Rooster Booster

2 Stars

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The distinct traverse line left from the start of Sardine gives a powerful and strength-sapping pitch which suits those with small fingers. The original second pitch is now usually climbed as a route on its own reached from a different start.
FA. Jerry Moffatt 1982. FA. (as The Cambridge Bolt Route) Rod Brown, Michael White 1964. Ello Ethique is a weird combination climbed by Jean Baptiste Tribout in 1985. It combined Weedkiller with a reverse of Rooster Booster and then most of Sardine - bizarre but impressive.


A good route which although polished is still enjoyable and bloody hard as well! The clips are one of the hardest bits (get them well-wired b4 your redpoint)
Ed - 11/Aug/02

I climbed the Green Alternative (7c) into Rooster Booster Pitch 2 yesterday. I reckon its 8a, a good pumpy 10 bolt route - 2 7c's on top of each other with a good shakeout at the GA belay. It was raining so I could not top it out but climbed as high as I could above the last bolt (to within 2 moves of the top) before jumping off. To climb to the maillons on the last bolt is still defo 8a though and a legitimate option in the wet IMHO.
Ted Kingsnorth - 29/Nov/09

By the way, forgot to add, I agree with another tor activist that Rooster Booster P2 is 7c by modern standards rather than 7b+, its nails! Certainly a flake dropped off the middle section when i was working it last year and more holds may have parted company with the crag prior to that and since 1982.
Ted Kingsnorth - 30/Nov/09

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