12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the finger-crack in the third tower to its end then move right before stepping back left and teetering up the left-trending groove for a mildy bold finish. The Direct is E4 6b and not especially direct! © Rockfax

FA. Tony Nicholls early 1960. FA. (Direct) Gary Gibson 1981

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.


ClimberDateStyle
Graeme Hammond 24/Sep 2nd rpt
with Neil Colquhoun
deacondeacon 13/Aug Lead O/S

The crack was harder than I expected and the run out was easier than expected.

Hidden 29/Jul Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush 23/May 2nd
with Chris Hindley
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
The Grist 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
dominic lee 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Pete O'Donnovan
dannyboy83 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Claudia
switch 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with James
Dave Rumney 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Tanya Milner
Longsufferingropeholder 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden ??/2014 -
Si dH 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Alistair Corbett 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 31/May/13 Lead O/S

Great route, although escapable before the crux. Had to wipe a lot of bird shit off the final groove before going for it.

Hannes B 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with DebsB
Rich Kirby 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ruth
WillDoyle 26/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/12 Lead dog
john lynch 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ed Austin
Hidden ??/2012 -
Jim Slater 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing with a bold finish, didn't climb particularly well but that made it feel sweater on finishing. Defo 5b as per latest guides.

with Jim
Fran S8 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
marcduhig 03/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Was not sure of route finish.

with Sexy Liz, Andrew
lizzie789 03/Sep/11 2nd dnf

Dogged, finished at point leader did. End looked greeeen.

tmawer 15/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Jaime Robertson
CharlieMack ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
tmawer 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with kevin
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Owen W-G 04/Aug/07 Lead dnf

Couldn't de-pump before the traverse R. Should've warmed up first!

with Simon Denison
DavidEvans 31/May/07 2nd
Adam Ellwood 31/May/07 Lead O/S
gregoritos ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/06 Lead
mark s ??/2005 -
Jon Read ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Gus 12/Sep/02 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 05/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Hidden 04/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/98 2nd
Chris Ellis 09/Jun/95 2nd
with Silvio Murgia
Martin Bennett 03/Jul/94 -
with MT
Roget 20/Aug/91 Solo O/S
Michael Hood 12/Aug/90 Lead
Nigel Bond 20/May/84 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
uphillnow 09/Oct/82 Lead
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