UKC

24m.

Rockfax Description
Another fine climb, less popular than its near neighbour but not really much less worthy. Follow Black and Tans to its first groove. Climb this to its top, move left then back right to outflank the overhangs then finish up the well-positioned crack above. A big pitch at the grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Twelve fine routes in the lower grades at the Roaches, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Roaches w sobote? :), Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner, The Gritlist, Level 1 Peak Trad Routes

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ZachParton4774 20 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Watch out for the holly bush
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βeta: Watch out for the holly bush
Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Doesn't feel any easier than Black & Tans, maybe a bit better protected & slightly less airy, but technically the same
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βeta: Doesn't feel any easier than Black & Tans, maybe a bit better protected & slightly less airy, but technically the same
Si dH 20 Dec, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Severe since has all the hardest bits of B&T and is harder for longer. Definitely not VS tho! Harder with frozen fingers
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βeta: Severe since has all the hardest bits of B&T and is harder for longer. Definitely not VS tho! Harder with frozen fingers
Jamie B 3 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The cracke felt just about sustained enough for severe; harder and arguably better (more direct) than Black and Tans.
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βeta: The cracke felt just about sustained enough for severe; harder and arguably better (more direct) than Black and Tans.

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Black and Tans

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