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Death Knell*** E4 5c

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["The Death Knell" at the Roaches Lower Tier. The rhododendron bushes await unsuccessful applicants!!, 3 kb]14m. A classic frightener. Climb the blunt rib above the rhododendrons delicately to the bulges and make committing moves up and right to reach a crack, runners and easy ground - phew. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Yates 1970

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies..

Photo: "The Death Knell" at the Roaches Lower Tier. The rhododendron bushes await unsuccessful applicants!! © Gus
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

jack 9895 - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/14

Only E2 really as I used a side runner in the bush.
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - Jun/14

Hidden - 2014

awesome balancy climbing
phil64 - Lead β - 17/May/13

Alex179 - TR - 12/May/12

Hidden - 2012

scary!
pipof747 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Stupid slip. Wont ever lead this one.
nadeem - TR dog - 13/Nov/10

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Rik Battye

Boy - Oct/09

neilpotter - TR dog - 24/Jun/09

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Jules

daveagriff - TR - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/07

Hidden - TR - 08/Apr/07

fran04 - TR - 2007

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/06

Not too hard, bad landing if you get it wrong!
Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Fiona G

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

mark s - 2005

Hidden - 2005

scary, definitely thought about bailing into the rhodedendron bush at one point which would have been well sketchy!!
Gus - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/02

Gus - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/02

Hidden - TR - 13/Jun/00

nige - Lead β - 2000 with john buckley

tuftynick - Lead - 1999 with ciaran troup

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/98

felt serious
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/98 with Al Willoner

Hidden - TR - 18/Jul/97

robtrooper - 1996

Hidden - TR - 23/Jun/93

smudge - TR - 1993 with matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/91

kp64zl - TR - Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/90

Hidden - TR - 01/Aug/90

Moves fine but gear absent
David Smith - TR - 29/Apr/89

Hidden - TR - 12/May/84

Mark Kemball - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/84

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hfisher, Stefan_Morris, Callum van Werkhoven, Hidden, Hidden, deanroberts, tatz45, Mr Wild

Voting
Total votes cast 50
hard E50 of 16
E50 of 16
easy E50 of 16
hard E44 of 16
E410 of 16
easy E42 of 16
hard E30 of 16
E30 of 16
easy E30 of 16
hard 6a0 of 17
6a0 of 17
easy 6a0 of 17
hard 5c1 of 17
5c14 of 17
easy 5c2 of 17
hard 5b0 of 17
5b0 of 17
easy 5b0 of 17
3 Stars12 of 17
2 Stars5 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 39 (5.1%)
Lead11 of 39 (28.2%)
Followed5 of 39 (12.8%)
Toproped14 of 39 (35.9%)
Unknown7 of 39 (17.9%)

'Climbed'21 of 39 (53.8%)
clean O/S12 of 39 (30.8%)
clean β2 of 39 (5.1%)
dogged4 of 39 (10.3%)