Rockfax Description
20m. A good combination up the steep wall; the lower pitch sees plenty of attention, the upper one less so. Climb the centre of the wall to a flake and runners, step right and climb to ledges (stance?). Climb the wall leftwards to the wide crack. Up this awkwardly to its top and a finish out right via awkward and blind moves © Rockfax

FA. Don Roscoe 1955. FA. (Round Table) John Allen 1974 15/Jun/1955

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Martin Bagshaw 26/Sep AltLd O/S
stvey 18/Jun 2nd β
with Ollie
Steve Andrews 30/May 2nd β
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
chris fox 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Brutal through the green off-width. bomber microwire and RP in the flared flake before the exit moves

Hidden 04/Sep/14 TR RP
CharlieMack 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Gear is nearly pointless. Nearly.

with Andy
dominic lee 05/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead
Bill Lawrence 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

awesome climbing, would easily get 3 stars if it was a tad longer i think

with rob cooper, andy lawrence
Hidden 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 21/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Michelle
PeteWilson 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

so easy! why didn't I solo it?!

with Andrew Graham
Caspian Johnson 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Climbster 18/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 18/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Solo
Thinker01 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Only lead the first one - the extension didn't even occur to me. D'oh

with Ralph Wilkinson
RFWilkie 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Mark
Graeme Hammond 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

led both pitches in one, Round Table definitely E1. not full O/S as led Roscoe's Wall the previous day too.

rich_hw 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Just P1

Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 22/Sep/12 2nd
Tala M 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Roscoe's Wall only. Reachy initial moves, only just made it at 5'4

Haydn Jones 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with pep
jelaby 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Roscoe's only

coffeepot 01/Sep/12 2nd dnf
with jelaby
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Scotsken 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Just Roscoes wall, made me feel better after backing off elegy...

Matt Ray 28/Jul/12 2nd
tsl42 ?/Jul/12 2nd dog
with Andy
terri mc 19/Jun/12 2nd RP
with Andy Shardlow
Alex Winter 24/May/12 Lead O/S

Both pitches are great. Was well worth cracking on after Roscoe's.

Hidden 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Simon_Letman 16/May/12 Solo β

Just Roscoe's wall

with Ben
Spidermunkie 05/May/12 Solo


CharlieMack 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with jim
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/12 Lead β

just roscoe's. found it a bit pumpy placing the gear but i was probably just being a wimp!

Steeve 26/Feb/12 Lead β

just roscoes

Hidden ??/2012 -
nickmattia 30/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Ben Rouse
Jon Read 06/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Laurence Everitt 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Just Roscoe's Wall

thrutch 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sven
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bigdrew 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
aretherenoneleft 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Roscoes only.

Steve230681 18/Aug/11 TR β
with Colin Egar, Chris Parry, Michael Hall
PazzaAE86 18/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Mike Hall, Colin Egar, Steve230681
Shortarse.Crowley ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

lead roscoes then 2nd round table!

with Justin Critchlow
jwpil 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with James h
stvey 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Just lead roscoe's wall. Very good first moves and decent climbing to follow ! very happy with this route !

with chris stepanek
willoates 05/May/11 Solo β

Saw Jim do it so decided to do it. going to solo it every time i go.

with Jim Burton
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead dog
JaseSSDD 21/Apr/11 2nd
with Ant Bury, Ian Barker
Joe Grondowski 09/Apr/11 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
nai 27/Mar/11 Sent rpt

Just Roscoe's

with Richard
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Solo O/S
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Alistair Corbett 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S

first pitch only

marclloyd77 24/Oct/10 2nd
with Random Bloke
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Rachel Briggs
kermit_uk 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead Roscoe's then went on to lead Round Table! Hard E1 really nice climbing!

with Steve Woolass
Duck Egg 25/Sep/10 Lead β

Did Roscoes only. Used a bouldering Mat for the start which softens it up a bit psychologically. Fantastic yarding on wonder jugs. Can't hang about though,fastest lead I've done.

with Jon Stewart
juza 29/Aug/10 Lead
with Garry Cooper
marclloyd77 22/Aug/10 2nd
dean79 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

just roscoe's wall.

riddle 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Roscoe's Wall, a superb first move.

Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
clairejane ?/Aug/10 AltLd

sort of alt leads ( did one mini middle pitch)

with Tom Lyons
adamwesthead 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S

with Hoult, Zeb
zebster 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Nick, Adam
jamiev 17/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Audrey Seguy, Adrian Berry
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
mlmatt 22/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Stuart Sherwood, Tim Nixon
kermit_uk 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Climbed just Roscoe's Wall HVS 5b lovely route even without finishing the top pitch

with Steve Woolass
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead RP
saalty ?/May/10 2nd O/S
with eddy
grady ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
funsized 06/Feb/10 Lead dog

Did Roscoe's wall in the damp :( Got lost and scared on the finish! Ended up pumped, trying to finish on a wet sloper (left). Needless to say, I had a little gear rest & escaped right.

keith leonard ??/2010 -
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
ozbaker ??/2010 2nd rpt
sam corbett 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S
BennoC 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Jonathan, Simon
JEP 31/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Tim M 20/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Round table is good. Not as desperate as it looks, but take some big gear. I thought E1 for the top.

with Emma
climbergg 20/Sep/09 2nd
PeteH 16/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Just did Roscoe's wall.

ndp 15/Sep/09 Lead
AMarchant 17/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Both soloed the intial bouldery start to this, up to the ledge, then scarmbled up just to the left of crack and corner to finish.

with Anthony Eccles
robertmichaeladams 05/Jul/09 2nd
with Jim
Byronius Maximus 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyed the bouldery start and a nice run out to first piece of gear. Top half was easier than it looked from the ground. Didn't do round table.

with Lauren Foster
Twisty 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
alecjcook 24/May/09 TR dnf

Pete fell, before the protection for this climb had been laied. He fell 10m, broke his right arm and left wrist. Thankyou Buxton Mountain Rescue.

with Pete Bromley
highclimber ?/May/09 -
liamoloughlin 18/Apr/09 -
dashitboarder 05/Apr/09 2nd RP

Not Round Table

mic_b 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Solo roscoe's to the gear then decided I needed a rope and hung around for 10 minutes while one was thrown up to me. Was getting pumped and couldn't figure out which way route went so traversed left in to jelly role so more of a roscoe's jelly

with Jack
darlolad 08/May/08 Lead O/S
gazfellows 13/Feb/08 2nd
with shaun d
sadams 09/Feb/08 Lead
with Eric Hildrew
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
JGW ??/2008 Lead
with Matt Tilley, Ali Gurney
ksjs 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Mike W 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
SGD 13/Oct/07 Lead

only did Roscoe's wall as it twas a bit wet on the 13/10. great hard start, the gear is good but you have to get high to get it.

Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/07 2nd dnf
Si dH 02/May/07 2nd

Neil led Roscoe's then started up Round Table. He found it a bit desperate and climbed down and set up a belay on the ledge. I climbed up to him (the start of Roscoe's Wall felt almost 5c to me, long reach) and then attempted Round Table myself , but like him got stuck trying to reach the flake in the middle of the crack, it was strenuous and scary. Eventually Icam back down too, Neil then had another go and got up it cleanly, I thne followed him cleanly too. A strange ascent - something of a seige! Oh, and Round Table is definitely NOT HVS! ;)

with Neil Furniss
derico 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Colin
donkster 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with jus
Coel Hellier 07/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 20/Dec/06 Lead

Roscoe's Wall only

AJ007 08/Oct/06 2nd
with Dan
dan gibson 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with AJ
daza 23/Sep/06 TR
with Old Andy
Stig 24/Aug/06 AltLd

Led Round Table.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson 04/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Chesh 31/May/06 Lead O/S
with Lawrence
jamiev 14/May/06 Solo rpt

roscoe's wall only

Roch 22/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 27/Dec/05 Solo rpt
Stig 14/Nov/05 2nd dog

Roscoe's Wall Only. Frozen.

with Karl Walton
Hidden 12/Nov/05 Solo O/S
AngelaC 30/Aug/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 -
Lev 24/Oct/04 Lead rpt

One day I really will try the top pitch

with Paul Martin
Lev 21/Aug/04 Lead rpt

Again only did the first pitch

with Andrew Bitmead
Hidden 27/Jun/04 2nd dnf
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 25/Apr/04 TR O/S
with Shona D'arcy
feilx ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham ??/2004 Lead O/S

With Ross Lakey

Lev 19/Oct/03 Lead O/S

First pitch

with Claire Durant
al99 ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S

First E1!

with Alex Wainwright
Ropeboy 30/Mar/03 Solo
chrishedgehog 18/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
Brian Rodgers ??/2003 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 25/Aug/02 2nd
with Wil
Gus 07/Jun/02 Lead
with luisa giles
shoulders 20/Apr/02 Lead
with tom
Hidden 13/Apr/02 -
Hidden ??/2002 -
jamiev ?/Jun/01 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/00 Lead
Laramadness 27/Jun/00 Solo O/S

Roscoe's Wall only

ArnaudG ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S

Just did Roscoes

with Bill G
Steve Pardoe 18/Jun/99 2nd

First HVS. Heel hook start (crux), help from rope!

John Marsland 18/Jun/99 Lead

Roscoe's only

antroy 15/May/99 Lead
Jim Brooke 08/May/99 2nd O/S
with Rich
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
Hidden 21/Mar/98 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/98 Lead O/S
Mark Riley ??/1998 Lead
with Richard Ibberson
smudge 14/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/97 Lead
skygodley 15/Feb/97 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 27/May/96 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
robtrooper ??/1996 -
nai ??/1995 Solo
Ched 01/Aug/93 Solo

Pitch 1 only

andrew300169 16/Apr/93 Solo
adi bryant 14/Mar/93 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 21/Apr/92 Solo
adi bryant 06/Oct/91 Lead O/S
with Clive, Gavin
Rich Kirby 17/Sep/91 Solo
with Andy Mackay
Andy Fielding ??/1991 TR
with Mark Lardner
Hidden 26/Aug/90 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden 17/Jun/89 2nd
uphillnow 29/Apr/89 Solo

For years always started the day at the Roaches by soloing this

OMSKB ??/1989 Lead
Nigel Bond 14/Apr/84 2nd
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 08/Apr/84 2nd
Mark Kemball 13/Mar/84 Solo
andy gittins ??/1984 -
Hidden ?/Aug/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 08/Mar/83 2nd
Mark Kemball 09/Feb/83 Solo
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/82 Solo
Mark Kemball 06/Oct/82 Solo
with Andy Gittins
Dave Musgrove 22/May/76 Lead
rogerskews ??/1976 TR
with Martin Coward
Mark Kemball ??/1975 Solo
mikej 28/Apr/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
oldmanofmow ??/1960 TR

Saw Don Whillans solo this

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