Rockfax Description
12m. The north-facing wall is arduous and bold. From the top of the crack leap out right to a crappy, creaking flake. Stuff some gear behind this if you want, but it has been tested and it doesn't hold! When prepared, climb the centre of the wall direct to a finishing mantel guaranteed to focus the mind. © Rockfax

FA. Simon Nadin 1986

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Wizzy 04/Oct/15 Lead RP

4th E7! Really cool route! 2nd session, felt much better than last time without the wind! Found the crux was the move off the creaky flake. Found the mantel ok (maybe 6a). Didn't bother with gear behind flake (it looked awful!!). A lot of 6a/b moves above a rather painful looking groundfall

Ethan 30/Nov/13 Lead
with Nige
Ky 17/Jun/13 TR dnf

Pumpy, warm and scrittly. Quality moves though

with Pete Bridgewood
Aly 10/Nov/12 Lead RP

Friend 6 in the low crack, didn't bother with the RP's. Top mantle was wet, but that move's only 5b. E5 6a, or E4 5c for the tall??

with Natalya
nathanlee 24/Sep/11 Lead RP

Grit season underway. Soft E7 if your tall. Video here - vimeo.com/30313234

with Dom Lee
Ed Booth 19/Sep/11 TR dog

Wow, scary. from flake to the first ripple wast tricky, didnt do the next one. Top out would be scary as fuck. looked like a few alright rp 3/4 placements in the flake. as much mental as anything.

dominic lee 09/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Aug/09 TR dog
steve_biczyk 03/May/09 TR β

Too tired to commit to the mantle on the lead. Downclimbed taking gear out on the way.

with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
dannyboy83 22/Oct/08 Lead RP

Fantastic route, though probably a bit overgraded at E7

with Dad
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Feb/08 Lead RP

Awesome experience! :o) The flake takes a good camelot C3 and a dodgy WC Zero 4

Gus 09/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Rob Clifton
mark s ??/2003 Solo RP
Hidden ??/2003 -
Jon Read ?/Aug/01 Lead RP

No mats. Bullock tried to lead it after me, and fell off ripping the skyhook, just missing my head as I ran off towards the road. Exciting.

simes303 ??/1999 Lead RP

No way is this E7!!!

andi turner ??/1999 Lead RP

A scary lead on a scary, misty day.

with Gus Hudgins
Seb Grieve ??/1991 Lead RP

Andy did this easily. I had a few gos on TR and then lead it. E6 in old guide and seemed about right.

with Andy Pop
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