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12m.

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12m. Climb the finger-crack in the third tower to its end then move right before stepping back left and teetering up the left-trending groove for a mildy bold finish. The Direct is E4 6b and not especially direct! © Rockfax

FA. Tony Nicholls early 1960. FA. (Direct) Gary Gibson 1981.

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The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Hen Cloud, Peak District Grit Graded List

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Fiend 15 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: A substantial route with continuously interesting climbing that tests a wide array of gritstone techniques. Only misses out on 3 stars due to the proximity of the gully. The definitive BMC grade of E1 5b is correct.
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βeta: A substantial route with continuously interesting climbing that tests a wide array of gritstone techniques. Only misses out on 3 stars due to the proximity of the gully. The definitive BMC grade of E1 5b is correct.
Neil Ireson 7 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: 5a's a bit stingy. Fine, well protected climbing upto almost the last move when you have to leave the (good) gear at your feet. Not sure this deserves a fluttery heart as even if you fluff the worrying last moves you shouldn't hit the ground, and that's from a certified chicken.
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βeta: 5a's a bit stingy. Fine, well protected climbing upto almost the last move when you have to leave the (good) gear at your feet. Not sure this deserves a fluttery heart as even if you fluff the worrying last moves you shouldn't hit the ground, and that's from a certified chicken.

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Grade: E1 5b ***
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