UKC

16m.

Rockfax Description
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.

Ticklists

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, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, crimperE6

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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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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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Grade: E6 6a ***
(Roaches Upper Tier)
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