Rockfax Description
8m. Tackle the crack in the right wall to a rounded exit. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

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

steely 11/Oct Lead O/S
owain-1978 11/Oct 2nd
DanChad 10/Sep 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 10/Sep Lead

Fun, but over too soon.

djones66 12/Aug 2nd O/S

Short and easy (good jams) UNTIL! the top-out is horrendous. My little arms and legs struggled like buggery to find a way to get onto the sloping platform. Got there in the end in a determinedly no-points-for style grovel.

with Stve mc D
Andrew Abraham 23/Jun Lead rpt
with Ky
Danm79 03/Jun Lead
Hidden 16/May Lead rpt
g1m147 26/Apr Lead
Hidden 26/Apr 2nd
abtibbs 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Hugo
Jackwd 28/Oct/14 TR O/S

The quickest route i've ever done.

charley 28/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with JackD
cem 03/May/14 2nd
CrispsSmiths 03/May/14 Lead
with cem
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
anthonylewis 08/Mar/14 2nd dnf
deacondeacon 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Fun finish!

adamashcroft 10/Aug/13 2nd
PeteWilson 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S

in trainers. easy. naff.

with Matt, Andrew Graham
pete_naylor 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/Jun/13 2nd β
Ricky Layf ?/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Pete
Nick_Merriman ?/Jun/13 Lead

Top is so rounded, kept falling on that part.

Paul Hy 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Dave W
charley 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

We both thought this was going to be harder then it was. Rounded topout but gelt good on it. Didn't feel close to 5a although looked harder for the short. Much nicer route then it looks...

chumleywarner 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 -
toasted 01/Sep/12 Lead
with Andy Graham
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Saul
puppythedog 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lovely climb with a sting in the tail if you're not used to slopers :-) Spicy feelings at the top chuffed to work out how to get over the top. First of the day after spending an hour and a half scrambling along the ridge to find the buttress.

with Julia
matthomas79 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tala M
bennys89 ?/Jul/12 Lead
valentinesbabe 20/May/12 2nd dog

Nice climb. Slipped off top move having foolishly not chalked up before leaving the safety of the crack and break...not a good move on slightly damp and greasy rock. It's all about that one move!

Tithe Technique 20/May/12 Lead dog

slipped at the top out, bugger, should have had it clean. Got back on and finished it.

benny_m 13/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd rpt
AB744 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Daniel Smedley
pclark 15/Nov/11 Lead dog
with jimhall
jimhall 15/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Paddy
Mark Dennison 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Dawn
Ky 15/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Danny T
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Around900 ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
chrisbussell 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tim O'Neill
Milne 07/Jun/11 2nd O/S

hideous top out if your short.

bobpilgrem 25/May/11 Lead

previously lead-easy VS-rounded finish but decent gear.

with Bob/Nic
galpinos 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead β
Andrew Abraham 01/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Thought Nick was going down town when he slipped on the top out haha, rucks of gear though . . . if you wanted it!

nickwhimster 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S

nearly fluffed the top out

John Eley ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Glenn
Double Knee Bar 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with TomBond
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 TR β
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Olli-C 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with dad
Garron 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Mark Dennison 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Donk
sgl0jd 15/May/10 Lead

Hilarious topout

donkster 11/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
donkster 14/Feb/10 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Aug/09 -
M_Bell 18/Jul/09 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 12/Jun/09 2nd

Couldn't lead sloping finish

with Phil Ashton
benny_m 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
donkster 24/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with mark
bobpilgrem 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb-not as intimadating as it looks- the final mantle needs a steady head-but found it straightforward.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Dad
hailtryfan ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bernie
hembug 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with niell
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
HeatherF 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great climb, short but sweet.

with Brendan Ferguson
donkster ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Stig 11/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Jon Read 15/Sep/07 Solo
with Turner & Sharrat
tomparrott 24/Aug/07 2nd
Col Allott 05/Apr/07 Solo O/S
John Sergeant ??/2006 Lead
Iain Downie ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Solo
Hidden ??/2005 Solo
nige pacer 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Gus ??/2002 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Lead
smudge 14/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Rob
nai ??/1995 Solo
nai ??/1995 2nd
OMSKB 27/Mar/93 Solo
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, Danm79, SuperLee1985, Imosavageking
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