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Tower Face* E1 5b

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[Almost there..., 2 kb]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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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/13

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

Got to the movess before the slopers, composed myself and grabbed one of the worst holds ever :P
Max Lowry - 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

mark s - 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

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

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/89

Voting
Total votes cast 26
hard E20 of 10
E20 of 10
easy E28 of 10
hard E12 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E10 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard 5c0 of 9
5c0 of 9
easy 5c5 of 9
hard 5b3 of 9
5b1 of 9
easy 5b0 of 9
hard 5a0 of 9
5a0 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
3 Stars0 of 7
2 Stars3 of 7
1 Star4 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 29 (6.9%)
Lead18 of 29 (62.1%)
Followed6 of 29 (20.7%)
Toproped3 of 29 (10.3%)

'Climbed'7 of 29 (24.1%)
clean O/S15 of 29 (51.7%)
clean β1 of 29 (3.4%)
clean rpt1 of 29 (3.4%)
dogged2 of 29 (6.9%)
dnf3 of 29 (10.3%)