Crab Walk S 4a

Rockfax Description
16m. Pull over the centre of the roof at a scoop then traverse crabwise leftwards between the overlaps to escape up the grassy groove at the left-hand end of the face. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

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bullybones - Sent - 11/Jun/15

John Higgs - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/15

RKirke - Solo O/S - 23/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15

It is a solo throughout the traverse and No pro at all,, until you reach the crack, so the belay is on the short crack I would tape up for the crack ,as I had beat up knuckles,
dean beer - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/14 with Charlotte

Finished out left due to wet slimy crack, that and the lack of holds, S 4a my bloody arse. Agree about the belay too, a stake about a mile away is all there is, if the traverse wasn't so good it wouldn't be worth the hassle.
Milne - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with tom

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 14/May/14 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Chris Murray

g1m147 - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with SCrossley

Nightmare. Had to solo and recover a jammed cam and have beat up knuckles! No pro at all until you reach the crack to the left. Fun traverse.
Ben T@ylor - Solo O/S - 22/May/13 with Alex wright

It is a solo throughout the traverse and the belay is in the next county.
detritus - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Ben Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/13

bullybones - Solo - 24/Apr/13

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 07/Jun/12 with Nick Eaton

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/12

Double Knee Bar - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/12

yarrow - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12

Paul Hy - Lead - 08/Mar/12 with Tony

PAJames - 2012

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/11 with Adam Gill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Dom Pauley

lewismansell - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Freezing couldn't feel my hands after the first 2 moves but a really fun traverse
jmjw - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Sophie R

Belay is miles a way, makes it impossible to communicate with 2nd
shafiq lalloo - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with szelest

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10

seconded toms route to remove gear after luke failed to leave the ground
ben comery - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Tom D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

szelest - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/10

Decked out, took a strange line on the traverse.
Double Knee Bar - Lead dog - 03/Aug/10 with Iain

Long traverse on no gear.
Kingsjester - Lead β - 03/Jul/10 with Tala Murdock, G. Tuson

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

Tala M - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with Adele Greenway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

radioactivekid - 2nd O/S - 29/May/10 with Kyya

hapymike - Lead - 17/May/10

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Christian Minett

donkster - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/10 with ben

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with donk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

ChuckstarUK - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Mark Blair

An enjoyable traverse but the finish was a bit green and as this was done in the height of summer I guess it diesn't get any better than that! Not much at the top to belay from either
markblair - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Charles Thornhill

HamishD - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Luke Lindsay

brew_guru - 2nd - 05/Jan/09 with gareth jones

gaz_jones - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/08

Rampikino - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Cat

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

stemill - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 11/Nov/07 with Ste

nai - Sent rpt - 05/Oct/07 with Nick Warren

Climb Rox - Lead - Oct/07

daza - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with Old Andy

decided to re-visit the ground whilst trying to tranverse the overlaps. Second attempt was a clean ascent.
doughboy_swiftandsure - Solo RP - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/07

Very enjoyable!
Marvino - Lead - 14/Apr/07 with Rach

Fell off!!
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with Marvino

C.J.Horsfield - 2nd - 2007 with tom boyle

Super route, tricky HS 4b, though it's unclear what level you're supposed to traverse at. I went at mid-height, with hands on the ramp line just above the big 'bucket' formations.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Carmen and Dave E

jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Sharon R

ikl minx - Solo RP - 07/Aug/06 with jonnyboy

tomboyle - Lead - 19/Jun/06 with horsi

timjones - Lead - 28/Jun/05 with Adeline Jones

mol - Solo - 07/May/05

Chesh - 2nd - May/05 with Lawrence

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/05 with Reuben

Hidden - 2005

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/03 with Shona D'arcy

Gus - Solo - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/02

Hedley - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/01 with Emily

Gus - Solo - 04/Mar/00

Phil West - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/99

kitkat78 - May/99 with Gavin E

rlrs - Lead - 1999

michael burrows - Solo - 21/Jun/95

Duncan Bourne - Solo - 30/May/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/91

nai - Solo - 1991

mikej - Solo - 18/Apr/81 with Bob Lewis, Mike Mason

rogerskews - Solo - 25/Feb/79

Dave Musgrove - 15/Apr/78 with Kenny Winkworth, Richard Crewe

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