Rockfax Description
8m. The elegant arete on its right then left with a bold start to large cams in the break - a breather - then an airy finish. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1974

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

kyaizawa 12/Mar Lead O/S
lcullum7 12/Mar 2nd RP
Laurence20 26/Feb Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 14/Feb Solo O/S

Both sides onsight.

with Roger
92stokesw 14/Feb Lead O/S
thomas108 ??/2016 -
Andrew Abraham 23/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Ky
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead dnf
g1m147 26/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd
Andy Peak 1 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Very rewarding:-)

with Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
abtibbs 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Hugo
Hugobristol ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S

First E1.

with Tibbs
jimxxx ??/2015 -
Wood for Trees 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

bottled san melas at the break after some up and downing, early roped grit fear, hmmm sweaty kippers

with lad, mad, bad, lass
rob 528 ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 -
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead β
Cake 24/Apr/14 Lead


with Matt
Smelly Fox 09/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Would not be a soft touch E1.

joese7en 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 10/Nov/13 Sent O/S

left hand version, traversed off at break because of damp. will come back and finish

with Pete B, Andi T, Dave
bwestwood 10/Nov/13 Lead
efrance24234 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Climbster 05/Sep/13 2nd β

L arete all the way, E1 5c.

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Right hand all the way

with Matt
Mattlamb90 14/Jul/13 2nd β
with Ryan
Stoney Boy 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 ?/Apr/13 TR O/S
with Tom, Liz davies, Nicki
julesmckim 06/Oct/12 Lead

Easier than it looks. Only one piece of gear!

with dave lewis
Didymus 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Ditto in the howling wind. E1 surely as pretty bold

with Rich
danp 29/Sep/12 Lead β
richiebongo 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Done in howling wind... very atmospheric.

Dean177 13/May/12 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 06/May/12 Lead O/S
The Dangler 03/May/12 Lead O/S
Ky 15/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Danny T
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

felt E1 in the heat to me, bit sweaty and no mat.

with Becky E
chrisbussell 21/Jun/11 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
grakgrak 12/Jun/11 2nd O/S
pipof747 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 31/May/11 2nd

Pretty bold lower arete if you dont use a mat. HVS with one.

marcoleptic 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Louise Hall, Harry Thorpe
galpinos 01/May/11 2nd
with Sam
Harry Thorpe 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
alias dave 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
ed woods 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S

With side runner for first scary arÍte

Garron 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
drewish 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

good climbing, all over by first break

with SteveE9
tompilgrem 23/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Nick/D
bobpilgrem 23/Jul/10 TR O/S

Fantastic line- and great layback moves up lower arete to safety of the break .Definitive gives a more realistic E1 grade.

mattyork2 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
RuthC 20/Jun/10 2nd
jowgli 26/May/10 Solo O/S
with Dan Smith
peterbull 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
northy1983 ??/2010 Solo

As stated in the bmc guide, laybacking the start arete on the left in E1

Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
nickwhimster 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with andy abraham
Andrew Abraham ?/Oct/09 2nd

Nick Whimster led, a little delicate footwork required

Lloyders 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Paddy
Mike_Hayes 02/Aug/09 -
smudge 04/Jun/09 Solo rpt
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
tradguy 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jiles 11/Apr/09 2nd
hembug 07/Mar/09 2nd dog

boulder start, few problems

with mark duggan
Mark D 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackie
Hidden 07/Mar/09 TR dog
bullwinkle 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Paul
tommytuffa 06/Apr/08 Solo
misterb 17/Feb/08 Lead
with rachel.gregory.helen
Owen W-G 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

First climb of 2008. Padded out start. Pretty scary all the same.

with Robin
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jon Read 15/Sep/07 Solo
with Turner & Sharrat
andi turner 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S

Climbed all the way on the left, makes it a great E1 5c with the crux leaving the ground.

with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt
Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
mullermn 11/Aug/07 2nd
with Monkey
tatz45 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Hedvika Toncrova
galpinos 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Spooky at HVS but no really worth E1.

with John
donkster 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with dennis
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Hidden 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Si dH 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S


with Neil Furniss
Hidden 01/Sep/06 2nd O/S
nige 25/Aug/06 Lead
with sven rowan
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd dog
ArnaudG 03/May/06 Lead
Hidden 22/Jan/06 TR rpt
just one more 04/Aug/05 TR
with chris nunn
Birdo ?/Apr/05 -
with Dave Bird
mark s ??/2005 Solo
jimshrimp 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S

Looked at it, decided to give her a go. What a route. Protected and belayed at the top on just a set of friends. Will live with me forever, a highlight of my climbing times.

The Reaper 15/Apr/04 Lead rpt
r0b 28/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/04 Solo O/S
nige pacer 19/May/02 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Gus ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/98 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/97 Lead O/S
smudge 11/May/96 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden ??/1995 -
nai ??/1995 Solo
Chris Reid ?/May/93 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 16/Apr/93 Solo
The Reaper 14/Apr/93 TR O/S


OMSKB 27/Mar/93 Solo O/S
andrew300169 03/May/92 2nd
with Pom
Jon Read ??/1992 Solo O/S
with Matt Gallagher
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Rob Davies 01/Jul/91 TR
Roget ??/1991 Solo rpt

Left hand start

with colin
Roget 25/Aug/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
goi.ashmore 01/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/87 Solo
Hidden 21/Jul/84 Solo
andy gittins ??/1984 -
Nigel Bond 18/Sep/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 10/May/82 Solo
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