12m.

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.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 15/Aug Solo O/S
oli5896 13/Aug Lead O/S
with Rob
charley 17/Jul Solo rpt
yossarian714 14/Jul 2nd rpt
noteviljoe 14/Jul Lead G/U
KeenClimber 14/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
kev1307 22/Jun Lead
Nafclimbsrocks 19/Jun 2nd O/S
Stroppy 06/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun 2nd O/S
FDixon 05/Jun Lead O/S
PTR101 04/Jun Lead O/S
dinodinosaur 04/Jun 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 04/Jun 2nd O/S
devious wally 04/Jun Lead O/S
Graham Boxall 04/Jun 2nd
lewis_james84 01/Jun Lead
with admcne
admcne 01/Jun 2nd
Hidden 31/May Solo O/S
alaster tonge 30/May Solo O/S
DannyH001 04/May Lead
Hidden 27/Apr Solo
Matt Harmon 22/Apr Solo rpt
harry_lewis 22/Apr Solo O/S
with Matt Harmon
MusicalMountaineer 31/Mar Lead

Worthy of a star at least. Warm up. Severe is probably right. Great crux move.

georgenvk 27/Mar Solo rpt
mitseb 25/Mar Solo O/S
with Artur Kwiek
georgenvk 13/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2016 -
DeanD ??/2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Sophie Nunn 01/Nov/15 Solo O/S
charley 31/Oct/15 Solo O/S
John Eley 16/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Ed
Robin Nichols 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Roger
Capricorn One 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Solo
yossarian714 13/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 2nd
climbingisgreat 07/Sep/15 Lead O/S
trish1968 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Drew, Nick Bennett
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
alias dave 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
snowfluke 20/Jul/15 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.

with dave keogh
RyanOsborne 15/Jul/15 Lead
with Elena
Ele 15/Jul/15 2nd
with Ryan
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S

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

jules699 14/Jun/15 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/15 Solo O/S
smartydh9 12/May/15 Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 10/May/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead
stratandrew 01/May/15 2nd
with Rob Clark
fuzzysheep01 21/Apr/15 Solo O/S
JEP 18/Apr/15 Solo
Becks87 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
atom 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Roberttaylor 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
John Eley ??/2015 -
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
RM199 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
jonathandavey ?/Sep/14 Lead
Marti999 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
Benstar 20/Aug/14 Lead
Alex Hallam 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Bit of a rope faff.

with Ben Freeman
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S
naomibrazier ?/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Luke
luke13 ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Naomi
Deezel65 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
philmitch 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
barryp08 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with roland robinson
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Climbster 17/May/14 Solo O/S
with Climbout, Ian
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
matthomas79 18/Apr/14 Solo rpt
dsgarner 18/Apr/14 TR O/S
with Michelle M
Dacky 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with 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
with Andy Birtwistle
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
MischaHY 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
D.botts87 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Stevie F
HumphreyJ20 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Valentino 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Jay
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
benny_m 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Su
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
with Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 20/Aug/13 Solo
jjclarke70 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead
tomjemmett 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Wilkinson
MoWalker3 05/Jul/13 Solo
David Kay 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
frost 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with D Garry
mux 21/Jun/13 Solo
with frost
jogh 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Vincent
vinni 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with James
iskra2000 09/Jun/13 Lead
with 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
with BW
Bernie Wylde 05/Jun/13 Lead
with sp
sputnik 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead
Paul Hy 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Umer
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
with Edd Rab
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
with James Brierley, Dan Chicksand, Ian Silvester
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
James Worthington 06/Jul/12 Lead
with Joe
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
with rob rendle
Sam Simpson 16/May/12 Lead O/S

Ollies first outdoor climb, boy he was good

with 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
with Adam
Savlon 25/Aug/11 2nd
with Dave Bowler
Dave Bowler 25/Aug/11 Lead
with Helen Savin
Andy Hardy 21/Aug/11 2nd
joncurry 21/Aug/11 Solo
with Skinner
Hidden 18/Aug/11 Lead
Heggie 15/Aug/11 Lead
with Tim Rodgers
Sparrowmonkey 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Tala M
matthomas79 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Tala M 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
john.gaffney 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with 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
with Peter Parker
That Shallot 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Better than most on the edge

with Jenny
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
helios 01/May/11 2nd
with Sean Willetts, Mathew Cantrill
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Solo
Stoff 26/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with gpcomps
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
with Paul R
Stig 06/Apr/11 Solo
Sianny 31/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Nick
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

with Ed Lamb, Paul Highams
tradguy 06/Mar/11 2nd
ed_1973 06/Mar/11 Lead
MikeDowsett 06/Mar/11 Lead
with 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

with Sam Coe
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 Solo O/S
shed_hed 17/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
eel 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
with 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
with Ally Hurst
Steve J P 21/Jul/10 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 21/Jul/10 2nd
with sp
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Rachel S 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with 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
with On my own, straight from work
chrisboywonder 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Rach
R8JimBob88 09/May/10 Solo O/S
jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 -
trish1968 07/May/10 Lead
with Pete
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.

with Jacob Roberts
jacobroberts 02/May/10 2nd
igneouscarl 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Robert Jones
dja 19/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Stoff 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with gpcomps
gpcomps 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Goody 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with 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!

with Simon
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
with 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
with Brian
greggyboy 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Heaton
Shad ?/Jun/09 Lead
Shad ?/Jun/09 Lead
rbalmer 13/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jim Bird
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo O/S
williap 22/Apr/09 Lead
with James Sanders and Mark
dpmUK 15/Apr/09 Solo rpt
DanT 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with 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

Hidden 27/Dec/08 Solo
sonaf ?/Dec/08 Lead
with Chopper
Graeme Hammond 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
philwont 14/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Claire
HeatherF 13/Sep/08 Solo
dpmUK 30/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Hugh
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead dnf
whiting.jp 07/Jun/08 2nd
with jamesca
philwont 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Claire and Andy
Mr. K 18/May/08 Lead dnf
with Beth Flatres
lemonhead1986 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster
lemonhead1986 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster
Carl Smethurst 07/May/08 Solo rpt
embob 07/May/08 TR
with Pa
@ndy 20/Apr/08 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
dpmUK 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
with mrsbate
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

with 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
with 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
with Sally Thompson
G. Tiger, Esq. 05/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
9fingerjon ??/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
with Sam D
Hidden 21/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Solo
simonw1 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S

wet and windy

with Allan Watson
Allan Watson 20/Aug/06 2nd
with Simon Whitehead
Hidden 14/Aug/06 2nd
Ky 26/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Sampson
victim of mathematics 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Hidden 30/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Nicos 26/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Rampikino 22/Jun/06 Lead
with Cat
RETICENTFISH 30/May/06 Lead O/S
old un 30/May/06 Lead
with Steve Dorsett
Batty 15/May/06 Lead O/S
tontopink 28/Apr/06 2nd O/S
studly84 28/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with 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
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
mol 04/Sep/05 Lead
with Haggis
Hidden 19/Aug/05 Solo
DerwentDiluted 23/Jul/05 Lead
with 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
with Chris Allott
burnt ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
Laramadness 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
jimshrimp 05/Sep/04 2nd
Rampikino 21/Jul/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
dk247 14/Jun/04 2nd
with Neil Gregory
Hidden 27/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/03 Lead
Retroman3 21/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Emma
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Iain Thow 28/Mar/02 Solo rpt
Gman ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 16/Dec/00 Lead O/S
Roget 07/May/98 Solo O/S
Phil1967 20/Jul/97 2nd
with BMRT
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
with Rod
jacque ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 -
Iain Thow 13/Sep/87 Lead rpt
with Amanda (Richard), Richard Holmes
Andy Say 23/Jul/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 26/Oct/86 2nd
with Julian England
Derek Ryden 19/Aug/86 Solo O/S
Billg 28/Jul/85 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
babymoac 03/Aug/80 Solo
Ken Taylor 15/May/80 Lead
with Neil Williams
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Sean Kelly ??/1980 -
mikej 27/Aug/74 Solo
with E
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Voting
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
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High 4b
Mid 4b
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Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 31
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Style of ascent
Lead
Soloed
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
DNF
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Redpoint
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