Rockfax Description
Devious but worthwhile - double ropes are sensible and may even be essential! Climb the ramp then traverse round the arete to access the upper section of Chequers Crack (p.401 ). © 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.

David_Gledson 19/Oct 2nd O/S
with Alan
amccann 22/Sep Lead β

Traverse was the only new bit of climbing to me. Had to be taken off belay on one of the ropes when I got tothe bottom of the crack.

Hidden 22/Sep 2nd
Keenb 19/Sep Lead dnf
cameron_hall 23/Aug Lead dog

The first half was awkward and the upper crack was much steeper and harder than it looked from the ground! I came off above my gear trying to get my weight up over the bulge in the upper crack - my first trad lead fall in years.

with Pete Cawley
Sameer 12/Aug Lead dog
with katie, Bex
jonhowson 03/Aug Lead O/S

The traverse is easy but the final crack is beeftastic. I could only have done it with less style had I climbed it wearing a shell suit and sparkly pink cowboy hat. No rope drag for the leader if you're cunning but your second won't be as lucky.

with Eric
acollins615 23/May Lead dog
Hidden 23/May 2nd dnf
cdpuk 20/Apr 2nd O/S
JulianB 20/Apr Lead dog

Maybe a Joe Brown original but crazy from the ropework point of view. Even with double ropes the drag is appalling.

alicethwaites 02/Apr -

Tom took big lead fall. I attempted to second but didn't get far.

with Tom Geliot
Hidden ??/2015 -
Mark Grist 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Doldon
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S

No pushover. Harder than Chequers Buttress IMHO.

with Alex Nicholson
edwards_nicholas 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Hard VS. Found myself stuck under the roof crawling to get to the crack. Not very stylish. Second did a lot of complaining about ropes.

PenJD 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Pat Dawson
splat2million 15/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Got round the traverse (scary) but too pumped to get on to the crack on the top part and fell then lowered. Too tired to get up it even on second afterwards.

with Chris Braine
will_benfold 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
stuart34 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Loosie
jamesclimbing 14/May/14 Lead dog
James Jackson ??/2014 -
Hidden 20/Apr/13 -
the power 11/Jan/13 2nd

well hard

with deacon
deacondeacon 11/Jan/13 Lead O/S
ig248 ??/2013 2nd
dannyboy83 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Josh
Becky H 10/Aug/12 Lead dnf
with Adrian Hampshire
Jim Slater 24/May/12 Lead rpt
stefie c 16/May/12 Lead O/S
ipegg 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 12/May/12 Lead dog

traversed in the crack and rested quite ungracefully in it before finishing

with Gavin Phillips, Ian Pegg
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Sophie Nunn 03/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Floris
Jim Slater 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Scooby
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Solo O/S
chedder 01/Oct/11 Lead
with luke watts
Rachel Slater 13/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Bart Harris
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
cookacat 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with huw
Matt Shepherd 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
David Chaytor 10/Jun/11 TR O/S
AsleepOnBelay 19/May/11 Lead O/S

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.

with David PCC
SteveM 13/Nov/10 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Fun fun fun :-)

with SteveM
twodada 18/Sep/10 -
with Nathan S, Phil Gibson
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
shed_hed 22/May/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Winter
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
GarethHall 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah
CGlennie ??/2010 -
Pelleas 13/Sep/09 2nd
with John S., Norman
thecurlyone 23/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Neil D
Neil D 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Ben Ram
mike_hough_uk 08/Aug/09 2nd

Tricky with ropework

chri55ie 08/Aug/09 Lead dog

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!

Darrell Read 13/Jun/09 2nd
Chris Plewa ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 05/Apr/09 2nd
OffshoreAndy 24/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
jiles 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
alicia 10/Oct/08 2nd
with Toby
Mattyk 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Alicia
alicia 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

epic rope drag...

with Anni
victim of mathematics 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

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.

with Adam
adam carless 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S

a fun expedition with some awkward ropework.

jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
richyg ??/2008 -
Trigoc ??/2008 -
Dan 85 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Twisty 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Crappy rope work- massive swing potential!

with Graeme Hammond
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Brown ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 05/Nov/06 TR dnf
Benjones45_99 08/Sep/06 2nd dog
with Rob Embry
steve prior ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Andy C
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Scotsken ??/2006 Lead
ChrisBrooke 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
mattwyles1 ??/2005 Lead O/S
brownie mike ??/2005 -
DerwentDiluted 13/Sep/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Budge 20/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead
zero six ??/2003 Lead O/S
djking1983 24/Aug/02 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/02 2nd
VPJB ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Sep/01 2nd
Roget 25/Oct/97 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1997 -
Roget 17/Mar/96 Lead O/S
Adrian Eggleton ??/1995 Lead
with Tim Darlow
charlesmfrench 21/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 -
stp 26/Jun/85 Solo rpt

soloed down

Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Hidden 30/Sep/82 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 18/May/75 Lead
rogerskews ??/1973 -
uphillnow ??/1970 -
mikej 04/Oct/69 Lead
with Geoff Williams
Dave Musgrove 16/Jun/68 -
mikej 22/May/68 Lead
with Wil Hurford
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