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Swiss Cheese 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 13, 2004

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Swiss Cheese. Sierra is nearing the first bolt. Th...


Most people TR this line after climbing the harder Scream Cheese. The first bolt is way up there. A small nut can be placed before the first bolt. After the second bolt, you can place a medium hex to the left and a bunch of tiny nuts in a seam. Pull the final moves around a bulge.


Nuts, lowe balls, RPs, and hexes.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Anteater and Swiss Cheese
Anteater and Swiss Cheese
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall line of Swiss Cheese
BETA PHOTO: Fall line of Swiss Cheese
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe getting lowered off Swiss Cheese
Joe getting lowered off Swiss Cheese
Rock Climbing Photo: The first bolt is about 5 feet above my head.
The first bolt is about 5 feet above my head.

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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19, 2005

For those lead climbers who come to the bulge at the top of the climb and think that the crack out to the left looks beautiful... it is. You can easily bail out left via the "wuss variation." Oddly however, those on top rope will climb the bulge without a problem. Go figure.
By Kiri Namtvedt
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jul 6, 2010

Whoever bolted this is A) tall, and B) perhaps sadistic? For a 5'6" person to reach the first bolt requires perhaps 25 feet of climbing on big, positive holds... and then a mantle move. Argh! If the bolt was a foot lower a short person could reach it from positive holds. But yes, all the moves are "easy", including the direct finish.
By adam webster
From: Austin, TX
Apr 14, 2012

yeah i remember this one
By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Jun 23, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Lead this as it was meant to be led: with 2 quickdraws and a handful of courage on your rack. A potentially spicy lead for a 5.7 leader, but for more advance leaders, this is a good mental testpiece. Direct finish on hero holds is the way to go.
By Rob Stinogle
Jul 8, 2014

The first bolt is unreachable with a stick clip. Bring some courage, or place some gear on the way up.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2016

Gear isn't actually an issue. A nut and large cam, a few bolts, hand sized cams, then various options to top out.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Nov 14, 2016

You can also place micro cams in the cracks to the left before the first bolt. Lots of gear possibilities for upper section.

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