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Rockfax Description
An exciting route across the left-hand side of the roof. Climb the slab to the curving flake in the overhang, then using fat jams (large cam protection) trend to the right to finish just right of the nose on good holds. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1978.

Ticklists

Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Stanage Popular, The Gary Gibson Stranglers Playlist

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Pythonist 22 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Didn't find this too much more difficult than FDB, didn't use jams, and thought it was as good as FBD... Great roof route with good moves, and a bit wild. Would love to try Flying Butt now, just for the finale!
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βeta: Didn't find this too much more difficult than FDB, didn't use jams, and thought it was as good as FBD... Great roof route with good moves, and a bit wild. Would love to try Flying Butt now, just for the finale!
nate 17 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Much harder then FBD maybe because im short? Nice tho...
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βeta: Much harder then FBD maybe because im short? Nice tho...
Peter Rhodes 29 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: I found this considerably harder than Flying Buttress Direct, I get the feeling that this is the real 5b.
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βeta: I found this considerably harder than Flying Buttress Direct, I get the feeling that this is the real 5b.
UKB Shark 1 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Searched in vain for the fist jams - quite disappointed not find them in a strange way.
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βeta: Searched in vain for the fist jams - quite disappointed not find them in a strange way.

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Tower Chimney

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Stanage Plantation)