Max Wall

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Sport
Sun and Shade
Downhill
20 mins
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

This popular buttress has experienced several waves of activity over the years to leave a good wall of solid rock with some decent routes. On the left-hand side, Max Headroom and The Max Works are two of the more popular sport routes in Chee Dale. The right-hand side turns a bit nasty with steep and powerful starts over the bulges. Guidebook page 158.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mix and Match
The left-hand line part-way up the bank.
 6a
2
Maximum Potential
The right-hand line.
 6a
3
Maxi
The corner on the far left-hand edge of the crag. At the roof traverse right under the roof until you can climb onto the upper...
 HVS 5a
4
Pepsi Max
The bolts just right of the corner. The roof is awkward to cross and has some very worrying large blocks in it. Avoid.
2 user comments
 
Strong
Loose
6c+
5
Max Factor
A good little trad route up the wall between the two bolt-lines. The crux is probably placing the second wire. At the roof step...
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
6
Max Head Room
A popular route with some hard moves in the middle section. The bolts are in a straight line but the moves snake around a bit.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
7
Max Wall
A bold wall climb which sees few ascents. Start just right of the cable and climb into a hanging corner. Tackle the thin wall...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Max Pax 'em In
The direct version of Max Wall with bolts.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
9
Max 'is Wall
A popular route with one hard move past the second bolt. At the top, move right to a fine finish on the upper wall.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
10
Lunatic Fringe
Gain the diagonal vegetated ramp via a boulder problem start. Follow it for a move or two then finish up Max 'is Wall.Black...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c+
11
Max Pact
Start by pulling through a small bulge to gain the ramp. Wander up onto cleaner rock above to finish in a small groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
6b
12
Max Pact Indirect
Starting up the ramp gives a popular easier route.
 
1 Stars
6a+
13
Black Max
The long vegetated diagonal line gives this route which is mentioned here for navigation purposes only, you don't have to...
1 user comment
 
Loose
E1 5b
14
The Max Works
A fine route which is high in the grade and popular too. Start from the ramp, then move right and up to the bulge. Move past...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
15
Max to the Wall
A direct line up the green streak and then right over the bulge to a lower-off. Good climbing.Incandescent Courage, E6 6a -...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
16
Max-a-Million
Hard to grade; the crux reach is straightforward for the very tall (7a or less) but for average people it is a desperate dyno....
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
7b
17
Incandescent Courage
This was originally a bold direct start to Max Works. The bolts on Max to the Wall have rendered it somewhat redundant although...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6a
18
Afterlife
No gear and plenty of hard moves to the break, then a couple of threads before a hard finish. Often top-roped, seldom led.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
19
Maxonomy
A barely independent route which uses holds on both adjacent lines. At the break pull straight over and finish with a hard move...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a+
20
Max Museum
The unlikely-looking bulges require a determined sequence of pulls on some unhelpful, but just sufficient, holds and pockets.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
7b
21
Maxwell House
Steep and powerful moves are required to make your way past the bulges and two bolts. At the break move right around the top...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
22
Rough Justice
The direct to the finish of Maxwell House. Complex moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
7c
23
A Bigger Max
A desperate fingery series of moves. Both bulges are hard and, if you miss the second clip, you may end up in the drink.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
7b+
24
The Max They Love To Hate
A fingery and technical set of bulges.
 
Crimpy
7b
25
Dream Thief
A boulder problem start over the first bulge leads to another bulge and another hard move. Above this, move left to find the...
 
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
26
Tyrannosaurus Max
An entertaining route around the left-hand side of the big roof starting from the 12th stepping stone.
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
27
Let the Max Increase
The centre of the roof moving left past 4 bolts to a tree. The direct finish is Krankius Maximus, 7b+, no lower-off.
 
Strong
Loose
7b
28
Maxing Around
The next line of bolts over the wide roof.
 
Strong
Loose
7a+
29
Maximuscle
The final line. You need to reverse aid it to get the gear.
 
1 Stars
Loose
7b+
30
Orgasimus Maximus
The vegetated hanging scoop above an undercut start.
 HVS 5a
31
Maxative
Start 2m left of the first man-made stepping stone. Move up left over the bulges to threads.
 E3 5c
32
Max's Mum
Climb direct over the bulges from the start of Maxative.
 E3 6a
33
Micromax
The bulges directly above the first stepping stone.
 E3 6a
34
Value Added Max
A traverse of the buttress starting up Maxi and continuing for miles along the main mid-height break. A more logical version...
 E4 6b
35
Dinosaurs Don't Max
The bulges above the 4th stepping stone usually has an orange tat. Pass this some how.
 E4 6b
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    Kakaho
    "Not easy to determine the line of this based on the 2004 guide. The features are..." 18/Jul

    No Hiding Plaice
    "Great climbing all the way" 21/Aug

    Lightweight
    "The traverse at the top is the hard part and very good, hard to know what sequen..." 30/May

    Spank Me Senseless with a Wet Herring
    "A lovely little route. Little-used so bring a trowel." 11/May

    Max-a-Million
    "just jump." 03/Aug

    Unzipping the Wild Physique
    "Bizzare route! Either belay miles back on a small tree or just sit behind the wa..." 26/Jul

    The Lockless Monster
    "7c/+. Great bouldery route." 24/Jul

    Stung
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    Black Max
    "Actually a pretty good route and makes the best warm up. Can clip bolts on other..." 26/May

    Poor Dill
    "Borderline 7c - great crux sequence over the bulge though." 25/May

    Quality Control
    "Really enjoyable route on good rock with a nice variation in the moves, from pow..." 05/May

    Sirplum
    "Well one of the best climbs I ever done pumpy but keep going and you soon be at ..." 25/Jul top50

    Max-a-Million
    "I have a 5"10 span and can just reach the good crimp below the jug! You nee..." 11/Jul

    Kiss Me Hardy
    "I cleaned the holds on this and climbed it a couple of days ago. Well worth gett..." 04/Jun

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    "Did Mad Dogs yesterday - a totally brilliant adventure, didn't clip or see any b..." 05/May

    Sturgeon in the Cupboard
    "Good climb. Not that polished. No way is it 7c though." 05/Oct top50

    Spazz Energy
    "Hard start for shorties like me. Quite varied but take care on the first overlap..." 13/Sep

    Waste Bin
    "Pretty good route although a bit scrappy to start. Groove is surprisingly tricky..." 10/Sep

    Aberration
    "Intense climbing but memory counts for little; the best holds have fallen off ev..." 06/Sep

    Aplomb
    "Covers some impresive ground for the lowly grade. Pitch 2 was the hardest to lea..." 02/Aug

    Aberration
    "Upper 2 pegs replaced with bolts 07/09. Lower off added too." 29/Jul

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    "Good effort in getting your project done mike. I climbed mad dogs yesterday and ..." 26/Jul

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    "The peg on this route is unsafe and needs replacing.mike p" 14/Jul

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