Roof Route

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Trad
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The edge continues with an impressive buttress offering some great challenges which are rarely busy. The jutting jamming crack of Roof Route is the main attraction, though the corners of Groove Route and Root Route are also excellent.
Approach (see map on page 83) - From the point where the path arrives at the crag, follow the undulating path rightwards for 200m.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Summertime
Climb boldly through the bulge to gain the undercut left arete of the large slab. It eases once established. Often green.
2 user comments
 
Fluttery
E3
2
Small Time
The centre of the slab is tough, though a side-runner on the right eases the strain a little.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Technical
E2
3
Renshaw's Remedy
The fine angular corner left of the slab has a tricky start and great climbing above - bridging or jamming, or a bit of both.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
4
Regular Route
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 and be...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
5
Groove Route
Climb the pleasant shallow groove left of the jutting roof via a short boulder problem sequence. Despite its brevity, it is...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
6
Roof Route
A traditional grit HVS, the enticing roof crack is as good and as hard as it looks. Getting your hands round the lip is okay,...
14 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
HVS
7
The Bush Off
Link Roof Route with the right arete via a sideways ramble.
1 user comment
 HS
8
Root Route
An excellent sustained route up the groove to the right of the roof. Gaining the ledges early on is the crux for most.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S
9
Dynasty
The cramped wall has fiddly wires under the roof that protect the hardest moves.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E4
10
April Fool
The wall and overhang to the left of the arete are bold but not too technical - or are they?
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E2
11
Steph
The wall just right of the arete has good holds - mild but bold.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
HVS