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10m.

Rockfax Description
The tricky bulging crack-line was named after a bet that the crag was worked out; well it wasn't forty years ago and it probably isn't now! © Rockfax

FA. John Amies 1968.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, ULMC Classics, Thrutch and Clutch

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saillord 17 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Where is the crux of this route as i found that i could go over the boulder at half height (where the guide book say's is the crux) easily but then got stuck trying to get onto the slab. Also is the squeeze at the mid height boulders or at the top of the route?
 
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βeta: Where is the crux of this route as i found that i could go over the boulder at half height (where the guide book say's is the crux) easily but then got stuck trying to get onto the slab. Also is the squeeze at the mid height boulders or at the top of the route?
A Downing 30 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Absolutely fantastic hard work but deffinately worth the skin loss just for the amusement. Dont think i would like to try it if i was any bigger than i am. Woulsnt advise trying it in any clothing you value and deffinately no gear as it will only slow you down
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βeta: Absolutely fantastic hard work but deffinately worth the skin loss just for the amusement. Dont think i would like to try it if i was any bigger than i am. Woulsnt advise trying it in any clothing you value and deffinately no gear as it will only slow you down
Leek_lad 21 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Escaped rightwards onto the Obsession Fatale for top out. Awkward but very enjoyable.
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βeta: Escaped rightwards onto the Obsession Fatale for top out. Awkward but very enjoyable.
victim of mathematics 17 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: I squeezed through the boulder and it was ace, though a rope and a rack was more of a hinderance than a help. Solo it, the bottom is easy. In fact isn't squeezing under the boulder more like VDiff 6a?
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βeta: I squeezed through the boulder and it was ace, though a rope and a rack was more of a hinderance than a help. Solo it, the bottom is easy. In fact isn't squeezing under the boulder more like VDiff 6a?
jackie 27 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: This move was utterly impossible. Its easier to escape onto Obsession Fatale (E8 6c) for top out.
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βeta: This move was utterly impossible. Its easier to escape onto Obsession Fatale (E8 6c) for top out.
hoseyb 20 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: who's squeezed under the boulder?
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βeta: who's squeezed under the boulder?

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Technical Slab

Grade: HS 4a ***
(Roaches Upper Tier)