Rockfax Description
8m. Although short-lived, the thin snaking-crack on the front of the buttress has good moves and good runners. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

FlavioL1989 07/Jun Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #4

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
MikeLell 09/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Too green!

with Fraser
Matt_C9716 10/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Adam
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Lead dnf
pbuggy91 19/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Adam Long 26/Apr/14 Lead
Alistair Corbett 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
sam corbett ?/Jun/13 Lead
with Alistair Corbett
efrance24234 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
saffy ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 TR
mheyes101 30/Jul/11 TR
craig naylor 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with nick
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Chris Harding 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Wendy
jshields 09/Oct/10 2nd

A stiff 5b move, but well protected. No way E2, my guide gives HVS, which is fair enough.

with Liam Weaver, Ed James
Bobbyonrock 30/May/10 Lead dnf
with Matt
maxkellock 19/May/10 Lead O/S

very good route think alot as you move on it though.

with Kazsa
szelest 19/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Andrew Abraham 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
JonBrown 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Low in the grade

dan gibson 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with john singleton
quantized 21/Apr/08 Lead dnf

I started up this having misread the guidebook thinking it was a Severe. No wonder I DNF!

with Tom Buckley
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Webster
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd
bobpilgrem 12/Jun/07 TR
with Bob/Nic
viking ?/May/07 Lead dnf

complete sandbag for hvs in its current condition - the upper crack is full of lychen - felt harder than E1

with padge
mattyork2 04/Feb/07 2nd
alaan 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Good gear all too low done to be of much use- scary for the HVS leader!

with Matt
Tom Last 30/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Great moves. Crux at the top. Bit of a sandbag at the moment. Upper crack's full of cr*p so no gear there. Fall from the crux would be a deck. E2 5b in the BMC guide.

with Cordelia Molloy
Hidden ??/2005 -
Andy Clarke 19/May/04 Lead O/S

Did this thinking it was HVS, from old guide. E1 probably fair enough, but not E2, as in new guide.

with ChrisA
Hidden 09/Aug/99 Lead O/S
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Hidden ??/1998 Lead dog
Duncan Bourne 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S

A right bastard

with unseconded
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/91 TR
Hidden 16/May/90 Lead
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