Rockfax Description
16m. Quality face climbing with a bold central section. Climb the right arete of Rubberneck (a highish runner is permissible) then trend right by high-stepping/rockovers and tricky mantelshelves before following holds straight up the wall, which eases gradually with height. Photos on page 58. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Jones 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Andrew Abraham 01/Nov Lead rpt
with Paul Deane
Hidden 24/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
Kevster 23/May Lead dnf

Bailed on the 2nd rock over type move. The legs are worth more than the tick.

with jon C
Boy 17/May Lead
with Emlyn James
Hidden 26/Apr Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 22/Mar Lead β
Alistair Corbett 16/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Found this hard and scary.Nearly dropped the crux...those rock overs are not my style!

with Sam hamer, Ed
PeteWilson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant, and Greasaaay!! :p

with Andrew Graham
WillDoyle ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 TR O/S
Jonathan Hall 29/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd dog
augustus trout 11/Mar/14 TR rpt
with John Perry
Mark Warnett ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Just enough holds on the face; not as tough as it looks from ground, fantastic route on great rock

jimxxx ??/2014 -

Fell off the initial traverse until I sussed out the moves . Brilliant route

Andrew Abraham 17/Dec/13 Lead RP

Awesome route!! Managed to get my heel on wrong for the second rock over. One of the best routes I've done to date

with Ky
manwithacam 08/Sep/13 Lead

had my eye on this for ages, great to get it done, and a great climb. the rockovers not the hardest part for me, it was leaving Rubberneck and getting to the first rockover, very thin.

with Mike R
Ky 27/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Pete Bridgewood
Ky 11/Jul/13 TR RP

Awesome route!

with Pete Bridgewood
Alistair Corbett 16/Jun/13 2nd
with nick
Nick Sillem 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Mike W 05/Jun/13 Lead dnf
augustus trout 19/May/13 2nd dnf
pipof747 10/May/13 Lead O/S


sgl0jd 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 11/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hannes B 12/May/12 Lead dog

1 swing :D

with Rik
Alex@home 02/May/12 Lead O/S

long term ambition ticked. great route. not too hard - move getting to jug was definitely the crux - but fantastic moves on wonderful rock in a lovely setting

with The Doctor
Matt Harle 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 TR
Pete Graham 05/Mar/12 Lead
with Howard Lawledge
Stone Muppet 26/Feb/12 TR O/S

Would be too bold for me unless high side runners placed in Rubberneck

with ah
jacobjacob 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
AlexRenshaw 06/Nov/11 Lead
with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw
richardr 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

The second rockover/mantle is a bit frightening!

bigdrew 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Rich R
Ed Booth 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alec Thomas
Jon Read 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Brian Wyvill
Adam Booth 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
edmitchell 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
quiffhanger ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
tedj234 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Kate Campbell
phil64 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

rockovers are always so hard for the tall!!

with tim hunter
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
drewish 01/Aug/10 2nd β

great moves, great climb

with SteveE9
Shauna 11/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Jules
mattyork2 03/Apr/10 2nd
Rowansb 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

awesome and bold

Tomprusk 07/Mar/10 TR


with Racheal
rikbattye ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
Luke Brooks 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Lead
Ian Parnell 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
Rich Kirby 06/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Rachel Somerville 06/Oct/07 2nd
with Richard K
Jon Read 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Tuesday nighter action.

with Mike Mortimer
Jus 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 28/May/07 Lead O/S

Amazing - wasn't sure if I was going to make the move to the jug!

with Toby Dunn
Toby Dunn 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dave evans
Coel Hellier 10/Mar/07 Lead
dan gibson 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Pythonist 11/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Dave
feilx 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Harper
Hidden 21/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Apharri ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
aulda 04/Sep/04 TR RP
with Dave R
Hidden 18/Jul/04 TR
dominic lee ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with daniel lee
DubyaJamesDubya 11/May/03 Lead O/S

Very pleased with this one.

with Adrian Casey, Colin Brearley
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench ??/2002 2nd β
with Dave Fooks
bullybones ??/2002 -
sadams ?/Apr/01 Lead
with Eric Hildrew
Brian Rodgers ??/2001 Lead O/S

With Phil Authers and Phil Simister

with Phil Authers
Gus 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead O/S
with ciaran troup
Billg 27/May/98 Lead O/S
with Alisdair Pettifer
Hidden 22/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 11/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Al Willoner
Hidden ?/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 TR
goi.ashmore 08/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Dave Banham-Hughes
Hidden 07/Sep/96 Lead
D Tempest 06/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Rick
Hidden 29/Jun/95 Lead
Chris Reid 24/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Oliver Allen
nige ?/Feb/95 Lead β
with sven rowan
andrew300169 30/Jun/93 2nd O/S
with Pom
nai ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 12/May/91 2nd
Rich Kirby 06/May/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Roget 10/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with colin
Andy Fielding ??/1991 TR
with Mark Lardner
Dave Musgrove 07/May/89 Lead O/S
with Paul Dawson, Kim Greenald
Hidden 16/Apr/89 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden 26/May/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/86 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/85 2nd
shark 02/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Phill Dickens
Hidden 03/Jul/82 Lead
nbotting ??/1982 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Mark Kemball 13/Sep/81 Lead
with Chris Calow
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