Rockfax Description
The centre of the slab left of the big overhang of Roof Route was a late discovery. The final rib is the crux. Keep left and be aware of the closeness of the ledge; it will break your fall! © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1988

rob 528 11/Oct Lead O/S
Becks87 10/Oct 2nd O/S

Bit of bramble hacking to get onto the route, but worth doing.

with Adam L
atom 10/Oct Lead O/S

Was a bit of a jungle at the start but good slabby climbing until the hairy finish on slopers

Hidden ?/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 06/Jun 2nd O/S
with Michelle
Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
Big Steve 16/May Lead dnf

Did most of the route but tried to go straight up the middle. Backed of because of all the moss. I looked at the left edge finish which was a lot easier but didnt realize this was the actual route. Escaped by heading left onto the slab

with Karen
Phil West 16/May 2nd dnf

Moved left into Renshaw's Remedy instead of the final move.

with Chris Tan
MysteriousCeorl 15/May Solo dnf

climbed down from the ledge

Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 10/May Lead O/S
with Emma
Hardcore Pat 10/May Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
Graeme Hammond 25/Apr Lead O/S
rich_hw 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Jon_H
jonhowson 07/Mar Lead O/S

The lower section is very easy but really nice. The upper section is pretty tough for a short arse as the crucial final holds are just out of reach...

with Jimbo
jonhowson 07/Mar 2nd rpt
Jimbo C 07/Mar 2nd

Much, much easier for tall people

with Jon
Paul Hy 03/Mar Lead
with Phil T
stevelismore 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Obviously not climbed much, very green. Well pleased to lead this one.

with tom pcc
hodge192 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
dom94 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Clement
ChrisVickers 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
David Mayers 16/Aug/14 2nd
with Stuart Howard
andy.smythe 16/Mar/14 Lead
Paul Hy 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 16/Mar/14 -
AshBash 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
GLO 09/Mar/14 2nd
WillDoyle 07/Mar/14 Solo
the power 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with deacon
gazfellows 16/Feb/14 Lead
with Nic
gazfellows ??/2014 Lead

Brilliant route that I think is easily missed! Feels a little stiff at the top to start with! But as the guide says... Keep left.

with Nic
AidanG ??/2014 -
drobin 20/Dec/13 Lead O/S
franhammond92 19/Dec/13 2nd
ralphio 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks from the ground. First slab is quite interesting. Found the upper section fairly bold and thin.

Hidden 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
hipyhop 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with Cherelle
BnB 03/Aug/13 -
Nigel Bond 01/Jul/13 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Sankey 11/Nov/12 2nd
with Jon
jshields 11/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Sarah Brookes 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with dave barker
woodsy 14/Sep/12 Lead
Gudge ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Woodsy
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead
J25 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S

J25's lead. Had to collect myself before committing to the top section.

with Vix, JonnyO
BenedictIEP 08/Apr/12 Lead dnf

First attempt at a HVS, found myself in a pile on the ledge after psyching myself out of the crux.

vix 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Jonny
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Steve M
SteveM 25/Feb/12 Lead
with Rachael
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Lumbering Oaf 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S

There are plenty of gear placemnets just beneath the crux section. I managed to place a cam and a nut. Also, there is gear in the slab on the way up, although only at about half height. The bottom slab is much easier than the upper crux section.

hotfeet 07/Oct/11 2nd
with Matthew
cheeky 20/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mark4344 20/Sep/11 2nd
with Matt Payne
Chris Craggs 28/Aug/11 2nd

Mild with only on tricky move just below the top.

with Graham Parkes
Oliver Houston 15/Jun/11 2nd

Chose not to lead due to the silly death ledge!!! Think I was wise, complicated crux with serious decking potential...

BeccaSnowden 15/Jun/11 Lead dog

Be warned the top section is hard and you will deck if you fall off! I pretty much got rescued..

thomasadixon 15/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Becca, Ollie
busdriver 29/May/11 2nd
with Chris
mark20 24/May/11 Lead O/S
James_D 02/May/11 Lead dnf

Too hard - bailed before the final bulge

with Rach
Batt 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S


Tim_C7 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Surprisingly worrying finish

with John O'Hara
nick ferro 16/Apr/11 -
gethin_allen 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Chris
Jim Malo 22/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Putt finished the route

with Putt
the power ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Nov/10 2nd
markfairbank 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Ian Moore
Brannock 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Hard top out with the potentional for a nasty ladge fall, still really enjoyed it.

derekb 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Steve - PCC
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Irn Bruce 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Felt more like VS to me.

with Mark J, Ian Jenkins
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead dnf
tomthecoolperson 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ben 250
kitkat78 30/May/10 2nd rpt
Alpandy 30/May/10 2nd
with Steve and Kat
SteveM 30/May/10 Lead dnf
with Andy, Kat
charley 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Another nice route. Was up and down to the ledge at the top a few times then when I finally committed to the move I was drawn out onto the arete and put my foot out onto the next route for a second. Was still a hard move and wasn't straight forward - will have to try and stay on the face next time to see how much I cheated...

with Ange, Geoff, Kev
Tithe Technique 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Geoff Burrows, Angela Paul, Charley Fell
valentinesbabe 30/May/10 TR O/S

Charley's lead...nice balancy fingery slab climbing

mattyork2 22/May/10 Lead O/S
RuthC 22/May/10 2nd
Darren_R 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Parsons
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
swoosh 22/Apr/10 Solo
31770 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Committed in the wrong position at the top and made it feel stiff as I overstretched. Nothing to do with the hangover honest ;-)

Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Steve
Hidden ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Felt easy for 5a, but you're going to hit the big ledge if you come off the crux. Committing but rewarding stuff, worthy of a star.

Conor1 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

First HVS; possibly not the best choice. Bold at the bottom and top. Crux at the top above the gear. You won't fall far, but you will hit something. Thankfully (or unfortunately for the quality of the route) you can check out those crux moves first and reverse to the ledge, and similarly, it's also very escapable. Gets a star for having proper face climbing above gear (plus it's a John Allen route(!))

with Danny Carden
Bill Lawrence 03/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Guy VG
GuyVG 03/Oct/09 Solo O/S

5a move low down then a hard 5a/5b move on the upper face.

with Young sickly Billy
deacondeacon ?/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Brown 10/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
SteveM 22/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with SteveM
AndyM-LVB 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
richardhopton 18/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/08 TR
Trigoc ?/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/08 2nd
Sankey 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S

This climbs nicely. Frictious rock, two mini run-outs, above slightly fiddly gear: the top one (crux) is above a ledge to add some spice,

with Michael
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd O/S
john lynch 31/May/08 Lead
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 29/May/08 Solo O/S
mel holmes 26/May/08 2nd
with Tony Reed
mel holmes 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Tony Reed
Hidden 08/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
duzinga 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Bolton
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 01/Mar/08 Lead
with Angus McLean
Pete Horn 01/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Charles
cem 01/Dec/07 Lead rpt
with Pete Horn
climbingpixie 03/Nov/07 2nd
with James/Hazel
Peakpdr ?/Sep/07 -
with paul
Jethro ?/Sep/07 Lead
with Megan Green
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Nicos 27/Feb/07 Solo O/S
with dan woolnough
martin48 ??/2007 Lead

found route easy at top

with dave
chiverstom 02/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with James Baker
catt 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Toby
SecretSquirrel 15/Oct/06 2nd
with steve
sasmojo ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Marsh
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Iggy_B ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Lev 02/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead
cem 02/Feb/03 2nd
with Jonathan Astin
Hidden 07/Jan/03 Solo
DerwentDiluted 17/Apr/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
Rich Malcolm 08/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
r0b 15/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Ian Huyton
Roget 20/Sep/97 Solo O/S
with jon
crater 15/Sep/96 2nd
jim_randell 04/Jun/93 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/93 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
with Dave Gurney
Podling ??/1992 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/91 Solo
Rob Davies 04/Jul/91 Lead
with Mick Moss
goi.ashmore 12/May/90 Solo O/S
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