ROACHES SKYLINE


Although close to the busy Upper and Lower Tiers at the Roaches, the Skyline area offers climbing in much quieter and more remote setting. The Skyline edge presents a series of small buttresses dotted along the ridge, often rising out of a tree-covered base. The main path runs along the top of the ridge meaning that there is little passing traffic and the only other people you are likely to meet are other climbers who have put in the effort to walk that bit further. Once under the crag you will find rock and routes as good as on the main Roaches crags with some real gems hidden away.

Routes

97 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
A remote series of small buttresses with a collection of great climbs on some of the best rock...
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Very Far Skyline
A remote series of small buttresses with a collection of great climbs on some of the best rock...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Alpha Buttress
A pleasant slabby buttress situated in the middle of nowhere - almost always quiet and a good place...
18
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 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

20 mins

Tower Buttress
An interesting set of walls and towers with a good mix of climbs, including a number of short lower...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

16 mins

Safety Net
The start of the main section of the Skyline Area is a wide set of buttresses, wall and grooves. On...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

16 mins

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

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For ROACHES SKYLINE

    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

    Enigma Variation
    "Very soft. E1 5A." 26/Apr

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