Keen Roof | 8A+ Boulder problem at Raven Tor

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See also Belly of the Beast and Keen Roof - Nachos Start.

Keen Roof is one of the most popular hard boulder problems in the peak district, and in the UK as a whole, largely due to it's roadside location and high number of ascents meaning beta is easy to come by.

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

James Pearson
Added at 13:01 on 24 January 2021
Tim Palmer
Added at 17:01 on 25 January 2021
Phil Rose
Added at 11:01 on 30 January 2021
Ethan Walker
Added at 21:01 on 18 January 2021
Dom Bridgwood
Added at 17:02 on 05 February 2021
Ash Wolsey-Heard
Added at 10:05 on 08 May 2021
Luke Dawson
Added at 07:12 on 22 December 2020
Andy Burgess
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Will Smith
Added at 06:05 on 23 May 2024
Frances Bensley
Added at 16:01 on 11 January 2024
Henry Henderson
Added at 16:01 on 18 January 2021
Rhys Langlands
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Added at 13:03 on 07 March 2022
Buster Martin
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Added at 07:03 on 28 March 2021
Dave MacLeod
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Added at 23:12 on 01 December 2022
Dave Parry
Added at 23:03 on 03 March 2024

Ascents

37 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
James Pearson Boulder | worked 5th Sep 2006
Dave Nodden Boulder | worked May 2009
Ignacio Sánchez González Boulder | worked 4th May 2009
Rupert Davies Boulder | worked 8th May 2010
Dawid Skoczylas Boulder | worked 11th Sep 2010
Mike Adams Boulder | worked 19th Sep 2010
Tim Palmer Boulder | worked 23rd Oct 2010
2 sessions.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/16126407

Leo Moger Boulder | worked 1st Jun 2011
Ed Hamer Boulder | worked 2012
Phil Rose Boulder | worked 4th Aug 2012
Tom Newberry Boulder | worked 16th Aug 2012
Ethan Walker Boulder | worked 25th Mar 2013
Tom Newman Boulder | worked 13th Aug 2013
Dom Bridgwood Boulder | worked 28th Jul 2015
Alex Barrows Boulder | worked 26th Sep 2015
Haydn Jones Boulder | worked 29th Feb 2016
Ash Wolsey-Heard Boulder | worked 11th Apr 2016
Luke Dawson Boulder | worked 23rd May 2016
Pete Dawson Boulder | worked 23rd Mar 2017
James Noble Boulder | worked 12th Dec 2017
Andy Burgess Boulder | worked 2018
Will Smith Boulder | worked 2018
Frances Bensley Boulder | worked 14th Apr 2019
Henry Henderson Boulder | worked 1st Sep 2020
George Newham Boulder | worked 4th Oct 2020
Andy Jackson Boulder | worked 7th Oct 2020
Billy Ridal Boulder | worked 16th Oct 2020
Joe Lawson Boulder | worked 15th Nov 2020
Rhys Langlands Boulder | worked 6th Apr 2021
Molly Thompson-Smith Boulder | worked 22nd Apr 2021
Buster Martin Boulder | worked 19th Jul 2021
Will Bosi Boulder | worked 19th Nov 2021
Jack Palmieri Boulder | worked 22nd Dec 2021
Leon Joyce Boulder | worked 22nd Oct 2022
Leven Rowan Boulder | worked 12th Nov 2022
Dave MacLeod Boulder | worked Dec 2022
Dave Parry Boulder | worked 13th Sep 2023 8A+ (hard)

Back in summer 2006 I stood in this cave whilst resting between goes on Ben's Roof, feeling the holds, wondering if anyone would be able to climb it. Keen Youth [James Pearson] stepped in later that summer and sealed the deal. Grade in the stratosphere as far as I was concerned. If you'd have told me in 17yrs time I would climb this I wouldn't have believed you.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/864171685