Cucumber Groove

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No sun
5 mins
Level
Sheltered
Restricted Access

The far right-hand side of the cliff has another set of good lines in the form of a series of cracks and grooves. These are all in the orange zone so a good day's climbing is on offer here, though sadly all of the best climbs have become polished over the years.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cucumber Crack
A butch crack pitch. Follow the fissure in the left wall of Cucumber Groove to a ledge and possible belay. Climb into the niche...
 
Fluttery
Graunchy
HVS 5a
2
Cucumber Groove
A fine line though it is pretty slippery. Climb the well-defined groove throughout; good gear available, though the upper...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Cucumber Variant
A less glossy finish to Cucumber Groove. Start up the main groove but swing right into the subsidiary groove at the overhang...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
4
Sisyphus
Climb the steep arete and swing right to a steep crack (decent gear at last), layback strenuously up this to a rest. Step back...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 5c
5
Adamant
Step off the rocking block and power up the right-slanting crack into an easier groove. It gives strenuous jamming and proves...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
6
Constable Crack
A battle which is easier for the ham-fisted. Plod up the wide leaning crack on rattly jams and greasy jugs.
 
Strong
E1 5b
7
White Wall Corner
From the tip of the right-hand block, traverse right to a small tree, then climb the slippery groove with difficulty. Pull left...
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
8
Beyond Recall
Climb the steep wall to the tree on White Wall Corner, then move out right to follow the arete to the top.
 
Loose
HVS 5a
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    Last Testament
    "Given a good clean last week. A Willersley favourite now back on the menu...." 21/Jul

    Excavator
    "This route should lose its 'loose' icon - it was a bit dirty, but not unstable. ..." 17/Jul

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