Rockfax Description
10m. The thin twisting cracks in the side-wall give a technical and sustained pitch to a good rest which gives you time to psych up for the tricky mantelshelf finale. © Rockfax

FA. Gabe Regan 1975

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age.

anguskille 06/Oct Lead β

Actually backed off this a year or two ago as it was too vegetated. Came back this time and it was pretty damp! Got away with it but it started pouring down minutes after I topped out

jimmysdead 20/Sep 2nd dog

3 falls. Tough route. Took the wrong line on the headwall.

with Jon Haddon
Andrew Abraham 19/Sep Lead dnf

Took a fall, went back up and got to the top out, started bricking it in the dark and backed off, poor show

with Ky
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
robertmichaeladams 26/Apr Lead


with Tim
Tim Rodgers 26/Apr 2nd

3rd go

Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
robman 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 TR RP
Andrew Abraham 21/May/14 2nd rpt

Pumpy up to the ledge! Solid lead by Pete

Ky 21/May/14 2nd O/S

Awesome but pumpy, bit of everything

with Pete Bridgewood
switch 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with John S
Andrew Abraham 10/Nov/13 2nd

Found it a little awkward pulling up the crack, but loved the route.

monsteratt 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Glad I decided to try and lead this - very chuffed to get it clean. Didn't feel as hard as I was expecting. Bit awkward getting gear in top crack.

Alistair Corbett 05/Oct/13 Lead

2nd attempt sweet route 3 stars!!

with Mike
Mike W 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 17/Feb/13 2nd
with Ian Faulkner
jacobjacob 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
ian d f 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Jacob, Tom C
Matt Cooke 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Andy Moles 14/Mar/12 2nd
with Malc
Hidden ??/2012 -
Brown 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Lilifa
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Hannes B 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with Sandra & Pascal
pipof747 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 24/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Not ideal as a warm up route...

Hidden 09/Apr/11 TR dog
jas128 09/Apr/11 TR dog
CharlieMack 06/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with David
Hidden 28/Jan/11 TR dnf
highlux 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Absolute quality. Mantle is precarious - but all there... Perfect gear too.

Spidermunkie 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Topped out on Hunky dory then went over and up the smeary slab of Circuit breaker. Good friction... for a warm day

willoates 15/May/10 Lead O/S

really nice, cool top move with good gear

with James, Chrissy
Hidden 23/Apr/10 TR O/S
quiffhanger ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
CharlieMack 17/Nov/09 2nd O/S

Rik climbed it in ideal cold dry clean conditions, then as soon as i got on it, it started raining and getting really windy! Still got it clean though

siah 02/Jun/09 TR O/S
with gavin nixon
AJ007 01/Jun/09 2nd
with Dan
dan gibson 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with AJ
Mr Wild ?/May/09 2nd
NDD 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 11/Dec/08 Lead O/S
mark button 27/Sep/08 Lead
with Alex Adgar
mux 14/Sep/08 -
with Simon Frost ,
frost 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with D Garry
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
with Pete Carmichael
mbutton ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 09/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dave evans
Jus 18/Feb/07 Lead dnf

Slimy holds at t'bottom of crack. Got v. pumped trying to place gear and then fell off.

mattyork2 05/Feb/07 2nd
alaan 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Matt
Si01 04/Feb/07 TR O/S
shark 05/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Lots of faffing before commiting myself - sorry again Dan for taking so long.

Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
John Southworth ?/Sep/04 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/03 Lead dog
Gus ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with ben rouse, simon "the horse" wilson
Hidden 17/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Mar/98 2nd
with Al Willoner
ste_d 12/May/95 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 23/Jun/93 TR
Mark Kemball 21/Apr/92 2nd
with John Jefferies
Rich Kirby 17/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Hidden 29/May/91 TR
Roget 16/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with colin
channinga ??/1991 -
Dave Musgrove 07/May/89 2nd
with Paul Dawson
Mark Kemball 01/Apr/84 2nd
with Paul Clark
stp 19/Jun/83 Lead

6 falls

Mark Kemball 08/Mar/83 2nd
with Johnny Dawes
Mark Kemball 02/Apr/82 Lead
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
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