Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Roseberry Collapse

A large section of one of the best crags in the Moors has fallen down. Whilst the classic E2 Offwidth 'Eliminator' and the quality HVS to the left have gone (this was the reason why Eliminator was becoming more of a chimney).
This now makes Roseberry almost entirely stable as there is nothing left to collapse and this was the last Loose part.
The routes on the main face which now remain are:
The Pasketti Alpinist- E5- 6a ***
Ascender- HVS 5b
Transcender- HVS+ 5b **
Whilst the cliff is probably stable on a massive scale now, i'd still be careful with the little bits left in the cracks- untill it gets cleaned up by the passage of many feet. Red is the Pasketti Alpinist, blue and green ar the two HVSs and the Black lines are unclimbed routes.
Roseberry is perhaps the moors' best kept secret, with a good handful of splitter cracks and the brilliant slab of The Pasketti Alpinist. The cliff is home to two of the Moors' poorer Last Great Problems, with the direct finish to The Pasketti Alpinist, which should weigh in at around E6 6b and the wall to the left which is now even more exposed and will probably be in the region of E7 6a, due to the extreme boldness and poor quality of rock.

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