Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the groove to a roof then make bold moves out right to enter and climb the crack on better holds. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Salt 1968

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

BDC 15/Jul Lead O/S
with Alec
Sam Simpson 18/Jun Lead O/S
PeteWilson 21/Mar Lead O/S

with in-situ dead blackbird. thought this was the best route of my day :) think hvs is more fair but will take the E1 tick ;)

with Andrew Graham
switch 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead dnf
jon22 27/Sep/14 Lead
pearson9596 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Cawley
Tala M 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First real gritstone E1 onsight, was so pleased to get this! Found it quite sustained and placing gear a bit pumpy, but then again I did kinda lace it with gear!

mcb 31/May/14 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
Mike W 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
augustus trout 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mitch
dannyboy83 12/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Nick Russell 07/Jul/12 Lead β

Beta: watched Will climb the first part

Alex Winter 13/May/12 2nd O/S

Good. Doesn't look it.

with Jake and Niels
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead
Stevepg 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Olly, Simon
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

run out off width at the top - took ages to get the four feet up it to reach the finishing slopers...

chrisbussell 19/Jul/11 2nd

Wet and greasy, but strangely ok

with Tim O'Neill
Dan Geh 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tgeh 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with dan geh
simonward 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lukea 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dan
djking1983 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S
nickcanute 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with tim parkinson
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
ldadams 02/Sep/10 2nd
Matt10 02/Sep/10 2nd
with ldadams
Irn Bruce 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fine climb. Nice move with good holds over the overhang. The crack was a bit fiddly but not too hard to work out in the end. Temp was 27deg so didn't fancy the slopers at the top - instead opted to shimmy gracefully up the wider crack!

jacobjacob 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

just after shafmans epic fall!

shafiq lalloo 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
donkster 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with ben
cooper leek 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with donk
MattT88 12/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Still can't crack climb

daveagriff 18/Jun/09 2nd
hembug 18/Jun/09 Lead rpt

first E1!!

with dave
Anthony Allsopp 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Sandy Holford
Sandy Holford 24/May/09 2nd O/S
frume 02/May/09 TR O/S

self belay on shunt

with Myself
HamishD 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke Lindsay
jcurley 19/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
simoncov 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Chetwynd
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 01/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
Gus ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Roget 28/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with baccy
Hidden ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Votes cast 15
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 15
Votes cast 14
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set