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Thin Air*** E5 6a

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[Julian Webb obligatory solo on The Thin Air (E5 6a), Roaches Lower Tier, Staffordshire, 2 kb]10m. Heart-stoppingly precarious! The crescent-shaped ramp is gained by a hard rock-over. Once established pad carefully up and right to glory. The route is as unprotected as it looks, the finish is very fluffable and the landing truly awful. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson 1980

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Photo: Julian Webb obligatory solo on The Thin Air (E5 6a), Roaches Lower Tier, Staffordshire © Julian Webb
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This climb is in 71 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Bit to greasy to do today
Ky - TR O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Wales

WillDoyle - Solo O/S - 26/May/14

TR the day before a knee op. Will come back and try again in the autumn
sgl0jd - TR O/S - May/14

Hidden - Solo RP - 04/Apr/14

Andy Fielding - TR - 08/Sep/13 with Andy Sanders

aidanb - TR β - 17/Aug/13

sam corbett - TR - Aug/13

Dave138 - TR RP - 27/Jul/13

about v4. fell off the start moves!!!
northy1983 - Solo RP - 04/May/13

Didn't fancy the crux so started downclimbing then slipped off and tumbled over the step below. Only a cut hand. It pays to wear a helmet even on solos.
Daniel Heath - Solo dnf - 20/Apr/13

jacobjacob - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

schwenk - TR - 04/Mar/12

Another dabble, didnt commit. Forgot how scary it is to reverse from the ripple onto the smear. maybe should just top rope it!
Ed Booth - Solo dnf - 02/Feb/12 with Alec Thomas

Would love to solo when the weather is colder! nice route and with a strange top sequence!
jack1996 - TR β - 06/Nov/11 with tom s, craig

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - TR RP - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Jun/11

pipof747 - Solo RP - 05/Jun/11

Jenny Seaborne - TR dog - 09/Apr/11

Deffinatly taking the rope off next time when its not so windy.
CharlieMack - TR rpt - 06/Apr/11 with David

wanted to do this for ages, felt easy in the end... chuffed!
jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/11

Jacob Bloodworth - Solo - 2011

I do it clean every time, need to ditch the rope
drewish - TR O/S - 09/Sep/10

LittleClimbingMaria - 28/Jun/10

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Dave138 - 2010

CharlieMack - TR O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Rik Battye

neilpotter - TR dog - 26/May/09

Jim Slater - TR dog - 09/May/09 with Rob Smith

MYSSAK - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/08

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/08 with Martin Cleaver

daveagriff - TR - 2008

rocktigger - TR dog - 2008

v.jester - Solo RP - 16/Sep/07 with Mysak

MYSSAK - Solo RP - 16/Sep/07

Mike Hargreaves - TR dnf - 21/Apr/07 with Dave Atkinson

Hidden - Solo RP - 2007

one for the winter, can't wait!
alaan - TR O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Aly

Hidden - TR dog - Apr/05

Hidden - Solo RP - 2005

Hidden - 2005

dannyboy83 - Solo RP - Jun/04

nige - Solo RP - 18/Feb/04

Hidden - Solo RP - Jun/03

Mark Riley - TR O/S - May/01

mark s - Solo RP - 2001

1st E5!
Gus - Solo - Nov/00 with andi elizabeth turner

clean 2nd, 3rd, 4th goes
Laramadness - TR RP - 27/Jun/00

tlr - TR - 2000

chris sm - TR O/S - 14/Jul/99 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/May/99

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/98

Hidden - TR - 18/Jul/97

Hidden - Solo RP - Apr/96

greenroom - Solo RP - 1996

robtrooper - 1996

Ian Archer - TR RP - 07/Jul/94 with CDW

rush of blood to the head!!!
chris d williams - TR - 07/Jul/94 with Ian Archer

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/92

channinga - 1991

Roget - TR O/S - 08/Sep/90 with jon

goi.ashmore - Solo RP - 04/Apr/88 with Rob Scott

Hidden - TR - 22/Mar/87

Tom V - TR - 1986

Hidden - TR - 25/Jun/85

Hidden - TR - 08/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - TR - 01/Apr/84 with Paul Clark

Mark Kemball - TR - 08/Mar/83 with Johnny Dawes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1983

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Nick1812P, Matt Harle, lewiz, Hidden, virgil, Hidden, Andrew Abraham, MattT88, SGD, Mr Wild, sam8oy, alaan

Voting
Total votes cast 75
hard E60 of 33
E60 of 33
easy E60 of 33
hard E53 of 33
E526 of 33
easy E53 of 33
hard E41 of 33
E40 of 33
easy E40 of 33
hard 6b0 of 11
6b0 of 11
easy 6b0 of 11
hard 6a1 of 11
6a9 of 11
easy 6a0 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c1 of 11
easy 5c0 of 11
3 Stars18 of 31
2 Stars12 of 31
1 Star1 of 31
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Style of ascent

Soloed25 of 71 (35.2%)
Lead1 of 71 (1.4%)
Toproped38 of 71 (53.5%)
Unknown7 of 71 (9.9%)

'Climbed'23 of 71 (32.4%)
clean O/S16 of 71 (22.5%)
clean β2 of 71 (2.8%)
clean rpt4 of 71 (5.6%)
clean RP18 of 71 (25.4%)
dogged5 of 71 (7.0%)
dnf3 of 71 (4.2%)