Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the arete throughout or with a short excursion left at mid-height. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 10/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct Lead O/S
shell145 16/May Lead O/S


with Jana
bantamdave 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Roger B
Paul Hy 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Lee W
lee1234 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
TJ Mather 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
terri mc 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Shardlow
HannahC 30/Mar/14 Lead
with Julie Carlisle
mrdigitaljedi 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with stokienomad
stokienomad 19/Jan/14 2nd

Very green and slimey cracks

Hidden 17/Dec/13 2nd
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 14/Aug/13 Lead

Very easy for Severe. The BMC grade of HVD is more on the money. Easier than Karabiner Chimney and better pro than Lighthouse. Nice climb though.

DanChad 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Nick Russell 06/Jul/13 2nd

A bit wandering down low, but good and quite exposed at the top.

with Simon
BALD EAGLE 08/Jul/12 Lead
with Nick Eaton
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PeteWilson 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice enjoyable easy route

Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Becky E
Becky E 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Spoons ?/Sep/10 2nd
with smokeyj
Double Knee Bar 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Iain
cooper leek 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with dawn
D Berry 09/May/10 Solo O/S

Felt rather easier than Joiner. Also think current BMC grade of HVD is more correct.

Alex Thompson 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Great climb, undeserving of the encoaching vegetation. Another awkward start though!

with Danish Anne, Liz, Mayeul
GF ??/2010 -
LP ??/2010 -
tradguy 02/May/09 Lead O/S
donkster 10/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Ewan Russell 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Peter Drake 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
SGD 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

did direct finish...didn't actually know what I was climbing

with Carol Umarova
cayteye ??/2009 2nd

took fran up

with Paul Highams
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Martyn ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Adam W
MattT88 27/Jul/08 2nd
BeccaSnowden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Tops out onto flying ants nest and prepare to be bitten at the bottom. Best not attempted on a hot summer evening!

Hidden 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
dja 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Retroman3 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S

The Last Dance

with Yan, Dan
DanT 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
donkster ??/2008 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
derby john ??/2008 2nd
with Michael Bate
mic_b 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jon
bobpilgrem 05/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Bob/Nic
daza 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ash
Marvino 15/Apr/07 2nd

Rachel's first full lead.

with Rach
rachelwheatcroft 15/Apr/07 Lead

Not great protection but really enjoyed this lead.

with Marvino
Hidden 08/Apr/07 2nd
FrankW 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
John Eley ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Stig 25/May/05 Solo
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
SteveM 28/Mar/04 2nd
with Roger
Chesh ??/2004 2nd
with Sparky
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Gus ??/2002 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Hidden 08/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 15/Oct/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/95 2nd
stokienomad 20/May/95 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/95 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 -
alan moore ??/1995 -
babymoac 18/Aug/91 2nd
with Chris B
Roget 13/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Solo
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jan/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 26/Aug/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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Hidden, JADBAZ, Chewie, Hidden, Hidden, Kamikaze Badger
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