16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. The elegant arete is superb but slightly harder for shorties. Make a tricky start to reach the first break then tackle the arete above by some hard laybacking. Cams in the second break may permit a long scraping fall to be taken. The last reach will remain in your memory for a long time! Said to be low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Simon Nadin 1983

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ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, The List

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simes303 8 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: ive tried this on 3 separate days (no top roping) and fell at the top every time. its either well hard or im missing something. ive onsighted other E6s. how do you do it?
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βeta: ive tried this on 3 separate days (no top roping) and fell at the top every time. its either well hard or im missing something. ive onsighted other E6s. how do you do it?
mark s 6 Dec, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: re;col-no
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βeta: re;col-no
Col Allott 27 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Ok, so we've established I'm crap, but is it hard at the technical grade?
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βeta: Ok, so we've established I'm crap, but is it hard at the technical grade?
Iggy_B 23 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Not good enough to lead it if your profile suggests worked E3 for top grade.
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βeta: Not good enough to lead it if your profile suggests worked E3 for top grade.
Col Allott 9 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: mmmmm. Sorry, had a go at top-roping this and descided the final arete was impossible. Is this harder than other roaches slabby 6b's or am I just crap at rockclimbing?
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βeta: mmmmm. Sorry, had a go at top-roping this and descided the final arete was impossible. Is this harder than other roaches slabby 6b's or am I just crap at rockclimbing?
StuartM 10 Apr, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: It is a really long fall when you blow the moves to the break! - you still don't reach the ground though, just.
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βeta: It is a really long fall when you blow the moves to the break! - you still don't reach the ground though, just.
mark s 20 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: the best route on the roaches,feels very exposed.
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βeta: the best route on the roaches,feels very exposed.
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jimlear 29 Apr Lead RP Right happy to close the book on this after a whipper a year or so ago. Cheers to Pete for your patience, sorry I shafted your coat.
Right happy to close the book on this after a whipper a year or so ago. Cheers to Pete for your patience, sorry I shafted your coat.
James Smith 17 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf 2 goes. Flash go failed with dodgy foot beta from fairly high on the upper arete, second failed one hand slapping to the last better hold high on the upper arete. Both ended in mega falls. Second fall was a bit of a shin smasher so we called it for the day but super keen to back for round 2! Wild!
with melon, hugo
2 goes. Flash go failed with dodgy foot beta from fairly high on the upper arete, second failed one hand slapping to the last better hold high on the upper arete. Both ended in mega falls. Second fall was a bit of a shin smasher so we called it for the day but super keen to back for round 2! Wild!
with melon, hugo
Hugobristol 17 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf Several goes but never really committed up high on the arete- the green top didnt do much to encourage me either! Keen to come back and go for the ground up..
with Mel, James
Several goes but never really committed up high on the arete- the green top didnt do much to encourage me either! Keen to come back and go for the ground up..
with Mel, James
Ky 30 Nov, 2017 Lead rpt Finally led this route. Absolute class and felt in the focus bubble the whole way up the top arĂȘte. Good times
with John Perry
Finally led this route. Absolute class and felt in the focus bubble the whole way up the top arĂȘte. Good times
with John Perry
julesmckim 29 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf Buoyed by the onsight toprope flash if that's such a thing, made a rash decision to go on the sharp end in the fading light. Up to the second break went smoothly but fluffed the sequence near the top. Didn't take THE fall but a close second. This will go....!
with GeoMike
Buoyed by the onsight toprope flash if that's such a thing, made a rash decision to go on the sharp end in the fading light. Up to the second break went smoothly but fluffed the sequence near the top. Didn't take THE fall but a close second. This will go....!
with GeoMike
Ky 12 Oct, 2017 TR β Working sesh
with Jim
Working sesh
with Jim
Ed morris 4 Oct, 2017 Lead RP A few topropes then led before I got too scared by the thought of leading it!
with Hadyn, Dom
A few topropes then led before I got too scared by the thought of leading it!
with Hadyn, Dom
Andy Peak 1 27 Mar, 2017 Lead dnf Ha ha took the fall from the beginning of the hard section at the top! utterly brilliant heels toes pockets pebbles aret what Moore could you want from grit stone
Ha ha took the fall from the beginning of the hard section at the top! utterly brilliant heels toes pockets pebbles aret what Moore could you want from grit stone
lcullum7 13 Mar, 2016 TR dnf
kyaizawa 13 Mar, 2016 TR dnf
Tom McCabe 13 Mar, 2016 TR dog Several falls and some tension on the upper arete... that'd be some fall!
Several falls and some tension on the upper arete... that'd be some fall!
Ky 7 Mar, 2015 TR
Andrew Abraham 7 Mar, 2015 TR dnf Glad I didn't try and on sight this one. Some intense moves on the upper section which is longer than it looks from the ground
with Ky
Glad I didn't try and on sight this one. Some intense moves on the upper section which is longer than it looks from the ground
with Ky
Hidden 2 Jan, 2015 TR dog
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 Lead RP
jack1996 6 Nov, 2011 TR dnf Tried on bottom rope as mate was working it, not my idea of fun! sharp pebbles and hand slapping up the arete, Still a decent route though :L
with tom s, craigf
Tried on bottom rope as mate was working it, not my idea of fun! sharp pebbles and hand slapping up the arete, Still a decent route though :L
with tom s, craigf
pipof747 5 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
hamer89 3 Mar, 2011 Lead RP Classic 80's frightener! Mega sketchy smears above a scary run out. Got it done just before I slipped and it got dark! Spicey times alright.
Classic 80's frightener! Mega sketchy smears above a scary run out. Got it done just before I slipped and it got dark! Spicey times alright.
dominic lee 28 Nov, 2010 Lead dnf onsight. fell from last move. close but no cigar.
onsight. fell from last move. close but no cigar.
jacobjacob 15 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Boomtown!
Boomtown!
will randall ?Aug, 2010 TR dog sod leading it
with tom
sod leading it
with tom
Gus 26 Apr, 2003 Lead RP
mark s ??, 2003 Lead RP
adamwesthead 17 Sep, 2001 TR dnf Ricks mate.
with Gus
Ricks mate.
with Gus
northy1983 ??, 2001 Lead RP in the bubble. didnt fall on the lead. quality route
with david h
in the bubble. didnt fall on the lead. quality route
with david h
Tom Briggs ??, 2001 Lead O/S
with Steve Adams
with Steve Adams
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??, 1999 -
Si Witcher ??, 1997 Lead O/S
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