38m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Not much more direct than the original and at the upper end of the grade due to the battle that is the first pitch!
1) 5a, 14m. Climb the wide crack that splits the right-hand side of the huge face awkwardly to a good stance on the regular route.
2) 4c, 14m. The flared groove, then the flake on the left, lead to a ledge. Originally the wall on the right was climbed, deviously.
3) 4a, 10m. Finish up the widening and easing crack just left. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 29/Jul/17 AltLd G/U
kwaidy 22/Jul/17 Lead dnf


with sting
sting 22/Jul/17 AltLd dnf
with kwaidy
mountainremedy 12/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Awkward thrutchy battle! Had to abandon after much grunting and fighting with the crack! Hands too small to get a good enough jam 😩

poeter210 02/Jul/17 AltLd dog
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd dog
Stotty_88 14/Jun/17 AltLd

Pitch 2 and 3

with gav
gavster 14/Jun/17 AltLd
with Ad
ig248 10/Sep/16 2nd
with Kirill
Ilia Nadyrbayev 10/Sep/16 2nd
Kirill 10/Sep/16 Lead dog

crux of P1 is unreasonably hard - used aid

with Igor, Ilia
Chris Murray 15/Aug/16 AltLd
DanChad 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch.

Andrew Abraham 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Ky
Flavio 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
jrccrosby 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, first one was tough but gritted it out, second forces me left onto the face which was a more straight forward face climb. last pitch is obviously a cake walk, I did mean to go right onto the 4b but I fluffed it and got stuck on the 4a.

with Harry
Jonny Holmes 12/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Vicky Taylor
Monkey_Alan 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 AltLd
mark4344 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Michel
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd dog
tonevert 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

straight forward

with derryn, yvette
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead
Brannock 29/Aug/15 Lead
tgeh 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead p1 and p2 in one. Not too hard for vs.

Hidden 07/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Julesthe1st 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Robin
Hidden ?/Jun/15 -
Davidchatterton 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with heyhoot
Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
jwhereat 09/Aug/14 AltLd
bendevonport 29/Jun/14 2nd dog

Hell is a perpetual ascent of P1. The drizzle made the rest a pig to finish, I set off to lead the last pitch but backed off, Jon finished.

jshields 29/Jun/14 Lead

Pretty grim and tough for the grade, though fair to say the rain didn't help. Hoping Ben forgives me for suggesting it, Rock Fax gives it a technical symbol - for what, the head jam!

Hidden ??/2014 -
Fragmod 14/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
John Bish 02/Sep/13 AltLd

lead 1st and 3rd pitch

HAJ Francis 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first and second pitch

galpinos 03/Jul/13 AltLd
with Sam
hellboundblr 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Ardian P1 and half of P2 (I led P2 with Bikerman, years earlier). I took easiest line to top from P2.

with Adrian Jones
adrianj 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Lead pitch 1 Bry lead pitch 2 to top Bitch of a thing

chrisbussell 11/Jun/13 AltLd
with Tim O'Neill
johnself1603 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led Pitches 1 & 2 as one, Pitch 1 was desperate and seemed a complete sandbag! Jim led pitch last pitch as per BMC guide (rockfax wrongly show it finishing as per Final Crack)

with Jim
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd
ross brinson 01/Oct/12 AltLd
with Dan Webb
Jimbo C 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I took P2. A lovely outing and a unique grit crag giving such long routes. P1 pretty tough and maybe peeping into HVS territory.

with Chris, Pete
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead dnf
darlolad 23/Jul/12 AltLd
timmyhobby 05/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

p1 and p3

with russ
Russell Blackaller 05/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
cragfox 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Bry 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Mike_Hayes 02/Oct/11 AltLd
marcoleptic 24/Sep/11 AltLd dog

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible! Led P1 & fell off. Had done Delstree & Bachelors left hand already & found this harder. Worth it for the L/H crack finish tho.

with max
tim.fairhall 18/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Matt
Gazleah 18/Sep/11 AltLd rpt
with serge
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
D J Williams 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with adnam
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nathaelle Bouttes
keith leonard ??/2011 -
SR1970 ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
donkster 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with ben, DaveNW
Hidden 24/Oct/10 AltLd dog
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
JRae 01/Aug/10 AltLd

A good fight!

with Oli H
Oliver Houston 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd, finished direct up an easy crack (unmarked in WG), fun and in keeping with the line

Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
GF ??/2010 -
ben comery 17/Dec/09 2nd dnf

Struggled to leave the ground, did central climb instead

with Tom D
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead dnf
Nicholas Livesey 12/Sep/09 2nd dnf

I did the first pitch but we were moving slowly as a three so with the light fading I fell on my sword and lowered of...must go back to complete the route

with Paul Palir, Rob Pontefract
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Mr Wild 19/Jul/09 Solo
argylectu 05/Jul/09 Lead
tontopink 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Panda 30/May/09 -
Oceanic 30/May/09 -
Darragh ?/May/09 -
with Mark
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Gazleah 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Netgear7 ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
sarah87 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Masterman
sarah87 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Masterman
snakebite 11/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Secker
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 12/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 11/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with John Sargeant
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd
trevor macalonan 27/Aug/07 2nd dog
with Tim
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead rpt
jasonpm 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave, Dave.
Hidden 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Matt Shepherd 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jan/07 AltLd
Hidden 05/Aug/06 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
stevieo10 ?/Jul/06 2nd
with gritrashgraham
Jim Walton ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Bex
masa-alpin 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S

Great jamming crux.

with Adam W
Lawrence Eccles 03/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with A. Crook
Andy Clarke 21/May/05 Lead dog

Found P1 properly brutal, but exhilarating. Led Ps 1&3.

with Rob
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 31/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/04 AltLd
ASchwirtz 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

shona lead middle pitch

with Shona D'arcy
Hidden 29/May/03 AltLd
shaun walby 27/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Phil West
fellgazelle ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 29/Aug/96 AltLd

Led pitches 2 & 3, 4b, 4a.

with Dave Walch
Roget 05/Apr/92 Lead O/S

Self belayed first pitch

Raggar 28/Jul/90 2nd
with Steve B
babymoac 02/Feb/89 Lead
with kevin B
Nigel Bond 06/Feb/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
RichardMc 30/Apr/77 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
tapley 02/Nov/69 Lead O/S
with Derek Montford
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High HVS
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High 5b
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High 5a
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High 4c
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Style of ascent
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