ROACHES - SKYLINE


The less popular section of the Roaches which consists of a series of beautifully located buttresses that stretch across the moors.

Routes

98 trad routes (M...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Hard Very Far Skyline Buttress
A remote and exposed buttress with a collection of great climbs on some of the very best rock...
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

Very Far Skyline Buttress
A secluded buttress which is a lesser companion to its neighbour Hard Very Far but still has a...
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Far Skyline Buttress
The remotest section of the Skyline which sees little traffic. Not in the guidebook.
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Alpha Buttress
A pleasant slabby buttress in the middle of nowhere, always quiet and a good place to escape the...
18
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Skyline Buttress
Rather remote but with a good selection of lower grade climbs. There is usually a team or two here...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Cave Buttress
A small buttress on the Skyline.
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

Tower Buttress
The first stretch of rock reached from the Upper Tier has a good set of climbs, with a number of...
30
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

Condor Buttress
Being home to several worthwhile lower and middle grade routes makes this the most popular...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

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    Ogden Arete
    "Who on earth graded this one? I thought I knew all the Roaches "Hard Severe..." 14/May

    Wings of Unreason
    "Good fun! I found the crux getting stood up in the pocket, prior to the jump." 06/Jul top50

    Days Gone By
    "If you stick to the crack for hands and feet it's harder than 4a, more like 4c. ..." 11/Jul

    Triple Point
    "Sit Start below wild thing about font 7b" 29/Mar

    Karabiner Chimney
    "Horrible squirmy nonsense, although amusing for the second, at least until it's ..." 13/Jun

    Acid Drop
    "i thought this route was great. the gear made the crux moves super-absorbing but..." 10/May

    Topaz
    "Very good climbing through the crack and slopers above - just a shame it only ge..." 19/Apr

    Lighthouse
    "A pocket at mid height has clearly been used for alot of cams and is now becomin..." 24/Aug

    Tower Chimney
    "Much pleasanter then it looks, with the good finale." 06/Aug

    Condor Slab
    "A classic line and fine climbing up the centre of the buttress. Sadly there is n..." 27/Jul

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