Formative Years E3 6a
[Stuart S attempting to solo Formative Years (E3 6a), The Roaches (Skyline area), 2 kb]8m. 8m. The narrow technical slab needs blinkers really. © ROCKFAX
FA. Howard Tingle 1982

Ticklists: The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Photo: Stuart S attempting to solo Formative Years (E3 6a), The Roaches (Skyline area) © Stuart S
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Good crux moves: crimpy and balancy, committing and close to the top. With mat and spotter.
Andy Clarke - Sent x - 26/Jun/13 with Ralph

PeteWilson - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/13 with John R, Andrew Graham

Ky - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Dave H

dja - TR O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Andy Smith

Hidden - TR dnf - 22/Aug/12

Hillson - Solo RP - 22/Aug/12

nice route, will solo when i have more confidence!
PeteWilson - 2nd - 24/Jun/12 with Andrew Graham

kez1 - TR O/S - 01/Jun/12 with rob rendle

northy1983 - Solo - 2012

Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

Took one fall, side runner.
Ky - Lead dog - 27/Jul/11 with Crucko

thrutch - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with helen

First E3 on paper....but accidently threw in a side runner so not the full E3 tick. Quality moves tho!!
Ky - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Tim

Side runner
donkster - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with ben

cooper leek - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/10 with donk

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Feb/10

Cheeky side runner!
donkster - Lead dog - 14/Feb/10 with DaveNW

misterb - TR O/S - 17/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Lead with side runner on the right, i think this is about E1 with the runner.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with John Sargeant

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Mar/07

John Sergeant - 2007


Rocky landing, but easily escapable. Probably not E3.
Col Allott - Solo RP - 13/Sep/05

smudge - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/97 with Rob

Stuart S - Solo dnf - Jul/96

chris sm - Solo - Jun/96 with Duncan DS

smudge - TR O/S - 11/May/96 with matt

Hidden - Lead - 1995

OMSKB - Solo - 27/Mar/93

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/92

the landing hurts trust me lol:) snapped pebble halfway through crux move trying a variation after the 1st ascent on a 6th form walking trip, ended up 10m below the base of the slab! (Howard T)
pebblespanker - Solo - 1982

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