Rockfax Description
12m. A leaning tufa provides one of the finest hard routes around. Spaced gear on the lower wall protects the hard moves to the break (or a dyno). Superb and powerful moves lead up the vein and usefully the whole route doesn't get too green in winter. © Rockfax

FA. Simon Nadin 1983

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Nadins nightmares on western grit.

JCAshman 27/Nov Lead RP

Best grit route so far, packs a lot for the meters! Sent just before the rain on a misty morning after some TR and two falls on the crux.

northy1983 24/Feb Lead

I finally found a short mans method. Awesome climb. Top section is steady but dirty in places. Some "i feel very cool" crux moves.

with wales
Mike W 20/Dec/15 Lead RP
andi turner 02/Feb/14 Lead

It doesn't get much better.

with pete bridgwood
Ky 19/Jan/14 TR dnf

Good! Powerfully good!!

with Andi Turner, Pete Bridgewood
pipof747 19/May/13 Lead RP

Awesome climb, quite pumpy.

Gus 12/Jan/12 Lead RP


hamer89 30/Nov/11 Lead RP

Wicked line! Scary move to the break, then amazing cranking up the crocodiles tail!

dominic lee 12/Mar/11 Lead β

A quick brush and gear check on abb, then led gr up. One fall on lower wall,upper wall awesome!!

Jon Read ?/Oct/05 Lead RP

A brilliant route!

with lx
mark s ??/2003 Lead RP
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