Cheese Block Area

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This isolated blocky buttress is 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
The north-facing wall is climbed by a trio of tricky mantelshelves.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
2
Hard Cheese
The narrow wall and flying arete.
 E1 5b
3
Cheese Cut
The angular groove gives pleasant bridging at a very amenable grade and includes at least one loose hold.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
D
4
Cheese Cut Crack
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
Just 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
Strong
HS 4b
6
Cheese Cut Groove
The mild central rift.
 M
7
Cheese Cut Flake Left
Up the centre of the tricky wall then tackle the roof on the left.
 
1 Stars
HVD
8
Cheese Cut Flake
Climb the wide crack past an awkward overhang then continue up the twisting crack above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
9
Owen's Dilemma
The valley face on rounded holds to a high crux. Indifferent gear.
 HVS 4c
10
Imaginary Boulder Climb
The steep crack right of the arete was a fair effort for its day.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

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    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 23/Mar

    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

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