Rockfax Description
14m. Excellent climbing up the middle of the face, being steep and stretchy although with plenty of buckets to swing about on. The finish feels a bit bolder and a long way off the ground. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Boysen 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Stoff 04/May TR dog
Andrew, gpcomps
gpcomps 04/May TR dog

Out of my comfort zone, but very pleased to have made the crux despite the rests

tim newton 19/Apr Lead O/S
huw goodall
Hidden 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 22/Mar 2nd O/S
Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 21/Mar Lead O/S

Very good! Quite tricky to route read, although I should have just read the guidebook properly

Laurence Everitt 06/Sep/14 Lead RP

Ground up

ldadams 02/May/14 TR O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hannes B 21/Dec/13 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 03/Aug/13 TR
Keith Lonsdale
pipof747 20/May/13 Lead O/S
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 26/Jul/12 TR RP
Stoney Boy 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Agreed with the comments below. The friend placement is fairly poor now due to erosion and probably best not tested.

Nick Conway
Nick Russell 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S

very enjoyable, despite the crux being above truly awful gear!

WillDoyle 25/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Mike W 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Sarah Rudd
Alex Winter 13/May/12 Lead β

Got the numbers from Niels and Jake, so I had it more or less wired before leaving the ground. Great climbing. Fell off the back down a hole somehow.

Jake and Niels
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Matt Harle 27/Mar/12 Lead dnf
timmyhobby 22/Mar/12 Lead dnf

backed off cos i couldn't trust committing to the side of a load of gear in a sketchy slot!

Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Jonny Nick 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
andrew hammond 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Phil Davies
phildavies84 22/Oct/11 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf
lukea 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
shed_hed 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Nice climb. First E2 climbed. Marked for a possible future lead when I'm ready for E2!

Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT!! with good moves between good holds. the cam slot is very rather worn though there is possibly a good small wire below if the rock doesn't crumble but the top isn't run-out as per rockfax and it felt soft not hard at the grade

mattyork2 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Bloody excellent. Crafty hex beta ( ;

Rob Highland, Ruth Colston, Jimmy Highland
ciaran1999 17/Apr/10 2nd
jacobjacob 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 09/Jul/09 Lead

resorted to using a knee :)

Jez ?/May/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
HamishD 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Luke Lindsay
Boy ?/Mar/09 -
Ryan Edwards
maffujones 20/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Adam Quinn
Luke Brooks 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Neil Macdonald
Pete Graham 05/Jun/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jon Read 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
switch ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 TR
stevieo10 ?/Jul/06 TR
dominic lee ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
daniel lee
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Great climbing on brilliant holds.

Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 08/Jun/04 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 02/May/04 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/03 Lead β
DubyaJamesDubya 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Wonderful route. Felt comfortable at the grade.

Martin Flint
Hidden ??/2003 -
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 12/May/01 Lead O/S
nige ?/May/00 Lead
mark hounslea
Billg 01/Nov/98 Lead O/S
Phil McAllistair
ste_d 01/Sep/97 2nd O/S
uphillnow 22/May/97 2nd
Mark Gray
Hidden 30/May/95 Lead O/S
ian caton ??/1995 -
sadams 31/Aug/90 Lead

HVS in Mark's guide!!

Mark Bonham
Roget ??/1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
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