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14m.

Rockfax Description
A classic frightener with sustained balance climbing. Climb the blunt rib above the rhododendrons delicately to the bulges and make committing moves up and right to reach a crack, runners and easy ground - phew! © Rockfax

FA. John Yates 1970.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., 3 Star Graded, Ultimate E4 ticklist, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List

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Dave Pritchard 28 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route; much better than Chalkstorm and a real E4!! Leading the bottom part felt harder than I thought it would be, and the step across certainly got the adrenalin going.
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βeta: Great route; much better than Chalkstorm and a real E4!! Leading the bottom part felt harder than I thought it would be, and the step across certainly got the adrenalin going.
ampfryer 30 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: agree with John B - every move needs footwork and balance. If you are going to lob before the step right - the rhododendrons break your fall - I know this for a fact! - Alternative...up the groove of Rhodren, nut in roof, pocket in the back and crank out to the crack of Death Knell. Involves a difficult backward step to the "nose". Hard but well protected.
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βeta: agree with John B - every move needs footwork and balance. If you are going to lob before the step right - the rhododendrons break your fall - I know this for a fact! - Alternative...up the groove of Rhodren, nut in roof, pocket in the back and crank out to the crack of Death Knell. Involves a difficult backward step to the "nose". Hard but well protected.

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