30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The first route up both tiers. Pitch 1 has some good bridging.
1) 4b, 20m. A crack leads to a step right into a groove then move back left again up another groove leading to the terrace.
2) 3b, 10m. Finish up the deep crack and easy chimney above. © Rockfax

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The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
JCampbell92 30 Jun 2nd
with Simon Crossley
with Simon Crossley
crossleysm 30 Jun 2nd O/S
with Jonothan Campbell
with Jonothan Campbell
Hidden 13 Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Apr Lead O/S
James Lowe 4 Oct, 2018 2nd
Matt Harmon 4 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
jonathandavey 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
elliotphillips43 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S smile. you're on camera. pretty crap tbh.
with wiggy
smile. you're on camera. pretty crap tbh.
with wiggy
Hidden 25 Aug, 2018 Lead
Issy 25 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden 25 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 31 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S p1 only, there's an awkward bit at half way!
p1 only, there's an awkward bit at half way!
mrphilipoldham 31 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S First pitch only, then on to Final Crack.
with Paul Hy
First pitch only, then on to Final Crack.
with Paul Hy
Q.Estelles 13 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
gavster 24 Sep, 2017 2nd
with rob, Jack
with rob, Jack
Rob Royle 24 Sep, 2017 Lead
with gavster
with gavster
freec 17 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S not a good climb
not a good climb
gaz3212 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Andypeak 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd to grade this vs 4b is dangerous. One of the hardest routes I've ever climbed.
to grade this vs 4b is dangerous. One of the hardest routes I've ever climbed.
met1cul0us 12 Aug, 2017 2nd
steve7734 12 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Mucky and definitely not worth any stars
Mucky and definitely not worth any stars
DubyaJamesDubya 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd Dirty and vegetated first pitch. For the second pitch the guide recommends finishing up an alternative finish but still gives the route two (!) stars.
with Joe Harris
Dirty and vegetated first pitch. For the second pitch the guide recommends finishing up an alternative finish but still gives the route two (!) stars.
with Joe Harris
Oscar Popels 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
cindylmy 18 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S I'm sure being about 5foot2 was essential for the first pitch if you were only prepared to give in only 4b worth of effort. Hard very gardeneering + full of bird shit! 2nd block after the tree (?)- I did a small pull up with my left on a crimp that was just about within my reach on tip toes off a higher foothold on the right side block just to reach a jug with my right hand. Too far to bridge? We did not go up the second pitch due to nesting birds, but went up something that was equally easy- left of central climb. Loose block on top!
I'm sure being about 5foot2 was essential for the first pitch if you were only prepared to give in only 4b worth of effort. Hard very gardeneering + full of bird shit! 2nd block after the tree (?)- I did a small pull up with my left on a crimp that was just about within my reach on tip toes off a higher foothold on the right side block just to reach a jug with my right hand. Too far to bridge? We did not go up the second pitch due to nesting birds, but went up something that was equally easy- left of central climb. Loose block on top!
AndrewP 29 Sep, 2016 2nd
Charlie_Leeds 29 Sep, 2016 Lead
Luke Jones 10 Sep, 2016 2nd
Karl_Harrison 10 Sep, 2016 Lead
gpcomps 18 Aug, 2016 AltLd rpt Lead the first pitch, fairly overgrown but quite challenging in places
with Mark67
Lead the first pitch, fairly overgrown but quite challenging in places
with Mark67
Flavio 27 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
louisr23 1 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
oscaig 11 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 - which has some tough technical climbing for the grade but dirty/overgrown in places and poorly protected too. A challenging lead!
with Clare Martin
P1 - which has some tough technical climbing for the grade but dirty/overgrown in places and poorly protected too. A challenging lead!
with Clare Martin
Peakpdr 10 Oct, 2015 -
Rob Gillespie 26 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
tgeh 5 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
with dan geh
with dan geh
Dan Geh 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Terrible climb
with tgeh
Terrible climb
with tgeh
Dan Vaj 12 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Chris Murray 30 Jun, 2015 Lead Epic route involving raptor shit, root grabs, nest grabs, digging gear placements out of mossy cracks (Peter Harding style...never thought I'd have to do that in The Peak nowadays), and an abb to retrieve lost gear. Did I mention the raptor shit?
with DMC
Epic route involving raptor shit, root grabs, nest grabs, digging gear placements out of mossy cracks (Peter Harding style...never thought I'd have to do that in The Peak nowadays), and an abb to retrieve lost gear. Did I mention the raptor shit?
with DMC
DMC 30 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Very dirty but had a nice back-and-footing section. Only did the first pitch then finished up Final Crack.
Very dirty but had a nice back-and-footing section. Only did the first pitch then finished up Final Crack.
Krista 28 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Mike Peak
with Mike Peak
mattgrange 21 Sep, 2014 AltLd LP1.Disjointed and festooned with bird crap, but still some testing & interesting moves
LP1.Disjointed and festooned with bird crap, but still some testing & interesting moves
gpcomps 31 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Andrew
with Andrew
oddtoast 23 Aug, 2014 2nd p1
with gavina
p1
with gavina
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 Lead
Mangmu 24 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S
with Dhan ghale, Henry crosby
with Dhan ghale, Henry crosby
chris warner 24 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dhan Ghale
with Dhan Ghale
chris warner 24 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dhan Ghale
with Dhan Ghale
David Bibby 20 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2013 2nd
Rob Royle 14 Sep, 2013 Lead Great climb! Couple of difficult moves that tested me.....
with Steph
Great climb! Couple of difficult moves that tested me.....
with Steph
Hidden 1 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 5 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
JRigby 5 May, 2013 AltLd
with Tamati
with Tamati
johnself1603 28 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S clearly not worth 2 stars it gets in the BMC guide, led both pitches together
clearly not worth 2 stars it gets in the BMC guide, led both pitches together
Jim Slater 27 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
kabutsu ??, 2013 -
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 -
Thinker01 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
yarrow 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead P1 (4b)
Lead P1 (4b)
beckybutcher91 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Harry Yarrow
with Harry Yarrow
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Joey C 2 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
Gazleah 18 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with serge
with serge
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
Allan Winstanley 3 Sep, 2011 AltLd Ken led the first pitch which was covered in vegetation and not particularly enjoyable.
with Ken
Ken led the first pitch which was covered in vegetation and not particularly enjoyable.
with Ken
antonymcphillips ?Sep, 2011 AltLd
stronglikebear 27 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Johnny B Diggerman 27 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S I led first pitch and Dan the second pitch. Found first pitch to be green, grubby and overgrown. Not very enjoyable. Second pitch was better. Not worth the 1 star it gets.
I led first pitch and Dan the second pitch. Found first pitch to be green, grubby and overgrown. Not very enjoyable. Second pitch was better. Not worth the 1 star it gets.
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Kylie 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd dog Horrible doesn't come close to describing this route. Covered in bird shit and animal bones. A couple of nice moves on the top section. Would not recommend to a friend! I lead the second pitch. Got some help from the rope getting over a bit move on the first pitch.
Horrible doesn't come close to describing this route. Covered in bird shit and animal bones. A couple of nice moves on the top section. Would not recommend to a friend! I lead the second pitch. Got some help from the rope getting over a bit move on the first pitch.
mullermn 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Me P1, Kylie P2. Terrible climb, god knows how bad your regular climbs have to be for you to consider this worth a star. Covered in bird shit, greenery, dead birds (lots) and horrendous amounts of grass pollen. This route makes me want to physically assault the guide book author. Some small redeeming moves at the very top of P1.
with Kylie
Me P1, Kylie P2. Terrible climb, god knows how bad your regular climbs have to be for you to consider this worth a star. Covered in bird shit, greenery, dead birds (lots) and horrendous amounts of grass pollen. This route makes me want to physically assault the guide book author. Some small redeeming moves at the very top of P1.
with Kylie
masa-alpin 6 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Finished the second pitch on Final Crack.
with Michelle A
Finished the second pitch on Final Crack.
with Michelle A
keith leonard ??, 2011 -
jimmys 17 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Markus
with Markus
hotfeet 4 Sep, 2010 Lead
with chancer
with chancer
donkster 11 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with pete buswell, cooper leek
with pete buswell, cooper leek
Marvino 2 Aug, 2010 Lead Interesting, fun moves on the first pitch. Finished up Final Crack. Overall a great climb.
Interesting, fun moves on the first pitch. Finished up Final Crack. Overall a great climb.
31770 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Jesse Dufton
with Jesse Dufton
stratandrew 7 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with Andy Grantham
with Andy Grantham
nvalentine760 13 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Sopping wet
Sopping wet
tontopink 7 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Panda 30 May, 2009 -
Oceanic 30 May, 2009 -
superturbo 15 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Kirill 12 Oct, 2008 AltLd Led second pitch. Not very pleasant climb, dirty and damp, also slipped and fell when seconding the first pitch.
Led second pitch. Not very pleasant climb, dirty and damp, also slipped and fell when seconding the first pitch.
Hidden 12 Oct, 2008 AltLd
daviesp2 20 Sep, 2008 AltLd
AndyM-LVB 3 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Brendan Ferguson
with Brendan Ferguson
ianslade 3 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
gareth r 15 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Horrible
Horrible
eagleopus 15 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Gareth
with Gareth
smolders 8 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S 1 (4b) smolders, 2 (3c) Jason vegetated and dirty
with kleinej
1 (4b) smolders, 2 (3c) Jason vegetated and dirty
with kleinej
kleinej 8 Jun, 2008 AltLd Martin did the bird shit pitch (P1) and I did the bird nest pitch (P2). Nice moves on P1 but can't recommend this climb.
Martin did the bird shit pitch (P1) and I did the bird nest pitch (P2). Nice moves on P1 but can't recommend this climb.
a_d_tru 31 May, 2008 AltLd
with Alistair, Claire
with Alistair, Claire
manwithacam 1 Apr, 2008 -
with Alex
with Alex
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
ebunick 8 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Jez
with Jez
davek 19 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
duncan 19 Apr, 2007 2nd
with davek
with davek
Danos ?Apr, 2007 Lead
with Ed
with Ed
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
trevor macalonan ??, 2007 2nd RP
Hidden 8 Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Caralynh 8 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S Climbed as single pitch
Climbed as single pitch
Hidden 28 Apr, 2006 -
Andrew Abraham ?Jul, 2005 2nd
Hidden 13 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
James B 30 May, 2004 -
ASchwirtz 16 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S shona lead second pitch
with Shona D'arcy
shona lead second pitch
with Shona D'arcy
Roget 20 Aug, 1991 Solo O/S
SimonN 28 Apr, 1991 2nd
Nigel Bond 3 Nov, 1985 Lead
with Bryn Roberts
with Bryn Roberts
Rog Wilko ?Mar, 1971 AltLd
with ??
with ??
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