Rockfax Description
16m. Climb the central groove to a green exit onto a large ledge. The left side of the face behind gives a pleasant and well-protected continuation. The obvious leftward descent isn't one! © Rockfax

FA. Archer Thompson c1910

Ticklists: Advanced beginner Hen Cloud and Ramshaw, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, 100 Western Grit Stars.

BradDodd 24/Sep 2nd
WillDoole 28/Aug Lead O/S
with Rachel Armstrong
Hidden 06/Aug Lead O/S
Psych ?/Aug Lead O/S
crag 25/Jul 2nd O/S

high leg stretch to finish

with Chris & Sue
stvey 01/Jun Lead O/S
with John
simrun 14/May 2nd
with Josh Abrahams
tom bre 09/May Lead O/S

Shame about the half way ledge, some nice moves.

runestone 08/May Lead O/S
with ECOG
PeteWilson 08/May 2nd O/S
with ECOG
mmmhumous 08/May 2nd
with Pete, Ged, Steve
will_benfold 23/Apr 2nd O/S

After the first ledge we went straight up the crack above (Route 2?) rather than the face to the left.

BoobyBaby 21/Apr 2nd
funkyvin1 21/Apr Lead O/S

Nice corner and upper wall... overall very pleasant if you ignore the ledge at half height.

with Graham OB, Moira
Mark Loveday 25/Mar 2nd O/S
with andrew
meanderthal 25/Mar Lead
Hidden 25/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb Lead O/S
Becks87 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
atom 22/Oct/16 2nd
FlavioL1989 27/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Stotty_88 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with gav
PhillS 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Clare, Beaker
tomaca12 13/Mar/16 2nd
alexcollins123 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
davebrox ??/2016 -
oscaig 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed it. Top part felt like 3 mini-crux. Worth more than a lonely star.

Hidden 24/Aug/15 2nd
SteveCarratt 09/Aug/15 2nd
Xpytrov 09/Aug/15 Lead β
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Rollo 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Ben M, jsk
jennysknight 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Would say HVD

with Roly
Hidden 23/Jul/15 2nd O/S
benwmorgan 23/Jul/15 2nd β
with Rollo
TJ Mather 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead
Ruthie 21/Sep/14 Lead
with Gavin
LeeFolkes 07/Sep/14 -
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
nwakeman 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Allwood
Chris Murray 25/Jun/14 Lead

Last climb on my 100 Western Grit Stars ticklist, and what a nice route!

Hidden 25/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead
RichardLeggett 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

A nice zigzag with great gear. Nice footwork.

with Ellie Keighly
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd O/S
jon_Str 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Cerin Smith ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Tara Crank
Archbishop 01/Aug/13 Lead
with Dave Thistle
riff156 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
MattCCC 13/Jul/13 2nd
Bullybones 11/Jul/13 -
with Neil
sk8world19 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Chewbert
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ??/2013 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Nice lead andy! And what a view from the top! Wow.

Paul Hy 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mike R
Bullybones 24/Aug/12 Solo
Dan Simcox 29/Jul/12 Lead

Did this as a warm up climb and found it to be a great little route which seems to get missed by the masses and adds to its charm.

with Mark James Kowal
Steve Swanborough 27/May/12 2nd O/S
dannyevos 27/May/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Joemanglerocks 26/May/12 Lead
with Emily Venables
valentinesbabe 26/May/12 2nd

Nice enough but I wouldn't really give it stars

TimKnight 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Nice route

with Dave Marshall
Tithe Technique 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
will randall 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with sarah
marclloyd77 20/May/12 2nd
Sunflower 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
youwillfindjimbo ??/2012 Lead O/S
minexplorer 09/Sep/11 2nd
with grant newcombe
seb m-c 01/Sep/11 Lead
with Jon Rowland
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd
spacey 02/Jul/11 AltLd

Combo of this and Route 2

with jo macey
deklan 02/May/11 2nd
trants1 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with deklan
alexcollins123 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
steven24584 22/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
TheLiz 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Tim Lee, Josh
ragabond007 ??/2011 Lead

awkward but good underestimated grading

Hidden ??/2011 Solo
greggyboy 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Heaton
alun1111 15/Jun/10 AltLd
michael burrows 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with phil biglands
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
GF ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
wrapped in bacon ?/Aug/09 -
colinwarden 08/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 24/Jun/09 Solo
bavarianGaz 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 16/May/09 2nd O/S
donkster 16/May/09 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Stig 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Goi
goi.ashmore 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 2nd
Dr Caterpillar 02/Nov/08 2nd O/S

in trainers

with UBMC
Hidden 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
Marvino 23/Aug/08 Lead

Lovely climb

with Rach
mark20 08/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Quickly in trainers, midges!

tiga271 08/Aug/08 Lead
with mark20
rachelwheatcroft ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Marvino
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
hapymike 08/May/08 Lead
stemill 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Calder 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Ste
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
ungracefulathlete 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Superb climb, i did it on the understanding of moving over to the vdiff. (cheating) didnt need to, really enjoyable.

with Ben
Mark D 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Andrew Duggan
naughtybadboy 04/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/07 2nd
kyt341k 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Freidland
Nicos 11/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with keith leonard
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
John Eley ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
donkster ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with trigg
Hidden 12/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Dave Latimer 09/Sep/04 2nd
jimshrimp 17/May/04 Lead O/S
Stevie_R 06/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with rod
mark s ??/2003 Solo
fellgazelle ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
Alaric 21/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Damon, Pierre Maxted
Roget 22/May/90 Solo O/S
tlr 29/Jun/89 Solo
with Dad
Iain Thow 06/May/87 Solo
Howard J 25/Jul/84 2nd
Nigel Bond 06/Feb/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hammy 09/Jul/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc 30/Apr/77 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead, Ed Heath
tapley 28/Aug/74 AltLd
with Dave Shepherd
mikej 03/Sep/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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