Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the groove to a roof, pull over then balance up to enter and climb the crack to a wide finale. Low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Salt 1968

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

Lukem6 29/May/16 Lead rpt
with ella
Gerlach 29/May/16 2nd dog
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Lukem6 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Derrick
Alistair Corbett ?/May/16 Lead O/S
with john corbett
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

with in-situ dead blackbird. thought this was the best route of my day :) think hvs is more fair but will take the E1 tick ;)

with Andrew Graham
switch 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with James
manxclare 27/Sep/14 2nd
with jon22
jon22 27/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead dnf
pearson9596 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Cawley
Tala A 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First real gritstone E1 onsight, was so pleased to get this! Found it quite sustained and placing gear a bit pumpy, but then again I did kinda lace it with gear!

mcb 31/May/14 2nd O/S
keith Lonsdale 03/Aug/13 2nd
andybirtwistle 03/Aug/13 Lead
augustus trout 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mike W 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mitch
dannyboy83 12/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Nick Russell 07/Jul/12 Lead β

Beta: watched Will climb the first part

Alex Winter 13/May/12 2nd O/S

Good. Doesn't look it.

with Jake and Niels
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Stevepg 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Olly, Simon
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

run out off width at the top - took ages to get the four feet up it to reach the finishing slopers...

Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
chrisbussell 19/Jul/11 2nd

Wet and greasy, but strangely ok

with Tim O'Neill
Dan Geh 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tgeh 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with dan geh
simonward 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lukea 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dan
djking1983 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S
nickcanute 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with tim parkinson
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Matt10 02/Sep/10 2nd
with ldadams
ldadams 02/Sep/10 2nd
Irn Bruce 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fine climb. Nice move with good holds over the overhang. The crack was a bit fiddly but not too hard to work out in the end. Temp was 27deg so didn't fancy the slopers at the top - instead opted to shimmy gracefully up the wider crack!

with Ian Jenkins
jacobjacob 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

just after shafmans epic fall!

shafiq lalloo 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
cooper leek 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with donk
donkster 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with ben
MattT88 12/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Still can't crack climb

maggsy 12/Oct/09 2nd
daveagriff 18/Jun/09 2nd
hembug 18/Jun/09 Lead rpt

first E1!!

with dave
Anthony Allsopp 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Sandy Holford
Sandy Holford 24/May/09 2nd O/S
frume 02/May/09 TR O/S

self belay on shunt

with Myself
hamish2016 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke Lindsay
jcurley 19/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
Rich Kirby 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden ??/2008 -
simoncov 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Chetwynd
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden 01/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
Gus ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Roget 28/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with baccy
duncan ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
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