jun

    Live by the Sword
    "Now has a BMC-sponsored independent chain anchor." 10/Jun

    Haute Cuisine
    "Top end 7a for me. If you can do the move over the roof, go the extra mile and h..." 09/Jun

    Infernal Din
    "Absolute Classic.....maybe the best route at the cuttings?" 14/May

    Three Fingers
    "We did this after Two Fingers, and I thought it had trickier moves, but was less..." 28/Apr

    Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
    "Did this on my first go. Excellent warm up if you're looking to try something ha..." 13/Apr

    Pinky Power
    "i used an undercut for the left hand which apparantly is not the original method..." 06/Apr

    Rusty the Red Neck Takes one for the Team
    "Left, along or right of the bolts!? The guide says on the arete, but one cannot ..." 07/Mar

    Another Notch in the Gun
    "utter pile of complete chossey crap!!! super loose at the bottom! super polished..." 03/Feb

    Southern Soul
    "i did a direct line up this, from two crimps by the big hole.. up to the lip and..." 25/Oct

    Opus
    "There is currently a wasps nest in the crack so climb with caution." 17/Oct

    European Flavour
    "Great 6b. one of the best in this grade, I think. You can find a bit of everythi..." 14/Sep

    Evening Mistress
    "couple of interesting moves, bolting seemed fine to me!" 31/Aug

    Relativity
    "seems to have lost a large flaky hold off the face since I last did it a couple ..." 08/Aug

    Six Feet Under
    "what's the gun symbol for?" 30/Jun

    Hurricane on a Millpond
    "Some good moves and not holds not that bad" 30/Jun

    Three Fingers
    "Agree with comments regarding the grade - should probably be 5 or 5+. Grading it..." 26/May

    Chips with Everything
    "In the new CC guide this and the adjacent Quality Family Day are both given 5. T..." 11/May

    The Mouth Waters
    "this isnt true about having to step right onto the neighbouring 6a to get a hand..." 06/May

    The Great Hamburger Disaster
    ""The last couple of moves on the ledges up to the lower off are well above ..." 20/Apr

    Un-named
    "I did this problem and it's brilliant! 3 stars for sure however it is not V7...I..." 13/Apr

    Dumbfounded
    "Any sub six foot beta for doing the top... getting established on the ledge is f..." 24/Mar

    Haute Cuisine
    "this route is no where near being fr7b, although given 7a+ in the new guide i th..." 23/Mar

    The Mouth Waters
    "Brilliant route. Better and tougher than Haute Cuisine. Some decent resting poin..." 23/Feb

    The Mouth Waters
    "i thought this route was very cool! i found it very tough as well! really good c..." 15/Feb

    Bend Sinister
    "A hold has come off on this on the top section. What was once a tricky hop onto ..." 13/Feb

    Bend Sinister
    "currently the bain of my life! very short and intense as the previous comment st..." 12/Feb

    The Running Man
    "Surely this is way harder than F6c? I'm assuming that it goes diagonally up righ..." 02/Feb

    Sign of the Vulcan
    "re-assended today wasent much different just less of a heel hook to sit on for..." 04/Jan top50

    Sign of the Vulcan
    "I broke the left-hand post-crux flowstone jug - a sharp crimp remains. Slightly ..." 08/Dec top50

    Fighting Torque
    "Thought this was a soft touch for the grade, agree with new CC guide, worth 7c+" 24/Nov

    Shiver Me Timbers
    "There is slight potential for snapping a hold between the first and second bolts..." 23/Nov

    The Vulcanites
    "Did this route the other day and found it one of the best 7a around, little shor..." 11/Sep

    Tipping the Scales
    "great little route - found the move to the break physically the hardest however ..." 11/Sep

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