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14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. Bold and delicate. Climb the slab rightwards to the break then crimp back left to find a finish up the flaky crack above. © Rockfax

FA. Nat Allen 1955.

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The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List

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smoreda 9 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Possibly cleaner now than what it used to be. Good route.
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βeta: Possibly cleaner now than what it used to be. Good route.
Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I used to solo this regularly, I think it's much easier than Damascus Crack
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βeta: I used to solo this regularly, I think it's much easier than Damascus Crack
John Wellbelove 6 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A nice climb, but I didn't find the slab part that bold. Then again I love slabs with little edges!
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βeta: A nice climb, but I didn't find the slab part that bold. Then again I love slabs with little edges!
Fidget 16 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Glad to see it gets HS in Rockfax, it's S in Staffordshire Grit and I thought that was a bit steep. In fact, I backed off it at the beginning of the day, but then got drawn back at the end. It's actually a lovely route, got a bit of everything from a bold start, to a slab on little ledges, to a smear and mini mantle, to a layback corner. Beta......... You can get a runner in the break *before* you traverse across (not at the end of it), then it protects you on the traverse back too. At least that's how I did it!
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βeta: Glad to see it gets HS in Rockfax, it's S in Staffordshire Grit and I thought that was a bit steep. In fact, I backed off it at the beginning of the day, but then got drawn back at the end. It's actually a lovely route, got a bit of everything from a bold start, to a slab on little ledges, to a smear and mini mantle, to a layback corner. Beta......... You can get a runner in the break *before* you traverse across (not at the end of it), then it protects you on the traverse back too. At least that's how I did it!
Dale Berry 1 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A good head climb for severe. The moves are easy, but the run out great.
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βeta: A good head climb for severe. The moves are easy, but the run out great.

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Route of Interest

Crack and Corner

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