Rockfax Description
Heart-stoppingly precarious! The crescent-shaped ramp is gained by a hard rock-over. Once established pad carefully up and right to glory. The route is as unprotected as it looks, the finish is very fluffable and the landing truly awful. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1980

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush, Ultimate E5 ticklist, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Andy Peak 1 05/Feb TR

Damp slab on the top put me off the lead , climbed it clean twice in two tries, definitely one to solo.

C coldwell-storry 28/Dec/16 Solo O/S
with rob lay
PeteWilson 16/Oct/15 Solo RP

finally! a route I have wanted to do ever since I first saw it as a novice climber, very pleased to get it done after so long aspiring to it :)

with Andrew Graham, Andi T, Pete B, Dave
andrew549 07/Mar/15 TR dnf
mikespooner 07/Mar/15 TR RP

Clean second go. Very precarious, especially on a blustery day!

Andrew Abraham 18/Feb/15 Solo RP
with Ceara
Hidden ??/2015 -
philhilo 16/Oct/14 TR RP

Solo on the Traxion first proper route. Standard grit slab. 2 laps but second tricky in the rain!

Andrew Abraham 03/Sep/14 TR
with Ky
Ky 03/Sep/14 TR O/S

Bit to greasy to do today

with Wales
p.j.deacon 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 26/May/14 Solo O/S
sgl0jd ?/May/14 TR O/S

TR the day before a knee op. Will come back and try again in the autumn

Hidden 04/Apr/14 Solo RP
Andy Fielding 08/Sep/13 TR
Hidden 17/Aug/13 TR β
sam corbett ?/Aug/13 TR
Dave138 27/Jul/13 TR RP
northy1983 04/May/13 Solo RP

about v4. fell off the start moves!!!

Keendan 20/Apr/13 Solo dnf

Didn't fancy the crux so started downclimbing then slipped off and tumbled over the step below. Only a cut hand. It pays to wear a helmet even on solos.

jacobjacob 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 12/May/12 Solo O/S
schwenk 04/Mar/12 TR
Ed Booth 02/Feb/12 Solo dnf

Another dabble, didnt commit. Forgot how scary it is to reverse from the ripple onto the smear. maybe should just top rope it!

with Alec Thomas
jack1996 06/Nov/11 TR β

Would love to solo when the weather is colder! nice route and with a strange top sequence!

with tom s, craig
Hidden 19/Sep/11 TR rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/11 TR RP
Hidden 26/Jun/11 TR O/S
pipof747 05/Jun/11 Solo RP
jas128 09/Apr/11 TR dog
CharlieMack 06/Apr/11 TR rpt

Deffinatly taking the rope off next time when its not so windy.

with David
jacobjacob 08/Feb/11 Solo O/S

wanted to do this for ages, felt easy in the end... chuffed!

Hidden 09/Sep/10 TR O/S
LittleClimbingMaria 28/Jun/10 -
Jacob Bloodworth ?/Feb/10 Solo RP
Dave138 ??/2010 -
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
CharlieMack 23/Oct/09 TR O/S
rikbattye 23/Oct/09 TR
neilpotter 26/May/09 TR dog
Jim Slater 09/May/09 TR dog
Andy Nicholson ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
MYSSAK 26/Apr/08 Solo rpt
Somerset swede basher 25/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Martin Cleaver
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
rocktigger ??/2008 TR dog
MYSSAK 16/Sep/07 Solo RP
v.jester 16/Sep/07 Solo RP
with Mysak
Mike Hargreaves 21/Apr/07 TR dnf
with Dave Atkinson
Hidden ??/2007 Solo RP
alaan 06/Aug/06 TR O/S

one for the winter, can't wait!

with Aly
Hidden ?/Apr/05 TR dog
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Solo RP
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Solo RP
nige 18/Feb/04 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Solo RP
Mark Riley ?/May/01 TR O/S
mark s ??/2001 Solo RP
Gus ?/Nov/00 Solo

1st E5!

Hidden 22/Oct/00 TR
Hidden 22/Oct/00 TR
Laramadness 27/Jun/00 TR RP

clean 2nd, 3rd, 4th goes

tlr ??/2000 TR
chris sm 14/Jul/99 TR O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 02/May/99 TR dog
with Sven
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Mar/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/97 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/96 Solo RP
greenroom ??/1996 Solo RP
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Ian Archer 07/Jul/94 TR RP
with CDW
chris d williams 07/Jul/94 TR

rush of blood to the head!!!

Hidden 09/Sep/92 TR
simes303 ??/1992 Solo G/U

Totally messed up rockover on onsight attempt. Couldn't walk properly for two weeks. Found it okay and did it first go when I went back. No cheating pads on either attempt.

Rob Davies ?/Apr/91 TR dnf
channinga ??/1991 -
Roget 08/Sep/90 TR O/S
with jon
goi.ashmore 04/Apr/88 Solo RP
with Rob Scott
Hidden 22/Mar/87 TR
Tom V ??/1986 TR
Hidden 25/Jun/85 TR
Hidden 08/Apr/84 TR
Mark Kemball 01/Apr/84 TR
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 08/Mar/83 TR
with Johnny Dawes
Paul Clarke ??/1983 Lead O/S
with FMC
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