The Cioch and Tree Wall

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
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260m to the right and beyond some poor quarried walls is the fine jutting buttress of The Cioch. Here are two adjacent areas with some varied and excellent climbing. As is usual on Curbar the routes all feel quite hard for the grade, offering a good selection of rounded holds and tough jamming cracks. The area is usually quiet.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
King of Crookrise
8m. The short arete gives a neat little pitch with a tricky top-out.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E4 6a
2
Cioch Left-hand
12m. The left-hand crack leads to a hard exit. Use the flakes on the right to gain the hanging chimney and an easier finish.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5a
3
Flea Circus
14m. Climb the second crack to the ledge then move left round the arete to access the hanging flake. Up this to finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
4
Cioch Crack
12m. Jam the widening crack on the right to reach ledges. Squirm up the wide chimney/crack to easier ground then mantel between...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
Fluttery
Graunchy
HVS 5a
5
Cioch Wall
14m. Excellent but devious and harrowing at the grade. Traverse the wall left and climb the crack right of the arete. Move left...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
Graunchy
S 4a
6
The Bear Hunter
12m. A direct line up the south-facing wall with a hard move to reach the short rounded crack.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E1 5b
7
Lithuania
10m. Gain the hanging crack (the old left-hand finish to Tree Wall) from the left with iculty.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E2 5c
8
Tree Wall
10m. The cracks trend to the right and are surprisingly hard work, leading to an awkward exit.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
9
Heather Wall
8m. The awkward crack leads to an easier tiny groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
10
Wall End
8m. The final crack is trickier than it looks.
 
Pumpy
VS 4c
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