Rockfax Description
10m. A thin crack leads with difficulty (and good runners) into the easier twisting fissure above and often via some bird plop. © Rockfax

FFA. Martin Boysen 1968

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Roaches HVS Challenge.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
rob 528 10/Apr Lead O/S


danJBA 19/May/14 Lead O/S
Dan Brockwell
pipof747 05/May/14 Lead O/S
markalmack 29/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Nice move to get into the grove!

monsteratt 10/Nov/13 Lead RP

Took me a few goes to workout the move getting into the groove. Very Good!

Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham
Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd
manwithacam 08/Sep/13 2nd

hard first moves indeed

Mike R
PeteWilson 07/Jun/13 Lead

great route, had tried the start before and not managed it, it just went tonight tho!

RamblingRyan 14/Oct/12 2nd
Danny, Col
dannyboy83 11/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Alex@home 02/May/12 2nd O/S

deserves more than 1 star. tough for hvs but probably not quite e1

The Doctor
Hidden 12/Nov/11 TR RP
Boy 06/Nov/11 Solo
fennerz 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Sean Grady
Dave Rumney 04/Sep/11 -
Tanya Milner
vanderz 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Chris Harding 20/Jul/11 Lead RP

This is given HVS in Roaches guidebook though it was appropriate. First section was tricky trying to pull into the corner but after several attempts managed it and then really enjoy the exposed move around the nose and nice finish.

NB Pixel 17/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Nice moves off the ground, but completely horrified by move off the block and the same move repelled 5 more of our party- all significantly better climbers than I!

Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
caradoc 17/Oct/09 Lead

It took a few attempts.

emma v.
Hidden 22/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Jon Read 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Tuesday nighter action.

Frank the Decorator
jimshrimp 09/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Gus 16/Jun/04 Lead
Roget 06/Apr/02 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1998 Lead RP
Roget 19/Jun/96 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/90 2nd
Roget ??/1989 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/87 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 13/Sep/81 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/May/77 Solo dnf
High E1
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High HVS
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High 5b
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Style of ascent
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