A Fist Full of Crystals | E6 Trad climb at Roaches Lower Tier

Named after a comment by Johnny Woodward after a top rope ascent:

Undoubtedly the hardest piece of climbing on the roaches. It has three desperate moves involving an unlikely toe-jam, a weird high sort of bridge and an all-out crystal move. There are no runners and a fall would land you in a holly tree. It will take me quite some time to pluck up the courage to lead it!


3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Nick Dixon Solo (Worked) 25th September 1983
Andy Popp Solo (Onsight) 1st January 1985 (approx)

1985 or 1986.

Johnny Dawes Solo (Onsight) 1st January 1985 (approx)

1985 or 1986.