Perched Block Arete* VD
[Perched Block Arete (right hand finish), 3 kb]16m. Climb the right arete of the buttress on its right-hand side, passing over the perched block to the final wall where spooky moves left into the chimney become imperative. A Direct Finish isVS 4b and a bold Right-hand Finish, via a flake, is HVS 4c. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Twelve fine routes in the lower grades at the Roaches, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars.

Photo: Perched Block Arete (right hand finish) © B.Cooper
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 152 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Finn Curry - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Tim Akast

gavster - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with ruth, rob

Ruthie - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Rob Royle, Gavin

Rob Royle - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Ruth, Gav

pjames87 - Lead - 19/Apr/14

karlb - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Darren jones

HannahC - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Jo Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14

anthonylewis - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Richard Cope

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

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

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 14/Aug/13 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Chris Murray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Sarah2508 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Adam Underdown

csh.1000 - TR O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Robin, Mike

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Colin Harper, Robin Stiffin

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13

Excellent. For the grade, that step into the chimney as memorable as 'the' move on Valkyrie.
catt - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Amy

mrs catt - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Iain

lukebowman551 - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Craig Shelley, Duncan Bourne

Robnort - TR O/S - 24/Aug/12

bullybones - Solo - 18/Aug/12

CGlennie - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Rob Smith

robphys - 2nd - 08/Aug/12

bennys89 - Lead - Jul/12

Bisteris - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Glen Du Jardin

hard move up to the block
tim exley - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with alice

alicethwaites - 2nd β - 11/Apr/12 with Tim Exley

Dan0Me - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Daniel Smedley

A bit bold in places
Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Harry Yarrow

yarrow - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Ross.Cooper

direct finish VS
fletch540 - Lead O/S - 2012 with joe flannagan

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/11

Derek Furze - Solo - 28/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

fantastic value for money. a sppoky move across the gap indeeed
virgil - Lead - Oct/11 with bcc

eeonz - Lead - 20/Aug/11

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Nick/D

hotfeet - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Mac

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11

Very pleasant little climb. Stepping across the gully gives good exposure for vd.
Stevie_R - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/11 with dan brown

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

moelfras - Lead - 03/Jul/11

Kind of soloed - just placed a sling to protect the second at the top of the first section before the traverse. Did the route just to keep warm while waiting for 'Thrug' to become free.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Nathaelle Bouttes

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with GT

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Damien K, Tony

colin milton - Solo - 21/May/11

Doug Hughes - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Paul

took a while to step over the gap
trish1968 - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Christian Turford

alias dave - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Sam.EB

tubby Tez - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with daddybear2004, templeton adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/11

mmalbon - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with James, Simon

Paul1 - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Jon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

Round of applause from the baby jackdaws as you make the step across into the chimney.
electriclinz - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Robert

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

Kamikaze Badger - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Phil Newing

cooper leek - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with dawn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

GF - 2010

benny_m - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/09 with Roger Hill

As I searched inside the horizontal crack for a placement I saw a tiny bat staring back!
silhouette - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with benny_m

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with ali and jo

mmalbon - Lead - 24/Jun/09 with Mick, Dave Lowndes, Mick Cartwright and James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

deanr - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

tomboyle - Lead O/S - May/09 with simon boyle

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

joe larner - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/09

amstel - Lead - Apr/09 with Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Peter Drake

Peter Drake - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Ewan Russel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/08

donkster - 2nd rpt - Dec/08 with DaveNW

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/08 with Adam W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Dave Rose

Look out for the bat halfway up!
jumpingjimminy - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Ellie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/08

mortimea - Lead - 13/Jul/08 with Greg Richards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/08

Took the easy route out to the left across the chasm at VDiff. Seconded it a year or 2 ago.
mmalbon - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with Mick, Simon and James

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/08

Allan Young - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Owen Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

fizzychewitt - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with Kat

pepperpot - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Paul Wright

Dave Wearing - 2nd - 12/Apr/08 with Geoff Graham

VS 4b variant
Stig - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Goi

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/07

Took left route out (VD) with that interesting bridging over the abyss.
doughboy_swiftandsure - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with kai ren

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

donkster - Solo O/S - 20/May/07 with ben

John-Luke Casey - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Josh Jones

Guy Wilson - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

dan gibson - 2007

AJ007 - Solo - 07/Oct/06 with Dan

EAYL - 2nd - 05/Sep/06 with LMB

damp
dread-i - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06 with castleman

sadly backed off from chimney ... psyched out by the green - glad i left it
eonuk - Solo - 26/Aug/06

Castleman - 2nd - 26/Aug/06 with dread-i

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jun/06

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 23/Nov/05

leonjones - 2nd - 30/Apr/05 with Paul Ness

Carl Smethurst - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/04

Will Gordon - Solo - Aug/04

SteveM - Lead - 28/Mar/04 with Roger

Hidden - 2004

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Carmen

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 12/Oct/03

Sankey - Lead - 29/Mar/02 with Andy E

Hammy - Solo - 27/Mar/02

Stevie_R - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/01 with rod

Katie Weston - 2nd - Aug/00

Rich Malcolm - 2nd O/S - 13/May/00 with Dave Draycott

alan moore - 2000

Brazzer - 2nd O/S - Sep/99 with Ben Williams

Peakology - Lead O/S - 1999 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Dom

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

FrankW - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Roland K

EddieA - Solo O/S - 23/May/98

Yourlead - Lead - 11/Jun/95 with Graham Penny

smudge - Solo O/S - 1993

Roget - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 17/May/89

tlr - Solo - Oct/88 with Fin and Nick

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/86

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Jan/83 with Charlie Leverton

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Solo - 24/Jun/70 with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge

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