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Rockfax Description
Although short-lived, the thin snaking-crack on the front of the buttress has good moves and good runners. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1978.

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Roaches HVS Challenge

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Tom Last 22 Jan, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Ridiculous sandbag! This is E2 5b in the recent Roaches BMC guide. Don't know about that, but HVS 5b implies that it's safe. It definitely felt way harder than the E1s that I've done. To fall from the crux at the top would be a deck unless you had a sprinter. Great route though.
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βeta: Ridiculous sandbag! This is E2 5b in the recent Roaches BMC guide. Don't know about that, but HVS 5b implies that it's safe. It definitely felt way harder than the E1s that I've done. To fall from the crux at the top would be a deck unless you had a sprinter. Great route though.
Andy Clarke 20 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: nice moves at the start and the mantle - deserves more attention, considering how short the walk-in is from the path!
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βeta: nice moves at the start and the mantle - deserves more attention, considering how short the walk-in is from the path!
mark s 13 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: the mantle on small edges is a great move,gear well below your feet.
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βeta: the mantle on small edges is a great move,gear well below your feet.

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Crabbie's Crack

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(The Five Clouds)

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