A Game of Chess

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The first section described in the main quarry is a short face on the left of the long back wall. This has some easy, and relatively popular, orange spot ticks, plus a couple of blank desperates including the fine route the wall is named after. Guidebook page 140.

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1
Tout Comprendre
The left-hand arete of the wall is rather light on gear. Start up the arete, or round to the left (easier, but less satisfying)...
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
HVS 4c
2
A Game of Chess
A well-named slab route, which is desperate to figure out, and almost as hard to climb. Follow the hairline weakness in the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6tb
3
Hammer into Anvil
From the centre of the slab, climb leftwards through the overhang to a niche, where things start to ease. A bit of a...
4 user comments
 
Reachy
Technical
E2
4
Nice 'n' Sleazy
Eazy does it up the right-hand side of the slab, trending left, to reach a flake where things ease. Side-runners in the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
5
96 Smears
Climb the steep, slabby wall to the right of Nice 'n Sleazy with desperation. Completely gearless, and almost holdless.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6c
6
Rupert Bear Goes Hiking
Hike up to the banana-shaped crack in the left side of the slab and follow it until it fizzles out. Finish direct awkwardly....
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
7
Bimbo the Exploding Lorry Driver's Gulch Eliminate
The right-hand crack is straightforward and solid, apart from the exit. It gets a star for being the best HS in the quarry,...
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
8
Beau Jest
The right-hand arete of the short slab. The block round to the right that used to provide runners and holds has migrated south,...
 
Fluttery
E1 5a