Painted Rumour*** E6 6a
[Painted Rumour, 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
24m. Probably the biggest roof pitch on grit and truly magnificent. From directly above Technical Slab, place loads of gear at the back of the roof then attack it at its widest point, using the fragile glued flake with care. From the hole (spike runner and hands-off rest possible), pull back to the vertical using tiny rugosities (crux) and climb the wall more easily. Photo page 12. © ROCKFAX

FA. Simon Nadin 1985

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Consumed.

Photo: Painted Rumour © bullybones
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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Flash on Dad's gear. Scary pulling hard on the glued undercut!
nathanlee - Lead β - 05/Oct/13 with Dom Lee

Superb! Great day on the Roaches.
dominic lee - Lead β - 05/Oct/13 with nathan lee

One of the hardest climbs I've seconded. Amazing moves through the roof (glued on pocket) and a tough crozley headwall. I didn't rest properly in the birds' nest so completely spanked myself on this one :(
ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Dan McManus

Brilliant. Tensioned the sling to the floor via the back of the roof with a second rope.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

pipof747 - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

after reeve, with the tensioned sling in place. what a route. unique and memorable perched up in that cave.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 18/Oct/07 with reeve

andi turner - Lead β - 04/Oct/06 with Mark Sharratt

Hidden - Lead β - 2004

Oooh, so close to an O/S, slipped off what was basically the top-out. Roof manoevres really satisfying.
chrishedgehog - TR dnf - 24/Mar/02 with Mark Gill

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Liam Ingram, Alistair Corbett, climb the peak, dean79, mattrm, rustaldo, Diggler, Alex Mason
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