Cucumber Groove

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No sun
Level
5 mins
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. Guidebook page 382.

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

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