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The Cheeks comprise the large white formation on the right side of the Upper Walls. It is left of the Diamond, and above and left of Duck Wall and Lookout Point.
Upon reaching the Upper Wall via the trail (about 30 minutes from the Country), you will see a water streak and/or waterfall. Turn right and cross the stream, following a path downwards and eventually back up. You will pass many routes to your left, eventually reaching Clay, which is an obvious left-facing corner. Total: about 40 minutes from the Country.
It is easy to set up topropes on the Lower Cheeks, particularly so on the left side. Here several bolt anchors are set along the Perverse Traverse, which is easy to walk onto. Routes include
12 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Cheeks:
Gerberding Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Active Boys Puke a Lot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Zipper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches
Friendly Fire 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Green Room 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Clay 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Engines of Archimedes 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
Heat Seeker 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
All Dogs Go to Heaven 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Attractive Nuisance 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Lower Cheeks
Clay 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a WA : Index Town Walls : ... : Lower Cheeks
Pitch one is fairly well-travelled. Pitch two may not have seen an ascent in the last fifteen years. The first pitch corner has it all; well, almost! Thin, funky climbing off the ground leads to a lieback past two bolts to a crack and a stance under a roof. Crack, face climbing past wild jugs and finally stemming leads to a tricky crux finish. Spectacular climbing.P2 climbs a slab up to the Beach. 5.10+ R; most likely not equipped for ('safe') free climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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