/ Best UK 'Roof' climbs
For the purists amongst you, I've tried to keep it to actual roof climbs (where the roof is the main part of the climb), as opposed to routes with a roof on them.
Sloth - Roaches
Painted Rumour - Roaches
Wombat - Roaches
Simpkins Overhang - Roaches
Gypfast - Roaches
FBD - Stanage
Quietus - Stanage
Tippler Direct - Stanage
Dangler - Stanage
Chameleon - Stanage
Harvest - Stanage (seriously mean!!)
Nectar Pitch 2 - Stanage (bewildering!!)
Kelly's Overhang - Stanage
Strapiombo - Froggatt
Hearse Arete - Gardoms
A35 - Bamford
Browns Crack - Ramshaw
Ramshaw Crack - Ramshaw (is there a more ferocious roof crack?)
Sentinel Crack - Chatsworth
Rays Roof - Baldstones
Santiano - Cheedale (it used to be protected by old pegs - has it now been retro-bolted?)
Ceiling Crack - Widdop
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland - Widdop
Orchrist - Almscliffe
The Thing - Harrisons
King Kong - Carreg Hyldrem
Neb Direct - Tremadoc
Spiders Web - Wen Zawn
Mandela - Kilnsey
Mangoletsi - Tremadog
Sexus - Dinas Mot
Freedom - Craig y Forwen (once upon a time)
Tensor - Tremadog
Yesterday's Dreams- Wintour's Leap. So hard to focus on the nice moves below when the roof hangs ominously above.
A bit odd that you should have Kelly's Overhang as a roof climb. Gobsmackingly brilliant as it is, it is not a roof climb because it sidles around the roof. It's got a couple of slightly overhanging gymnastic moves onto the block below the crux, that's all. Above that, it's technical delicate climbing of the highest order.
Think you're needing some Scottish routes there, so (while I can't vouch for these personally when they're all way too hard for me!) how about the likes of Burning Desire (Ardmair), Going for Gold (Glen Nevis) and maybe Dalriada (The Cobbler)?
Roof route at rivelin - like strapiombo it's an excellent introductory roof crack with really nice jams.
Hanging crack at Dovestones edge?
Slight aside, but from this list, would it be fair to conclude that HVS is the minimum entry requirement to do proper roof climbs?
Also, how about Gobbler's Roof?
Not one I'm ever likely to get on, but worth a shout for the extent of the horizontalness if nothing else.
The Bat - Dovedale
Cobalt Dream (Ogwen)
There are all sorts of roof routes at Swanage. Easier than the likes of Laughing Arthur by several grades are Nassty Spider and Billy Pigg.
Phils Route, Dovedale
Brilliant route name :-)
Watkins Ale at Filey? It's not technically a roof, just silly overhanging (25ft high and 30ft overhung). But where does silly overhaging stop and roof begin?
Any of Caveman, Cromagnum, Lip Trip, Cocoon or even The Curse A4 etc etc. in the Great Cave at The Old Redoubt.
> Yesterday's Dreams- Wintour's Leap. So hard to focus on the nice moves below when the roof hangs ominously above.
But that's a route with a roof as opposed to a route where the roof is the main part of the climb.
Surely that's true of all roof routes? The roof is always the minority part of the route.
And on YD, the roof is the crux so the whole route is about the roof/crux.....and the lower crux :-/
I can't believe no ones asked! How did you fall off your garage roof? I'm really curious now!!
Surely the crux is lower down, at the first bolt? I thought the roof was pretty straightforward
Yeah true I think that is a bit harder, but if you take the roof off the route, it's just a low crux then into VS bridging to a lower off. The roof is the main event, no?
> Yeah true I think that is a bit harder, but if you take the roof off the route, it's just a low crux then into VS bridging to a lower off. The roof is the main event, no?
true. But, it has no place in a 'Best UK roof climbs' thread, despite having a roof in it somehow, crux or otherwise. Its a one/two star route route (one of the better routes at the grade at Wintours leap I suppose, but thats not saying too much) with a bolt at the crux (for shame!) and an avoidable and uninspiring roof to finish. Its had more discussion than it merits already ; )
Fine I'm gonna put it in the best corners thread then!!
The Great Arch or whatever the route is called on Pabbay surely has to be the finest looking roof no?
How about this one;
Mortal Kombat - Dinas Rock
I am surprised that no one has mentioned that Thor's Cave aid classic "Kyrie Eleison" A3 the longest aided roof in the Peak
> For the purists amongst you, I've tried to keep it to actual roof climbs (where the roof is the main part of the climb), as opposed to routes with a roof on them.
> Sloth - Roaches
> Painted Rumour - Roaches
> Wombat - Roaches
> Simpkins Overhang - Roaches
> Gypfast - Roaches
> FBD - Stanage
> Quietus - Stanage
> Tippler Direct - Stanage
> Dangler - Stanage
> Chameleon - Stanage
> Harvest - Stanage (seriously mean!!)
> Nectar Pitch 2 - Stanage (bewildering!!)
> Kelly's Overhang - Stanage
> Strapiombo - Froggatt
> Hearse Arete - Gardoms
> A35 - Bamford
> Browns Crack - Ramshaw
> Ramshaw Crack - Ramshaw (is there a more ferocious roof crack?)
> Sentinel Crack - Chatsworth
> Rays Roof - Baldstones
> Santiano - Cheedale (it used to be protected by old pegs - has it now been retro-bolted?)
> Ceiling Crack - Widdop
> Thirty Seconds Over Winterland - Widdop
> Orchrist - Almscliffe
> The Thing - Harrisons
> King Kong - Carreg Hyldrem
> Neb Direct - Tremadoc
> Spiders Web - Wen Zawn
a fair few of those art roofs at all
Cracking jugs on a proper overhang.
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