Roof Route*** E1 5b
[Paul Ingham climbing Roof Route, Back Bowden Doors. 1979., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
14m. The beckoning roof-crack is a beauty and high in the grade. From the ledge on Wall and Crack, do battle with the roof-crack - proficiency at jamming helps, a lot. From the jugs on the lip pull over then exit rightwards much more easily. A Direct Finish, E2 5c goes straight up to the capping overhang, then exits left. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Paul Ingham climbing Roof Route, Back Bowden Doors. 1979. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Adam Gregg

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Doug the thug, Adam Russel

D.Russell - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Stu Inchley

Took one fall then did it ground up. E1 in the guidebook, at least E2 and hard at the grade. Lovely route though
Lunar25 - Lead β - 02/Feb/14 with Dave LE

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Feb/14

oliverk - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/13 with Tim E, Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

a couple of jams to a jug
danimal88 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Mike Met office

Peter Reynolds - Lead RP - Nov/12

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 13/Oct/12 with Andy H

Hidden - TR RP - 09/Sep/12

about 7th go, hardest E1 in the universe
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Tom

First aid climb. 2 PA + 1 prussick on rope. Easy 5b, horizontal with crap hand and no foot holds, really?! Don't understand!
tomdude - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with rob

Hidden - Lead β - Jan/11

burto - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with malc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Took a bloody long time to get this one but once using the crack with a foot jam it was so much easier.
David Bulley - Lead RP - 22/May/10 with Leon Cole, Andy Chisholm

scott gibson - 2010

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Nov/09

andi turner - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with grimer

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

sadams - Lead - 29/Dec/99 with John Boyle

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 24/Apr/94

Great fun - safe but needs a bit of determination to commit. Definitely not E2 though.
allmag - Lead - 26/Nov/88

KRB - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/80 with Gerry Jewson

Paul Clarke - 1980 with NUMC

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 03/Nov/79 with Rob Milne, Chris Callow

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MightyStew, David Woods, JonmapDL, Matt Poole, odox, Woodiee, andymoin

Total votes cast 29
hard E21 of 10
E22 of 10
easy E22 of 10
hard E14 of 10
E11 of 10
easy E10 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard 5c0 of 11
5c4 of 11
easy 5c2 of 11
hard 5b0 of 11
5b3 of 11
easy 5b2 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
5a0 of 11
easy 5a0 of 11
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