Staffordshire > Roaches Upper Tier >
 
Roscoe's Wall/Round Table* HVS 5b

Adjacent Climbs
<< Roscoe's Wall
 
Crack and Corner >>
[Round Table 1, 2 kb]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.

Photo: Round Table 1 © Ken Lewis
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 196 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

dominic lee - Solo - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/13

awesome climbing, would easily get 3 stars if it was a tad longer i think
Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with rob cooper, andy lawrence

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13

kermit_uk - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/13 with Michelle

so easy! why didn't I solo it?!
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Andrew Graham

Caspian Johnson - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Climbster - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/13 with Matt

583rd time ive done it
mark s - Solo - 19/Feb/13

Only lead the first one - the extension didn't even occur to me. D'oh
Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Ralph Wilkinson

RFWilkie - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Mark

led both pitches in one, Round Table definitely E1. not full O/S as led Roscoe's Wall the previous day too.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Pete Wimbush

Just P1
rich_hw - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Wayne S - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Roscoe's Wall only. Reachy initial moves, only just made it at 5'4
Tala M - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Mike Brookes

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

Roscoe's only
jelaby - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with notgnarly, CoffeePot

coffeepot - 2nd dnf - 01/Sep/12 with jelaby

aidanb - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Just Roscoes wall, made me feel better after backing off elegy...
Scotsken - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Juggernaut

tsl42 - 2nd dog - Jul/12 with Andy

terri mc - 2nd RP - 19/Jun/12 with Andy Shardlow

Both pitches are great. Was well worth cracking on after Roscoe's.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with C. Prescott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12

Just Roscoe's wall
Simon_Letman - Solo β - 16/May/12 with Ben

Jugtastic
Spidermunkie - Solo - 05/May/12

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12 with jim

just roscoe's. found it a bit pumpy placing the gear but i was probably just being a wimp!
thefuturesmiles - Lead β - Mar/12 with Phil Ball, Ian Hawley, Jack Bramhall

just roscoes
Steeve - Lead β - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

nickmattia - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/11 with Ben Rouse

Jon Read - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/11

Just Roscoe's Wall
Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

thrutch - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Sven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Matt Fry

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Andy Janezko

Roscoes only.
aretherenoneleft - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11

Steve230681 - TR β - 18/Aug/11 with Colin Egar, Chris Parry, Michael Hall

PazzaAE86 - TR O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Mike Hall, Colin Egar, Steve230681

lead roscoes then 2nd round table!
Shortarse.Crowley - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Justin Critchlow

jwpil - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with James h

Just lead roscoe's wall. Very good first moves and decent climbing to follow ! very happy with this route !
stvey - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with chris stepanek

Saw Jim do it so decided to do it. going to solo it every time i go.
willoates - Solo β - 05/May/11 with Jim Burton

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/11

JaseSSDD - 2nd - 21/Apr/11 with Ant Bury, Ian Barker

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Andy Grondowski

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

Just Roscoe's
nai - Sent rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11

John Mckeating - 2011

first pitch only
Alistair Corbett - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/10

Marcos31 - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Random Bloke

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Rachel Briggs

Lead Roscoe's then went on to lead Round Table! Hard E1 really nice climbing!
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Steve Woolass

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.
Duck Egg - Lead β - 25/Sep/10 with Jon Stewart

juza - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Garry Cooper

Marcos31 - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Dean Bucknall

just roscoe's wall.
dean79 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Marcos31

Roscoe's Wall, a superb first move.
riddle - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Mike Stephenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

sort of alt leads ( did one mini middle pitch)
clairejane - AltLd - Aug/10 with Tom Lyons


adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Hoult, Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Nick, Adam

jamiev - Solo rpt - 17/Jul/10 with Audrey Seguy, Adrian Berry

mark s - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with gus

mlmatt - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Stuart Sherwood, Tim Nixon

Climbed just Roscoe's Wall HVS 5b lovely route even without finishing the top pitch
kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Steve Woolass

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/May/10

saalty - 2nd O/S - May/10 with eddy

grady - Lead O/S - Apr/10

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.
funsized - Lead dog - 06/Feb/10 with John Tanner

keith leonard - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

ozbaker - 2nd rpt - 2010

sam corbett - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/09

BennoC - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with Jonathan, Simon

JEP - 2nd - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

Round table is good. Not as desperate as it looks, but take some big gear. I thought E1 for the top.
Tim M - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with cheesesarnie

Just did Roscoe's wall.
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Noel Peatfield

ndp - Lead - 15/Sep/09

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.
AMarchant - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Anthony Eccles

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Jim

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.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Lauren Foster

Twisty - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09 with Byron Buck

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.
alecjcook - TR dnf - 24/May/09 with Pete Bromley

highclimber - May/09

liamoloughlin - 18/Apr/09

Not Round Table
dashitboarder - 2nd RP - 05/Apr/09 with Dad and Jess

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
mic_b - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Jack

darlolad - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

gazfellows - 2nd - 13/Feb/08 with shaun d

sadams - Lead - 09/Feb/08 with Eric Hildrew

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - 2008

JGW - Lead - 2008 with Matt Tilley, Ali Gurney

ksjs - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with goosebump

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

Mike W - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/07

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.
SGD - Lead - 13/Oct/07 with Andy Truswell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Aug/07

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! ;)
Si dH - 2nd - 02/May/07 with Neil Furniss

derico - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Colin

donkster - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with jus

Coel Hellier - Lead - 07/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/07

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2007

Roscoe's Wall only
Coel Hellier - Lead - 20/Dec/06

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with AJ

daza - TR - 23/Sep/06 with Old Andy

Led Round Table.
Stig - AltLd - 24/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/06

Chesh - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with Lawrence

roscoe's wall only
jamiev - Solo rpt - 14/May/06

Roch - 2nd - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Dec/05

Roscoe's Wall Only. Frozen.
Stig - 2nd dog - 14/Nov/05 with Karl Walton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/05

AngelaC - 2nd - 30/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole

mark s - 2005

One day I really will try the top pitch
Lev - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/04 with Paul Martin

Again only did the first pitch
Lev - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/04 with Andrew Bitmead

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/Jun/04

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Felix Coxwell

ASchwirtz - TR O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Shona D'arcy

feilx - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

With Ross Lakey
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 2004

First pitch
Lev - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Claire Durant

First E1!
al99 - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Alex Wainwright

Ropeboy - Solo - 30/Mar/03

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/03 with Joe Thompson

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2003

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/02

shoulders - Lead - 20/Apr/02 with tom

Hidden - 13/Apr/02

Hidden - 2002

jamiev - Solo O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/00

Roscoe's Wall only
Laramadness - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/00

ArnaudG - 2000

tlr - Solo - 2000

Just did Roscoes
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jul/99 with Bill G

First HVS. Heel hook start (crux), help from rope!
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 18/Jun/99 with John Marsland

Roscoe's only
John Marsland - Lead - 18/Jun/99 with Steve Pardoe

antroy - Lead - 15/May/99

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 08/May/99 with Rich

tuftynick - Lead - 1999 with ciaran troup

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/98

Mark Riley - Lead - 1998 with Richard Ibberson

smudge - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/97

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Jun/97

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 27/May/96 with Roy Thomas

nai - Solo - 1995

Pitch 1 only
Ched - Solo - 01/Aug/93

andrew300169 - Solo - 16/Apr/93

adi bryant - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/93

Mark Kemball - Solo - 21/Apr/92

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/91 with Clive, Gavin

Rich Kirby - Solo - 17/Sep/91 with Andy Mackay

Andy Fielding - TR - 1991 with Mark Lardner

ChrisJD - Solo - 26/Aug/90

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/89

For years always started the day at the Roaches by soloing this
David Smith - Solo - 29/Apr/89

OMSKB - Lead - 1989

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 14/Apr/84 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/Mar/84

andy gittins - 1984

Hidden - Solo - Aug/83

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 08/Mar/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 09/Feb/83

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Hidden - Solo - 10/Oct/82

Mark Kemball - Solo - 06/Oct/82 with Andy Gittins

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 22/May/76

rogerskews - TR - 1976 with Martin Coward

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1975

mikej - Solo - 28/Apr/71 with Stewart Grant

Saw Don Whillans solo this
oldmanofmow - TR - 1960

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, MikeStuart26, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, ozbaker, Albie, RichT, Hidden, gangalf, daza, tatz45

Voting
Total votes cast 122
hard E10 of 36
E10 of 36
easy E115 of 36
hard HVS6 of 36
HVS12 of 36
easy HVS3 of 36
hard VS0 of 36
VS0 of 36
easy VS0 of 36
hard 5c0 of 46
5c0 of 46
easy 5c0 of 46
hard 5b4 of 46
5b28 of 46
easy 5b11 of 46
hard 5a3 of 46
5a0 of 46
easy 5a0 of 46
3 Stars25 of 40
2 Stars10 of 40
1 Star4 of 40
0 Stars1 of 40
Bag of .....0 of 40
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Soloed38 of 196 (19.4%)
Lead86 of 196 (43.9%)
Followed42 of 196 (21.4%)
Toproped8 of 196 (4.1%)
Bouldered1 of 196 (0.5%)
Alt Leads5 of 196 (2.6%)
Unknown16 of 196 (8.2%)

'Climbed'87 of 196 (44.4%)
clean O/S82 of 196 (41.8%)
clean β6 of 196 (3.1%)
clean rpt10 of 196 (5.1%)
clean RP3 of 196 (1.5%)
dogged4 of 196 (2.0%)
dnf4 of 196 (2.0%)