Monday, 25 June 2012

Blocked Toilet

Toilet Block
Churnet Valley, Staffordshire, England

Climbs 6 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 154m a.s.l – Faces SW
Crag features
 This bouldering block is high on the hillside with two pine trees on top. Most of the starts are sitting starts, as the Toilet Block is only 5 meters high… and after all, toilets are synonymous with sitting down. Toilets are also synonymous with blocking, so enjoy the Toilet Block. 

Climbs on The Toilet Block
1 Bog Trot V2
Start on the front face then swing left around arête
to gain the jugs up and left.
2 Touching Cloth V3
Sit start, gain the top directly. Then, with a deep
breath, mantle it out.
3 Follow Through V1
Gain the top of block with the use of the lovely jugs
and then roll on to the top. Going right is V2.
4 Toilet Duck V5
Start on the jugs on the right, gain a good pocket on
the front face. Move left and fight your way to the
5 Toilet Traverse V1
Traverse the chest height line of holds, same grade
either way.
The small perched block with a vein running from the top immediately
left contains:
6 Double Trouble V3
From sitting, gain the vein and follow to top out.

Access notes
From the cafe, take a right as you go up the path towards Cottage Rocks (home of a very good route called Cottaging). To get to it go up path as for cottage and kind of double back on yourself where there's less vegetation.

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