Cutting Edge Area

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Sport
Morning sun
5 mins
Level
Sheltered

The left-hand end of the main section of The Cuttings has a few good hard routes, interspersed with some equally good easier corners, cracks and aretes. Guidebook page 236.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Cutting Edge Top 50
The much-fancied, striking arete is short, but immaculate. Most finish on the left at the top of the arete, but the right-hand...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
6c+
2
Dumbfounded
The blank-looking wall just to the right of The Cutting Edge is possibly 7b+ for shorties, but only 7a+ for the tall.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
7b
3
Chalkie and the Hex 5
The appealing full-height crack demands good technique.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
5c
4
The Ramp
The ramp right of Chalkie and the Hex 5. Pass the roof on its right and move up to a lower-off. Can be climbed left of the roof...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
5a
5
Lusty Wedlock Needs Coil of Prevention
A hard and fingery sequence well suited to the boulderer.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b
6
Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
This route has stumped many over the years. The first bolt is shared with Lusty Wedlock Needs Coil of Prevention.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
7c
7
Evening Mistress
A very good little pitch. Climb the blank dihedral by some technical bridging and strenuous layback moves.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
8
Men Behaving Badly
Climb the wall and flowstone rib right of Evening Mistress. Stepping in from the left lowers the grade to 7a.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a+
9
Amen Corner
The slim corner in the arete is the line of this intense pitch. Pull up steeply to gain the corner and follow it all the way to...
14 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5a
10
Mousefolk
Delicate arete climbing. Keep out of the groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
11
Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
A fingery and tenuous little wall climb with a distinct crux. Keep away from the crack of Jam on the right.
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
12
Jam Top 50
Climb the jamming crack - that doesn't necessarily need to be jammed - right of Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth.
13 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
4c
13
Chips with Everything
The crack, small overhang and short corner.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5a
14
Quality Family Day
A very pleasing climb that tackles the flake and flowstone corner to a high lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
4c
15
True Love
Move up over ledges and climb the committing arete direct on its left side. Move right at the top to a lower-off.
 
Technical
6b+
16
The Mind Terrorist
The flying arete is bouldery, powerful, hard and very good.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
17
Knockout Punch
A short-lived, but intense test-piece direct up the centre of the face.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b+
18
Levitation by Proxy
Take the pleasant wall to a narrow corner/groove and climb this via some extremely technical moves to a steep final move.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
19
Finesse
The arete right of Levitation by Proxy, starting up the wall to its right. Climb to a ledge, then step left to climb the arete...
 
Technical
7a
20
Hidden Treasure
Using the bolts of Finesse, climb the same lower wall, then the left side of the three-part flake to join Finesse on top of the...
 
1 Stars
6a
  • Latest Comments

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    Levitation by Proxy
    "A one move wonder, but at least its an interesting one!" 28/May

    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "Broke the crux crimp. Sorry. It only crumbled a tiny bit and for a hold on any o..." 28/May

    The Mouth Waters
    "Blind moves (as described above) in damp conditions last week - no onsight but s..." 29/Apr

    Infernal Din
    "The wording seems to have got lost in the latest edition but IMHO the last guide..." 29/Apr

    Under Duress
    "The first of the two crimps on the bulge, (the crystal one,) has broken off. It'..." 31/Dec

    Mindmeld
    "Lost a hold, making the moves past the first bolt slightly harder. Definitely wo..." 04/Jul

    Want Out
    "Agreed Iain, the sequence is hard to work out but there is one there but some wh..." 31/May

    Three Fingers
    "Good to read the other comments, thought route pretty tough n exposed for a 4" 04/May

    Want Out
    "Did this last year. Good route but a lot of faffing to find a workable sequence...." 11/Apr

    Subyouth
    "I was suprised when this got down graded from 7c :/" 03/Feb

    Subyouth
    "v7 into a v6?! how is that only 7b+? when plyometrically is a hard v7 into v1..." 25/Jan

    Streamline
    "I'm not sure that it was climbed sometime ago..." 02/Dec

    Streamline
    "sorry make that to the right of streamline...." 28/Nov

    Three Fingers
    "Chose to do this as a warm up before Two Fingers, and it threw me completely to ..." 24/Oct

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