Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Roseberry Topping FFA -E5 6a **


We managed to climb the centre of the unclimbed face of Roseberry Topping this evening in about 15 minutes, just before it got dark. It's absolutely brilliant climbing on beautiful pockets, with a mono-pulling crux, but somehow quite simple, if not a little bold.

The Pasketti Alpinist E5 6a **

Climb the old aid line, with awful gear, untill an Iron break can be reach. A poor size 1.5 friend protects the harrowing set of moves, past a good 'mono', to gain a large sloping ledge out left. From here make easier moves to good gear and a direct finish. It would be three stars if it wasn't for the snappy footholds shortly after the crux.


FA Early 1960s

FFA Franco Cookson, Dave Warburton, Lewis DaleTopo- Routes from left to right:

Green- Stimulator VS
Blue-Eliminator- E2 5b (much harder due to crack widening)
Green- Pasketti Alpinist E5 6a**
Purple- Transcendor HVS 5b
Black- Accelerator HVS 5b *

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