Rockfax Description
14m. The wall (with tricky mantelshelf) and the hanging crack above and right are followed until an escape left into the chimney becomes imperative and rather spoils the whole affair. The green and gritty scoop of the Direct Finish is a spooky E2 5c that is rarely climbed. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Hassall 1962

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

Hidden 29/Aug Lead
paulsross 07/May 2nd dog

Had to have 2 gos at crux, probably due to being pumped from earlier escapades.

with Phil Biglands
DanOsb 08/Apr Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 08/Apr 2nd
with DanOsb
Mike W 04/Apr Lead
Andrew Abraham 04/Apr Lead O/S
The Grist 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Stanners 11/Oct/15 2nd dnf

fell off the stupid mantel shelf at the start- but was so tired and hungry and dehydrated that I couldn't care less so pulled up on the rope and managed to do the rest with some very angry grunts. SO WEAK…but mostly blame the hunger.

with Giles
Julesthe1st 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden ?/Jun/15 -
James Oakes 26/May/15 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 26/May/15 Lead O/S
with noaks
LRob 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
msoldn 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Damp and dirty, traverse before off-width felt sketchy, and off-width was a huge battle. Reserve a large cam to protect the off-width section at top.

with Richard Nadin
Alistair Corbett 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S

quite tricky good route tho...

with Mike
sputnik 26/May/13 Lead dog
Andy Peak 1 04/Jun/12 2nd
with lee mercer
clipskipper 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Nice route up to where the holds run out. Off-width finish and no belay are a shame.

with Andy Gardner
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Dave Rumney 18/Jul/09 Lead dog

bolder, dirtier and harder than hen cloud eliminate. crux is at the top, no mantel involved.

with Tanya Milner
dan gibson 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
cem 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark O'Neill
Hidden 07/Nov/06 Lead
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead dnf
Gus ??/2002 -
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/98 2nd
Dave Musgrove 20/Jun/92 Lead

Escape from Corinthian!

with Pete Finklaire
Roget 02/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with colin
uphillnow ??/1982 Lead
The Reaper 27/Aug/80 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
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