Tower Face* E2 5b
[Almost there..., 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. Climb an initial groove and follow tenuous cracks until forced right for a steep finale on the front. Scary and rounded. © ROCKFAX

FA. Al Simpson 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Photo: Almost there... © Nick Russell
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Louishmouis - 2nd - 09/Aug/15 with Dad

VERY VERY windy came of the last moves. Had 4 bits of gear all ripped, they looked bomer. Walked away just about.
Mike W - Lead dnf - 11/May/15

Hidden - TR - 22/Mar/15

Andrew Abraham - Lead dnf - 2015 with Ky

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/14 with Neil C

john lynch - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14 with Lewis Andrew

Matt_C9716 - 2nd - 12/Mar/14

Happy to come back to this one. A good route in the right conditions, felt about 2 grades easier than last time. Don't expect it to be E1!
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Alex Winter

Slopey top -- not too bad armed with the beets though. Mistakenly took Nick off belay after he'd disappeared over the false summit, despite there being some balancy climbing above. Felt like a bit of a nob.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 23/Nov/13 with George, Nick

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 26/Sep/13 with Ali, luca

Ali.B - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/13 with mikelawrence

It's not over till its over. Possibly a little stingy at E1, worth doing.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Karl Wooffindin - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Andrew Deacon

Don't underestimate the slope. Gear is probably fine but not perfect.
Nick Russell - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/13

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Mike

Alistair Corbett - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/13

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Little badger

Robnort - TR dog - 02/Mar/13 with adam clemence, paul clauston

Hidden - TR O/S - Feb/13

Hidden - TR - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

northy1983 - Lead - 2012 with david h

richardr - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11

Tough for E1
craig d - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Simon Kincaid

Bloody nails, I hauled myself up on the ropes in the end, couldn't make the top moves on the slimy green sloping holds
RocknRoll - 2nd dnf - 26/Aug/08 with David Kettle

Hidden - Solo - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/04

Apharri - Lead O/S - May/04 with Dave Wharton

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2004

cem - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/03 with Rod Strachan

Gus - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/02

FrankW - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Roland K

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/89

Total votes cast 29
hard E30 of 12
E30 of 12
easy E30 of 12
hard E20 of 12
E21 of 12
easy E29 of 12
hard E12 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard 5c0 of 10
5c0 of 10
easy 5c6 of 10
hard 5b3 of 10
5b1 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 10
5a0 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
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2 Stars3 of 7
1 Star4 of 7
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