Topaz** E2 5b
[The World famous inventor of "Kyballing" on Topaz (E2 5b) Roaches Skyline, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
10m. The slanting crack on the right-hand side of the overhang is approached via the rib and has a moment or two of interest up the final exposed rib. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Photo: The World famous inventor of "Kyballing" on Topaz (E2 5b) Roaches Skyline © PeteWilson
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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/15

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Tom Hudson

islandlynx - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with TomRiddelsdell, matthew beals

Easy but unprotected to start but there is great gear for the harder moves to finish
TomRiddelsdell - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Alex Horton, Shane Williams, Matt Beals

Horton - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/15 with Matt77

Horton - 2nd RP - 05/Sep/15 with TomRiddelsdell

On Shane's gear
Matt77 - Lead β - 05/Sep/15

Louishmouis - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Dad

Bomber gear followed by great climbing, with a nice heel hook to reach the top.
rob 528 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Mike Gallimore

Stayed left at the end.
MichaelGallimore - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Flavio

Mike W - Lead O/S - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

WillDoyle - Lead - Jun/14

Felt pretty urgent once commited. very nice moves
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Ky - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Dave H

Matt_C9716 - 2nd - 12/Mar/14

simonfilson - Lead RP - 25/Nov/13

Hillson - 2nd - 08/Oct/13 with Pete Wilson

getting over the roof felt significantly harder on lead than on second!
PeteWilson - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/13 with Matt

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Nick Barratt

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

WillDoyle - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with Mike

augustus trout - 2nd - 21/Jun/13 with Al Corbett, Mike Whitehurst

Found the top moves very delicate, ended up getting a high heel then rocking over onto it. Felt like I was going to fall miles!
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jonny, Hazel, Indy

Indy92 - 2nd - 26/May/13

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

Laramadness - 2nd β - 19/May/13 with Tez

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/13

Packs a lot of climbing into the last few metres, building to an exciting finish. Not all the key holds for either the crack or the ramp are particularly obvious from below.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Ralph

HazelMacLean - 2nd - 2013

Mike Warner - Lead O/S - 2013

bomber gear, sick route!
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with sam corbett

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Tom

Callum lowered me a sling for the topout.
WillDoyle - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/12

R2B - 2nd - 27/Jun/12

Coel Hellier - Lead - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

1st grit E2 lead v. pleased.
Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Dean Merchant

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

tom vellacott - Lead - Mar/12

northy1983 - Lead - 2012 with david h

Failed leading this about 5 years ago. The crux felt quite hard and it doesnt really let up until the top. Good route.
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Neil Furniss

mark20 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Ky - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Dan Timmis

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles, Jack Kelsey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Start felt bold, good moves, worth the 2 stars the BMC guides.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Becky E

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

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rik Battye

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Charlie Mackie

amazing climb, really loved it, eventhe overhang, loads of little gear in the crux, small cams and a couple nuts. need a bit more technique and strength but i am def gunna have this E2 one day :D
minirollsrule - 2nd dog - 03/Apr/11 with matt reynolds

Boy - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Nige Kershaw

The crux is getting established on the upper wall and is well protected. I thought the climbing was steady 5a above and probably safe as long as you don't hit the ledge. Nice route.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with T. Selvage

tigertim - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Alex Winter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

drewish - 2nd β - 01/Aug/10 with SteveE9

dean79 - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Graham Dolman

Tim M - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Emma

chris sm - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Pippa Froggatt

climbergg - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with cheesesarnie

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08

Steve Banham - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Dan M (wig)

Coel Hellier - Lead - 10/Feb/08

daveagriff - TR - 2008

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Turner & Sharrat

andi turner - Lead - 15/Sep/07 with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/02

robtrooper - 1996

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

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/89

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mapperley samurai, Gary Coggon, Andrew Abraham, Ropeboy, PeteWilson, stvey, DavidR

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