Rockfax Description
8m. The butch front of the first buttress has a steep start and a bevy of shelving overlaps above. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Dale 1976

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

djones66 12/Aug Lead O/S

This is a powerful little thingy, albeit very short. Can get good small cams in the horizontal break at the crux, but unfortunately the placements are also the best bits for your hands. Kind of recommended.

with Stve mc D
Andrew Abraham 23/Jun Lead rpt
with Ky
FlavioL1989 07/Jun 2nd O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #27

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun Lead O/S

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
max_chan 25/May 2nd RP
with Jen - PCC
Hidden 16/May Lead G/U
Tom McCabe 24/Mar 2nd O/S

Rob had a very wet top-out, dried out before I got there.

with Rob Law
abtibbs 07/Mar 2nd O/S
with Hugo
Hugobristol ?/Mar 2nd
with Tibbs
jamesgodwin64 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with John Cooper
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd dog
rob 528 ??/2014 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 21/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Jul/13 TR O/S
pete_naylor 01/Jun/13 Lead RP
kate tarrant ?/Jun/13 2nd β
Ricky Layf ?/Jun/13 TR dnf
with Pete
Hidden 01/Sep/12 -
toasted 01/Sep/12 Lead
with Andy Graham
Alex Winter 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Stout little route. Felt about 5b over the bulge, although the finger lock was slightly gooey.

with Saul
Dan Lane 16/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Quite powerful, maybe not the best warm up?

with John Crook
Spidermunkie 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S


bennys89 ?/Sep/11 -
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Around900 ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
chrisbussell 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
alias dave 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Jez 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with NJSharp
Andrew Abraham 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Said HVS in the guide, thought it was soft touch, VS is about right, nice hand jam, to pull through the overlaps!

nickwhimster 01/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Olli-C 06/Mar/11 Lead dnf


with dad
simeclimb68 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
shafiq lalloo 25/Sep/10 2nd


Mark Dennison 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Donk
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead dog
axeman 30/May/09 Lead dnf

used a nut when should have used a cam! fingers pealed of big move

with schofield
axeman 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with schofield
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
donkster 24/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with mark
Rob Davies 01/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead RP
JCB42 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
cymjt ??/2009 -
AndyM-LVB 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great climb, short but sweet.

with Brendan Ferguson
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Stig 11/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
FrankW 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
smudge 14/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Rob
goi.ashmore 08/Sep/96 Solo O/S
Roget 04/Sep/90 Solo O/S
OMSKB 24/Jun/90 Lead
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