Roof Route

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Lots of sun!
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The edge continues to an impressive buttress offering some great challenges which are rarely busy. The jutting jamming crack of Roof Route is the main route, though the corners of Groove Route and Root Route are also excellent.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cocaine Place
8m. The left edge of the wall has a move or two of interest.
 HVS 5a
2
Wilkinson's Wall
8m. Climb the wall leftwards, on small holds to reach the arete; then finish direct. Unprotected.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
VS 4b
3
Of Mice and Men
8m. The blank centre of the slab has the crux at the top. Escapable.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
4
Summertime
8m. Climb boldly through the bulge to gain the undercut left arete of the large slab. It eases once established.
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
E3 5c
5
Small Time
8m. The centre of the slab is tough, though a side-runner on the right eases the strain a little.
 
Reachy
Technical
E2 6b
6
Renshaw's Remedy
10m. The fine angular corner left of the slab has a tricky start.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVD
7
Regular Route
10m. The centre of the slab left of the big overhang of Roof Route was a late discovery. The final rib is the crux, keep left.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
8
Groove Route
10m. Climb the pleasant shallow groove left of the jutting roof. Despite it brevity, it is hard for HVS and hard for 5b!
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
9
Roof Route
10m. A 'traditional' grit HVS, the leering roof crack is as good and as hard as it looks. Getting your hands round the lip is...
13 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
HVS 5b
10
Root Route
10m. An excellent sustained route up the groove to the right of the roof. Gaining the ledges early on is the crux for most.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
S 4a
11
Dynasty
8m. The cramped wall has fiddly wires under the roof that protect the hardest moves.
 
Technical
E4 6a
12
April Fool
8m. The wall and overhang to the left of the arete are bold but not too technical - or are they?
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E2 5b
13
Steph
6m. The wall just right of the arete has good holds, mild but bold.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

    Easy Picking
    "I think the start can be done at 6a (I did a more obvious but 6b method on the l..." 06/Nov

    Easy Picking
    "Great little route, full on E2!" 29/Oct

    Ausfahrt
    "Rather bold (the lovely moves on the upper wall are unprotected), but only 5b; s..." 19/Oct

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