Central Tower* VD
[Slabbiness, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. A green groove leads to a ledge on the right, step out left to another ledge and finish by the groove on the right. A bit vegetated, but still worth the effort and excitingly exposed towards the top! © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Slabbiness © John Higgs
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/15

John Higgs - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Ollie

Ron - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/15

OliWoolland - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15 with Matt, Steph

RyanOsborne - Lead - 13/May/15 with Elena

Ele - 2nd - 13/May/15 with Ryan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15

manosand - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Sheldon Webb

Andy Morley - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/15 with John Higgs

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/14 with The Famous Grouse

yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/14

Mayaculpa - TR - 30/Sep/14 with Mike Rotraxion

felt hard for the grade.
monkeymatt - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Phil McClure

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/14

In boots.
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/14

Wright.phil - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with jenni, ade

Jenni Lees - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Matthew Hide

t8t9t8 - Lead - 22/Aug/14 with Jordan

Gerko - Lead - Aug/14 with Jon Daniels

Potemkin - TR O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Sophie green

SophGreen - TR O/S - 19/Jul/14

Smiffy91 - 2nd - 12/Jul/14 with Colin Clayton

ColClayton - Lead - 12/Jul/14

Plenty of grass to be found en route, but still very pleasant.
jonathandavey - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14

Kap - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Cat's Lead
dsgarner - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Perry Adams, Cat Smith

jimartin - 2nd - 19/Jun/14 with Stefan Trebicki

Stefan Trebicki - Lead - 19/Jun/14 with John Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Solo - 03/May/14 with Mark Heighton

Markheighton - Solo - 03/May/14

philmitch - 2nd O/S - 01/May/14

First climb with Andy
Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 26/Apr/14 with Andy Campbell

First climb with Stefan... in the rain & hail!
Andy Campbell - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Stefan Trebicki

Goody - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Suzie Hughes

matt.stevenson - 2nd - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Mar/14

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Chris Murray

Cracking little route. Best of the 3 easy routes in this section
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Dan Chadfield

Thoroughly enjoyable - the pick of the longer easier climbs
Otis - Lead - 14/Sep/13

tgeh - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with imogene

ifletcher - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with tgeh

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Nikki

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

wiswilson - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Marcus, Neil Lloyd

SuperLee1985 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

jjridley - 19/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/13

monkeymark - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Rich Malcolm - Lead β - 01/May/13 with Lee Stanley

Eotech - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Lead for my girlfriends second climb. Hard for a VDiff. Enjoyed the route. Soloed after.
dutybooty - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Jess

Transfered to atropine halfway up.
TJ Mather - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Tom Robinson

BTphonehome - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

The Norris - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Gavin

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Simon Piron

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 04/Oct/12

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Kasha

Stefan Trebicki - Lead - 16/Sep/12 with Matthew Cunningham

matthomas79 - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

dsgarner - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Matt Thomas

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

scott.hill - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Alisa

tinyali - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Scott Hill

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

Dave Lead, Me second, Jose third.
bsparky - 2nd - 04/Aug/12 with Jose Baretta, Dave Cummings

Moved left onto next route by mistake
davemcummings - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Jose Barretta, Ben Sparkes

Climbed fine up to first step out on to ledge, freaked out as didn't have any big gear. After finally plucking up the courage to hop on to the ledge, didn't have the balls to step out on to the second, so finished up Long Climb to the left!
Natalyaaa - Lead - 15/Jul/12

Climbster - 2nd β - 20/May/12 with Leslie

First trad lead.
rich.harvey - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Rich

darlolad - Solo O/S - 14/May/12

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Tony

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Arthur parker

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/11

timmyhobby - Solo - 15/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

Stevebratt - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11 with Jase

Nel Tindale - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Ian Richardson

Becky E - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with John Maxfield PCC

Steve Swanborough - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Rick Clapham

sputnik - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 29/Jul/11 with Leander

David Kay - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Pete Dalzell

GF - Lead - 24/Jul/11

SHCS - 24/Jul/11

cjmorrow - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Simon Forman

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

mattgrange - 2nd - 15/Jun/11

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Jeremy Crampin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Paul Hazell

StewartBradshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11

Rampikino - Lead - 08/May/11 with Cat

paul79 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

BlueJohn - Lead - 02/May/11 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

yemm - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with John Newbiggin

jimmyjames1985 - Lead O/S - Apr/11

p_won - Lead - Apr/11 with johnny walker

AMarchant - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11

jes82 - 2nd β - 13/Mar/11 with Dave Hollinshead

Thompson - Lead β - 03/Mar/11

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10

Josh Maye - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10

Straight forward but enjoyable route - difficult to set up a belay at the top. Very little other than 2 not fantastic stakes.
Tomber - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Stuart Hurworth

Hard for a VD and two surprisingly awkward hop onto ledge moves.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Tom Kimber

pog100 - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Cara, Dan, Rick, Cath Walton

Very nice exposed moves.
vincentchopper - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with djcochran

Rob84 - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/10

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with James

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

Dave Mason - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/10

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Robert Jones

Steve J P - Lead - 07/Jul/10 with BW

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 07/Jul/10 with sp

Byronius Maximus - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Goody - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Suzie Hughes

Jess patel - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/10

CharlieC - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Novelty Matt

andy_e - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 02/Jun/10 with t

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/10

SimonHolloway1 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10

For a VD it's a really nice climb. Quite long and high up it has got some great features. the only bad thing is the is nowhere for anchors at the top so we just had to use an old rusty steak (it held though). Beware of the loose stones all across the top of this crag.
Shane-Smith - Lead - 08/Apr/10 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/10

Pretty good. Better than prev VD. First day of climbing with BMC
andrea83 - Lead - 06/Apr/10 with Buxton MC

Hidden - Lead - 08/Nov/09

colin milton - Solo - 01/Nov/09

Gh1 - Lead - 30/Oct/09 with Carl Hanaghan

Carl Hanaghan - 2nd - 30/Oct/09 with Grant

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Dan and Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Dan, Gaz

LittleJoe - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Sherelle

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/09

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/09 with Steve Wolstencroft

Steve Wolstencroft - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/09 with Leo

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with ellen tickle

Roget - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/09

troym - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

LMarsh81 - 2nd - 18/Jul/09

davidwright - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/09 with Sam

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/09

Hard for a VDiff. Good climb though with good protection although big gear helps.
berry_a - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Dangerous Dave

cj1970 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Colin Angus

jk88 - Lead - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09

very wet... first lead
joshedwr - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09

summo - 2009

LP - 2009

tanssop - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Andy

SteWatkins - Lead - Aug/08

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/08 with john kearns

mintcake - 2nd - 10/Jun/08 with John Kelly

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Gina Marie-Singh

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo - Apr/08

1st ever lead
Trigoc - Lead - Mar/08 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

innesmac - 2008

Calder - 2nd - 27/Oct/07 with Andy Clow

Dad led this after I had led The Crack, quite a few pully moves, especially lower down, but still only a VDiff at most, protection is perfect throughout!
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Reaver2k

davidwright - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/07

In heavy rain. A good route. Stake for belay with a choice of cracks near the edge for backup if you so wish!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Carmen

gravity - TR - 09/Sep/07 with Joff

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/07

leakster - 2nd - 31/Jul/07 with laurie

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Hillary Lawrenson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/07

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 08/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 15/May/07 with Rich Matthias

matt0759 - 2nd - 15/May/07 with wirralclimber1984

Mark Collins - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Simon Cook

adam carless - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06

Alfredo - Lead - Aug/06 with Ben R

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/06

JdotP - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/06 with James Collingwood, Stuart Bury

d80f0u - Lead - 02/Jun/06 with Alex

Shad - Lead - May/06

JdotP - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/05

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/05

gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/05 with Pete MacDonald

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/05

lese4rsi - Lead - 27/Jul/04 with John M

erica - 2nd - 27/Jun/04 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/04 with Erica

Hidden - 2003

Forshaw
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/00 with Taylor

Howard J - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/99 with Liz Sell

Howard J - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/98 with Ann Wilson

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jun/96

robtrooper - 1996

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Apr/95

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/91

uphillnow - Lead - Jun/85 with Graeme Smith

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1985 with Jude

mikej - Solo - 12/Oct/74

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