Rockfax Description
8m. The neat arete with a powerful start and pleasant above. © Rockfax

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

steely 14/Oct 2nd O/S
owain-1978 14/Oct Lead O/S
Louishmouis 09/Aug Solo O/S
with Dad
Dave Garnett 04/Jul Lead
with Kate Garnett
buxtoncoffeelover 21/May Solo
Hidden 26/Apr Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr Solo O/S
bantamdave 22/Mar Lead O/S
with Steve Shorrok
Steve Shorrock 22/Mar 2nd O/S
katiet 22/Mar -
John Higgs 19/Mar 2nd
with Caitlin Bell
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
shell145 21/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Ursula
Dale ?/Aug/14 Solo
Tom Last 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Good moves on this one.

with Hernan 'Chile' Ibanez
TGreen 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
BenedictIEP 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Found it pleasant, think I would have struggle when Severe was my limit though.

Leleanor93 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
leglesslizard ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 21/May/14 Lead
DanChad 21/May/14 2nd O/S
ClareG 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Bit scary at the start, nice after

Rob Davies 14/May/14 2nd

Ridiculous starting moves at HS 4b, technical and strenuous - more like HVS 5b. I failed to lead this and Mike took a few goes.

with Mike Jones
LakesWinter 24/Apr/14 2nd

Direct start, harder.

with Cake
Cake 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Direct start was about 5b, safe and worthwhile.

with Matt
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead

I thought I'd soloed this before, but it's not on here. Nice route with contrasting halves.

with Emily
harold walmsley 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Tough start (done v direct)

with Colin Struthers
Karl Wooffindin 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Deacon
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Phillips
ipegg 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

I lead after hard start stumped Gavin

kermit_uk 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Michelle
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mattgrange 01/Jun/13 Lead
2themax 05/May/13 TR
JM0rrison 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Defo HS just for the start.

with Umer
sam corbett ??/2013 Solo O/S
fletch540 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
TM_Horton 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Night time climb with a headtorch :) simply awesome.

with Guy
riddle 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Yasmina
john lynch 07/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Lewis Andrew
jjclarke70 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete
Batt 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Good value at HS

with Jules
Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Simon R
Jules Lane 04/Sep/12 Lead β

Failed to do the direct start and didn't think of starting round to the right, so cheated by starting up to the left and moving across onto the nose from there.

Alex Winter 22/Aug/12 Solo O/S
sambosanquet101 23/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

quite easy but pleasant route

with Andrew Graham
Bisteris 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Glen Du Jardin
Hillson 22/May/12 Solo O/S
tim exley 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S

alice followed the line to lift as it started to rained a lot.

with alice
alicethwaites 11/Apr/12 2nd β
MarkRoe 05/Apr/12 Solo O/S
TM_Horton 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Poudevigne-Durance.
Robnort ??/2012 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
yarrow 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dougstep
Takacs 22/Oct/11 2nd
with Harry Yarrow
marcoleptic 27/Sep/11 Solo dnf

Could do with a spotter.

valentinesbabe 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Took me a bit to get the first move sorted but an awesome climb when you're on it. Holds to cobble dogs with.

Tithe Technique 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
katyc 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Nick/D
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jumpingjimminy 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mark Hatton 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
gingerwolf 23/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Iain
clive-greenwood 21/May/11 Solo
mksmith35 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Rich Kay 10/Apr/11 Lead
Mikael 06/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Danny Crump 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
LiL Saz 12/Sep/10 2nd
Simon_Letman 06/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
John Lewis 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Effecivley Soloed, knocked only pro out (1st Hand slot on right) actually helped concentrate on the climb and not cacking myself.

with Andrew Towers, Peter Beasley, Maureen
arifgul 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Chas Hall
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
graphiclunarkid 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Deserves the HS it gets in Eastern Grit if only for the lack of gear until you're above the crux. Scary boulder-problem start but superb climbing above. Recommended.

John Lewis 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Richard
arctic_jen 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
marclloyd77 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
dean79 21/Mar/10 2nd
Ewan Russell 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with joel
GF ??/2010 -
donkster 05/Dec/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
nige pacer 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
benny_m 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
RCrockford 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
SGD 02/Aug/09 Solo
mmalbon 14/Jun/09 2nd

As last time - started from the right. One to try again with the correct start.

with Mick
thrutch 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead
Graeme Hammond 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah New
cayteye 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Paul Highams
tradguy 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Rob Laird 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with B Sosin
mr random 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike H
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
PaulGreenhead 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Kirsty 11/Apr/09 2nd
dashitboarder 05/Apr/09 2nd
snakebite 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Leese
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Solo O/S
hailtryfan ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Bernie
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Peter Drake 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
SGD 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Lovely climb

with Carol Umarova
Chris Harding 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Powerful start then the arete is nice

Ben Hollands 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Harding
Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead
bobpilgrem 14/Jul/08 TR

Strenuous unprotected start-then easily up arete.

with Bob/Nic
Duncan I 02/Jul/08 Solo
dashitboarder 15/Jun/08 2nd RP
with Dad
mmalbon 25/May/08 TR

Started from the right (i.e. from the bottom of Black Pig), pulled left to edge of arete above the nose, then up the arete.

with Mick and Simon
wayne87thecut 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Quixos
MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Nick
Jonny M 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Adam Limer
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
gb83 11/Nov/07 2nd

hard start esp when green and wet;-)

with m.sakano
chriscopps 11/Nov/07 2nd
with gb83
masa-alpin 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Tim, Matt and another Chris tried seconding, but gave up.

with Chris (Graeme's pal), Graeme B
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead
jl 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 23/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
PanzerHanzler 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Isobel Chandler
doughboy_swiftandsure 27/Aug/07 Solo dnf

Didn't feel comfortable tackling the initial over hang without a bouldering mat, but started up Ogden itself before shifting right asap onto arete above overhang. The arete itself was good practise.

edmitchell 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with kai ren
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Cat
goi.ashmore 16/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
eduardo 28/Mar/07 TR
gibbo38 14/Jan/07 2nd
with martin
kenneM ?/Jan/07 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
Andrew Abraham ??/2007 -
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
fizzy_elephant 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with stu
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
JPM71 ?/Sep/06 Lead
Dave Bond 17/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with christian
tatz45 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Neil Curtis 08/May/05 2nd
with Aled Sage
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with talltim
Hidden 18/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
nmwr ?/Nov/03 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 25/Aug/03 Solo
Andy Clarke 12/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Hidden 02/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Gus 26/Jan/00 Solo
chris sm 14/Jul/99 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
tlr ?/Oct/98 TR
with Fin and Nick
FrankW 29/Aug/98 Solo O/S
with Joe
Hidden 08/Aug/98 Lead
FrankW 04/Jul/98 Solo O/S
with None
martroberts 29/Mar/98 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Solo
nai ??/1995 2nd
alan moore ??/1995 -
smudge ??/1993 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Aug/91 Solo
Roget 13/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Lead

VS 4c for me, harder than Spare Rib.

with Ian(Lich)
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Billg 29/May/85 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 25/Apr/84 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jan/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
mikej 25/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 24/Jun/70 Solo
with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Lukejoshmueller, Hidden, stvey, Chewie
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