The Cubic Block

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A huge tilted chunk of gritstone that makes a good attempt at Yorkshire's answer to the Peak's mighty Higgar Tor. The Cubic Block is only seconds from the nearest car parking and has a great set of routes from mild and slabby to leaning, rounded and brutal.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Old Corner
10m. The left-hand arete of the slabby face then the wide crack and bulges above.
 
1 Stars
HVD
2
Shorty's Dilemma
10m. A line straight up the face starting from a conspicuous hole two metres right of the arete.
 
Reachy
Rounded
S
3
Heather Wall
10m. From a short crack climb to and follow the diagonal crack/ramp to the top.
 
1 Stars
S
4
Heather Wall Variant
10m. Climb direct to the finish of the regular route then step right to a final mantelshelf.
 
Rounded
HS
5
Great Slab
10m. Head up the slab into the base of the diagonal slot then shuffle right and finish direct.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVD
6
Square Route
10m. From a block climb straight up the sustained face.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
HS
7
Cubic Corner
10m. The right arete of the block is probably the best pitch here.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HS
8
Idle Slabs
6m. The easy angled slab opposite is a popular beginners' route.The U-Tube, f7B+. Climb out of the hole in the slab.
 M
9
Thin Line
10m. From the boulders climb the face just right of the arete, low in the grade with a modern selection of cams.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
HVS
10
Stone Wall
12m. Climb the face direct to a deep break, move up and right and finish direct. There is good gear where it is most needed,...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS
11
Rough Stuff
12m. A direct line from the thin crack at ground level cutting through the 'rainbow'.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
12
Rough Wall Top 50
12m. The classic of the face with a tough but well protected moves. Climb to the overlap and pull leftwards through it.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
VS
13
Rough Neck
12m. A direct line up the face and overlap right of Rough Wall.
 
1 Stars
VS
14
Moss Side
14m. Trend right following the arete to a ledge, step left and finish awkwardly.
 
2 Stars
VS
15
No Joke
From the break, reach a sharp crimp to gain the break above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
f6C
16
Joker's Wall Start
The steep wall past the pocket is the start of the next three routes.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
f6A+
17
Joker's Wall Arete
14m. The leaning wall just right of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E3
18
Joker's Wall
14m. The original route of the wall is devious and pumpy - a right comical affair for most. From the ledge at 4m, move right,...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E4
19
Joker's Wall Crack
12m. The hideous hanging crack offers a direct finish for those with telescopic arms and in the mood for a good fight.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Graunchy
E4
20
Joker's Wall Right
An independent problem direct to the traverse on Joker's Wall.
2 user comments
 
Strong
f6C
21
Minion's Close
The wall just left of the crack. Easier than the crack for some.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
f6A+
22
Minion's Way
12m. A couple of pulls on cruel jams leads to a ledge for a breather, then an easier layback to finish. VS 4c for grit gurus.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS
23
Wisecrack
18m. A fine extension to Minion's Way along the near horizontal break, with some excellent jamming. Only 5a after the start.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
HVS
24
The Overhanging Flake
Climb the steep flake to a ledge.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
f6C
25
The Bottom Line
12m. Climb the flake leftwards then scale the bulges and evil hanging orifice. Good gear and no holds about sums it up.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Graunchy
E7
26
Beatnik
12m. Climb the right edge of the yellow wall then the bulges until it is possible to escape leftwards.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E3
27
Cave Chimney
12m. The gloomy cleft on the right of the face.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
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