Rockfax Description
90m. Seigfried Herford invented the genre here, the route that spawned a thousand imitations from Scafell to El Cap. Left to right is usual from the start of the cliff to Deep Chimney and an hour was thought a good time in the 1920s. Reaching and descending Keep Corner is generally regarded as the crux, especially for the second man. The precise line and the stances are left for the adventurer to rediscover. © Rockfax

FA. Siegfried Herford c.1910

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Laycock's List - the original 1913 gritstone graded list.

Rory_Cummings_NI 05/Oct/16 Solo O/S
rd20 31/Oct/15 AltLd dnf

Great fun, rope work intricate. Got as far as Studio - about halfway. Crux was stepping across from The Flywalk to The Niche.

with Gary
garywong 31/Oct/15 AltLd dnf

Started too late to do the whole traverse, but very exciting! Some terrifying moments (especially on Robert's pitch) and a few rope issues. Shame not to finish it, but a really fun adventure!

Hidden 25/Sep/15 Solo
Graeme Hammond 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with The Famous Grouse
bennidavies90 12/Jul/14 Solo
Bloke on a Rope 18/May/14 Solo O/S

Thought this was really worth doing not too taxing but pretty exposed in places.

with Jake, Matt
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Really worthwhile. Never used the top of the crag as a hold and found a path across at no more than 4c apart from crossing Pod crack and Pitoned crack which I took at about 2/3s height using a couple of airy 5b moves. It would be more logical to use the top of the crag here to keep the climb at a more consistent grade I think.

dpmUK 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Got slightly benighted around Keep Arete. A fun evening's adventure.

with Dan
Steve Palmer 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

We had hoped to go to North Wales but were too knackered to get up early. This route is an excellent outing, posing some interesting route finding problems and what i felt was quite exposed climbing. Rope drag can become a problem! Done in 4 pithces thanks to Graeme hauling a huge length of rope on the last one.

gb83 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

done in 4 pitches. some exposed unprotected climbing. felt more HVS 4c at times. Fantastic route

Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/10 Sent dnf
Hidden 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
JimGoodman 03/Jul/08 2nd
with Steve
Pete Horn 25/May/08 AltLd
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Cameron13 31/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Mark, Kate, Rach
mol 09/Oct/05 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/76 Solo
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