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Roche Abbey
April 09, 2016, 11:50:58 pm
Is there a topo for this place? I visited years ago - managed to locate Crystal and Borg but nothing else.  Fancy having a go at the stuff on the Beef buttress - the likes of Faith / the Jazzy / Habits problems. Very keen for some near-local limestone bouldering (and re "sensitive access"....  rest assured, I am a pretty quiet chap!).

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#1 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 12:00:22 am
There isn't a topo, think it was in the guide that anstons in as well, that sold out years ago.

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#2 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 07:40:39 am
It wasn't in the Betaguides Anston guide but I think he is currently working on an in depth agnesian limestone guide so it should be covered in that.

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#4 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 09:12:44 am
Agnesian? Someone who doesn't believe in proper limestone?

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#5 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 10:45:30 am
Agnesian would be someone who isn't sure if proper limestone exists or not Lee, you're thinking of Athiesian.

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#6 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 11:31:42 am
Beef Buttress is above the car park. Easy to find.

All the problems are described in detail here.

http://peakbouldering.info/areas/7-far-eastern-limestone/crags/123-roche-abbey/boulders/538-beef-buttress#.VwoqjNR4WrV

Check out the videos as well and you'll soon get your bearings.

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#7 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 12:32:00 pm
Quite right dave, damn non believers

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#8 Re: Roche Abbey
April 10, 2016, 11:03:40 pm
Cheers everyone for your help on this.... I'll hopefully revisit the place this midweek - I have an appointment in Sheffield that should finish early enough for a bouldering hit on the way home (pervert that I am, I would prefer some dubious limestone than the glories of peak grit!).

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#9 Re: Roche Abbey
February 05, 2019, 05:02:35 pm
Does anyone have a topo for impossible roof they can share we me?
Regards Jordan ☺️

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#10 Re: Roche Abbey
February 05, 2019, 06:24:24 pm
I've pmed you a link.

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#11 Re: Roche Abbey
February 05, 2019, 07:42:47 pm
 :clap2: thank you.

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#12 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 03:43:46 pm
Anyone know how Beef Buttress fares in the rain? Does it stay dry in wintery showers like those forecast tomorrow?

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#13 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 04:12:20 pm
Should be good tomorrow I reckon. Beef buttress is pretty weatherproof, it can suffer with condensation but no risk of that tomorrow.

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#14 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 04:46:20 pm
Appreciate it, thanks Remus.

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#15 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 05:10:04 pm
Can confirm you should be pretty safe at Beef. Was there last Friday, when I believe a lot of the Peak was rained off and the majority of the crag was dry.

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#16 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 05:28:39 pm
Thanks.

What's the parking like these days? I used to park on the road close to Impossible Roof, but can you actually just park under Beef?

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#17 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 05:29:36 pm
I've always done that. Never had an issue (have heard of people being asked to leave but not in winter when it's likely to be quiet)

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#18 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 08:08:41 pm
Is lamping allowed at roche? I've never been so no idea if there are buildings in view

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#19 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 08:28:33 pm
Thereís no buildings in sight of the crags afaik. Itís a bit weird when you leave after 6pm and the barrier is across but if you drive up to it then it opens.

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#20 Re: Roche Abbey
January 06, 2022, 09:29:50 pm
Is lamping allowed at roche? I've never been so no idea if there are buildings in view

Access has always been a bit on the dodgy side so I'd shy away from lamping myself. Not to say you couldn't get away with it though.

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#21 Re: Roche Abbey
January 09, 2022, 01:52:18 pm
Thanks for the knowledge folks, had a good session on lovely dry rock in crisp connies.

Thereís no buildings in sight of the crags afaik. Itís a bit weird when you leave after 6pm and the barrier is across but if you drive up to it then it opens.

I left at 16.40 on Friday and the barrier was already across. Definitely a bit freaky but it did open. Assume that means you can't get in after a certain time though, maybe 16.00 or so.

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#22 Re: Roche Abbey
January 09, 2022, 05:10:53 pm
Is lamping allowed at roche? I've never been so no idea if there are buildings in view

.. I'd shy away from lamping myself.

No, never a good idea that, Remus  ;) I'd always assumed "lamping" was a slang reference to hitting. Just googled "lamping" and now know it's a reference to hunting with lights - to dazzle prey, to either shoot, or release dogs. I'm wondering if that could be why using lights in the Peak is often a sensitive issue?

Re Roche Abbey. I often used to get ridiculed for suggesting the place on a wet winter afternoon, so good to see it's more in vogue these days.

Thanks for the knowledge folks, had a good session on lovely dry rock in crisp connies.

Thereís no buildings in sight of the crags afaik. Itís a bit weird when you leave after 6pm and the barrier is across but if you drive up to it then it opens.

I left at 16.40 on Friday and the barrier was already across. Definitely a bit freaky but it did open. Assume that means you can't get in after a certain time though, maybe 16.00 or so.

Sorry, this reminds me of a little adventure that Steve "The Pro" Lewis and I had at Lorry Park in Matlock about three years ago. We were parked in the council building car park below the crag, and set off in a bit of a rush, so that Steve could pick up his son back in Sheff. We got to the barrier, and it was locked shut. Shit  :slap:

I had a good look at the locks, and realised the plate was only bolted onto the rest of the structure, so ran off, telling Steve to wait there, returning with a set of tools after knocking on a couple of doors.

Unbolted the plate, released the barrier, before reassembling after we'd "escaped". Returned the tools, and sped off back to Sheffield. We'd had a good afternoon, redpointing a couple of good routes, but that was definitely the highlight  :lol: :2thumbsup:

 

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