Rockfax Description
20m. The deep and gloomy rift to a tight and scruffy exit through the manhole. A worthwhile and atmospheric route that is a lot easier than it looks from below. © Rockfax

FA. JW Puttrell 1901

Ticklists: Twelve fine routes in the lower grades at the Roaches, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Through Routes!, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Pearson-Tanner Roaches Expedition, Puttrell's Progress, Roaches w sobote? :).

apana790 02/Sep Lead rpt
PEccleston 20/Aug Lead

Headed too far left by the sound of it. Also left a stuck nut and quick draw on the section when you step left at around lunchtime. Stopped to have lunch and then abseiled down to reclaim it and found someone else had claimed it. Would like to be reunited is possible.

with Esme
mrs milf 06/Aug 2nd
with John Cook
andrewpt 01/Aug TR O/S

Solo top roping. Absolutely excellent. Exit was a proper thrutch. I'm 6'3" and 16 st and it was a TIGHT squeeze.

mattx1123 27/Jun 2nd O/S

Paddy's lead practise. Wore trainers for authentic experience

with paddy woodburn, Georgina bough
apana790 18/Jun Lead O/S
LCam98 29/May Lead O/S
Chris Murray 28/May Solo
Retro Rowan 21/May Lead O/S
with Hannah Manley
Lazer sk eh 20/May 2nd
with mark
Otis 11/May Lead

Exactly as per the description! Good to finally get on it, after looking but not bothering on previous visits. Found the finish 'interesting' and ended up squirming out of chimney on my back, not entirely sure where I was going. Then had the pleasure of laughing at my second doing exactly the same thing. Fun (once completed!)

Kemics 04/May 2nd O/S

ICE! went through the hole backwards..and upside down. Giggling made it hard to maintain core.

with Corin
wilkinscl 04/May Lead O/S
with Caleb
themattyshep 03/May Lead O/S
Rob_Morris1996 03/May 2nd O/S
with Leni Strong, themattyshep
monkeymatt 30/Apr Lead O/S

Much harder than Diff!!!

with Harry Boston
PhillS 26/Apr Lead O/S

I found this hardest toward the top (before the exit). Clare couldn't finish.

with Clare
James S 11/Apr 2nd O/S
with melty
Lenipen 11/Apr 2nd
jharlow 10/Apr Lead O/S

Awesome climb, new Western Grit topo places you misleadingly far left though.

with Ceire Booth
Adler 01/Apr Lead dnf

got half way easily and then moved left WTF how is this a diff , must have ended up on the VS

knjmooney 01/Apr Lead dnf

Couldn't figure out the route, so topped out on the VS instead.

Melonfly ?/Apr Lead
with James
Rob Moorcroft 26/Mar 2nd
with Jo Zanker
DanChad 24/Mar Solo O/S
Morticia 12/Mar Solo
Jack_Lewin 04/Mar 2nd β

Plus Meaghan

with Nick Lyons, lewk_c
aceagles 13/Feb Lead O/S
benmason 02/Jan Lead O/S

Shite! DNR

Stopsy 30/Oct/16 Solo O/S

A character building experience in the wet in approach shoes.

jdgaventa 22/Oct/16 Lead
Taffa 15/Oct/16 2nd
with James Findlay
Ross Philpot 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Dux
smoreda 30/Sep/16 Lead
rumblesan 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing and squeeze at the top

with Charlie
Charlie1653 25/Sep/16 2nd
with Guy
Hidden 14/Sep/16 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 27/Jul/16 Solo O/S
BethTansley 26/Jun/16 Lead
joeramsay 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Super good fun up the crack, and a hilarious finish. 10/10 would climb again

with Steven Ramsay
Stuart Hurworth 14/May/16 2nd rpt

Night time ascent, after some beers!! Very fun.

with therat
therat 14/May/16 Lead

Night time assent

nick244 09/Apr/16 Lead

Maybe this was just a bit green, or maybe we went off route, but trying to stick to the central pillar as the guidebook shows felt much tougher than Via Dolorosa that we climbed after. Pretty sure we used most of the holds for the left hand side too.

j.kirby 09/Apr/16 2nd
Ellie.Webb 14/Feb/16 2nd

Uni club

Gentleman Joe 01/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Great climb to finish off a good day of climbing for the start of the year. No stress climbing whilst still feeling like a bit of an adventure! A headtorch proved useful in the top of the route

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
BR00M ??/2016 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Andy Odger
benheinrich87 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Kinge 28/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Rob
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Subwaycups 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Stanners 04/Sep/15 Lead rpt

still just as much fun..thought id treat Robbie

RJLeish 04/Sep/15 2nd O/S
mike fenwick ?/Sep/15 Solo
landy813 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
gobbledigook 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

tried to place as much of my big gear as poss ;)

Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
ASkingle 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant fun. Glad I lost weight for getting through the hole at the top. A bit polished but greats holds and easy protection.

adi bryant 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with ian Wignall, Preet
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd rpt
Somerset swede basher 26/May/15 Solo O/S
Fellmonkey 26/Apr/15 Lead
with Steve C
Gerlach 26/Apr/15 2nd
olliehales 25/Apr/15 2nd
Andy Morley 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Kinge 17/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 15/Apr/15 2nd
Danm79 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Was recalling the comments below while struggling through the hole - my faith that it would be big enough was wavering. Loved this route though.

Jm4ssey 08/Apr/15 Lead dnf
stevied01 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/15 2nd O/S
jonathandavey 03/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Lovely final squeeze, snow made it all the more interesting.

Hidden 03/Feb/15 2nd
s1362083 10/Nov/14 TR
thedreadedchris 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Marzy95 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Markheighton 05/Nov/14 Lead
Peter Metcalfe 25/Oct/14 Solo
db79 28/Sep/14 Lead dnf
CreepingExcellence. 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Solo'd up to the final squeeze the night before with a head torch but wussed out! I forgive myself given the struggle on the lead the next morning!

with Andy G
Hidden 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
FernandoHidalgo 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Amazing route, very good fun. A bit weird at the top with not nice holders and trying to reach the manhole.

sadlerbrett 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Alex Roberts
Jlewis01 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Tim Harper 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Simon_87 ?/Aug/14 Lead
nwakeman 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Allwood
GregHood 04/Jul/14 Lead
Tom Stoddart 01/Jul/14 Solo
Ruthie 22/Jun/14 Lead

My first ever lead:-)

with Gavin
gavster 22/Jun/14 2nd

ruths first lead !

with ruth
Fentonio 01/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Followed the rockfax topo and am fairly sure i ended up on the VS.... So downclimbed outta there!

Hellflame 17/May/14 Lead O/S
markK6 03/May/14 Lead β

Fun but not as fun as Karabiner Chimney, though popping out of the top was interesting! First Roaches lead.

with Simon
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Lucinda 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Giles
Rockpiglet 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rocksarge, stonechaser
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead rpt
StoneChaser 10/Apr/14 TR
with Rocksarge, Rockpiglet
Hidden 01/Apr/14 TR O/S
sibluer 21/Mar/14 Lead
eastonator 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant route! Hilarious, entertaining and memorable. Possibly the highlight of the weekend! The climbing is straight forward but interesting, it becomes much easier one you work out you can back and foot most of it in the wider part of the chimney instead of getting trappred in the corner. The higher up you get, the less likely it looks that there is actually a way out as ouy only see a few pin-pricks of light. I keept thinking to me self 'I hope there is a actually way out of this' and was wondering if I should have switched to the obvious manhole to the left. Even when I got to the exit, I wasn't sure actually be able to get through until i tried but bid of squirming did the job. Didn't bother setting up an anchor at the top as there was no way i would get pulled back through the hole. Seeing my seccond's reaction to the exit and his attempts to squirm through were thoroughly entertaining and had me in stitches!

Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo dnf
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
drolex 14/Dec/13 Lead dnf

Ridiculously failed at half height. Slippery green patches on footholds are the offical excuse

BenParker 01/Dec/13 2nd
with Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
CLyus 02/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with jack brown
kim.mulji 19/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Diff, Diff, Diff?!!!!! OK, it was a bit wet, and I was seconding, but if I was leading, I would have given it more like a HVD grade. Exit through hole at top is nasty, and best given to your worst enemies! ;-)

rd20 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Clare
joe gallacher 28/Sep/13 Lead

First of the weekend to calibrate the grades...the rotation req'd and the sqeeze thru the RHSide exit hole made it feel much bolder than DIFF !...so it was a good'n to "calibrate' the grades

Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
rich_hw 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with James
Jim Slater 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 13/Aug/13 TR
nesbear ?/Aug/13 -
with marshy
buxtoncoffeelover 25/Jul/13 Solo
sputnik 22/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Vaska
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead
Nick Russell 05/Jul/13 2nd

A tight squeeze

with Rob H, Dave Linnett
BALD EAGLE 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Nick Russell, Rob Horler
magicmartin ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
amorousbadger 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

rather tight squeeze finish but great fun!

the_liquorice_man 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Darkness in the last part of the gully made it seem awkward until my eyes had adjusted. Certainly a squeeze!

biggerears7 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
gavster 07/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ricky Layf ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Kate
TAG_UTLEY ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
kate tarrant ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 24/May/13 Lead O/S

Only dryish route we could find in the rain... Bit of a squeeze at the top in waterproofs! Binned it off and went the Birmingham wall after. Don't follow the rockfax photo line or you'll end up on a VS

with Hoult
Kyrros 12/May/13 Lead
Kyrros 12/May/13 Lead
andyclimber 09/May/13 2nd O/S
alan.phobos 21/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Experienced some serious route-finding issues. I followed the 'obvious' Diff line up the right hand side, only to back out near the top as I was concerned the gap at the top looked REALLY small and that I might need to head left. Downclimbed back to near the start and went left, only to find what I'm sure is a VS 4c-ish move over a bulge on slopey holds with no feet (and there is a VS in that corner). Fairly confused. I assume I should have continued up and to the right and squeezed through the gap. But if this is the case then the Rockfax topo is pretty poorly drawn. I'll return with some decent beta and crush this next time.

with Col
devavictrix 20/Apr/13 2nd
kez1 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with rob rendle, james davies
Hidden 12/Apr/13 2nd rpt
JM0rrison 01/Apr/13 Lead

Easy climb but scary feet in the snow.

Ralphus 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
tzettle ??/2013 -
rossi ?/Oct/12 2nd
Sam Maher 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Very difficult top out... only just fit through the hole at the top and had to remove gear from my harness. Lived up to its name of being "a filthy climb"

with James Kent
two06 08/Sep/12 2nd rpt
jstringer 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Quite claustrophobic towards the top, think I exited out of the wrong hole!!! Jamie managed to come through a slightly larger hole.

with Jamie Williams, Mark Bennet
c00kie 29/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Leander
sputnik 29/Aug/12 Lead
with Mrs Z
dannyevos 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Lard and grease needed to get through the man hole how I got through I will never know. 6.4 - 16.5 stone. Great fun or then again maybe not!!!!

with Rick Clapham
Bede 27/Jul/12 Solo
AstroMan 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Martin Greensmith
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 01/Jul/12 Lead
iallaway 01/Jul/12 Lead β

Night climb with a prerigged belay

with wolfy
tomkhoward ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Go for hole on left. Gear on harness will snag on exit!

devavictrix 30/Jun/12 2nd

A brilliant night climb... Really good fun. Got a hex caught on the exit which made it scruffy.

Hidden 23/Jun/12 -
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
solfreak 27/May/12 -

Top rope self belay

Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
chappers909 26/May/12 2nd O/S
with Indy
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
Morris123 22/May/12 Lead
Deepak Mahtani 14/May/12 2nd dog

AMAZING for my first outdoor climb :)

with Pierre Maxted
mattshort 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Alan100 13/May/12 Lead

Very traditional climb! Plenty of bridging, chimneying and even a bit of sidewards swimming. Didn't feel damp or dirty despite the previous two weeks of rain..

Indy92 04/May/12 Lead
Tarryn ?/May/12 2nd O/S
fizzychewitt 21/Apr/12 Lead

Probably the dampest, slimiest climb we did all day. Great fun

with Geraint
michael burrows 21/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Jay
two06 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
tim exley 12/Apr/12 Lead

horribly wet and dirty

with Ralph
PrincessAlbert 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S

First ever climb

ipblake 31/Mar/12 Lead
with Jim
JimboWizbo 31/Mar/12 2nd

Ian's lead, bloody tight getting out at the top

with Ian
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
antonymcphillips ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
melonmike 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Enjoyable. Seemed to be more difficult for the tall.

with Hannah Newcombe, Laura Evans
HairyMan 28/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 17/Sep/11 Lead rpt
petersheppard 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Two different types of "body jam" in 5 minutes. Entertaining struggle through the hole.

Matt250 27/Aug/11 2nd
Paul Hy 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ian
Petarghh 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
eeonz 07/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Got lost on the route for this one. Up and right gets narrow, up and left wonders on to a VS. Downclimbed.

Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Kyle87 ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
rickstaylor 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Struggled getting through the manhole

with Katy Stranack
mheyes101 30/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
Amy Ack 26/Jul/11 2nd
Lee Groves 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Amy Ack
sam coward 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/11 Lead
dick2002 03/Jul/11 2nd dog

Tight exit hole

with phil griffiths
nathan2day 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Dominik Siedlecki
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead
saraw ?/Jul/11 Solo O/S
ayuplass 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with cath
rockjedi 06/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Sara Williams
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Bobling 04/Jun/11 2nd

An aperitif for Sifta's Quid. Hilarious, have never laughed so much on a climb. Was after a prolonged period of dry weather which I think helped!

with Spiderman
Deano100 04/Jun/11 2nd
Feeling bold 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

A pleasant cool route to get out of the blazing sunshine until I reached the roof. Felt claustrophobic under the boulder roof and asked a climber on top which hole was largest exit. He thought second on left looked bigger. In the small space available I manoeuvered myself sideways and horizontally into the tiny hole. I became wedged and struggled to move remaining gear on my harness out of the way. With an almighty roar I forced myself through the rest of the hole. The relief was immense! It was only when my second came up that I found I hard chosen the wrong exit, it should be the furthest one on the left. I'm never doing a cave climb again!

with Martin from Stoke
bennys89 ?/Jun/11 Lead
CChafer 29/May/11 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ellie
r.x.preece 15/May/11 TR O/S
with Jim
JimboWizbo 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Took my time but made it up trouble free. Found this trickier than I'd expect from a D. edit: Finished up RR Gully Left-Hand (VS), now it makes sense!

with Beth
Hidden 15/May/11 2nd dnf
iccy 14/May/11 Lead
Hidden 07/May/11 Lead O/S
lewismansell 06/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Solo O/S
mcglenr25 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good thrutchy fun!

TheLiz 12/Apr/11 2nd
with Ollie Lancett, Tim Lee
ollieboy ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Steve Palmer 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A grim squirm at the top.

with Brian K
AC 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/11 2nd
Emily Cropton 20/Mar/11 Lead
jon_ridley 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
jacktomlinson 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Travis
Griff1990 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd
Josh_West 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jamescronin 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

With A.D. as Second. - Got stuck in manhole at the top.....

quantized 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Paul Bettridge, Emma Bowles
becoming-stranger 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
bbangbala 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Oli Bangbala
Cwallace 02/Feb/11 Lead
Cwallace 02/Feb/11 2nd
OliBangbala ?/Feb/11 2nd β

seconded, not at all hard except for the 10 mi struggle to get out of the hole with shoes on my rack!

M Leavy 02/Jan/11 -
with N Lyons
njlyons 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with martin l
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Humm1985 ??/2011 2nd
Bobbyonrock ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd dnf
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
tomhill#1 ??/2011 -
p_won ?/Nov/10 Lead
with johnny walker
MarkRoe 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Fun finish featuring a body jam.

iwebster59017 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JohnBear 25/Oct/10 2nd
with Mark
tinyali 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 14/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Second climb and did it again for the same reasons - climbing with a newbie and it was raining everywhere else!!

FrJ 07/Aug/10 2nd
AstroMan 01/Aug/10 2nd
with Gaz
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
MarkCunnington 17/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Marc Blackband
greggyboy 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Heaton
bobbarnes00 03/Jul/10 2nd

It's a bit different because of the awkward squeeze at the top.

with James Budzynski
tony wood 02/Jul/10 2nd
with gareth robarts
Stuart Hurworth ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fun climb - guidebook seems to show the wrong route though - up the left of the massive block, when the actual route is to the right. Juggy throughout though difficult to find those holds when you get to the slippery manhole!

with Rich
gingerwolf 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead
Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Helen, Steve
parksy986 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with chris dovey
richyclimb 19/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead
shafiq lalloo 07/May/10 2nd O/S


with Ben Ritchie
mark32 ?/May/10 -
mark32 ?/May/10 -
scotty h 25/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Got right up close to the top, and struggled for ages trying to get out, during this time it started chucking it down with rain because a storm came. In the end so we could all leave i had to be hoisted up the last two meters. If there was a decent left foot hold i could have made it.

with Suzie
Double Knee Bar 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nathan, Iain
Andy Merrick 17/Apr/10 2nd
Daymo 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

excellant 2 star

ungracefulathlete 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

nice little route - pretty juggy holds exactly where you want them. then a chim-chimerney to finish.

with Jason Challinor
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S
peterbrett 27/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Damp and green all the way up. Inelegant thrashing to exit through slimy manhole.

Hidden ??/2010 Lead
ml_si ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Nature_Boy12689 20/Nov/09 2nd O/S
LaylayPants 20/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Laura-lou 28/Oct/09 -

Led up to the chimney then, rather embarassingly, had to be rescued as the dripping walls were proving too slippy for my walking boots (which had seemed a good idea as it was too wet for my stickies!)

with dad
MPSBunny 25/Oct/09 Lead

Came out the wrong place at the top but was still a really good climb.

monsteratt 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Matt, Nic and Andy
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
sleavesley 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Cain
david morse 13/Sep/09 Solo


with mikey+em
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
katiep 03/Sep/09 2nd O/S

more vdiff.

with Geoff
Bobbyonrock ?/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Sparkles
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Laura-lou 14/Aug/09 2nd
with Chink
bavarianGaz 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
ianslade ?/Jul/09 Lead β
with Dave
nathanroberts89 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
peaches69 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with sarah
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
leewright 06/Jun/09 2nd O/S
will randall ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with sarah
Graeme Hammond 31/May/09 Solo rpt

recall 2nding this at an unknow date with unknown persons

Twisty 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rayan Sammut
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd
fizzychewitt 09/May/09 Lead
with Steve
stevemcg 09/May/09 2nd
with Liz
stevemcg 08/May/09 Lead
with Francis
dji26 28/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Richard Gilbert 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Simply awesome. Last climb of a long day and we loved it. Not dirty at all, despite the warnings!

with Helen
Jake Howard 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Sam Strong
Andrew Lester 12/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
ndraper1 ?/Mar/09 Lead
baconphat 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Excellent smooth climb, though I did manage to find an even tighter exit than the proper one, ouch!

with Andrew Barker
Hidden 10/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Jona Ure ??/2009 Lead
tallan9 ??/2009 2nd
Mr Wild ??/2009 Solo
Hixmclix ??/2009 Lead RP
with Carl
Carl Hanaghan ??/2009 2nd
Hidden 10/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Chris Harding 22/Nov/08 Lead

Urgh ! Dirty Dark and ackward why would you !!

with Wendy
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 04/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Ick! Looked like a good choice in the wet. Wasn't. "A Struggle" wouldn't tell the half of it.

with jamesca
whiting.jp 04/Oct/08 Lead
with jamesca
Hidden 04/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Steeve ?/Oct/08 -
Hidden 21/Sep/08 -
freemanTom 21/Sep/08 Lead
with Abi Greves
Mr. K 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Really enjoyable.

springything 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
thompson1000 09/Sep/08 Solo
betamonkey 31/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Marcin Ostasz
MattT88 28/Aug/08 2nd
BeccaSnowden 28/Aug/08 Lead
Glyn Davidson 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Went up the right wall and through the smaller hole on the right. Seemed harder than Diff. perhaps that was just due to the slimyness?

with Ali
Ali H 25/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Glyn
Hidden 12/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/08 2nd
tobydunford 02/Aug/08 Solo O/S
adam06 29/Jul/08 2nd

best dif i've done! recommended in wet weather as it is sheltered.

with Hilary Theaker and dave carr
hils theaker 29/Jul/08 2nd
with Adam + Dave
Ashapalan 29/Jul/08 Lead

Really fun climb. Advise for the manhole... just go for it!

with ad and hillary
Kamikaze Badger 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Phil Newing
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
mark32 05/May/08 Lead O/S
fizzychewitt 25/Apr/08 Lead
with Frenchy
michael burrows 25/Apr/08 2nd

done in the rain,dry until the exit onto the top!

with rob geaves
steve2006 ?/Apr/08 Lead
with david moore (age 10)
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Paul_southgate68 ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with chris(grinner)williams
Mr_S 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sam
donkster ??/2008 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 17/Nov/07 TR O/S
Jamie Buxton 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Hyadn Willaims and Gareth Moore
Hidden 17/Nov/07 2nd dog
Simon Caldwell 30/Sep/07 Solo O/S

Really good, don't let the appearance from the ground put you off. The exit is not that small, certainly compared with the standard struggles - you don't even have to take your harness off!

Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
CarolineH 25/Aug/07 Lead
markhammonds 19/Aug/07 2nd

Very wet (been raining all weekend)!

with Ronnie Abrams
matt ling 20/Jul/07 Lead β
with dja
staceyjg 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Booker and my daughter Katie
RichardBilly 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Matt Bishop
dja 04/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with pippa
DanT 20/May/07 2nd O/S
daza 11/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ceara
Hidden 06/May/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
sgl 13/Apr/07 Solo
chri55ie 06/Apr/07 2nd
mike_hough_uk 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Got stuck in the manhole!

Nature_Boy12689 30/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Mr Wild 30/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
treebadger 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
dja 05/Mar/07 Lead O/S
matt ling 05/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with dja
Hidden 20/Jan/07 Lead
davidwright 20/Jan/07 2nd rpt
davidwright 20/Jan/07 2nd
with Sam
timjones 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S

Don't make the mistake of following the righht hand corner. The exit hole is tiny and the traverse across the slab to the proper exit is commiting.

with "Doris"
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
climbing_wiggy ??/2007 2nd β
with Caroline
HeatherF 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S

The route finding was really hard on this climb- i thnk i actually ended up elsewhere!

with My mum
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Richard Hession 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S

A good laugh! Found squirming through the top utterly desperate yet exhilirating at the same time :p A minor classic.

with Dom
climbingpixie 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Kbear
tomboyle 28/Jun/06 Lead β
with sarah finney
Hidden 21/Jun/06 Lead
tomboyle 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with simon boyle
Sarah Applegate 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 13/May/06 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
david the bear 06/May/06 2nd O/S
with Matt S
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead dnf
Byronius Maximus ?/May/06 2nd O/S

Enjoyable and hilarious route, just don't try to come out the hole at the top at the wrong angle or your shoulders won't fit!

superturbo 30/Apr/06 2nd
Col_MAN 19/Apr/06 TR
with uni climbers
tontopink 27/Feb/06 Lead O/S

Very small hole in roof to exit. light gear climb

with Iain Woodhouse
tontopink 11/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
C.J.Horsfield ??/2006 Lead O/S

good route,was very green when i did it

EAYL 23/Oct/05 Solo
davek ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Larson
clarky_john ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd O/S
jamie ward 22/Jun/05 Solo
Cornish Merlin 14/Jun/05 Solo
victim of mathematics 14/Jun/05 Solo O/S
gwilym 14/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Colin Angus, Alistair Pooler
KeithW 14/May/05 Lead O/S

Night ascent, with Mike & Will too

with Rich Cole
KeithW 13/May/05 Lead O/S

Night ascent while staying at Don Whillans Hut.

with Rich Cole
kenneM ?/May/05 Lead
with Beck Dark
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
mark s ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 -
will_benfold ??/2005 -
Si dH ?/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Stuart Fox
chris warner ?/Oct/04 Lead
with chris lenaghan, james kitson
DerwentDiluted 12/Sep/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with trigg
Hidden 22/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Rampikino 06/Aug/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
John Eley ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
brian watson 01/May/04 Lead O/S
fellgazelle 25/Apr/04 Solo
charlesmfrench 25/Apr/04 Solo O/S
with Ian _Haigh
Dave Latimer 30/Mar/04 Lead O/S
beermonkey ?/Mar/04 2nd
with can't remember
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Dux 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S

made the left-hand VS start then bridged over

with Premal
coffeepot ?/Aug/03 2nd
with Romy
jimshrimp 24/Jul/03 Lead
ASchwirtz 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Shona D'arcy
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 19/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
Hidden 12/Jan/03 Lead
HazelMacLean 22/Jun/02 TR

Steve lead. Dad second. 'Hole at top'

Gus ??/2002 Solo
stephenhartley ??/2002 2nd
Katie Weston ?/Aug/00 2nd
Martyn ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
alan moore ??/2000 -
Bobbyonrock ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
FrankW 28/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Unknown
Hidden 22/Feb/98 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 09/Jul/97 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/97 Lead
roncaves 02/Jun/96 Solo
A Crook 18/Apr/96 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1995 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 -
Ian Archer 17/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Philip
Iain Thow 16/Apr/93 Solo
Roget 04/Nov/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/82 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Nigel Coe ??/1978 -

Approx date

babymoac 25/Jun/77 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/May/77 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 -
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
mikej 08/Jul/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
oldmanofmow ?/Jun/61 Lead


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