Rockfax Description
10m. The delicate right-hand arete forms a pleasant contrast to the tough offerings further left. As expected, it is unprotected. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1977

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire slab exam, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Roaches HVS Challenge.

jakenichol 08/May Lead O/S
mrteale 03/Apr Solo O/S
Hillson 16/Mar Solo O/S
with Dave, Pete Wilson
kyaizawa 12/Mar Solo O/S
lcullum7 12/Mar Solo dnf
Robin Nichols 28/Feb Solo O/S
with John P, Mark E, Roger
Laurence20 26/Feb Solo O/S
DanChad 14/Feb Solo O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 14/Feb Solo
sparkass 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
steely 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S
owain-1978 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
tinab 04/Oct/15 Solo
rockman 15/Sep/15 TR O/S

In the wet - brilliant climbing - will return to lead/ solo in the dry.

timcedwards 15/Sep/15 TR
stvey 14/Jul/15 Sent O/S

Yay! I love this part of the Roaches so much! Undercut slabs are good fun and I hope to have a go at one of the more challenging ones up here soon...

FlavioL1989 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #29

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
bantamdave 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Proud I made the move. Failure was an unattractive option as a meeting with the ground would have been a certainty !

with Roger B
Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Callum van Werkhoven 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 06/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Quality, I've possibly done it before but not sure.

Will Hunt 06/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with The Nichols Roaches Gathering 2014, Conor Cussell, Gareth Uglow, Ben Finley, Bert Bridges
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Solo O/S

nice little solo. high foot, stand up sheepishly and its all over :)

with Andy G
al123 03/Aug/14 Solo
with Henry
Hidden 12/Jul/14 -
Stefan_Morris 18/May/14 Solo O/S
Ed morris 17/May/14 Solo O/S
with stefan
rob 528 ?/May/14 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Andi T
john lynch 04/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Calum Wadsworth 30/Mar/14 Solo β
with Alex
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Solo
Duncan Campbell 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S

Really nice, a lot easier than it looks.

Ed Booth 22/Feb/14 Solo rpt
with Duncan, Bubbles, Nathan Lee, Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood, Fennerz
nathanlee 22/Feb/14 Sent rpt
with Duncan Campbell, Rob Greenwood, Ben Norman, Emlyn James
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 22/Feb/14 Solo
Ed carrigan 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 15/Dec/13 Solo β
RM199 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 30/Nov/13 Solo
georgeevans88 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Alex Winter 23/Nov/13 Solo rpt
admackie 10/Nov/13 Lead
Dan Bates 26/Sep/13 -
Dale ?/Sep/13 Solo O/S

nice not hard just got to keep your head

theomoore 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S
sam corbett ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
warrygallace ?/Jun/13 TR

TR - was going to solo this route but as rope was there decided to tie in. really nice final moves with matching feet to hands on small crimps.

with dylan (Maria's mate)
jordan taylor 19/May/13 Solo β
Joe Costello 05/May/13 Solo O/S


Hidden 05/May/13 Solo O/S
highrepute 05/May/13 Solo O/S
catblack 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S

on my own. A little scary.

Hidden 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
sgl0jd 19/Apr/13 Solo
Gus 12/Jan/13 Solo
Max Lowry ??/2013 -
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S

lovely balancy moves in a stunning situation.

BRoe 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
whitehouse_rhys 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S


with ben roe
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Rhythm24 20/May/12 TR O/S
al123 13/May/12 Solo rpt


Hidden 24/Apr/12 Solo rpt
dja 24/Apr/12 Solo rpt
Simon_Letman 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

above a pad

CragDog 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with alex minshall, Ben Finlay
Steeve 25/Feb/12 Solo β
northy1983 ??/2012 Solo
Cake 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S

After lots of bouldering so didn't wobble

mark20 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Sam W 24/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
el_monty 04/Jul/11 Solo
JEP 21/Jun/11 Solo rpt
al123 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S

pretty fun

Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Al
Laurence Everitt 01/May/11 Solo O/S
mcglenr25 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Very ballsy lead, glad to be on the second!

MarkRoe 26/Apr/11 Lead β

Ballsy fun.

mksmith35 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Spanner 26/Apr/11 2nd β
frost 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
CharlieMack 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
shafiq lalloo 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
rikbattye 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
drysori 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Andy Gray
Wood for Trees 29/Jan/11 Solo rpt
with noaks and stephen
donkster 29/Jan/11 Solo rpt
with ki
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/10 Solo rpt
Ade P 07/Nov/10 Solo
Richard Hall 24/Oct/10 Solo rpt

Good route, have done before, over all too soon.

with Anais
Stuart William 17/Oct/10 TR O/S

Solo until last move where took an offered rope. Rope was not necessary. Lead next time.

scotty h 17/Oct/10 TR β
thrutch 17/Oct/10 Solo
Wood for Trees 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S

So good did it twice

with Lee and Steve
danJBA 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead
D Berry 25/Sep/10 Solo RP

Previously backed off. Hardest part is leaving the good foot holds, but once committed it felt very straight forward.

dominic lee 25/Sep/10 Solo rpt
donkster 22/Sep/10 Solo rpt
with pete buswell
Alex Winter 08/Sep/10 Solo rpt
Garron 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
sgl0jd 01/Sep/10 Solo
simeclimb68 01/Sep/10 Solo rpt
nathanlee 28/Aug/10 Solo O/S


with Dom Lee
fennerz 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Sean and Ed
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
saalty 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Tommy, Dave, colin
terri mc 01/Aug/10 Solo RP
with Colin, Tommy, Dave, Alex
robbo157 29/Jul/10 Solo
Allan Watson 11/Jul/10 Solo
Solcambs 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Initial moves very easy then onto the upper area ... spent sometime looking before understanding what I needed to do and the moves came with no fuss or bother. My first Solo!

Seb Lee 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

no beta, onsight solo.

Gambit 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lovely route, looks nails.

with Barney
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jowgli 26/May/10 Solo O/S
with Dan Smith
smudge 26/May/10 Solo O/S
with Joe Shaw
donkster 11/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with trigg
donkster 07/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with pete buswell
Graeme Hammond 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

really nice, ropes pointless really, un2nded

Hidden 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
jonnyboy 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Tomprusk 05/Mar/10 Solo O/S

shame it doesn't last for any longer

Sidekick ??/2010 Solo O/S
dmoir 12/Oct/09 Solo O/S
monsteratt 04/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Matt, Nic and Andy
Col Allott 11/Sep/09 Solo
willoates ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S

solod many times.

with lawrence
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Solo O/S
dja 27/Aug/09 Solo O/S


SGD 02/Aug/09 Solo
Alex Winter 30/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Alfredo 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
donkster 23/Jun/09 Solo rpt
with ben
cooper leek 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with donk
grady ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
Glyn Davidson 10/May/09 Solo O/S

easy for the grade

Hidden 10/May/09 Solo
Ian Andrews 10/May/09 Solo
garburn 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Ed Westwood 25/Apr/09 Solo β
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Solo O/S
dan gibson 11/Apr/09 Solo O/S
gaz.marshall 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/08 Solo
lowersharpnose 28/Nov/08 Solo β

Sweet. Not for the nervous, a bit harder than 4c.

with PeakDJ, Nick
Hidden 25/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Mike W ?/Nov/08 Solo O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Nov/08 -
alaan 11/Oct/08 Solo O/S
mic_b 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
mark s 17/Sep/08 Solo
Bristoldave 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
MattT88 24/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with None
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Solo β
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo O/S
feilx 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Mayer
MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Stig 11/Oct/07 Solo
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Jus 28/Sep/07 Solo O/S
donkster 26/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 03/May/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Collins
Somerset swede basher 10/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Coel Hellier 07/Feb/07 Solo
Ben1983 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
Owen W-G 04/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Robin
nathanmanc 03/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd
Mr Wild 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S

two bomber cams in the pockets, little run out but not really hvs unless you solo it

Hidden 12/Aug/06 Solo O/S
colin milton 13/Jul/06 Solo
david morse 01/Jun/06 Solo
with chris todd
Col Allott ?/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Solo O/S
John Southworth ?/Sep/05 Solo
Hidden 19/Jul/05 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ?/Jul/05 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/05 Solo
Laramadness 24/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 13/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 Solo
Hidden 30/Oct/04 Solo O/S
simon kimber ?/May/04 Solo O/S
with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith
Hidden 08/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Andrew Abraham 16/Feb/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
steveb2006 12/May/02 Solo
Duncan I ?/Mar/02 Solo

often solo it

tlr ??/2000 Solo
antroy 10/May/99 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/98 Solo O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/97 Solo
with Richard Bower
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Sep/96 Lead
with Al Willoner
alan moore ??/1996 -

Love this route, probably because it's an ego massaging Severe.

Duncan Bourne 06/May/95 Solo O/S
nai ??/1995 Solo
andrew300169 05/Jul/92 Solo β

Led Before

with Tim
Rob Davies 01/Sep/91 TR
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 22/Jun/89 Solo
Stoney Boy 11/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Babika 07/May/88 2nd
with Mark Jones
goi.ashmore 01/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/87 Solo
bullybones ??/1987 -
Hidden 21/Jul/84 Solo
Hidden 05/Sep/82 Solo
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