Roof Climb* VS 4b
[Hen Cloude Roof Climb, 3 kb]30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The first route to climb both tiers. 1) 4b, 20m. A crack leads to a step right into a groove then move back left again up another groove leading to the terrace. 2) 3b, 10m. Finish up the deep crack and easy chimney above. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Hen Cloude Roof Climb © ianslade
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Matt taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/15

Very dirty but had a nice back-and-footing section. Only did the first pitch then finished up Final Crack.
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Chris Murray

Epic route involving raptor shit, root grabs, nest grabs, digging gear placements out of mossy cracks (Peter Harding style...never thought I'd have to do that in The Peak nowadays), and an abb to retrieve lost gear. Did I mention the raptor shit?
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 30/Jun/15 with Dan Chadfield

Krista - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Mike Peak

LP1.Disjointed and festooned with bird crap, but still some testing & interesting moves
mattgrange - AltLd - 21/Sep/14

gpcomps - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/14

oddtoast - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Gav

chris warner - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Dhan Ghale

chris warner - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Dhan Ghale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/13

Great climb! Couple of difficult moves that tested me.....
Rob Royle - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Steph

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/13

Tamati - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Jane

JRigby - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Will

johnself1603 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

clearly not worth 2 stars it gets in the BMC guide, led both pitches together
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Graeme Hammond

kabutsu - 2013

Hidden - 22/Sep/12

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Lead P1 (4b)
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Becky B

beckybutcher91 - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Harry Yarrow

Joey C - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

nice route
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with joe

Gazleah - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with serge

Curly Rich - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with GMC Paul S

Ken led the first pitch which was covered in vegetation and not particularly enjoyable.
Allan FW - AltLd - 03/Sep/11 with Ken

antonymcphillips - AltLd - Sep/11

I led first pitch and Dan the second pitch. Found first pitch to be green, grubby and overgrown. Not very enjoyable. Second pitch was better. Not worth the 1 star it gets.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Dan L

stronglikebear - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Johnny B Diggerman

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Me P1, Kylie P2. Terrible climb, god knows how bad your regular climbs have to be for you to consider this worth a star. Covered in bird shit, greenery, dead birds (lots) and horrendous amounts of grass pollen. This route makes me want to physically assault the guide book author. Some small redeeming moves at the very top of P1.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Kylie Richards

Horrible doesn't come close to describing this route. Covered in bird shit and animal bones. A couple of nice moves on the top section. Would not recommend to a friend! I lead the second pitch. Got some help from the rope getting over a bit move on the first pitch.
Kylie - AltLd dog - 03/Jul/11 with mullermn

Finished the second pitch on Final Crack.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Michelle A

keith leonard - 2011

jimmys - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Markus

hotfeet - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Alex Pond

donkster - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with pete buswell, ben

Interesting, fun moves on the first pitch. Finished up Final Crack. Overall a great climb.
Marvino - Lead - 02/Aug/10

31770 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Jesse Dufton

stratandrew - AltLd - 07/Jul/10 with Andy Grantham

tontopink - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09

Oceanic - 30/May/09

Panda - 30/May/09

superturbo - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

Led second pitch. Not very pleasant climb, dirty and damp, also slipped and fell when seconding the first pitch.
Kirill - AltLd - 12/Oct/08 with Gerard Thornley

daviesp2 - AltLd - 20/Sep/08

AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Brendan Ferguson

ianslade - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08

eagleopus - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Gareth

gareth r - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Hywel

1 (4b) smolders, 2 (3c) Jason vegetated and dirty
smolders - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Jason K

Martin did the bird shit pitch (P1) and I did the bird nest pitch (P2). Nice moves on P1 but can't recommend this climb.
kleinej - AltLd - 08/Jun/08 with Martin

a_d_tru - AltLd - 31/May/08 with Alistair, Claire

manwithacam - 01/Apr/08 with Alex

timharrison - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/07

ebunick - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Jez

davek - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Duncan

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/07

Danos - Lead - Apr/07 with Ed

trevor macalonan - 2nd RP - 2007 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/06

Climbed as single pitch
Caralynh - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Nick Smith

Hidden - 28/Apr/06

Andrew Abraham - 2nd - Jul/05

Very green, but a nice flared Bridging move
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Dom Stockton

James B - 30/May/04

shona lead second pitch
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/03 with Shona D'arcy

Roget - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/91

SimonN - 2nd - 28/Apr/91

Nigel Bond - Lead - 03/Nov/85 with Bryn Roberts

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Mar/71 with ??

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, mmmhumous, ben comery, Rob Messenger

Total votes cast 54
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