38m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Not much more direct than the original. 1) 5a, 14m. Climb the wide crack that splits the face on the right awkwardly to a good stance on the regular route. 2) 4c, 14m. The flared groove, then the flake on the left, lead to a ledge. Originally the wall on the right was climbed, deviously. 3) 4a, 10m. Finish up the widening and easing crack just left. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 03/Oct AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep 2nd dog
mark4344 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Michel
tonevert 26/Sep Lead O/S

straight forward

with derryn, yvette
Hidden 13/Sep Lead
Brannock 29/Aug Lead
Dan Geh 15/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead p1 and p2 in one. Not too hard for vs.

tgeh 15/Aug AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 07/Jul Lead dnf
Julesthe1st 27/Jun AltLd O/S
with Robin
Robin Brooke ?/Jun -
with Julian Woodward
Davidchatterton 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with heyhoot
Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
jwhereat 09/Aug/14 AltLd
bendevonport 29/Jun/14 2nd dog

Hell is a perpetual ascent of P1. The drizzle made the rest a pig to finish, I set off to lead the last pitch but backed off, Jon finished.

jshields 29/Jun/14 Lead

Pretty grim and tough for the grade, though fair to say the rain didn't help. Hoping Ben forgives me for suggesting it, Rock Fax gives it a technical symbol - for what, the head jam!

Hidden ??/2014 -
Fragmod 14/Sep/13 2nd
Eddie1234 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2.

with John Bish
John Bish 02/Sep/13 AltLd

lead 1st and 3rd pitch

HAJ Francis 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first and second pitch

galpinos 03/Jul/13 AltLd
with Sam
hellboundblr 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Ardian P1 and half of P2 (I led P2 with Bikerman, years earlier). I took easiest line to top from P2.

with Adrian Jones
adrianj 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Lead pitch 1 Bry lead pitch 2 to top Bitch of a thing

chrisbussell 11/Jun/13 AltLd
with Tim O'Neill
johnself1603 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led Pitches 1 & 2 as one, Pitch 1 was desperate and seemed a complete sandbag! Jim led pitch last pitch as per BMC guide (rockfax wrongly show it finishing as per Final Crack)

with Jim
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd
ross brinson 01/Oct/12 AltLd
with Dan Webb
Jimbo C 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I took P2. A lovely outing and a unique grit crag giving such long routes. P1 pretty tough and maybe peeping into HVS territory.

with Chris, Pete
Alex Thompson 29/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Bad idea to jump on 5a thrutch with a hangover...

with James Williamson, JonnyO
darlolad 23/Jul/12 AltLd
timmyhobby 05/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

p1 and p3

with russ
R2B 05/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
cragfox 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 AltLd
Bry 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
marcoleptic 24/Sep/11 AltLd dog

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible! Led P1 & fell off. Had done Delstree & Bachelors left hand already & found this harder. Worth it for the L/H crack finish tho.

with max
Gazleah 18/Sep/11 AltLd rpt
with serge
tim.fairhall 18/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Matt
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
D J Williams 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with adnam
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nathaelle Bouttes
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 AltLd dog
donkster 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with ben, DaveNW
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
JRae 01/Aug/10 AltLd

A good fight!

with Oli H
Oliver Houston 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd, finished direct up an easy crack (unmarked in WG), fun and in keeping with the line

GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead dnf
ben comery 17/Dec/09 2nd dnf

Struggled to leave the ground, did central climb instead

with Tom D
Nicholas Livesey 12/Sep/09 2nd dnf

I did the first pitch but we were moving slowly as a three so with the light fading I fell on my sword and lowered of...must go back to complete the route

with Paul Palir, Rob Pontefract
tomthecoolperson 02/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Andrew
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Mr Wild 19/Jul/09 Solo
argylectu 05/Jul/09 Lead
tontopink 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Oceanic 30/May/09 -
Panda 30/May/09 -
Darragh ?/May/09 -
with Mark
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Gazleah 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Netgear7 ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
sarah87 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Masterman
sarah87 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Masterman
snakebite 11/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Secker
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 12/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 11/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with John Sargeant
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd
trevor macalonan 27/Aug/07 2nd dog
with Tim
timharrison 26/Aug/07 Lead rpt
jasonpm 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave, Dave.
Hidden 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Matt Shepherd 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
LakesWinter 05/Aug/06 Lead dnf

Kept falling off on the last bulge of the 1st pitch, it was hard for 5a!

with Wil
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
stevieo10 ?/Jul/06 2nd
with gritrashgraham
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S

Great jamming crux.

with Adam W
Lawrence Eccles 03/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with A. Crook
Andy Clarke 21/May/05 Lead dog

Found P1 properly brutal, but exhilarating. Led Ps 1&3.

with Rob
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 31/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/04 AltLd
ASchwirtz 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

shona lead middle pitch

with Shona D'arcy
Hidden ??/2003 -
shaun walby 27/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Phil West
Iain Thow 29/Aug/96 AltLd

Led pitches 2 & 3, 4b, 4a.

with Dave Walch
Roget 05/Apr/92 Lead O/S

Self belayed first pitch

Raggar 28/Jul/90 2nd
with Steve B
babymoac 02/Feb/89 Lead
with kevin B
Nigel Bond 06/Feb/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
RichardMc 30/Apr/77 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
tapley 02/Nov/69 Lead O/S
with Derek Montford
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