Right Route Top 50

3 Stars
 VD

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24m. A classic up the slanting flake that bounds the right edge of the main slab; mild at the grade. Reach the flake via polished pockets then keep left (more polish) until is possible to outflank the roof and reach a stance on the right. Trend left above the big overhang (awkward to start) and finish up the crack.
FA. Morley Wood 1922

USER COMMENTS

Watch you don't get your gear stuck in the back of the roof before you traverse left.
James - 05/Mar/02

Very good climbing but a soft VD
Steve C - 10/Apr/02

Yes, good climbing, but not V Diff. Well protected Diff.
Gordon Stainforth - 09/Jan/03

Probably worth VDiff for the poorly protected traverse at the start of pitch 2.
Simon Caldwell - 14/Apr/03

A pleasant climb to warm down on, but avoid putting gear just before the left traverse if ytou want to do it in 1 pitch. I'd say a diff, 2 star.
Neil Morbey - 15/Apr/03

Wonderful route for a (timid?) beginner to second - loads of options for hands and feet and lovely juggy holds by the polished bits.
JayH - 28/Aug/03

A nice climb - first pitch is just good fun but i think the traverse at the beginning of the second pitch qualifies for VD
Robin Cowley - 09/Feb/04

A nice VDIff spot on the money for the length of climb, difficulty and commitment.
Woker - 15/Mar/04

Good route. I managed to yank a hex out as I reached the big flake: rather too enthusiastic tugging on the rope for slack. Still, the flake provides pro at the moment, though it sounds pretty creaky and hollow to me...
Dave Illingworth - 20/May/04

Nice as my fist solo route, traverse on the second pitch is a bit exposed...
Andy Hobbs - 29/Jun/04

A very easy VD for the leader (even in the wet) but the start of the top pitch could alarm someone who only seconds VD!
mwh - 25/Oct/04

Enjoyable climbing even if done in freezing conditions.
wizz walker - 28/Dec/04

Don't know how the moves left on polished footholds on the face could be less than VDiff.
Sankey - 16/May/05

When I first used to go to the Roaches (a long time ago) we always called this "A Route". Anyone still call it that? But whatever you call it, it's a cracker!
PeteC - 12/Aug/05

It was still called 'Right Route'in my 1951 guidebook - 'Climbs on Gritstone - Kinder, Roches (sic) and Northern Areas'.
Jerry Rawson - 04/Sep/05

One of the flakes at about half height on the face is quite loose. I leant out on it and it creaked and moved quite a bit...
Tom Norton - 04/Nov/07

Wanged up this to warm down and settled into a nice belay just in time to see my second topping out. Cheeky monkey.
Dave Foster - 02/Sep/08

I done it today in the pouring rain,it feels much harder than Vdiff when theres a waterfall pouring down it, especially the start of the second pitch. I havent done it in the dry, but would think it would be a solid V Diff
Big Steve - 01/Aug/09

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