Ray's Roof

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Early morning sun
12 mins
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The penultimate buttress is home to one of the most infamous routes on grit - Ray's Roofa legendary ascent from 1977 by visiting American Ray Jardine. It has only seen handful of repeats since despite many attempts. Apart from this there are a few other routes and some superb bouldering.

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
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
Strong
Pumpy
E7
4
Johnny's Indirect Rear Entry
6m. The three dimensional slug-trail on the wall round right.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5
5
Ganderhole Crack
4m. The crack starting behind a block.
 S
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    Gold Rush
    "A nice route, with lots of variety - easy slab, awkward scoop, small overhang an..." 18/Jun

    Trepidation
    "E3 5c in anything but sizzling summer heat. Does feel scary though for something..." 02/Jan

    The Witch
    "good thread near the start, but not much more gear placements on it. The upper s..." 09/Sep

    Praying Mantle
    "Indeed, the sit-start boulder problem is as good as the route... Try this one f..." 02/Jun

    The Vixen
    "There's a secret hand hold which makes cranking it easy. 2 moves, and it's in th..." 23/Mar

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