The Root of Inequity** 7a+
[The roof of inequity, 7a+, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
An entertaining and spectacular pitch. Start 6m right of the large block, as for El Chocco.
The right-hand line of bolts above the difficult start of El Chocco points the way up steep ground on good holds to a powerful finish rightwards, through the capping roof. © ROCKFAX

M J Crocker, M Ward 03/Jan/1987

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: The roof of inequity, 7a+ © Luuuuuke
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This climb is in 189 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Cassidy - Lead β - 12/Sep/15 with Helen Cassidy

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/15

Matt.c.Warner - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/15

Albachoss - Lead RP - 21/Aug/15 with Matt

Crossed over my right hand with the left at the crux. Glad it finally went so I never have to get back on this route!
JackMac - Lead RP - 15/Aug/15 with Jenna Goddard, James

shoulders - Lead dnf - 16/May/15 with richard bennett, Pippa

Trisha Murphy - Lead dog - 11/May/15 with Vikkie

GrantB - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15 with Mike, Alpha Red

JackMac - Lead dog - 23/Mar/15 with Ben Russell

Cruised up to the roof, then struggled with 'the move'. Hoping it will go when fresh...
JackMac - Lead dnf - 15/Mar/15 with dparsons

Hidden - TR dog - 07/Mar/15

Billg - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/15 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/15

fell of crux
emilyrobyn - Lead - Mar/15

Big move. Will get it eventually :)
Trisha Murphy - Lead dnf - 27/Feb/15 with Sam Robinson

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15

Made the pocket and the cross through move but couldn't work out what to do with my feet after. Not enough beans to finish with power
Kemics - Lead dnf - 08/Feb/15 with Corin

Ben Russell - Lead RP - 04/Feb/15 with Jacob Straw

Billg - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/15 with Megan Beaumont

tedj234 - Lead RP - 11/Jan/15 with Kate

Andy Smallwood - Lead dog - 06/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead - 29/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Michelle W - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14 with i_a_coops

Should have committed, to much time spent reading the rock holding the undercling and pocket pinch hold. Opted for the boulder start.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 03/Nov/14 with Jacob Straw

This must be easier for lankers like me.
lewiz - Lead β - 01/Nov/14 with Radek

2 RP, should have been 1st..!
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 01/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Oct/14

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14

Just as the sun was setting - perfect evening!
TomJ - Lead RP - 08/Jul/14 with derico

Had done first boulder problem before when doing the 7c. Cool route
derico - Lead β - 01/Jul/14 with Tom

TomJ - Lead dog - 01/Jul/14 with derico

Mowglee - Lead dog - 09/Jun/14 with Ali

Mowglee - Lead RP - 09/Jun/14 with Ali

Mowglee - TR dog - 09/Jun/14 with Ali

just one more - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with steve f

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

mikeyjbs - Lead RP - 26/Mar/14 with tim croudace

jonleighton - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14

Couldn't do the top moves.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14 with Andy Wiseman

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

holister - Lead RP - 09/Mar/14 with pete, andy, lee

2nd go after quickly working out the moves as a warm up. Was expecting it to take much longer so a happy bunny.
Stuart William - Lead RP - 05/Mar/14 with Jim

Soooooo close to the on-site!''
brew_guru - Lead dnf - 04/Mar/14 with Mike Goldthorp

1st redpoint after a go the other week. Not too bad once i sussed the crossover move.
richiebongo - Lead RP - 01/Mar/14 with Ra, Nick Smith

stevoland - Lead RP - Mar/14

afrosam - Lead RP - 16/Feb/14 with DaveX

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/14 with Al Sarhan, Ben West

JM - Lead O/S - 2014

JM - Lead O/S - 2014

i_a_coops - 2014

1 nails move
misterb - Lead dog - 08/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Nov/13

Just missed the flash attempt, quick RP. Fun moves over the roof.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 22/Nov/13 with Alex Winter

Flashed on Helen's draws and with Nick's beets. Probably easier for the tall.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 22/Nov/13 with Nick

danmullett - Lead RP - 12/Nov/13

Pretty good climbing actually
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Charlotte Warner

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/13

*Roof | Easy climbing up to the roof, so a bit soft.
El3ctroFuzz - 12/Oct/13 with Elaine Budden

2nd go
mikeshewring - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13

tobydunford - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13 with Tomar

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Aug/13

Flash, easy to the roof, then big reaches.
ollie_e - Lead β - 18/Aug/13 with chris scutt

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 18/Aug/13 with oly

Cool route.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 11/Aug/13 with Ellen Cobby

Ricky Rocks - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/13 with Ant

Nice moves though too powerful for me at the end of a trip
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 10/Jun/13 with Laurence Everitt

Ian Ash - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13

Stefan Kruger - Lead RP - 18/May/13 with Sarah Kruger

3 Names - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Ed Bulman

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Apr/13

so nearly an onsite...nice big moves at the top!
Be Fuller - Lead RP - 18/Apr/13

Jeronimo - Lead β - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Mar/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - 19/Feb/13 with Marc Weisner

BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 01/Dec/12 with Tom

thomasadixon - Lead RP - 01/Dec/12 with Becca

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/12

Brilliant route, probably my favorite on the crag due to the awesome pockets on the top section. Think the smaller climbers might have to find different ways to do it and it might be harder for them. Bottom is quite easy to fall off though I thought.
Stanley - Lead RP - 30/Aug/12 with Jim

Elaine Budden - Lead RP - 19/Jul/12 with Cherry Bedford

Luuuuuke - Lead RP - 09/Jul/12 with Si

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/12

Felt hard to me, fair at 7a+. Missed the holds over the roof first go, sequence is not too obvious. It felt easy enough second go though, once I knew what to do
jacobjlloyd - Lead RP - 29/May/12 with Nicola

2nd go soft 7a+? Wicked route well worth doing
con321 - Lead RP - 27/May/12 with simon crisp

alek - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Laurence Everitt

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with stevewinslow

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with stevewinslow

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/May/12 with Alek Kumar

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 12/May/12 with Donald 'Big Boy' Birchall

Hidden - Lead - May/12

Martin Cleaver - Lead β - 19/Apr/12 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead RP - 19/Apr/12 with julie carroll

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/12

Sharp holds and very thuggy. Felt hard. not for me.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Mar/12

Bates - Lead RP - 21/Mar/12

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Feb/12

Pippa - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Gareth

Justin T - Lead β - 11/Feb/12

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

Toby Dunn - Lead - 11/Feb/12

John Mcshea - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with Toby Dunn

Jay81 - Lead RP - 14/Jan/12 with Tomar

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Dec/11

I don't think this is height dependent, I'm not particularly short but it wasn't reachy at all. Very soft 7a+.
JKinsella - Lead RP - 17/Dec/11

westyb3 - Lead rpt - 04/Dec/11 with Tom Harrison

6a+ to v3 or so
Tris.w - Lead RP - 30/Nov/11 with Tomar

Cailean Harker - 28/Nov/11

Failed onsight at the end of a long day - powered out on the poor undercut in the roof. Surely can't be 7b.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 13/Nov/11 with Ian

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Nov/11

Glyn - Lead β - 06/Nov/11 with Tom Skelhon

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/11 with Heather Ogston

oggles - TR dog - Nov/11 with ben west

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 10/Sep/11 with Tom Gibbison

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 03/Sep/11

Second go
Wendy - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with James Marshall

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11

Nice line, and hard to onsight with the blind move at the crux, but not 7a+
Ciro - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11 with Ramon

Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11 with ciaran tracey

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Buster

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Apr/11

quiffhanger - Lead RP - Apr/11

coming ova the roof used a shite left hand near el chocco and manteled, seen sum people before heelhooking, where they did that i'll never know! didn't realise it crosses over rightwards to more jugs. got 2nd go.
peaches69 - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/11 with connor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

jimmatthews - Lead β - 05/Mar/11 with James Davies

Finally nailed this roof! 1st attempt of my 4th visit, on someone else's clips. Still feels like a 7b to me.
Tomar - Lead RP - 05/Mar/11 with Oliver Beesley

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Rosea

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Feb/11

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Sophie Keltie

second go - not very hard once you know where the holds are
Tim M - Lead RP - 26/Feb/11 with Steve W

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Dec/10

Pippa - Lead - 12/Dec/10 with Jon

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Dec/10

brices - Lead RP - 05/Dec/10

Ricky Rocks - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10

tskelhon - Lead RP - 24/Oct/10 with skeen

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Sep/10

J.Wells - Lead β - 06/Aug/10 with Kev, Gordon Wright

Kevster - Lead - 06/Aug/10

dean79 - TR dog - 13/Jun/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Bristoldave - Lead RP - 07/May/10 with douglas

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/May/10

Bristoldave - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with douglas

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/10

4th go i think - a bit morhpo/height dependent, definitely 7b for me...who cares though, such cool moves through the roof! brean is awesome - psyched!
bensendz - Lead rpt - 06/Feb/10

Seems to be a bit morpho - I am quite tall so I found it easy and flashed it. My partner (who climbs easily hard enough to do this) found it quite hard and felt definitely 7b.
archiecb - Lead β - 01/Feb/10 with Ben Broche

should have flashed
Luke d - TR - 17/Jan/10

Flash. Pretty easy for 7a+.
Richard Hall - Lead β - 17/Jan/10 with Gaz

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Nov/09

not enough power
Dr Caterpillar - Lead dog - 15/Nov/09 with Will Goldsmith, Doug

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with James Marshall, Tom Heslam

James Marshall - Lead RP - May/09 with Tom Ball

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/09

Tried to go direct after roof. Would be very difficult. Will look for holds out right next time!
Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/09 with Dave Pattinson

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 01/Jun/08 with Rebecca Edwards

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Tom Harrison

Kev Little - Lead RP - 2008

Marti999 - Lead RP - 13/Nov/07 with Mark Glaister

Billg - Lead O/S - May/07 with Susanne Richards

There is no way its 7a+, with a hands free rest.
g2 - Lead - 15/Feb/07

g2 - 2007

lx - Lead - 16/Sep/06 with fat boy

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Sep/06

Excellent finish.
Paul Robertson - Lead RP - 17/Mar/06 with Guy Percival

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2006

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 08/Jul/05 with paul

2nd day on.
Paz - Lead RP - May/05 with AS

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Jason Parker

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lawsy_boy1, k_k, adrian perera, josh baldwin, Kemics, explodingsprouts, dean79, Jack R-N

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