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.

oscaig 31/Oct 2nd O/S
stacey73 10/Oct 2nd
with Emma
Hidden 27/Sep 2nd
jules699 26/Sep Lead O/S
spence 19/Sep Lead
TiffTiff 19/Sep 2nd O/S
pob 13/Sep Lead
with Pob
Hidden 29/Aug 2nd O/S
MusicalMountaineer 17/Aug Lead O/S


John Higgs 15/Aug Solo O/S
with Ollie
Ron 23/Jun Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 03/Jun 2nd
OliWoolland 03/Jun Lead O/S
with Matt, Steph
RyanOsborne 13/May Lead
with Elena
Ele 13/May 2nd
with Ryan
Hidden 04/May 2nd dog
Hidden 04/May 2nd O/S
manosand 04/May Lead O/S
Andy Morley 19/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Graeme Hammond 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with The Famous Grouse
yossarian714 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 30/Sep/14 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
monkeymatt 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

felt hard for the grade.

Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead
Stickle Tarn 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

In boots.

Hidden 10/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Wright.phil 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with jenni, ade
Jenni Lees 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew Hide
t8t9t8 22/Aug/14 Lead
with Jordan
Gerko ?/Aug/14 Lead
Potemkin 19/Jul/14 TR O/S
SophGreen 19/Jul/14 TR O/S
Smiffy91 12/Jul/14 2nd
ColClayton 12/Jul/14 Lead
jonathandavey 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Plenty of grass to be found en route, but still very pleasant.

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

Cat's Lead

with Perry Adams, Cat Smith
jimartin 19/Jun/14 2nd
Stefan Trebicki 19/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 2nd O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 03/May/14 Solo
Markheighton 03/May/14 Solo
philmitch 01/May/14 2nd O/S
Stefan Trebicki 26/Apr/14 2nd

First climb with Andy

Andy Campbell 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S

First climb with Stefan... in the rain & hail!

Goody 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Suzie Hughes
matt.stevenson 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Mar/14 Lead β
DanChad 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 09/Mar/14 Lead

Cracking little route. Best of the 3 easy routes in this section

Otis 14/Sep/13 Lead

Thoroughly enjoyable - the pick of the longer easier climbs

tgeh 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with tgeh
rich_hw 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
wiswilson 14/Jul/13 2nd
with Marcus, Neil Lloyd
SuperLee1985 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jjridley 19/May/13 -
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
monkeymark 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 01/May/13 Lead β
Eotech 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dutybooty 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Lead for my girlfriends second climb. Hard for a VDiff. Enjoyed the route. Soloed after.

with Jess
TJ Mather 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Transfered to atropine halfway up.

with Tom Robinson
BTphonehome 07/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 07/Oct/12 2nd
The Norris 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin
gavinpeach 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/12 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Oct/12 Solo
BTphonehome 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Kasha
Stefan Trebicki 16/Sep/12 Lead
matthomas79 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
dsgarner 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 08/Sep/12 2nd
scott.hill 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Alisa
tinyali 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
bsparky 04/Aug/12 2nd

Dave Lead, Me second, Jose third.

davemcummings 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Moved left onto next route by mistake

Natalyaaa 15/Jul/12 Lead

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!

Climbster 20/May/12 2nd β
with Leslie
rich.harvey 19/May/12 Lead O/S

First trad lead.

with Rich
darlolad 14/May/12 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tony
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
RichyBOYY 26/Feb/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead
timmyhobby 15/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Stevebratt 15/Oct/11 2nd β
with Jase
Nel Tindale 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ian Richardson
Becky E 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Steve Swanborough 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
sputnik 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 29/Jul/11 2nd
with Leander
David Kay 25/Jul/11 2nd
GF 24/Jul/11 Lead
SHCS 24/Jul/11 -
cjmorrow 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Simon Forman
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead
mattgrange 15/Jun/11 2nd
Dan Geh 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
AMJ098 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Paul Hazell
StewartBradshaw 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rampikino 08/May/11 Lead
with Cat
paul79 03/May/11 Lead O/S
BlueJohn 02/May/11 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
yemm 27/Apr/11 2nd
jimmyjames1985 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
p_won ?/Apr/11 Lead
with johnny walker
AMarchant 17/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/11 Solo O/S
jes82 13/Mar/11 2nd β
with Dave Hollinshead
Thompson 03/Mar/11 Lead β
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 03/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Josh Maye 02/Oct/10 2nd
georgenvk 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Tomber 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Straight forward but enjoyable route - difficult to set up a belay at the top. Very little other than 2 not fantastic stakes.

Stuart Hurworth 16/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Hard for a VD and two surprisingly awkward hop onto ledge moves.

pog100 05/Sep/10 Lead
with Cara, Dan, Rick, Cath Walton
vincentchopper 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Very nice exposed moves.

Rob84 28/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Steven Andrews 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Dave Mason 19/Jul/10 Solo O/S
igneouscarl 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Robert Jones
Steve J P 07/Jul/10 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 07/Jul/10 2nd
with sp
Byronius Maximus 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Goody 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Suzie Hughes
Jess patel ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead
CharlieC 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Novelty Matt
andy_e 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Bernie Wylde 02/Jun/10 Lead
with t
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd
SimonHolloway1 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Shane-Smith 08/Apr/10 Lead

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.

with Tiff
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd
andrea83 06/Apr/10 Lead

Pretty good. Better than prev VD. First day of climbing with BMC

with Buxton MC
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead
colin milton 01/Nov/09 Solo
Gh1 30/Oct/09 Lead
Carl Hanaghan 30/Oct/09 2nd
with Grant
bavarianGaz 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dan and Tom
Tom Lee-Field 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Dan, Gaz
LittleJoe 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
Leo Woodhead 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Wolstencroft
Steve Wolstencroft 04/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Leo
mikecollins 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with ellen tickle
Roget 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
troym 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
LMarsh81 18/Jul/09 2nd
davidwright 28/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Sam
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead
berry_a 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Hard for a VDiff. Good climb though with good protection although big gear helps.

with Dangerous Dave
cj1970 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 03/Jun/09 2nd
jk88 ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/09 2nd
joshedwr 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S

very wet... first lead

summo ??/2009 -
LP ??/2009 -
tanssop 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
SteWatkins ?/Aug/08 Lead
Benrj 19/Jun/08 Solo
with john kearns
mintcake 10/Jun/08 2nd
with John Kelly
CJE 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Gina Marie-Singh
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Solo
Trigoc ?/Mar/08 Lead

1st ever lead

with Phil
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
innesmac ??/2008 -
Calder 27/Oct/07 2nd
Reaver2k 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S

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!

pog100 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
davidwright 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd
Simon Caldwell 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

In heavy rain. A good route. Stake for belay with a choice of cracks near the edge for backup if you so wish!

with Carmen
gravity 09/Sep/07 TR
with Joff
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
leakster 31/Jul/07 2nd
with laurie
Chris Ellis 28/Jul/07 Lead
with Hillary Lawrenson
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
wirralclimber1984 15/May/07 Lead O/S
matt0759 15/May/07 2nd
Mark Collins 28/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Cook
adam carless 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Aug/06 Lead
with Ben R
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
JdotP 04/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with James Collingwood, Stuart Bury
d80f0u 02/Jun/06 Lead
with Alex
Shad ?/May/06 Lead
JdotP ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Laramadness 06/Sep/05 Solo O/S
gazbonutter 01/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd
lese4rsi 27/Jul/04 Lead
with John M
erica 27/Jun/04 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 27/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Erica
Hidden ??/2003 -
adamwesthead 08/Apr/00 2nd O/S


with Taylor
Howard J 21/Sep/99 Lead rpt
Howard J 08/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Ann Wilson
John Eley ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Iain Thow 02/Apr/95 Solo
Andy Say 08/Sep/91 Solo O/S
uphillnow ?/Jun/85 Lead
with Graeme Smith
Simon2005 ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Jude
mikej 12/Oct/74 Solo
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