Rockfax Description
14m. Traverse the crest of the huge perched flake (walk across or ride it - the choice is yours) to reach an easy groove. Awkward to protect so be wary of scaring beginners! © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

mattskeet1982 20/Mar Solo
Hidden 18/Mar Lead O/S
deacondeacon 27/Feb Solo O/S
RobRocks 30/Jan Lead O/S
Tim W 30/Jan 2nd O/S
M_Robinson 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Sara DG
Sara DG 04/Oct/15 2nd

fucking wierd route

android_lloyd 30/Aug/15 Lead
with Tom
Tom Packer 30/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Lloyd
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Andy Morley 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Andy Morley 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Dawn Metcalfe
olliehales 04/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
ASkingle 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Didn't like. Top of flake wobbley and hard to protect.

Andy Morley 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Morley
maddy92 27/May/15 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 27/May/15 Solo O/S
Connie-Em 27/May/15 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 26/May/15 Solo O/S
KeenClimber 17/May/15 Solo
jack 9895 02/May/15 Lead O/S
deanhorsburgh 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Chrissy202 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Eve
philgillespie 20/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/15 2nd
stevied01 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
natp ??/2015 -
CTansley1994 17/Dec/14 Lead
with Lee Ducker
Danbow73 20/Oct/14 Solo
with Rich
Chownsy 20/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Dan Bow
CTansley1994 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Charlie Whyatt
FernandoHidalgo 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Weirdest route I have ever done but it is interesting, very exposed, especially if you walk the flake.

tomjemmett 09/Aug/14 Solo rpt
with Will, Emily Beckett
dean beer 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S

good old chimney

with Charlotte
BenedictIEP 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Leleanor93 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Super duper awesome! Hoping to go for the HS finish at the next opportunity.

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 13/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead
Luke Jones 15/Mar/14 2nd
Theeni 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Supadeano86 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
JamesColeman 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Good fun

with Dean
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
Amber Chaloner 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Not much gear, but fun.

with Lisa
lost.arrow 29/Sep/13 Solo
tomjemmett 22/Sep/13 Solo rpt
with Chris Pearson
buxtoncoffeelover 25/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
BenRyle 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd
J McPhee 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Chapman
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ian MK 08/Jun/13 2nd
tomjemmett 02/Jun/13 Solo O/S
carl_123 12/May/13 Solo rpt
MartF 12/May/13 Solo O/S
stratandrew 21/Apr/13 2nd
with Dave Wylie
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
natp ??/2013 -
carl_123 07/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Binder 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Really fun!

jakethepeg 22/Aug/12 Solo
Peter Metcalfe 18/Aug/12 Solo

In descent -actually quite nice!

MrFreekie 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Ben
northy1983 ?/Aug/12 Solo

didnt realise it was a climb till aftre i downclimbed it

Peter Foster 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Don, Lewis, Ben White
Webster 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Dan Simcox 10/Jun/12 -

Like a scramble until the chimney which was very wet and easy to slip. The plank was fun.

with Mark James Kowal
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
j.townley 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/12 2nd O/S
robinmuzette 26/May/12 2nd O/S
with Heather Mungin
RichardN 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Trina B 23/Apr/12 Solo
ladymuck 15/Apr/12 2nd

Seconded in approach shoes before breakfast

MJP 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Climb before breakfast

Hidden 24/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
yarrow 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Great little adventure. Great exposure on the 'plank'

with Laura
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
thomaspomfrett 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
wendynicholls 16/Oct/11 -
with Dan Slome
Radical-G 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
lottiec 10/Sep/11 2nd
with Mikey P
mrmgrime20 02/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with james dowsett
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Marti999 09/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 09/Jun/11 Solo O/S


Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead
CChafer 29/May/11 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 29/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ellie
dan_o_b ?/May/11 Solo O/S
BB95 18/Apr/11 Lead
with Soph Flowers
sophiex3 18/Apr/11 2nd O/S


Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead
Josh_West 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Griff1990 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
chrisbrown_023 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
scotty h 04/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Steve Hammond, Lewis Mansell
lewismansell 04/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Dahinchl 23/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
antmorgan1991 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ladymuck 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Bit unprotected at the beginning!

MJP 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Kim led. Nice climb. Not much in the way of protection up the flake, other than a rhododendron bush to break the fall

with Paul Sims, Kim Ashworth
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
parker236 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Hennnel, Peter Parker
adamwesthead 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Hoult, Zeb
zebster 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Adam
Storm Hunter 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Solo
Chris Dovey 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
parksy986 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with chris dovey
Kamikaze Badger 25/May/10 Lead
with Phil Newing
richyclimb 22/May/10 Lead
Tala M 22/May/10 2nd
Kylie 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Started with the intention of leading Straight Crack but found it to be too hard to backed off back onto the diff.

mullermn 01/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
treeminkies 17/Apr/10 Lead
with carole
MPSBunny 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Matthew Turner
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead
ml_si ??/2010 Lead
Laura-lou 28/Oct/09 Lead
with dad
matt0759 17/Oct/09 Solo
Chris_Williams 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
maherp 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ellie
jcurley 05/Jul/09 Solo O/S
siah 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with hissey
ianslade ?/Jul/09 Lead β
with Dave
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Kingsjester 13/Jun/09 TR
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 31/May/09 2nd
Jake Howard 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Stitson
Graeme Hammond 31/May/09 Solo O/S
michael burrows 08/May/09 2nd
Lallylandslider 08/May/09 Lead
Richard L 26/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd
Richard Gilbert 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Warming up - first of the day.

with Helen
jepotherepo ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Helen
Andrew Lester 19/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
petellis 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Dave89 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Lady John
johanspun 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
keith leonard ??/2009 -
khumbu-Kid 28/Dec/08 2nd
with Ross
Valentino 28/Dec/08 2nd
Tom Styles 29/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Nice little climb! care is needed though, as there is dodgy gear placement on top of flake and then exposure across flake!

with Pete Jones
SteveM 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S

After backing off Rhodren and Straight Crack in the rain/low cloud/mist/fog* * delete as appropriate

with Kat
kitkat78 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Swam the chimney...

with SteveM
Tom Robinson 09/Oct/08 Lead
with Steve White
danm 06/Oct/08 Solo

in descent. Green!

BeccaSnowden 27/Jul/08 Solo rpt

I did it backwards, what a clever idea! :S

with Jason Turner
LeighAdams 27/Jul/08 Lead
with Eddie Banks
Killianmurphy 22/Jul/08 TR O/S

OK start and finish, cool exposure

with Becki moore
Becki Moore 22/Jul/08 TR O/S

good fun but the exposure is slightly un-nerving on 'the plank'

pimmie 30/Jun/08 2nd
with Stordy
Hidden 25/Jun/08 Solo O/S
djking1983 22/Jun/08 Solo
mmalbon 19/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Easy but no gear, scary on top of the flake, it's a long way down on both sides. Shuffled along the plank on my arse in high wind!

with Mick
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 08/Jun/08 2nd
The Bad Cough 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
MattT88 24/May/08 Solo rpt

In walking boots

MattT88 14/May/08 Solo O/S
with Dan Cummings
maggsy 14/May/08 Solo O/S
sarah87 14/May/08 Solo O/S

dont do it whens its really windy, argh!

with Daniel Cummings
krikoman 10/May/08 Solo O/S
Ollie Wickham 01/May/08 Solo O/S
DanT 26/Apr/08 2nd rpt

John's Lead

with Mand Hancock, John Hodgson
Hidden 18/Apr/08 Lead
mark32 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
pldarch 19/Mar/08 2nd dog
with Sam
sambosanquet101 19/Mar/08 Lead
skittles 08/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
roscoe6 16/Feb/08 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
stordys ??/2008 -
carl_coop ??/2008 2nd O/S
ClaireS ??/2008 Solo
with Dan Cummings
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
gingergeorge ??/2008 Lead
James Moyle 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Great fun climb - lack of useful protection improves it!

with D. Murphy
Will Hunt 10/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Good rock humping fun.

with Katherine and Tom Willdig
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/07 Lead
james.f.williamson 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/07 2nd
dja 05/Mar/07 Lead O/S
matt ling 05/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with dja
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Tom Last 30/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 04/Nov/06 Solo O/S
daza 19/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/06 2nd
captainH 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 10/Jul/06 2nd
Caralynh 21/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Was attempting Straight Crack (HS4a) but rain and greasy rock made me retreat into the chimney!

Hidden 21/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 30/May/06 Solo O/S
edmitchell 30/May/06 Solo
ASchwirtz 29/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with Hanna Wride
DanT 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Flick Towns
daza 29/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Jaybird
aaronthehippy 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Should have read the guide book. I scared two newbies

with Rubin & Rachel
MagnusL 27/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with My mate Paul
EAYL 23/Oct/05 Lead
with Patrick Snow
Jonny M 25/Sep/05 2nd O/S
jonnyboy 07/Sep/05 Lead O/S

funky climbing over the flake

davek ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Larson
Mike Turner 26/Jun/05 Lead
with Joe White, Abigail Turner, Joshua Turner, Rachel Turner, Dave White, Alan Beaumont
OffshoreAndy 31/May/05 Solo
stevo smith 16/Apr/05 Solo O/S
stevo smith 16/Apr/05 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 20/Feb/05 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 20/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
John Eley ??/2005 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 07/Dec/04 Solo
Rampikino 07/Aug/04 Lead
with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn
charlesmfrench 25/Apr/04 Solo O/S
with Ian _Haigh
jimshrimp 23/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Chesh ??/2003 Lead

Leg biter!

with Mash
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/02 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/00 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with lorna
Martyn ??/2000 -
Gus ??/2000 Solo
bullybones ??/2000 -
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
alan moore ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
Howard J 21/Aug/94 Solo
Roget 25/Dec/90 Solo O/S
babymoac 18/Nov/90 Solo
samt 02/Oct/90 Solo
with Dad
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Solo
angry pirate ??/1988 Lead
Ian Archer 04/Apr/87 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
paul59 18/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 08/Jul/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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