Roaches on a Face
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BETA PHOTO: 19 Roaches on a Face 5.10d R
The bolts may be far apart but the potential to deck is quite low. Exciting moves to the lip of the overhang. Beautiful face climbing on immaculate quartzite. Gives you a proper lead head and a sense of accomplishment. Just commit and you'll see.
Blank looking face in the middle of the wall. Climbs through the middle of the overhang right of Main Crack. Lower or rappel off with a 60 meter rope.
4 bolts to chain anchors. You can place some small gear between the bolts.
|Comments on Roaches on a Face
|By Perin Blanchard|
From: Orem, UT
May 9, 2008
An intimidating and exhilarating climb.
I wouldn't call it a sport route. I slung a couple of horns and used (very) small nuts before the bolts, between the first and second bolts, and above the bolts. If you don't use the gear...Christian is right, the potential for decking is remote, but a fall would be long and potentially damaging. But if you use gear, this route isn't R-rated.
The roof is intimidating, but surprisingly, turning it is not the most difficult bit.
|By AJ Dexter|
From: Portland, OR
Sep 5, 2008
Super awesome climb. Some commitment and you can work out the "blank" section for sure. Definitely recommend gear placements if you are squeamish.