Barriers in Time

3 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
Fluttery
 E6 6b

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16m. The elegant arete is superb but slightly harder for shorties. Make a tricky start to reach the first break then tackle the arete above by some hard laybacking. Friends in the second break may permit a long scraping fall to be taken. The last reach will remain in your memory for a long time! Said to be low in the grade.
FA. Simon Nadin 1983

USER COMMENTS

the best route on the roaches,feels very exposed.
mark s - 20/Feb/02

Totally superb! It would be a really long fall if you blew the final reach at the top of the arete.
Julian Webb - 21/Feb/02

It is a really long fall when you blow the moves to the break! - you still don't reach the ground though, just.
StuartM - 10/Apr/02

Bottom end, maybe E5 a la On Peak Rock?
Tom B - 18/Dec/02

bench E6 really (onsight, of course TomB) i know of one person who exploded their knee on the fall from the last move!
dave - 08/Apr/05

mmmmm. Sorry, had a go at top-roping this and descided the final arete was impossible. Is this harder than other roaches slabby 6b's or am I just crap at rockclimbing?
Col A - 09/Oct/05

Not good enough to lead it if your profile suggests worked E3 for top grade.
Iggy_B - 23/Nov/05

Ok, so we've established I'm crap, but is it hard at the technical grade?
Col - 27/Nov/05

re;col-no
mark s - 06/Dec/05

ive tried this on 3 separate days (no top roping) and fell at the top every time. its either well hard or im missing something. ive onsighted other E6s. how do you do it?
simes303 - 08/Feb/07

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