Ray's Roof Area

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The furthest buttress is home to one of the most infamous routes on grit - Ray’s Roof - a legendary ascent in the 70s by American Ray Jardine and then only a handful of repeats in the next 25 years despite many attempts. Apart from this there is little to excite on the roped climbing front, but there is a superb little wall for boulderers. Guidebook page 107.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Minipin Crack
6m. The kinked fissure gives a couple of awkward moves.
 VD
2
All-star's Wall
6m. The right-hand side of the wall utilises a useful pocket and a horizontal break though it is all over far too soon.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
3
Ray's Roof
8m. The widening hanging fissure is the hardest of its sort in the Peak. Getting a foot jammed near the lip is just the start...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E7 6c
4
Johnny's Indirect Rear Entry
6m. The technical three dimensional 'slug-trail' on the wall.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5 6b
5
Ganderhole Crack
4m. The crack starting behind a block.
 S 4a
6
Fielder's Indirect
Spiral round the rib from left to right, then climb the slab.
 V1 5b
7
Fielder's Corner
Accessing the beckoning hanging groove requires the strenuous use of a mono - all very ungritstone-like.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
V5 6C
8
Fielder's Wall
On the face to the right there is just the one sloping pocket - somehow use it to climb the wall.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
V9 7C
9
Elephant's Eye
From the flake, span left to a pocket, and then go!
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V4 6B
10
Elephant's Ear
The elegant curving flake gives quality laybacking moves.
 
2 Stars
V0 4c
11
Clever Skin
The tiny arete provides this skin-trashing gem.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
V7 7A+