Rockfax Description
12m. The best route hereabouts. The left-hand side of the face is climbed starting up a short crack and tending slightly left on holds that are mostly disappointing. Finish up the flake in the left arete. Escape from the top is rather problematical. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

tom bre 09/May/17 2nd O/S
will_benfold 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Not all that hard, but you really don't want to fluff the top moves. Went straight up the block at the top. Got down by lowering second, doing a short counterbalanced abseil off the back, then just flicking the rope off.

meanderthal 25/Mar/17 Lead dnf
Andrew Abraham 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 19/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Easy on the second. Even with the snow. Sketchy as owt on the top, Joe lowered me off the summit!

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Agree with HVS 4c. Nice slabby moves with a big run-out with decking potential. Started snowing on top of the pinnacle which added to the already sketchy descent.

derekwwl 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
kevinlee 24/Jul/16 2nd
Julesthe1st 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Robin
Chris Murray 25/Jun/14 Lead

Awesome moves on the slab. Pack the crack at the bottom of the slab with gear (I got 4!) and balance up and left for slightly better holds towards the top.

tim newton 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with marie brichova
cem 05/May/14 2nd
CrispsSmiths 05/May/14 Lead

A long way above your gear

with cem
sc4660 04/May/14 2nd O/S

Lead by Tony, 2nd climb of day. Handholds were not positive. Once committed to moves feet and hands held well but committing was hard.

Bryan M ?/May/14 -
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
rd20 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Christine
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
donkster 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Col Allott 23/May/10 2nd
with james, kat, jon kelly
GF ??/2010 -
Chris Craggs 20/Sep/09 2nd

The VS 4b in the 'Definitive' is dangerous!

with Graham Parkes
spacey 11/Apr/09 2nd
Paul Evans 11/Apr/09 Lead
with spacey
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Tim Quirk, John Cook
Hidden 04/Feb/07 2nd
Jon Read 25/May/06 Solo β
with Andi Turner & Mark Sharrat
Hidden 12/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
Iain Thow 29/Aug/96 Lead
with Dave Walch
Roget 22/May/90 Solo O/S
tapley 03/Sep/89 Lead
with Dave Kent
Mark Kemball 04/Jun/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
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