Beckermet Slab* S 4b
[Rich just after scuttling along the crux, 2 kb]14m. Mild but bold. Bridge up the gully then hand-traverse out left (crux - very hard for the short) to gain the front face which is climbed leftwards to a finish up the delicate slabby groove (poorly-protected), then the arete on the right. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Twelve fine routes in the lower grades at the Roaches, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Roaches w sobote? :).

Photo: Rich just after scuttling along the crux © Paul Hy
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Accidentally missed the slabby bit, so probably a bit easier
s1362083 - Lead - 30/Nov/14

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 25/Oct/14

Danbow73 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/14 with Rich

Chownsy - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/14 with Dan Bow

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 12/Oct/14 with Dave Smith

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Paul Sherman, Ceara

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

rohai545 - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Helen

ht543 - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Krish

mky77 - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/14

beeney - 2nd - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Psych - Lead O/S - May/14

samej - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 20/Mar/14

Markheighton - 2nd - 20/Mar/14

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/14 with James C, Dave W

jack 9895 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

rawz - TR O/S - 12/Nov/13

RUDIN.J.D.H - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/13

JEP - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/13

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Dave E

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Claire D

ClaireD - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Paul Hyland

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13

Watch for rope snag... use more extended runners.
RichardLeggett - Lead - 14/Jul/13

JDSwain - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

ruthonbike - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Rowan Shaw

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

angry pirate - Lead - Jun/13

Bold start
paul_j_burgess - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Linda Wales

MoWalker3 - 26/May/13 with Jaqi

Hidden - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Made a complete hash of this one, went too far up mauds garden, and didn't fancy crawling along the gap. Must go back and do the actual route.
mevanssmith - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/13

kez1 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with rob rendle, james davies

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with Liz davies

Ralphus - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Stefanie Gunst

tommylongfellow - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with mountainpunk

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Andre and Jamie (OUMC)

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 17/Feb/13

mountainpunk - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Tommy

Hidden - 2013

Montecore - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Ben Simpkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/12

daviesp2 - Lead - 04/Sep/12

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Craig Perkins, Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Joshua Turner

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/12

Matt_C9716 - Lead - 26/May/12

TM_Horton - Lead - 25/May/12

Double Knee Bar - Solo rpt - 22/May/12

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 12/May/12 with Nicola Pettit

cathymiller - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with jo marshall

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/12

Double Knee Bar - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/12

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Jo

jonny357 - Lead - 27/Mar/12 with Dominic Reynolds

timmyhobby - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

davegardner - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 24/Mar/12

franhammond92 - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

byatt2002 - Lead - 24/Mar/12

jmcshopes - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

aharbey - Lead - 09/Mar/12

jonny357 - Lead - 09/Mar/12 with Ben

studly84 - Lead O/S - 2012 with thomas poulton

Sam Melville - 2012

Blisco - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/11 with Khalid Qaswari

Did it with a head torch! Foul wind at top so coiled the rope quicker than ever.
khalidq - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/11 with David Gruar

Alex Wade - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Henry Brown

Henry Brown - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with alex wade

Alex Cole - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Henry Brown, Alex Wade

ryansb90 - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Sophie Thompson

swoollock - Lead - 15/Oct/11

cragant - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Awkward start, till you find the trick.
Fiskavaig - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Jason J

marcoleptic - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

terri mc - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Lynsey Eve

evel - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Terri

CChafer - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/11

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/11 with Mike R, Ian

DaNo123 - Lead - 16/Jul/11 with Hannah

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

ayuplass - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/11 with cath

For those of us vertically challenged folks (Im 5 8) getting some pro in early is the crux. Nut ok in the vertical crack, its just reaching far enough over to get a nut (or small cam?) into the horizontal crack. And yes that rather polished looking large foothold is a polished as it look. Saying that still a worthwhile climb.
Kamikaze Badger - Lead - 28/Jun/11 with Phil Newing

was horribly wet and slimmy! not a very nice warm up
Fred_Richard - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Kat

kat-lyle - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with fred

Fun crawling under the slab. Severe? I wouldn't say so, maybe we found an easy way up
JimboWizbo - 2nd β - 11/Jun/11 with Ian

Awkward in places though not difficult. Nice belay position at top. Good warm up Repeat 15 Oct 11 on SPA course/second - saving damsel in distress from the first move!
ipblake - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Jim

Mike (lead) and Ian
Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with Mick C, Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Darren Belfield

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/11

jaggett - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

Jason lead
tsjx - 2nd - 08/Apr/11

Jason lead
paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Tom Jones, Jason

fun climb, excellent hand traverse for v diff, a bit short on protection
dillsupertramp - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Daniel Pitt

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/11

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11

with emily and olly
groliver26 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Gavin Oliver

shafiq lalloo - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with szelest

szelest - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/11

njlyons - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with martin l

dpitt83 - Lead O/S - 2011 with neil clapham

John Mckeating - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

bit of a scrambling start, but fun once the slab starts.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with John Lewis

marshy_88 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with daneil rylett

Matt10 - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with ldadams

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Tracey

reubensampson - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Antony Grayson

Nice clean lead, tricky start for a VDiff.
mmalbon - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with James, Simon

Jacqui Parker - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Stu Burbidge

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Leon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

Shane-Smith - 2nd - 21/Jun/10 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd β - Jun/10

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 22/May/10

FrankW - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with MMC Various

great start - keep bridging up until you can reach a positive hold
gilbert - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Holder

gingergeorge - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with 15oth trg

Shorty83 - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Giles

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

Neil Metcalfe101 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Phil 'the Duke'

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Barry D - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Trish

Struggled at the start. Not a VDiff for sure.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Nathan

Hidden - Apr/10

Got a little lost and took the ledge under the overhang...looking for the horizontal break in the left hand wall and could only find diagonal ones (perhaps it was my poor perception!) The slab felt bold but wasn't really
Laura-lou - Lead - 15/Mar/10 with Paul Shepherd

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Nathancoward - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/09

Jack Loftus - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/09 with Nick

Barry D - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Chris M

JEP - Solo - 04/Oct/09

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Roger Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/09

dean79 - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with steve

ayuplass - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with miles and cath

wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Dave Clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Not Bold at all. Gear is fine all the way up I thought. Need a bit of hand and arm strength for the start, but a quick move left brings big jugs again and the arete. Easy from then on. A BOLD climb of similar difficulty is Slab and Arete (skyline).
Max2559 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Emily Burden

frume - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Dan Bluck

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 31/May/09 with Jake Howard

Jake Howard - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Mark Stitson

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Rampikino - Lead - 24/May/09 with Cat

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 02/May/09 with PaulGreenhead

EAYL - Lead - 24/Apr/09 with Mat J

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

A very bold climb once the first move was cracked around the lower face it was fine
ianslade - TR RP - 20/Mar/09 with Dave

erica - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Erica

koopa - 2009

keith leonard - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/08

donkster - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08 with dennis

danleyden - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Robin Van den Hende

great bold start to this route! once established on the hand traverse the moves flow nicely!
2RoyalAnglian - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with john

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

The first move was much more intimidating when leading than seconding, but I did manage to get 2 good pieces of gear in before comitting. I can't believe this is down as a VDiff in my book (On Peak Rock)!
mmalbon - Lead - 31/Aug/08 with Mick and Simon

pldarch - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/08 with Edwin

Tried to lead this as it was a VDiff but couldn't even find the start! I missed it completely and went up to the large overhang above then crawled left, which missed out the first part of the climb! After which,I retreated to suss where to start properly. Eventually we found it, Mick lead it and it's a really good climb with an excellent first move which is a little bold.
mmalbon - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Mick and Simon

A grungy first half and a wonderful arete to finish.
hugh2002 - 2nd - 14/Jul/08 with Gem

This is a Diff in my original guidebook (Paul Nunn). Eee - they were 'ard them days
Colin Matheson - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Reg

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/08

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Chris Drinkwater

Nice.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Easy really.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Daniela

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

simonfife - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with ali

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daza - 2nd - 12/Jan/08 with Alex

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

carl_coop - 2nd O/S - 2008 with George Best

gingergeorge - Lead - 2008 with carl_coop

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2008 with Kris Scheinkonig

Wet, windy and great fun ;)
timjones - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/07

Blisco - Lead β - 07/Oct/07 with Paul Crafter

Will Jung - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Joe Robinson

Interesting first moves - second had to leave 1st bit of gear behind! Simple climb - Diff in my guide, don't think I went wrong way.
Stav - Lead O/S - Oct/07

I think i did this wrong. I went up the face of maud's garden then crawled along under the roof. 'Poorly protected' is not the word for the last half of the climb which has no protection. Felt very proud i did.
ungracefulathlete - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Jonathan

pepperpot - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07 with Rod Deaves

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/07

Think I went too high, and ended up crawling under a roof. Placed a runner too early giving really bad rope drag. I managed to get at least 2 decent nuts (top one was 100% bomber) on the final slab, not sure why other's struggled to find gear
pottsworth - Lead - May/07 with Kat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07

Little gear placed, especially within the first 5- 10m of climb
Tom Hopkinson - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Stuart Honick

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/07

2RoyalAnglian - Lead O/S - 2007 with mark ansty

LP - 2007

leakster - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with laurie

EAYL - 2nd - 19/Sep/06 with Peak

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/06

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with Rod Deaves

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/06

tontopink - Lead O/S - 10/May/06 with Steven Farden

Howard J - Lead rpt - 09/May/06 with John Mcfadzean

djking1983 - Lead - 06/May/06 with James Fry

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/06

dan gibson - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Caralynh - Lead - 29/Oct/05 with Iain Simpson

Jeremy Wilton - Lead - 16/Oct/05 with Kate Wilton

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/05

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with kai ren

Allan Young - 2nd β - 03/Jul/05 with Paul Cubbins

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/05 with Allan Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/05

KeithW - Lead O/S - 15/May/05 with Richard Broadhead

Howard J - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/05 with Dave Checkley

Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 2005 with Craig

Wayne S - 2005

Si dH - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with Harry Hollis

ASchwirtz - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/04

Chesh - 2nd - 2004 with Sparky

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/03

Katie Weston - 2nd - Jul/03

leonjones - 2nd - 21/Jun/03 with Steve Wales

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Stig - 2nd O/S - May/03 with Red Rope

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

fawlty - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tim Waterworth

mark s - Solo - 2003

thetourist - Lead - 25/Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/01

Stevie_R - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/01 with rod

Andy Say - Solo - 30/May/01

Russell Flynn - Lead O/S - 22/May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/00

spqr - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/00 with Chesh

Committing swing at start for the grade
Siderunner - Lead O/S - Apr/00 with Helen

tlr - Lead - 2000

kato'sdad - Lead - 2000 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - 2000 with Jon Berry

alan moore - 2000

Slimy bridge start, then easier, nice holds and more gear than expected from OPR With Ant Roy
Steve Pardoe - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/99 with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)

Martyn - 1999

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/98

smudge - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/97

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Jul/96

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/96

EddieA - Solo O/S - 04/May/96

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1996

Ian Archer - Lead - 02/Jul/95 with Lee Bott

Hidden - Solo - 06/Nov/93

Nigel Coe - Solo - May/93

andrew300169 - Solo - 16/Apr/93

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Fiskavaig - Lead - 1992

Hidden - Solo - 1992

stokienomad - Lead - 13/Jun/91

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1991

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/May/90

Raggar - Lead - 02/Apr/90

teespaddler - Apr/90

andrew300169 - Solo - 1990

andy@ark - 2nd - Oct/89 with Mate of Farley's

andy@ark - Lead - Oct/89 with Mate of Farley's

Iain Thow - Solo - 21/Sep/85

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/Mar/84

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Jude

JohnHutch - 1982

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Nigel Bond - Solo - 07/May/78

babymoac - Solo - 1977

rogerskews - Solo - 1976

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jan/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Lead - 21/May/69 with Brian Hill

mikej - Lead - 23/Jun/68 with Pat Souster

mikej - Lead - 06/Mar/66 with Keith Fairburn

oldmanofmow - TR - 1955

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