20m. Another desperate route up the wall above the traverse of The Swan with a safe fall-out zone beneath very hard wall climbing up a slight ramp. From the thin crack, teeter across the wall diagonally rightwards using a crucial pebble (which did come off but has been glued back on) and a ramp for the feet to desperately rounded ledges and a final easy crack. © ROCKFAX
FA. Simon Nadin 1986
Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come.
Photo: Andi Turner, side view, latching the crux dyno of Thing On A Spring (E6 7a), Roaches Lower Tier © Mark Sharratt
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