Cheese Block

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

An isolated blocky buttress split by a series of cracks and grooves. It is a great area for beginners and those in search of an easier time. In general, the routes are not at all cheesy!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Black Wall
8m. The north-facing wall is climbed by a trio of tricky mantelshelves - even harder for the short.
6 user comments
 S 4b
2
Hard Cheese
8m. The narrow wall and flying arete.
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1 5b
3
Cheese Cut
6m. The angular groove gives pleasant bridging at a very amenable grade and includes at least one loose hold.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
4
Cheese Cut Crack
6m. The crack in the right-hand wall of the groove starts steeply but soon leads to easier ground.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
5
Cheese Block
8m. To the right reach the arete over the jutting nose and follow it steeply. A side-runner may ease the strain a little.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
6
Cheese Cut Groove
6m. The mild central rift.
 M
7
Cheese Cut Flake Left
8m. Climb the wall to the overlap and pass this on the left.
 
1 Stars
HVD
8
Cheese Cut Flake
8m. Climb the wide crack past an awkward overhang then continue up the twisting crack above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Railway Wall
8m. Climb the hand and fist crack to the break, scoot left and finish up the well-positioned final arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
10
Chimney Groove
8m. The chimney leads to the top of a block. Finish up the delicate wall or escape right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
11
Easy Groove
8m. Pleasant bridging up the long groove past a ledge.
1 user comment
 D
12
Pinnacle Arete
10m. Climb the wall to reach the block of 'the pinnacle' on the left then finish up the exposed arete. Upgraded from VS to HVS...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
13
Cumberland Groove
8m. Steep climbing on good holds and with good gear.
 
1 Stars
VD
14
V Groove
8m. The eponymous groove just before the buttress end.
 VD
  • Latest Comments

    For WHARNCLIFFE

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Rook Chimney
    "A bit polished lower down and not a smooth climb i.e. bitty!" 26/Oct

    Banana Wall
    "agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach." 19/Oct

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