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[Chequers Buttress, 1 kb]20m. Devious but worthwhile, double ropes are sensible and may be essential! Climb the ramp then traverse round the arete to access the upper section of Chequers Crack. © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown 1949

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

Photo: Chequers Buttress © Duz Walker
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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - 20/Apr/13

well hard
the power - 2nd - 11/Jan/13 with deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/13

ig248 - 2nd - 2013

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Josh

Becky H - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/12 with Adrian Hampshire

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with Tutt

stefie c - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Matt Harmon

ipegg - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

traversed in the crack and rested quite ungracefully in it before finishing
Martin Bagshaw - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Gavin Phillips, Ian Pegg

sazmaz - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Frank Ramsden

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Floris

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Scooby

Dirk Uhlig - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/11

chedder - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with luke watts

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/11 with Bart Harris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

cookacat - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with huw

Matt Shepherd - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Used double ropes and still had major rope drag. Ended up untying from the first rope, a bit messy! Pleasant enough route, but I think doing Chequers Crack and Buttress as seperate routes is more enjoyable.
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with David PCC

SteveM - Lead - 13/Nov/10 with Kat

Fun fun fun :-)
kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with SteveM

twodada - 18/Sep/10 with Nathan S, Phil Gibson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Andy Winter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/10

GarethHall - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Sarah

CGlennie - 2010

Pelleas - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with John S., Norman

thecurlyone - Lead dog - 23/Aug/09 with Neil D

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Ben Ram

Tricky with ropework
mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with chri55ie

Found the final crack very hard going - very releived to be able to clip in to some in situ gear (after my nut fell out) and rest on it for a while! Rope drag also might the finish very challenging!
chri55ie - Lead dog - 08/Aug/09 with Mike Hough

Darrell Read - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with Oliver Mentz

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

Adam Potter - 2nd - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/09

jiles - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with alexzander89

alicia - 2nd - 10/Oct/08 with Toby

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Alicia

epic rope drag...
alicia - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Anni

Pretty tough. Neither section of the traverse is easy, with a bit of exciting swing potential on both, and the final crack is pretty meaty (even if you like jamming). An excellent route though, with plenty of good, independent climbing.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Adam

a fun expedition with some awkward ropework.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

richyg - 2008

Trigoc - 2008

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with John

Hidden - 2nd dog - Sep/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Alex Twist

Crappy rope work- massive swing potential!
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Graeme Hammond

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Brown - Lead O/S - 2007 with Laurence King

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - TR dnf - 05/Nov/06

Benjones45_99 - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/06 with Rob Embry

mikelaing - 2006

Scotsken - Lead - 2006

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/05 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 13/Sep/04 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04

Budge - Lead O/S - 20/May/04 with Carl Tiivas

A great route, much overlooked in favour of the more famous Chequers Buttress & Chequers Crack. Definitely worth doing, although you'll definitely want 2 ropes and care is needed to avoid rope drag.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Apr/03 with Penny Allchin

zero six - Lead O/S - 2003

djking1983 - 2nd - 24/Aug/02 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/02

VPJB - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/01

Roget - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/97

Hidden - 1997

Roget - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/96

Adrian Eggleton - Lead - 1995 with Tim Darlow

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 21/May/92

Hidden - 1989

soloed down
stp - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/85

Ian Clare - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/82

Ian Clare - 1982

ewar woowar - 1982

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1981

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/May/75

rogerskews - 1973

David Smith - 1970

mikej - Lead - 04/Oct/69 with Geoff Williams

Dave Musgrove - 16/Jun/68

mikej - Lead - 22/May/68 with Wil Hurford

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Voting
Total votes cast 42
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS0 of 16
easy HVS0 of 16
hard VS13 of 16
VS3 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard HS0 of 16
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easy HS0 of 16
hard 5a0 of 15
5a0 of 15
easy 5a0 of 15
hard 4c14 of 15
4c1 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 99 (6.1%)
Lead42 of 99 (42.4%)
Followed30 of 99 (30.3%)
Toproped1 of 99 (1.0%)
Unknown20 of 99 (20.2%)

'Climbed'46 of 99 (46.5%)
clean O/S43 of 99 (43.4%)
clean rpt3 of 99 (3.0%)
dogged5 of 99 (5.1%)
dnf2 of 99 (2.0%)