Rockfax Description
12m. Start up the groove on the right then make a tricky traverse past the arete to a ledge. Finish up and left past blocks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Every Climb at Windgather.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Robin Nichols 10/Oct Solo O/S
Luke Davies 26/Sep Solo
yossarian714 13/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep 2nd
trish1968 05/Sep 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep Lead
alias dave 08/Aug Lead O/S
snowfluke 20/Jul Lead O/S

enjoyed this route, but be careful protecting the traverse. The rock that boasts obvious placements mid traverse is sounding a bit hollow. move over a couple more feet for a solid nut.

dave keogh
RyanOsborne 15/Jul Lead
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 24/Jun Lead O/S

Loved this climb, over hanging a bit, and good gear.

jules699 14/Jun Lead O/S

Nice climb. Traverse fine - tho I am short. Upper section intimidating upon first sight but easy in reality. Lovely climb.

John Higgs 05/Jun Solo O/S
smartydh9 12/May Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 10/May Solo rpt
Hidden 10/May Lead
stratandrew 01/May 2nd
Rob Clark
fuzzysheep01 21/Apr Solo O/S
JEP 18/Apr Solo
Becks87 08/Apr Solo O/S
atom 08/Apr Solo O/S
Roberttaylor 07/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Jacob Forshaw 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 27/Oct/14 2nd O/S

bit of a pain with the way the rope drags from the ledges above the traverse

jonathan_doyle 27/Oct/14 Lead
BoulderyDave 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 30/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 04/Sep/14 Solo O/S
TJ Mather 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Dom Bloomfield 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
amccann 04/Sep/14 Solo
Dom Bloomfield 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Megan Crowe ?/Sep/14 2nd
Marti999 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Ben Hallett
Benstar 20/Aug/14 Lead
Alex Hallam 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Bit of a rope faff.

Ben Freeman
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S
naomibrazier ?/Aug/14 2nd O/S
luke13 ?/Aug/14 Lead
Deezel65 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
philmitch 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
barryp08 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
roland robinson
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Climbster 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Climbout, Ian
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
matthomas79 18/Apr/14 Solo rpt
dsgarner 18/Apr/14 TR O/S
Michelle M
Dacky 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Danny, Agg
alpinemonkey 01/Apr/14 2nd β

Ended up doing this route after failing (falling-ofF) the E1 next door

odox 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Andy Birtwistle
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
MischaHY 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
D.botts87 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Stevie F
HumphreyJ20 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Valentino 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Glenn 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
benny_m 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
orb 03/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 20/Aug/13 Solo
jjclarke70 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead
tomjemmett 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dave Wilkinson
MoWalker3 05/Jul/13 Solo
David Kay 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
frost 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
D Garry
mux 21/Jun/13 Solo
jogh 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
vinni 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
iskra2000 09/Jun/13 Lead
Clare Downie
andrewlyons14 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Steve J P 05/Jun/13 2nd
Bernie Wylde 05/Jun/13 Lead
sputnik 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead
Paul Hy 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
biffy 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
HAJ Francis 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
The Patriot 05/Mar/13 Lead
rockman 05/Mar/13 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
popebenedictus 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
edd rab 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Joe Costello 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S
asmith37 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Lead
Strachan 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Stuart_Burbidge 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
j.townley 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
DanT 21/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Bradb86 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
bradburyd 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
rockman 12/Jul/12 Lead rpt
timcedwards 12/Jul/12 2nd
spooksthehorse 06/Jul/12 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Jul/12 Lead
valentinesbabe 28/May/12 2nd O/S

Loved this climb, just really nice moves all the way through.

Tithe Technique 28/May/12 Lead O/S
kez1 22/May/12 2nd rpt
rob rendle
Sam Simpson 16/May/12 Lead O/S

Ollies first outdoor climb, boy he was good

Ollie Yeo
cragant 12/May/12 Lead O/S
swoollock 12/May/12 Lead
MarkRoe 13/Apr/12 Solo O/S
matty123 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 30/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ricky6386 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
georgenvk 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
rockman 27/Mar/12 Solo rpt
rockman 27/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Nice route but only just severe

Dave Foster 24/Mar/12 Solo
Matt JM Stevens 23/Mar/12 2nd
Matt JM Stevens 23/Mar/12 Solo
CharlieMack 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
marcoleptic 27/Feb/12 Solo dnf

Too greasy & windy to solo

Will Caesar ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
rob 528 ??/2012 -
stevorobs3 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
markhilton 03/Oct/11 Solo O/S
fi15 02/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
A Crook 31/Aug/11 Lead
NeilGriffiths 31/Aug/11 2nd
Savlon 25/Aug/11 2nd
Dave Bowler
Dave Bowler 25/Aug/11 Lead
Helen Savin
Andy Hardy 21/Aug/11 2nd
joncurry 21/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/11 Lead
Heggie 15/Aug/11 Lead
Tim Rodgers
Sparrowmonkey 06/Aug/11 2nd
matthomas79 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Tala M 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
john.gaffney 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
dan m
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
naughtybadboy 03/Jul/11 2nd
chelsea1 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead
AB744 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 15/Jun/11 Solo
thomasadixon 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mitch1990 02/Jun/11 Solo
Dan Lane 11/May/11 Solo O/S
parker236 06/May/11 Lead O/S
Peter Parker
Onion magnet 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Better than most on the edge

Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
helios 01/May/11 2nd
Sean Willetts, Mathew Cantrill
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Solo
Stoff 26/Apr/11 2nd rpt
gpcomps 26/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Jake Young 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Fiskavaig 10/Apr/11 Lead
Paul R
Stig 06/Apr/11 Solo
Sianny 31/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Lead
PeteWilson 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hillson 23/Mar/11 Solo RP
Somerset swede basher 18/Mar/11 Solo O/S
cayteye 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

i have a sprained ankle so am breaking myself back in gently

Ed Lamb, Paul Highams
tradguy 06/Mar/11 2nd
ed_1973 06/Mar/11 Lead
MikeDowsett 06/Mar/11 Lead
Pete Scott
Josh Maye 02/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead
Monkey_bill 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
bigroomboy 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Hairy step on to traverse

PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 Solo O/S
shed_hed 17/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 02/Sep/10 Solo
Viki 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
TCarrick 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Christopher Hunter 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Jim Waterhouse
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
Liam Ingram 09/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Harry Holmes 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S
joeoutdoors 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Ally Hurst
Steve J P 21/Jul/10 Lead
Bernie Wylde 21/Jul/10 2nd
Spidermunkie 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Rachel Somerville 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Des Chadderton, Al Metelko
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Souljah 28/May/10 Solo O/S
On my own, straight from work
chrisboywonder 23/May/10 Lead O/S
R8JimBob88 09/May/10 Solo O/S
jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 -
trish1968 07/May/10 Lead
emlynroberts 02/May/10 Lead

Fairly easy for the grade, but you have a choice of protecting the traverse and getting rope drag or doing most of the route gearless.

Jacob Roberts
jacobroberts 02/May/10 2nd
igneouscarl 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Robert Jones
dja 19/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Stoff 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
gpcomps 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Goody 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Margaret Bowyer
Hidden 16/Mar/10 Solo rpt
philw ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead
howlingbaboon 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 26/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 01/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/09 2nd O/S
dashitboarder 19/Aug/09 Solo
BobPorter 07/Aug/09 2nd

Guide book had this as an S, so Sly claims a clean onsight HS on first day leading!

realslyshady 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S

First day leading, and ran out the top half. Don't tell my missus.

ukx 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Byronius Maximus 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/09 -
AMarchant 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Stu Air
Alfredo 08/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
climbingxcat 13/Jun/09 2nd
greggyboy 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Martin Heaton
Shad ?/Jun/09 Lead
Shad ?/Jun/09 Lead
rbalmer 13/May/09 Lead O/S
Jim Bird
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo O/S
williap 22/Apr/09 Lead
James Sanders and Mark
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Solo rpt
DanT 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Flick Towns
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Solo
summo ??/2009 -
Kayan ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
adam carless 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S

pointed at this one by James, nice little gem of a route

sonaf ?/Dec/08 Lead
Graeme Hammond 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead rpt
HeatherF 13/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 30/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead dnf
whiting.jp 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Mr. K 18/May/08 Lead dnf
Beth Flatres
lemonhead1986 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Lauren Foster
lemonhead1986 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Lauren Foster
Carl Smethurst 07/May/08 Solo rpt
embob 07/May/08 TR
@ndy 20/Apr/08 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 26/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
steve mee 05/Aug/07 2nd
mrsmish 05/Aug/07 Lead
fruitcake72 28/Jul/07 2nd β
mic_b 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Solo O/S
chris_r 27/Jun/07 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Not at all hard for a HS but a nice position as you come around the nose of the arete, worth doing but not from a challenging perspective

Luke Teverini
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/07 2nd
Si dH 05/May/07 Solo O/S
Alex@home ?/May/07 Solo
alj 26/Apr/07 2nd
hannah skeldon
mrsmish 21/Apr/07 2nd
steve mee 21/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd
nickhoward 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Sally Thompson
G. Tiger, Esq. 05/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Gustav ??/2007 Lead O/S
Goose4 ??/2007 -
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 -
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Howard J 26/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/06 2nd
daza 21/Sep/06 Lead
Sam D
Hidden 21/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Solo
simonw1 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S

wet and windy

Allan Watson
toasted 20/Aug/06 2nd
Simon Whitehead
Hidden 14/Aug/06 2nd
Ky 26/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Nicos 26/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Rampikino 22/Jun/06 Lead
old un 30/May/06 Lead
Steve Dorsett
Batty 15/May/06 Lead O/S
tontopink 28/Apr/06 2nd O/S
studly84 28/Apr/06 Lead O/S
thomas poulton
craig h 19/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 ??/2006 Solo β
ArnaudG ??/2006 Solo
Howard J 23/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Jeff Burgum
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
mol 04/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/05 Solo
DerwentDiluted 23/Jul/05 Lead
Nicola Pettit
Hidden 20/Jul/05 2nd
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 23/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Col Allott ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Chris Allott
burnt ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Matt Davies
Laramadness 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
jimshrimp 05/Sep/04 2nd
Rampikino 21/Jul/04 Lead
Liz Hay
dk247 14/Jun/04 2nd
Neil Gregory
Hidden 27/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 25/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Solo
Retroman3 21/Jun/03 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Iain Thow 28/Mar/02 Solo rpt
Gman ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/00 Lead O/S
Roget 07/May/98 Solo O/S
Phil1967 20/Jul/97 2nd
andrewbooth1000 20/Jul/97 2nd
John Eley ?/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Howard J 10/Jul/96 2nd
robtrooper ??/1996 -
astrecks 19/Jun/95 2nd O/S
jacque ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 -
Iain Thow 13/Sep/87 Lead rpt
Amanda (Richard), Richard Holmes
Andy Say 23/Jul/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 26/Oct/86 2nd
Julian England
Derek Ryden 19/Aug/86 Solo O/S
Billg 28/Jul/85 Solo
Dave Gregory
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
babymoac 03/Aug/80 Solo
Ken Taylor 15/May/80 Lead
Neil Williams
uphillnow ??/1980 -
mikej 27/Aug/74 Solo
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 29
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 30
Votes cast 26
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
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