Rockfax Description
6m. The twisting crack is very tricky, especially for the short. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 11/Oct Lead O/S
mop449 03/Oct TR O/S
jules1990 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Hannah Collard
Andy Hardy 16/Aug 2nd rpt
Jules Lane 16/Aug 2nd O/S

Awful, awkward struggle.

with Mynydd Paul Justin
darrenpp 12/Jun 2nd
with Naomi
Nomes 12/Jun Lead O/S
with Darren
FlavioL1989 06/Jun Solo O/S
Rob84 03/Jun 2nd rpt
with Dan M
Adamski1986 25/Apr 2nd
with Zoe Strong
PeteWilson 21/Apr Solo O/S

very hot, in trainers, thought I should do it at some point, jam jam jam :)

BoulderyDave 14/Apr Lead O/S

Well protected but both moves a little tricky if you can't jam

Hidden 14/Apr 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar 2nd O/S
jack_44 07/Mar Lead
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
robblowen 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Packs a lot in for such a short route, really nice.

with Munch
cem 15/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Kirill 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
munch88 15/Nov/14 2nd β
with rob
Sciguy 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with John Wilson
John Holden 12/Sep/14 2nd
with John Wilson
Rosie Henstock 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
TGreen 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 06/Jul/14 2nd
with Michael H
Michael-H 05/Jul/14 Lead
Derek Furze 18/Jun/14 Lead
with Paul Wheeler
vinspin 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with kaz
Rory Bascombe 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ben clark
Tiinster 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

please I got this one. thread round the chock stone and up.

with Lee
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/14 2nd O/S
TobyA 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Tony B
TonyB 02/Feb/14 2nd
with Toby
dtbrad ??/2014 Lead O/S
Dingchav ??/2014 2nd
sgl0jd ??/2014 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Nov/13 Solo O/S
howsthebeef 20/Oct/13 TR dog
with M. Moore
cem 19/Oct/13 2nd


with Deniz Sumengen, Ian Frith
Pete Nugent 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Paul Burgess
lcullum7 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Lomax
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Damon H
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/13 Lead

First HS 4b lead. Really pumpy !!

with Kyle87
Andy Hardy 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
Ramblin dave 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Burly. Packs a lot into 6m...

with Alison
kez1 01/Feb/13 Lead dnf
with nic andrews, andy lees
jack01 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with emma
tombeasley 07/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
asmith37 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
marcduhig 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
j.townley 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
jjclarke70 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Frank
frankcp87 11/Jul/12 2nd
with James Clarke
Double Knee Bar 05/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with TomBond
gingerwolf 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Glenn
stevetheleg 13/Jun/12 2nd O/S

A little longer, and this would be a classic!

with Nathan Magnall
namagnall 12/Jun/12 Lead
Maken 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
terri mc 29/May/12 2nd β
with Andy Shardlow
tom bre 24/May/12 Lead O/S

More clean ground up as I tried a couple of ways to do the two cruxes. No falls or weighting gear. Panicked topping out and nearly fluffed it! Nice moves good value for severe grade.

lewismansell 23/May/12 Lead O/S
Stuart William 21/May/12 2nd dog
with Lewis M
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Daniel Heath 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
tompilgrem 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Morgan P 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Beautiful crack and beautiful moves.

with Tara O'Neil
JaseSSDD 25/Feb/12 2nd
with Andy Eaton
david morse 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Top out covered in verglas. Banter

with josh, lole
Hidden 11/Feb/12 2nd
nick221 14/Jan/12 2nd
mew 13/Jan/12 Lead

do this one fresh

Sophie Nunn 07/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Floris
Hidden ??/2012 -
tzettle ??/2012 -
Andrew Abraham ??/2012 Lead

Great holds, nice fun route

GermanAlex 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

no way 4b, tricky even for a 4c but excellent fun.

with xander
bobpilgrem 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S

well protected on solid jams.

with Bob/Nic
Hidden 27/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead
Hedley 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Roger Lord
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

4c to get established and 4c to top out. I've climbed easier VSs. Good fun.

with Simon
Ab Wilson 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Superb effort from Tom as his second ever lead. Essentially two very full on sequences with an excellent rest in between. Good gear all the way.

with Tom Carter
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
HIGHTOWER 02/Jul/11 2nd
williamsd79 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 01/Jun/11 Lead
with Angus McLean
bennys89 ?/Jun/11 -
Kyle87 ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
OMSKB 17/May/11 Lead

damp green top out

with Richard Winfield
Actionflack 24/Apr/11 TR O/S
JaseSSDD 21/Apr/11 2nd β
with Ant Bury, Ian Barker
Double Knee Bar 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead
TM_Horton 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with addam
ryansb90 12/Mar/11 2nd β

Nice jamming

Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Dux 03/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd
Alex Winter 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 22/Sep/10 2nd
with ben peake
Hidden 22/Sep/10 2nd
tigertim 08/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
chris_r 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
GrantB 03/Apr/10 Lead
with James
jkarran 03/Apr/10 2nd

Tough. Seems I'm not very good at wide cracks

with Grant
will randall ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S

green as can be on the top out

with sarah
peaches69 29/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with sarah
Cossar 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Si
Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd
peaches69 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with tom stenson
keith leonard ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
mark89 18/Oct/09 Lead
Carl Hanaghan 27/Aug/09 Lead
with Grant
Gh1 27/Aug/09 2nd
garywong 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
rachaeldanks 12/Jul/09 2nd
with mark s
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
rob wmc 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd dog
neilpotter 24/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd
Graeme Hammond 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S

found the very top hard hard on solo but would have laybacked away more confidently on lead. Not as hard as the guide makes out lower down on solid jams!

Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
highclimber ?/May/09 -
nickwhimster 12/Apr/09 TR
with andy abraham
Rob Laird 10/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
Peakology 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat 08/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Dom
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Pete Nugent
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Andrew Abraham ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Daymo ?/Jun/08 TR
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 05/May/08 Lead
with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw
Sankey 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with John + Eddy
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Goose4 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Solo
nicki_2712 04/Nov/07 2nd

Tricky start, yet awesome once done!

with Sam Howell
kendogcatchy 20/Oct/07 TR
prof_vague 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
flyboy86 ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/07 Lead O/S
unfit 14/Sep/07 2nd
with matt w
JWB 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Chris Lyon 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Whitehead
jdgaventa ?/May/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
joe_alexander 08/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Emma
crazydaisy 08/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Williams 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Joss Thomas
Maciek ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with P.J.
rachelwheatcroft ?/Jan/07 2nd

Hated it

with Marvino
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Simon Caldwell 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Tricky for 4b, but well protected, and easier than it looks from below.

with Carmen and Dave E
daza 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Ceara
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd dnf
lost.arrow 22/Apr/06 -
with Perry Yapp
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Steve Banham ??/2006 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
John Eley ?/May/05 Lead O/S
coffeepot 19/Mar/05 2nd
with jelaby
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
donkster ?/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with trigg
Andy Clarke 31/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dale
FrankW 15/May/04 Lead O/S
with Laura
dannyboy83 ?/May/04 Solo O/S
g2 ?/Jan/04 -
Hidden 19/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Chesh ??/2003 Lead
with ScotsPaul
Hidden ??/2003 -
CurlyStevo ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Mark Salter 21/Apr/02 Lead
with Chris Shorrock
Gus ??/2002 Solo
bullybones ??/2001 Lead
rocktigger ??/1999 Solo O/S
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/96 Lead
with Richard Bower
alan moore ??/1996 -
nai ??/1995 Solo
stokienomad 02/Jul/92 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/91 Lead
Roget 16/May/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 19/Oct/88 Lead
with Ken (Aston), Ash (Aston)
tlr ?/Jun/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
angry pirate ??/1988 -
andy gittins ??/1984 -
rogerskews ??/1976 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 03/May/70 Solo
with E
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