Wild Thing** HVS 5c
[Wild Thing Graham Parkes, 2 kb]6m.

Rockfax Description
6m. Enter the groove by frustrating moves and balance up it delicately. Pretty much all over after the first couple of moves, though oddly the starting moves would get 6a were they at the top! © ROCKFAX


FA. Andrew Woodward 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge, Roaches HVS Challenge.

Photo: Wild Thing Graham Parkes © jfletcher
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 185 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - Sent - 14/Jul/15

Roaches HVS Challenge #28
FlavioL1989 - 2nd β - 07/Jun/15 with Mike Gallimore

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!
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Flavio

Chris_barr - Solo β - 10/May/15 with Gus

Find the start hard
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Andrew Deckon

Supersport on Andys gear
deacondeacon - Lead - 06/Apr/15

Bouldered through the start after a couple of attempts, and unexpectedly found myself on the slab above so had a rope and some wires passed up. After that fairly pleasant.
Tom McCabe - Lead G/U - 24/Mar/15 with Rob Law, Joe Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

Will Hunt - Sent O/S - 06/Dec/14 with The Nichols Roaches Gathering 2014, Conor Cussell, Gareth Uglow, Ben Finley, Bert Bridges

sam corbett - Solo - Dec/14

al123 - Solo - 03/Aug/14 with Henry

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with stefan

Cake - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/14 with Matt

Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/14

Really hard (reachy) 1st move. Top groove is great and really steady. If you are tall first move is 5c but for shorties, maybe 6a?
Duncan Campbell - Sent - 22/Feb/14 with Claire C, Nath, Robbie, Bubbles

Ed Booth - Solo β - 22/Feb/14 with Duncan, Bubbles, Nathan Lee, Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood, Fennerz

E1 without the wire
ashtond6 - Sent O/S - 22/Feb/14

nathanlee - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Duncan Campbell, Rob Greenwood, Ben Norman, Emlyn James

soph - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Kook newstead

BenNorman - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14

fennerz - Solo β - 22/Feb/14 with Ed Booth

robertmctague - Solo - 2014

sam corbett - Solo - 2014

markalmack - Sent O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Howard, chris todd

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/13

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 30/Nov/13

Climbed it by myself in the rain - what an idiot.
disturbed_one51 - Solo - 15/Oct/13

Probably one of best climbs I have done! Felt great topping out after commiting to the top moves :-)
stvey - Sent x - 22/Sep/13 with Richard Cope

Took me lots of attempts to get threw the roof had to dino. Was happy when I finally got to the top great route.
Dale - Solo O/S - Sep/13

Hidden - Sent - 22/Aug/13

More like 5b.
Ewano - Sent O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Pete Danson

rob 528 - Solo O/S - Aug/13

E1 i think... really good moves and pretty scary
RichyBOYY - Solo - 09/Jul/13 with Pete Wilson, Rob Caesar

Hidden - TR - 09/Jul/13

fell off soloing this a long time ago! committed to trying it again and it was easy! gotta be E1.
PeteWilson - Solo - 25/Jun/13 with Matt Wilson

WillDoyle - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13

pipof747 - Lead β - 10/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/13

ianstevens - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/13

Ky - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/13 with Will Davies

CSI Will - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/13

Darcy Turner - Solo - 05/Apr/13

While tied on to the working rope for jaws
Ky - TR O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Stevie Hammond

Climbster - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/13 with Matt

C coldwell-storry - Solo β - 17/Feb/13 with rob lay

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 02/Feb/13 with Dan Mcmanus, Andy Reeve

Mike W - Solo RP - 12/Jan/13

Ky - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/13 with Danny T

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Nov/12

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12

danp - Solo - 29/Sep/12

What a line!
richiebongo - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus

Did the start dynamically, didn't feel too hard for 5c. Still a few precarious moves up the groove, probably E1 without a pile of mats and spotters.
Dan Geh - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent dnf - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

with pads
Alistair Corbett - Solo - 13/May/12 with Al

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with alex minshall, Ben Finlay

Ian Broome - Sent O/S - 14/Jan/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Tom Pilgrim

Got 2nd go as i bailed trying to whale up of the jug and crimp at start!
jack1996 - Solo - 04/Dec/11 with tom s

mark20 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/11

No way HVS. Hard 5c move, then another tricky one after the gear. It took me 4 or 5 tries on the crux. Great route though
Cake - 2nd β - 30/Nov/11 with Mark the student, Matt

will randall - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11

the start ruins the last move which was fun
masonwoods101 - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Oct/11

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/11

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

fun, deserves E1 i think as there isnt much gear to place and a 5a/b move left after the start.
al123 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11 with alistair

galpinos - Sent x - 01/May/11 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with David, Rik Battye

Hard start!
shafiq lalloo - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/11

rikbattye - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11

ed woods - Lead β - 16/Mar/11 with Marshall

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 12/Feb/11

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Steve Ramsden, Guy Van Greuning

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Guy & Oaks

steve had gone first
GuyVG - Solo β - 29/Jan/11 with noaks and stephen

gaz.marshall - Sent x - 02/Jan/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

ollie_e - Solo O/S - 2011 with Loz

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/10

Mr Wild - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/10

Great moves
Souljah - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/10 with John, Tom, Adam

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Rachel Briggs

Richard Hall - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

thrutch - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Sven

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo - 09/Oct/10

caught the start but couldnt pull through as a bit too pumped. Powerful start!!
Ky - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/10 with Donk

dominic lee - Solo rpt - 25/Sep/10 with nathan lee

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dom Lee

donkster - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/10 with pete buswell, crooko

tigertim - Solo - 08/Sep/10 with Alex Winter

Simon_Letman - Solo - 06/Sep/10

sgl0jd - 2nd - 01/Sep/10

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

Grit is really grippy, so smearing is bomber!
Spidermunkie - Solo RP - 19/Jul/10

saalty - Solo RP - 19/Jul/10 with colin

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jul/10

jowgli - Solo O/S - 26/May/10 with Dan Smith

smudge - Solo rpt - 26/May/10 with Joe Shaw

Second time and found the right crimp to be useless. I found I had more power this year and latched the far left hold with ease but still couldn't move. Unfinished business!
Glyn Davidson - Solo dnf - 23/May/10

Great climbing, shame it's so short
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Charlotte

found the start easy, thought the rock up on the pocket to reach the holds was the crux, Jools belayed and Lauren followed comically with the aid of a shoulder!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Lauren Foster/Keeler

Hidden - Sent O/S - 14/Mar/10

dmoir - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/09

Lloyders - Solo RP - 29/Aug/09 with Paddy

had to use a 'mobile climbing hold' for the start
SGD - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Vicky Holmes

grady - 2nd - Jun/09

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

E1? Wouldn't this be better with a V grade? Beta: Tried going from the large pocket up to the high crimp on the left. Managed to consistently stick it but couldn't do anything from there. I'm told the way to do it is an easy reach to a crimp on the right which I hadn't noticed :S Next time! :)
Glyn Davidson - Solo dnf - 10/May/09 with Osian

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/09

garburn - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/09

jiles - Solo - 11/Apr/09 with alexzander89

NDD - Solo - 04/Apr/09

cornishben - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Marc Elliot

Done as a highball above mats.
Adam Moroz - Solo - 31/Jan/09

hvs more like i, but still goes for e1 in the guide
northy1983 - Solo - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/08

On Dave's gear.
Oli - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Dave

Mike W - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/08 with cat

Hidden - Solo - 17/Sep/08

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/08

Birdo - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/08

Jon Read - Solo rpt - 12/Jan/08 with Mark Sharratt

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

donkster - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07 with crooko

Jus - Solo - 28/Sep/07

Jack Symmons - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Chris T

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/07

sam8oy - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with John

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07

Jus - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07

mattyork2 - Solo - 05/Feb/07 with Alan Royle

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/07

It's aright. Just do it when it's dry
Steve Banham - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

John Sergeant - 2007

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Robin

maffujones - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/06

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Jan/06

Laramadness - Solo - 24/Apr/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Solo - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo RP - 22/Feb/03

Andrew Abraham - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/03

Hidden - Solo - 15/Sep/02

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/02

Gus - Lead - 03/Jul/01

Hidden - Solo - Jan/01

sadams - Solo - 26/Feb/00 with John Boyle

tlr - Solo - 2000

nige - Solo - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 20/Sep/98 with tim lowe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/98

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/98

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

ChrisJD - Solo - 01/Sep/96

robtrooper - 1996

Quite shocked to get up a 5c move. Ultimate rock quality.
alan moore - 1996

ste_d - Solo O/S - 18/May/95

nai - Lead - 1995

D Tempest - Solo - 09/Oct/94 with Rick

OMSKB - Solo - 24/Jun/91

channinga - 1991

Rich Kirby - Solo - 04/Nov/90 with Joanne Jowett

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/90

goi.ashmore - Solo β - 01/May/88

goi.ashmore - Solo β - 01/May/88

Given E1 5c at the time.
Michael Hood - Solo - 08/Apr/88

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/87

bullybones - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/84

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hard E10 of 44
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easy E127 of 44
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VS0 of 44
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hard 6a1 of 53
6a0 of 53
easy 6a9 of 53
hard 5c12 of 53
5c29 of 53
easy 5c2 of 53
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