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8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The elegant arete on its right then left with a bold start to large cams in the break - a breather - then an airy finish. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1974.

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge, Roaches HVS Challenge

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Monk 13 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: What a lovely route! I saw it and had to give it a go. I was actually surprised when I saw that it was only HVS, but when on it this seems fair. The hardest move is the first one then just keep going to the break. The top section is fairly run out though. Not really E1 - it is similar to crescent arete at Stanage.
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βeta: What a lovely route! I saw it and had to give it a go. I was actually surprised when I saw that it was only HVS, but when on it this seems fair. The hardest move is the first one then just keep going to the break. The top section is fairly run out though. Not really E1 - it is similar to crescent arete at Stanage.
Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: 5b with no gear has to be E1 surely. The landing isn't too bad, but falling off the top half would definitely hurt.
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βeta: 5b with no gear has to be E1 surely. The landing isn't too bad, but falling off the top half would definitely hurt.
thebigfriendlymoose 16 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic moves to the break and gear (though felt hard for 5b) with an easy but nicely tenuous feeling finish. Joyous climbing - a very fine microroute.
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βeta: Fantastic moves to the break and gear (though felt hard for 5b) with an easy but nicely tenuous feeling finish. Joyous climbing - a very fine microroute.
Andy Reeve 19 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Have to agree this would be E1 at stanage: 5b with that landing isn't typical HVS. Awesome all the same
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βeta: Have to agree this would be E1 at stanage: 5b with that landing isn't typical HVS. Awesome all the same
David James 2 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Definately needs a fluttery heart symbol - the top moves whilst easy are completely unprotected as are the bottom hard moves which whilst close to the ground are above ankle twisting rocks.
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βeta: Definately needs a fluttery heart symbol - the top moves whilst easy are completely unprotected as are the bottom hard moves which whilst close to the ground are above ankle twisting rocks.

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High E2
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High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
Votes cast 58
High 5c
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High 5b
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Votes cast 56
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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Hawkwing

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Roaches Lower Tier)