Rockfax Description
10m. The fine bulging crack is jammed, battled and bridged. © Rockfax

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

liebs 23/Sep Lead O/S
with Kirree
Rob Jarratt 15/Aug Lead

Did not do this in good style. The key was *not* to try jamming the wider upper part of the crack and get both hands on the hold out to the right of the crack.

with Andy Crawley
Montecore 31/Jul Lead O/S
with Clare Cummings
Ian.ch 04/Jun Lead O/S

Bit of a battle. Not really on form today

with Masaki
Tubs 04/Jun 2nd O/S
with Dale
Stotty_88 31/May Lead
with gav
gavster 31/May 2nd
with Ad
buxtoncoffeelover 27/May Lead

Easier than it looks

with Guy
MusicalMountaineer 27/May 2nd
with Nik
MusicalMountaineer 22/May Lead O/S

Soft touch, probably a good bet for first VS. More like HS 4b. Good though. 1*.

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 22/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May Lead O/S
mmmhumous 03/May TR
with Tom, Sheena, Pete
Coops_13 22/Apr 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
Dan Geh 22/Apr Lead rpt
AMJ098 22/Apr 2nd O/S

Good jamming practice

Hidden 26/Mar Lead
James S 20/Mar Lead O/S
with melty
Stotty_88 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Jim
Katie2401Tron ?/Oct/16 TR
joeramsay 26/Aug/16 2nd dog
mrphilipoldham 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Stephen3005 18/Aug/16 Lead
Fraser hill-casey 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S
JemG 13/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Joe Cartmell
Duncan Zerafa 06/Jul/16 2nd
with James Hall, Clay Conlon
Helen Boothman 06/Jul/16 Lead
with Jared
Clay C 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with KMC
Tjogge 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with David Boothroyd
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
smoreda 17/May/16 Lead
MartF 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 07/May/16 2nd O/S
OffshoreAndy 07/May/16 Lead
Hidden 04/May/16 2nd
adamre12 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
jimbob1988 ??/2016 Lead O/S
Kirree 16/Nov/15 TR β
with Neal
Stroppy 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
RKirke 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
DaveB61 13/Oct/15 Lead
MikeDowsett 13/Oct/15 2nd
Andrew Harding 03/Oct/15 2nd
gavster 03/Oct/15 Lead
Chris1234H 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead
Jackwd 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
charley 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with JackD
eastonator 11/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Kyle
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd
Iclimb 01/Jul/15 Lead
stratandrew 01/Jul/15 2nd
MarcyBoy87 19/Jun/15 2nd
fulton333 19/Jun/15 Lead
with Struggs
Paul Hy 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Marc P
Stoff 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Andrew, gpcomps
gpcomps 04/May/15 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Chris Bridgland
John Higgs 20/Mar/15 Lead O/S

On Caitlin's gear, after she gave up.

with Caitlin Bell
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
MarcyBoy87 ??/2015 2nd
switch 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Leanne
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Stayed wholy in the crack for the top. Made for more entertaining jamming action. Short lived but well protected.

with Alice
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Joe Costello 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Tala A 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Michael H
Michael-H 05/Jul/14 2nd
Stuart Hurworth 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Enjoyable route, a bit awkward to get above the first bulge, and then harder to get into the second. Good gear throughout made it much easier!

with Manchester Climbing Club
fatbuoybazza 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with deborah
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
gavster 26/May/14 Lead
with ruth, rob
Rob Royle 26/May/14 2nd
with Ruth, Gav
Ruthie 26/May/14 TR
Ceara 19/May/14 2nd O/S
with Mel Brown
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
Jimbo C 18/May/14 2nd

Fun crux

with Chris
DanChad 14/May/14 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 14/May/14 Lead

Bulge is easier than it looks.

cmars89 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Duckworth
Hidden 18/Mar/14 -
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd
AnitaClimb 16/Mar/14 2nd
with Swifty
g1m147 16/Mar/14 Lead
bantamdave 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ken
cdpuk 22/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Sheltered from today's strong winds.

andyevans 22/Dec/13 2nd dog

Lost feeling in hands due to cold, thus dragged up the bulge unceremoniously. One to go back for clean as was otherwise a fun route

with cdpuk
Chris Craggs 19/Aug/13 2nd

Steady, only a couple of tricky moves, one past each bulge.

with Graham Parkes
Mr. K 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Adam Radcliff
adam06 03/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/13 -
Hidden 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tom bre 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead
stratandrew 10/Jul/13 2nd
augustus trout 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 -
Helen Boothman 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Goodstuff 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S


PeteWilson 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

first route at ramshaw in a long time! always seems to batter me, this went fine though, nice route

with Andrew Graham
Rob Wardle 15/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Darren Ives, Dave Bowler
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead dnf
Dan Vaj 04/May/13 Lead O/S
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
stuaart 14/Oct/12 2nd
thomasaneurinsmith 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Enjoyed. Not as difficult as it looks.

with Stuart Reeves
Jay C 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Matt B
Sam Cooke 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mark Challoner
lecko 18/Sep/12 2nd O/S
R2B 18/Sep/12 Lead

Nice classic grit crack climb. Very short lived!

Sam Warby 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 01/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Neil Mackie
HIGHTOWER 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Hansford
Hidden 04/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
becster 26/Jul/12 2nd
Thinker01 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
Poco Loco 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Kevin
Slick 07/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
lizzyb 25/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Yer - got 2/3's of way up and got beaten by jelly legs and adrenaline shakes which just got worse and worse. Need muchos jamming technique practice - it is my weakness!

EmilyElouise 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Alex@home 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with The Doctor
Joemanglerocks 26/May/12 2nd
TimKnight 26/May/12 Lead O/S

One move wonder

Hidden 13/May/12 Solo O/S
LeeWithers1987 ?/May/12 Lead O/S
lewismansell 29/Mar/12 Lead β
yarrow 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Guy Chater 10/Mar/12 Lead
TM_Horton 08/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Kyrros 15/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
petellis 29/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Bex
Graeme Hammond 29/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
andrew hammond 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Davies
phildavies84 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Andrew
Dave Mason 18/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Adam Gill
scotty h 02/Oct/11 TR β

nice climb

with Tim Nixon
MarkCunnington 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Sep/11 2nd
tompilgrem 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Nick/D
bobpilgrem 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tom/Nic
vinspin 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with sammy
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd
duncan 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 01/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with jim
Jim Malo 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Barry
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
katyc 24/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

warm up. good intro to ramshaw

Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Dan Geh 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
tgeh 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
staceyjg 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Mark Collins 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 07/Jul/11 2nd
with Mark Collins
paul horabin 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
fi15 ?/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
DerbyLiam 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Stuart William 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dom Pauley
Graeme Hammond 08/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Stevie_R 24/May/11 2nd RP

Bottled out at the bulge. Rod then led and made it look very easy ... and I followed up as a second. One bridging move up on a hand jam and good holds came into reach. Kicking myself.

with rod
jeffb 21/May/11 Lead O/S
stemill 21/May/11 2nd
with Andy C, Jeff
peter myers 17/Apr/11 Lead
andrusht84 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with humph, gary binns
jtree03 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Tony
highfivekrissy ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Great protection, just had to step up and commit to it... not all that elegant but it was good

geddicakes 19/Mar/11 2nd
rylett 02/Mar/11 Lead
with Dan Oakes
uremac83 ??/2011 Lead
with Richie Williams
Hidden 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S
kipman725 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
sam820 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S


with Fresher
Matt10 02/Sep/10 2nd
with ldadams
ldadams 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
grady ?/Sep/10 2nd
APuddy 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 08/Aug/10 2nd
Double Knee Bar 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Iain
Nature_Boy12689 31/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Ky 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
Irn Bruce 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

One move wonder. Got a good fist jam in the crack (unusual for me as I hate jamming!), foot up, and then over - job done. Bomber gear too so didn't even feel committing - HS?

with Ian Jenkins
simeclimb68 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
matthomas79 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Palmer
JRae 27/Jun/10 Lead
with L Campbell
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead
Rob Jarratt 24/Jun/10 2nd

Surprisingly awkward. Good lead from Andy.

with Andy Crawley
mattshort 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
matt.jj 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Not really a battle, and fairly dull. Went straight back to the Roaches.

hazeysunshine 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Dave
Dave Mahon ?/Jun/10 2nd


radioactivekid 29/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kyya
georgebe 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd O/S
michael burrows 23/May/10 Lead rpt
with phil biglands
JasonV 22/May/10 Lead O/S

came out right at the bulge avoiding the crack - not too sure if this is the full tick

with John, Rod
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd
Bernie Wylde 19/May/10 2nd
Shad 19/May/10 Lead
The Bad Cough 15/May/10 2nd O/S
with Christian Minett
rob wmc 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Neil
Laura-lou 23/Apr/10 Lead
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ciaran1999 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with saul
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
david morse 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Lambros
cooper leek 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with dave nw
sam corbett ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 23/Aug/09 2nd rpt

Climbed the crack direct ignoring the holds to the right this time. Good fun.

with Alex
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 09/Jul/09 Lead
stevefromstoke 01/Jul/09 TR dog

proper grit thuggery

with mart
Hidden 01/Jul/09 TR dnf
Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
hembug 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with dave
dan gibson 03/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 31/May/09 2nd

Good hidden holds out right help!

with Brian Rossiter
keithpeck 25/May/09 Lead O/S

Went off to the left at the top following a good hand hold to find my self on the over hung nose in a very scary position.

Richard G Wilkinson 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Sandy Holford
dimwit18 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Keith Lead, half way at crack use ledge on left hand side, better hand holds further out on the overhang

with Keith Peck
gaz_jones 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Loving the jams on this one!

Sandy Holford 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Noodles
frume 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Saff
cayteye 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Highams
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd dog
James B 19/Apr/09 -
with Nick
Killianmurphy 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Becki moore
Rob Davies 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
MattT88 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Flemming
tradguy 05/Mar/09 2nd
LP ?/Feb/09 -

1st VS. One move and a cheer!

Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Monoaffe ??/2009 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Went off route to the right at the end, avoiding the crack!

with Jerry Matthews
snakebite 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Karlos 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
@ndy 13/Sep/08 Lead
with calder
Calder 13/Sep/08 2nd
ste_d 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
psychicbread 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Richard Hale
areeves ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
Paul_southgate68 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kimberley Saint
mmalbon 08/Jun/08 TR

Bit of a maul

with Mick
jcurley 21/May/08 Lead O/S
stevepotter 05/May/08 2nd
with ken
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
bobpilgrem 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Went off route to right of bulge rather than keeping to crack.

with Bob/Nic
Steve Banham ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with AM Stewart
daza 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Old Andy
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead
daza 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ceara
gb83 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with m.sakano
Pythonist 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S
tradguy 21/Aug/06 2nd
with Mark Hazell
Stig 08/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
jackiechimp 03/Aug/06 Lead dnf

2nd after failed lead

with marvino
Budge 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates
CJE 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ines Clergue
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
prawn ?/Jul/06 2nd
with Graham
andy jennings ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
FrankW 10/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Iain H
studly84 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with thomas poulton
Iain Downie 28/May/06 -
Nicos 13/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with fiend, matt
timjones 28/Jun/05 Lead
with Adeline Jones
Andrew Abraham ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/05 2nd O/S
KeithW 14/May/05 2nd O/S

Nice jamming move

with Rich Cole
mark s ??/2005 -
sce8 31/Oct/04 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Apr/04 2nd
Tom Styles 01/Mar/04 Lead dog

Fell on number 9 hex as was going over the buldge, pushed on after and finished it though! I was lucky thanks to the hex!

craigswoods ?/Mar/04 Lead
with Will Wagstaff
jimshrimp 02/Oct/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 -
Chesh ??/2003 Lead
with Mash
Blod 08/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Howard J 01/Sep/02 2nd
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 Solo
Chris Ellis 13/May/01 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Russell Flynn 19/Jun/00 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Charles French
Iain Thow 25/May/99 Solo

Rope solo

stokienomad 04/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/1996 -
michael burrows 21/Jun/95 Solo
brady ??/1995 2nd

exactly what it says on the tin!

with John Cameron
stevefromstoke 26/Aug/93 TR dog

slip recovery

with liegh
Hidden 15/Aug/93 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/93 Lead
Roget 26/Apr/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/82 Lead
with Andy Chadwick
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