Cheese Block

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
15 mins

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! Guidebook page 47.

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

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    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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