The Cioch and Tree Wall

Adjacent Areas
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Early morning sun
16 mins
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Windy

Just beyond Moon Buttress is the jutting buttress of The Cioch. Here are two areas with some varied and excellent climbing offering a good selection of rounded holds and tough jamming cracks. The area is usually quiet. In summer, deep bracken (ticks?) can make getting between the buttresses difficult.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
King of Crookrise
The short arete on the left; a neat little pitch with a hard top-out.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
2
Cioch Left-hand
The left-hand crack leads to a hard exit. Use the flakes on the right to access the hanging chimney and an easier finish.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
3
Flea Circus
Climb the second crack to the ledge then move left round the arete to access the hanging flake. Up this to a hard finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
4
Cioch Crack
A good physical pitch. Jam the widening crack on the right - tricky to start - to reach ledges. Squirm up the wide...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS
5
Cioch Wall
Excellent but harrowing at the grade. Traverse the wall left and climb the crack right of the arete. Move left to the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
S
6
The Bear Hunter
A direct line up the south-facing wall with a hard move to reach the short rounded crack and a bold-feeling finale.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
7
Big Friday
The left side of the wall is desperate and highball.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7C
8
Lithuania
Boulder up to the hanging crack (the old left-hand finish to Tree Wall) from the left with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
E2
9
Tree Wall
The cracks trend to the right and are surprisingly hard work, leading to an awkward exit.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS
10
Heather Wall
The awkward crack leads to an easier tiny groove.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
11
Wall End
The final crack is trickier than it looks.
 VS