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16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. A classic jamming crack. Gain the fissure awkwardly and follow it to its end. Finish up the exposed arete on the right - Flaky Wall Finish - or (more in keeping but less exciting) the thin crack on the left. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Downes early 1950s.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Roaches HVS Challenge, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Roaches Cracks

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Steve Pardoe 11 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I agree the moves into the crack are hard for 4c (even for the second, as I was). Brilliant route, can't wait to do it again.
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βeta: I agree the moves into the crack are hard for 4c (even for the second, as I was). Brilliant route, can't wait to do it again.
Jon Greengrass 16 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Can't believe i never made a comment about this astounding route. Jam-tastic. I was also impressed by GingerKate's layback ascent on second.
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βeta: Can't believe i never made a comment about this astounding route. Jam-tastic. I was also impressed by GingerKate's layback ascent on second.
Dave Emms 15 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Superb, I thought the moves out to the arete at the top were amazing and contrasted well with the lower section, definitely the best way to finish the route!
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βeta: Superb, I thought the moves out to the arete at the top were amazing and contrasted well with the lower section, definitely the best way to finish the route!
lithos 20 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: i think the move into the crack is prolly just 5a, but its great fun and very worthwhile
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βeta: i think the move into the crack is prolly just 5a, but its great fun and very worthwhile
mark s 16 Feb, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: this is what climbing is about.superb.
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βeta: this is what climbing is about.superb.

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Route of Interest

The Thorn

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Beeston Tor)
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