Rockfax Description
12m. The steep crack in the left wall of the angular groove is reached via an 'expando-flake' and gives quality (though tough and painful) jamming. The route is always in the shade. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Foord 1968

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

phil64 31/Oct Lead O/S

Rams haw e1 !,

with Jim mitchell
RKirke 25/Oct 2nd O/S
Stroppy 25/Oct Lead dog

Really gutted to have taken a rest on this, if only I had fatter fists!!!

drewish 31/Jul 2nd O/S
with SteveE9
jon22 27/Sep/14 Lead
Lenny 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Phil .N
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead
Mike W 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
augustus trout 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
dominic lee 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 12/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Adam Booth 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Jammng practice, although didn't really do any jamming as much easier without. Think I got a forearm jam at the very top.

Daniel Heath 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Steady on wide fists, would be hard with smaller hands

with Eszter
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Tougher than it looked, classic Ramshaw fight.

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S

bomber jams - solid fists and hands. flake is distinctly hollow

Hidden 26/Jun/11 -
switch 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Nickie
dav 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Gill B
irish paul 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
edinbed 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 09/Jul/09 Lead

just could not get any good jams and resorted to really off balance laybacking

HamishD 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke Lindsay
areeves ?/Jul/08 TR RP
with Andy
Pete Graham 05/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd O/S
Rich Kirby 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
simoncov 08/Sep/07 2nd dog
with Simon Chetwynd
Karl Wooffindin 27/Aug/07 Lead RP

Amazing climb. Back off the first time because i wasn't commited to the horrific jamming above. My hands are too small and i forearmed jammed my way to the top. Stunning route. 3*

with Scott Mclellan
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 01/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 -
Gus ??/2002 -
Jon Read ?/Aug/01 -
Hidden 15/Jul/01 2nd
Peakology ??/2000 TR β
with cat
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom
ste_d 01/Sep/97 2nd O/S
with mik
Peakology ??/1996 Lead dnf

Fell from top, gear ripped, broken shoulder, head injury, 6 weeks off. Came back to do it in 2000.

with mod
Hidden 30/May/95 Lead O/S
ian caton ??/1995 -
with Martin
Roget 28/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with baccy
Michael Hood 02/Nov/85 Lead

Fell off 3 times before getting up.

Mark Kemball 30/Oct/83 -
with Johnny Dawes
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