Rockfax Description
10m. The slanting crack on the right-hand side of the overhang is approached via the rib and has a moment or two of interest up the final exposed rib. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Hidden 26/Sep Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 26/Sep Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
islandlynx 05/Sep Lead O/S
TomRiddelsdell 05/Sep Lead O/S

Easy but unprotected to start but there is great gear for the harder moves to finish

with Alex Horton, Shane Williams, Matt Beals
Horton 05/Sep 2nd dog
with Matt77
Horton 05/Sep 2nd RP
Matt77 05/Sep Lead β

On Shane's gear

Louishmouis 09/Aug Lead O/S
with Dad
rob 528 14/Jul Lead O/S

Bomber gear followed by great climbing, with a nice heel hook to reach the top.

Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 30/May Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 30/May 2nd O/S

Stayed left at the end.

with Flavio
Mike W ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle ?/Jun/14 Lead
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt pretty urgent once commited. very nice moves

Ky 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Dave H
Matt_C9716 12/Mar/14 2nd
simonfilson 25/Nov/13 Lead RP
Hillson 08/Oct/13 2nd
PeteWilson 08/Oct/13 Lead rpt

getting over the roof felt significantly harder on lead than on second!

with Matt
ChrisBrooke 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Barratt
mike lawrence? 26/Sep/13 2nd
with Ali, luca
WillDoyle 24/Jun/13 2nd
with Mike
augustus trout 21/Jun/13 2nd
Dan Geh 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Found the top moves very delicate, ended up getting a high heel then rocking over onto it. Felt like I was going to fall miles!

with Jonny, Hazel, Indy
Indy92 26/May/13 2nd
Rich Kirby 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Laramadness 19/May/13 2nd β
with Tez
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Tez29 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with G.L
Andy Clarke 02/May/13 Lead O/S

Packs a lot of climbing into the last few metres, building to an exciting finish. Not all the key holds for either the crack or the ramp are particularly obvious from below.

with Ralph
HazelMacLean ??/2013 2nd
Mike Warner ??/2013 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

bomber gear, sick route!

Hannes B 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
WillDoyle 15/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Callum lowered me a sling for the topout.

R2B 27/Jun/12 2nd
Coel Hellier 10/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 13/May/12 Lead O/S

1st grit E2 lead v. pleased.

pie_eater_pete 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tom vellacott ?/Mar/12 Lead
northy1983 ??/2012 Lead
with david h
Si dH 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Failed leading this about 5 years ago. The crux felt quite hard and it doesnt really let up until the top. Good route.

with Neil Furniss
mark20 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Ky 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Remus Knowles, Jack Kelsey
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Start felt bold, good moves, worth the 2 stars the BMC guides.

with Becky E
richardr 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
rikbattye 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
minirollsrule 03/Apr/11 2nd dog

amazing climb, really loved it, eventhe overhang, loads of little gear in the crux, small cams and a couple nuts. need a bit more technique and strength but i am def gunna have this E2 one day :D

with matt reynolds
Boy 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Nige Kershaw
Alex Winter 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S

The crux is getting established on the upper wall and is well protected. I thought the climbing was steady 5a above and probably safe as long as you don't hit the ledge. Nice route.

tigertim 08/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
drewish 01/Aug/10 2nd β
with SteveE9
dean79 11/Jul/10 2nd
drcorbasisgod 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tim M 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Emma
chris sm 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
climbergg 19/Sep/09 2nd
Dan 85 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 10/Feb/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Jon Read 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Turner & Sharrat
andi turner 15/Sep/07 Lead
with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead
Gus 28/Jun/02 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Roget 08/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 07/May/89 Lead
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