Rockfax Description
18m. Excellent. A boulder problem start gains the crack right of the arete, then follow this (thread) to a ledge on the left - and mantel onto a higher ledge, stance. Move left round the arete and climb the easy green groove on shelving holds. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Roaches w sobote? :), Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

alxonrocks 26/Nov/16 Lead

First half great, second half all wet and slimy green.

drgrange 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Nik
ellawatkinson 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Bremner Stokes
Finn Curry 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Tim Akast
TacticalKnee 24/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/16 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Danm79 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Tom, Julie Baum
admcne 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 12/Aug/16 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
Noah Near-Theholds 06/Aug/16 Lead
dryvita 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

very wet and green coming round the corning - exciting

with Bob Lee
tom bre 05/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Lizzie
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Howard J 07/Jun/16 2nd
with Jonathan French
nb148 05/Jun/16 Lead
with Raj Gautam, Matthew Annette
tobydunford 05/Jun/16 Solo O/S
RyanR 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
thomaspassmore 02/Jun/16 Lead
with Pete hicks
Pixie-Andy 22/May/16 Lead O/S

The easier 2nd pitch had a hard ending today due to being covering in the green slime. Big cam and hex kept the ending reasonably safe.

with Ben
bsparky 15/May/16 2nd O/S
James_L88 15/May/16 Lead β
with Charlie Cooley
dantheoptimist 15/May/16 Lead O/S
avmpsycho 14/May/16 2nd O/S
with Che
Stuart Hurworth 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Hard start, but consistently eases once established. Good

with Manchester Climbing Club
Andyjharper 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Iza
David_Gledson 05/May/16 Solo O/S
Heather Osborne 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Greg Joyner
Benstar 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
KieranT 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Doug Williams
PhillS 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Clare
NeilHowarth 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Great route, but it was like mantling onto an ice rink

Trev speariett 22/Mar/16 Lead
Tom McCabe 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
penguin5465 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Potential of being a nice route, but was green as all hell

with Clare Petrie
8PetrieC 13/Mar/16 Lead
with Andrew
Henry Brett 13/Mar/16 Lead
georgenvk 14/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Hrb
thomas108 ??/2016 -
KatOstrich 18/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
petern 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with jane gilmour
arose 19/Sep/15 Solo
Paul Hy 17/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Sam P
Sam P 17/Sep/15 Lead
hazeysunshine 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
Claire Molloy 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Sue Hodgkinson
rob 528 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S
miketong 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Enjoyable route, fun but trickv start. We did two pitch but the second pitch was very straight forward and really just a solo. Through up a quick anchor with the rope around a big rock.

gpcomps 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

A very nice first pitch(I lead), a slight boulder problem to begin with. Second pitch was basically a solo

birthers 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Pixie-Andy 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Ali Tempest
kleinej 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Katy B
petegruf 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Giovanna
NickST 04/Jul/15 Lead
gavster 04/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead
FlavioL1989 06/Jun/15 Solo O/S
MusicalMountaineer 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Nice start. Very hollow sounding flake!

ASkingle 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Tough start but does get nice protection. Brilliant view from shelf to multi pitch. Take lots of slings.

with James
Hidden 04/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 26/May/15 Solo O/S
john max 25/May/15 2nd
john_ni 25/May/15 Lead O/S
with Julian Sorrell (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
DanChad 13/May/15 2nd O/S

Tom led

tom bre 13/May/15 Lead rpt
with dan, Chris
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 13/May/15 2nd

Tom led.

PeteWilson 04/May/15 Solo O/S
alaster tonge 04/May/15 Lead rpt

To warm up. And because ~I enjoyed soloing it a couple of days before.

with Lailah
alaster tonge 02/May/15 Solo O/S
RCrockford 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Andy C
gavster 26/Apr/15 Lead
Rob Royle 26/Apr/15 2nd
with Gav
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
jon_Str 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Andy Morley 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jon Stear
Hidden 12/Apr/15 2nd O/S
markK6 12/Apr/15 Lead
with Simon
Hardcore Pat 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Dr Julie
Tony Kartawick 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Doing the steeper traverse off right was more exciting than scuttling off left to finish.

with Jan Kartawick
powelli 15/Mar/15 2nd
with Issy, Jon G
JDG2428 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with simon p
mdjb 14/Mar/15 -
cbonner 13/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Pete_Hamlin 07/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Gentleman Joe 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Make a total hash of it, pretty much had an epic.

Mike W ??/2015 Lead
Andrew will wilson ??/2015 Lead
philhc ??/2015 -
Gary Coggon ??/2015 -
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
timjones 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Rob Williams
ben_crofts 02/Nov/14 Lead
AledD 02/Nov/14 2nd
Andrew Abraham 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Ky
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
matt.stevenson 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
mr random 27/Sep/14 Lead
with olly
net 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Ann (PC)
Sciguy 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with John Wilson
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd
mrdigitaljedi 03/Sep/14 Lead
with stokienomad
Gibbo 02/Sep/14 Lead
with Joe (Bike Shop)
Joe_88 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
StaffsAndy 20/Aug/14 Lead
Alex 74 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Dave m
BigHairyIan 11/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack
rickstaylor 11/Aug/14 Lead
with Ian
neilfish 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Prof. Outdoors 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Jane, Wendy
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead
swoollock 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
gavster 15/Jul/14 Lead
with ruth, rob
Rob Royle 15/Jul/14 2nd
with Ruth, Gav
Ruthie 15/Jul/14 2nd
adamkitson 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Loved the first pitch, great start, pleasure to lead! Second pitch kind of let's it down, but still a lovely route all in all. Well worth a go!

buxtoncoffeelover 01/Jul/14 Solo
jjsk8a ?/Jul/14 -

scary finish as was as green as hell but a bommer thread to protect before

Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
08nbrierley 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with jamie
TGreen 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
RichardLeggett 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

HVD in The Roaches guidebook, Severe in Rockfax. I'd Say HVD...but, my style of climbing!

with Mike Reynolds
Hidden 02/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
beakerburgess 31/May/14 Lead O/S
MatthewH 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Riley, Ceara
Ceara 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Riley, Andrew
Hog Dog 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with Tim Greenfield, Laurence Cowton
beeney 17/May/14 2nd

Powerful start but really good climb.

theboghopper 14/May/14 Lead
with Ben press
Jake Howard 04/May/14 2nd β
with Tomasz Smith
Tomasz Smith 04/May/14 Lead
stevo smith 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Psych ?/May/14 Lead O/S
saffy 16/Apr/14 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Andy S
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Andypeak 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
staceyjg 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Interesting start, Chris led

Dave Rumney 09/Mar/14 -
with Tanya Milner
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Psych ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
natalio 26/Feb/14 Lead dog

Sadly, due to an error in judgment -spending too long trying to protect the beginning of the route, I got tired and had to rest. Should have gone a bit higher and then protect it.

with Ali
Hidden ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
AndyRogers 08/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Not the highest grade I've ever climbed but my favourite climb to lead. Proud of this one. Led P 1.

with ianlaw
Hidden 08/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
luke glaister 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Very nice. Shame it was so wet today.

casey johns 02/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
kleinej 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Siobhan McGowan 06/Oct/13 Lead
Adomas 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Bullybones 28/Sep/13 Solo
Jenks82 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
hotfeet 14/Sep/13 Lead
with David Hammond
jason smeeth 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jenks82
StaffsAndy 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 27/Aug/13 Lead

Cool bouldering start

Gudge 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S
lcullum7 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Went straight over the small roof instead of heading left. Interesting little boulder problem in the sky, the ledge is completely flat and featureless!

with Dave Lomax
Paul Hy 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Laura
Landy_Dom 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Clean on sight. Thuggy boulder style start leads to a rest and gear, then a thin, off balance (but well protected) mid section leads to an easy finish.

nacmacfeeglexx08 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
EDB4YLI55 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with David Wilson
Paul Hy 24/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Double Knee Bar 24/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ClaireD 24/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Ala the 'cat' Piatkowska 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Stuart
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 16/Jul/13 Lead

Can't understand all the votes for severe. HVD tops.

with Dave Ackerley
JDSwain 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with ollie wragg
Nij 13/Jul/13 TR O/S
blackholesun 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
stokienomad 06/Jul/13 Lead
Nick Russell 06/Jul/13 2nd

Good start, shame it peters out a bit when it wanders out left.

with Simon
lucyh 06/Jul/13 2nd
Poco Loco 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
B4tgirl 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony
Blueso 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Anna
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Stuart_Burbidge 02/Jul/13 Solo O/S
rockmaverick ?/Jul/13 Lead

great start....boulder roblem....just pull, pull, pull

with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
ruthonbike 19/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Josh, Rowan Shaw
RM199 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
JenEvans 09/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
Paul Hy 22/May/13 2nd rpt
with Dave E
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
jasonpm 04/May/13 Lead rpt
with Tony
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
ragabond007 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

pumpy with good protection points

JM0rrison 21/Apr/13 -
Paraicj 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
ellmang 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
franckNW 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

nice start

TJ Mather 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Lead as one pitch (big mistake) had massive rope drag for second half. Felt very sketchy as it was wet, but plenty of solid gear going.

with Robbie Lander
Tamarah 24/Feb/13 -
UnkArl 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Debs 23/Feb/13 2nd
with Karl
Sue Underwood 17/Feb/13 2nd
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Sam Maher 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

I lead P1, rob did P2. Very fun start, well protected throughout. Slippery when wet/mossy but adds to the adventure.

with Rob Davis
John Holden 13/Oct/12 2nd β
with Mike Tinnion
Lauren Davies 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Gideon Mordecai
gidmord 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 06/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd RP
terri mc 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, John did the second.

with John
'The Potts' 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch

67hours 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Becky H
Becky H 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with George Cave
dsgarner 25/Aug/12 TR O/S
cpoad 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Dawn_K_B ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Michael Wathen
Bede 28/Jul/12 Lead
MarkCunnington 28/Jul/12 Solo O/S
kez1 01/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with rob rendle
solfreak 27/May/12 -

Top rope self belay

tomkhoward 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Committed pullups required at start, but levels off into nice climbing

treg 26/May/12 2nd

Great bouldery start and good severe climbing above.

with Beka
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead
Morwood 21/May/12 2nd
gillywillyhoo 21/May/12 Lead
liverpooldave 20/May/12 Lead O/S

with Lincon Kev

hellboundblr 20/May/12 Lead
with Richard Savage
KevInLincoln 20/May/12 2nd
with liverpooldave
jjclarke70 19/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ben, Sam
LauraCadman 13/May/12 2nd
Clive Dean 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Laura Cadman
DerwentDiluted 12/May/12 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
birbeck ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Great route! Soggy when we did it.

with Pete Staves
RichyBOYY 06/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
davegardner 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 -
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead
Darrell Read 17/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with William Moore
becoming-stranger 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Beth Mc
beth_may 17/Mar/12 2nd
Duncan 88 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Mar/12 2nd
with dave
friendzone1234 ?/Mar/12 -
zach.stone 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Will Caesar ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 28/Dec/11 Lead
Andyp89 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
p_won ?/Dec/11 Lead
mister3able 05/Nov/11 TR O/S
GC 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Peter Williams
Blurgy319 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 02/Oct/11 2nd
kirsten 01/Oct/11 2nd

Needed a helping hand (on the a**) to get over the inital over hang

Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
marcoleptic 27/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead
Hedley 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Roger Lord
Hidden 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Alessandro Tentori ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
Adderbury Climber 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Kez
Howard J 10/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Suzi Hughes, Dave Goodman
Goody 09/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Howard Jones, Suzie Hughes
katherinesydney 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with anna newberry, andrew funnell
AndyFunnell 07/Aug/11 Lead
Marq 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Aurore, Ugly Kid Jo
kez1 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with ian gunn
DanT 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nic Marrs
andycooper 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with nomi
valentinesbabe 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Matt led P1, I lead P2. I went left up the groove, not sure if it should have been right.

Matt Bill Platypus 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with Angela
Hidden 29/Jul/11 2nd
Nathancoward 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Anta Misina
michael burrows 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Lallylandslider 24/Jul/11 2nd
Stevie_R 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Dan led it. Quite strenuous for a VD on very good jugs, and well protected.

with dan brown
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/11 2nd β
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Anta Misina ?/Jul/11 Lead
Paul Hy 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

difficult start but it is easier afterwards.

with Ian
Hannes B 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sandra & Pascal
rockjedi 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Danny Ryder
ross brinson 07/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
PeteArcher 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd
rocktigger 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Stuart William 25/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
tomturrell 15/May/11 Lead O/S
James Goodwin 07/May/11 Lead rpt
with Tom Parkin
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
mcglenr25 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mksmith35 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tgeh 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Mike Soulby 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
mrginna 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Easy start, tricky middle to finish. Weather was dry but very windy and chilly.

Hidden 12/Apr/11 2nd O/S
naughtybadboy 10/Apr/11 Lead
with John Shelley
bnewman 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Fun moves on cool rock to start.

with Laurie, Amelia
happy_c 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
dpitt83 27/Mar/11 2nd
with mike dillworth
CRiddiford 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Sarah, Oli H
davenev 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mr Badger
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
James Goodwin 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Interesting start, more like a bouldering problem than a normal climb, very nice once on flake, hardest part was the mantle shelf onto the ledge since the only dry (and non-slimey and slippery) area was occupied by my belayer and the rope

with Sarah Rothwell
Steven Andrews 23/Jan/11 Lead


Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
dillsupertramp 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with philip hughes
pord 01/Jan/11 -
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
heeley ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd β
PAJames ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 14/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Blisco 31/Oct/10 2nd
Montecore 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
r.greaves 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Heather Eyre
sian88 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
marshy_88 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with daneil rylett
Peeley.b 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Done as 2 pitches. Mark lead first followed by me then Kev, Kev lead second pitch followed by me then Mark.

with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
krikoman 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
mmalbon 30/Aug/10 Lead

Nice clean lead, tricky start for a VDiff.

with James, Simon
enrogue 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Sally
Graeme Hammond 15/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Caroline Hammond
R77 15/Aug/10 Lead
with Mark
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 2nd
Double Knee Bar 10/Aug/10 Lead β
with Iain
gravity 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Manik
manik 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Very pleasant. Extremely well protected.

with Toby Knight
SteWatkins ?/Aug/10 -
igneouscarl 24/Jul/10 2nd
DaNo123 11/Jul/10 Lead
with ian
Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Sianny 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S

really struggled with the bouldering start - but enjoyed the rest

with Nick
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead
guido ?/Jul/10 AltLd
cj1970 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Shane-Smith 21/Jun/10 Lead

Brilliant climb. Really enjoyed it. Having a couple of slings helps and you can climb it in 2 pitches if you want.

with Tiff
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd
radioactivekid 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nice easy climb. Should of done in two pitches as as we got bad rope drag.

with Katherine
ricky6386 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Cliff
thebullmaster 13/Jun/10 Lead
with Hayley
Hayles 13/Jun/10 2nd
with kris bull
Bobling 12/Jun/10 Lead
with Andy
hazeysunshine 11/Jun/10 2nd
with Dave
Andy DJ 04/Jun/10 Lead
saalty ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

2nd by my mum, her first route climbed outside in about 30yrs! Seems she may have the bug again :)

with eddy
Viks 31/May/10 TR
with jaks, Pete
gingerwolf 27/May/10 Lead O/S

gets HVD 4b in new BMC guide!! definitely Severe though. Excellent route though!

Kingsjester 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb, easy top section.

with Steph, Simon Ledward
Sparrowmonkey 22/May/10 2nd
with Ben De
Ben.De 22/May/10 Lead

Climbed with Jo

Graeme Hammond 15/May/10 2nd rpt
Snowboy 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Went off route (Have to spend more time looking at the Guide book!) But when I got back on route this was excellent. A Great Bouldery start.

mullermn 01/May/10 Solo O/S
pffft 01/May/10 2nd O/S

Seconded it, though would quite liked to have lead it. Always next time.

Andrew Bangs 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Luke seconded. I failed to extend gear properly, resulting in horrible rope drag. Found it very hard to pull in the slack once I was at the top.

ianslade ?/May/10 Lead β
with Tim Price
gilbert 24/Apr/10 2nd

start just like being at the bouldering wall. Great rouet

with Andy Holder
andrusht84 24/Apr/10 Lead
John Brayshaw 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
gingergeorge 24/Apr/10 Lead
with 15oth trg
erica 24/Apr/10 2nd
with John
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Phil 'the Duke'
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead
duncan 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
sam coward 10/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Andy
neilpotter 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
MontyH 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with lee
Big Steve C 14/Mar/10 2nd
with Sammi
Stepanek 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
thetradlad 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
sgl0jd 17/Feb/10 -

The mantleshelf on this route was totally verglassed. Possibly the hardest and least conventional move i've ever done on lead? V8 at least :)

keith leonard ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Domin ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
SHCS ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
bavarianGaz 28/Oct/09 Lead β
with Tom
Tom Lee-Field 28/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Gaz
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Bobbyonrock ?/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Sparkles
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Sep/09 Solo rpt

I've come to the conclusion is is amazing :D

Graeme Hammond 27/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with luke, Rayan
DomWatson 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Daymo 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Joe
shed_hed 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
rob wmc 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Neil
Andrew Lester 10/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/09 TR β
Emma-Louise Anderson 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
flyboy86 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
prwalker 30/Aug/09 Lead
with Mike Pigram
AlastairB 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah Ford, Dave (Stafford climbing club)
Blackgoby 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tracey
Mitch1990 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

One of the best climbs i have ever done really enjoyable it, i tried to climb over the overhang at the end instead of the traverse but its to flat on the top.

cliffy 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Combes
axeman 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S

mint climb well fun, good start! will go back to do again soon!

with grace
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Alfredo 12/Jul/09 Solo
sam coward 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Helen and Rupe
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mmalbon 14/Jun/09 Lead

Really enjoyable climb with good start move. Pleased to do a nice clean lead of this after lots of faffing round last time!

with Mick
Lallylandslider 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S

and ryan

method 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with kevin, kirsty
frume 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Bluck
Glennjoe 01/Jun/09 TR O/S
nathanroberts89 ?/Jun/09 Lead β
Double Knee Bar ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
deanr 29/May/09 Lead O/S
neilpotter 27/May/09 TR O/S
A Downing 23/May/09 Lead rpt
with Dan & Gaz
bavarianGaz 23/May/09 2nd
with Andy and Dan
Big Steve 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Karen
ChrisBigwood 09/May/09 Lead
with Lee Eccles, Mark Rowe
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead
chri55ie 25/Apr/09 2nd
mike_hough_uk 25/Apr/09 Lead

Lower bit great, top section horrible and slimy in the rain. Does a fleece-assisted mantleshelf count as a point of aid?

katiep 25/Apr/09 2nd
John Tanner 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Matt Smith 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Katya 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Cocked up the ropes and ended up with a massive rope drag, doh! Didn't realise that it goes so far around!

with Iain
Adam1973 14/Apr/09 2nd O/S
stewart murray 14/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
petellis 11/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jwpil 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
The Wild Scallion 07/Apr/09 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Jen80 21/Mar/09 2nd

Had a bit of a mare on the boulder problem at the bottom but made it after several attempts. Rest of the route was great!

with Cooper
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
The Wild Scallion ?/Mar/09 2nd

Jug Jug Jug, get the idea !

with Jack
Jenny Clarke ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
hcooper ?/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead rpt
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
asmith37 29/Dec/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Dec/08 Lead O/S
MagnusL 08/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Tim and Tamela
Hidden ?/Nov/08 2nd
mmalbon 19/Oct/08 2nd

I started leading it but got tired after placing the first piece of gear, then Simon lead through. It was very green on the higher parts fo the climb. We exited through the chimney above inverted staircase.

with Mick and Simon
Conor1 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Best done as 2 pitches if using a single rope. We did it as 1 and got rope jammed. Good climb though.

with John Bond
asmith37 12/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
daviesp2 21/Sep/08 2nd
Darren Frudd 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Simon Ellis
SGD 24/Aug/08 Lead
with Jenny Upright
jimshrimp 12/Aug/08 Lead
mark20 08/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Steep jug-fest.

tiga271 08/Aug/08 2nd
with mark20
climbing_wiggy ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve, Su
LeighAdams 28/Jul/08 Lead
with Eddie Banks
siah 26/Jul/08 Lead
with gavin nixon
Hidden 23/Jul/08 Solo rpt
Dux 23/Jul/08 Lead
Tom Robinson 20/Jul/08 2nd
with Alex Porter
alexporter 20/Jul/08 AltLd

Very very good route

with Tom Robinson
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd
Howard J 13/Jul/08 Lead rpt

With Helen Severn

with Richard Bonheyo
flat eric 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Pig
Col Allott 23/Jun/08 Lead
with Alexandra Sturrock
sarah87 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
George Bassant 07/Jun/08 Lead
with Pam Waud
jcurley 06/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/08 Lead
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
CrispsSmiths 24/May/08 2nd
with Ant Man
mike_hough_uk 18/May/08 2nd
chri55ie 18/May/08 Lead
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
bobpilgrem 06/May/08 Lead O/S

Climbed as single pitch- watch out for rope drag.Bottom of climb excellent- finish was green wet and horrible- but easy to protect.

with Bob/Nic
thrutch 06/May/08 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
dprctr ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Paul_southgate68 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
gaz_jones 12/Apr/08 2nd O/S
hapymike 04/Apr/08 Lead
ungracefulathlete 01/Apr/08 2nd dnf

started in twilight, got to ledge in darkness. went out cave on inverted staircase, ripped my poshe tresspass jacket. ;-(

with Jonathan
pepperpot 01/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Duane
skittles 09/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Sam Arnold
Simon_87 05/Mar/08 Lead

Greasy and grean after ledge of inverted staircase

Hidden 27/Jan/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
carl_coop ??/2008 2nd O/S
LP ??/2008 -
gingergeorge ??/2008 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2008 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Lev 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

A nice wet misty morning, probably the perfect condition for the swimming pool of a mantleshelf (and Jons fist outdoor climb).

with Rob Horton & Jon Crouch
tomboyle 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with simon boyle
Blisco 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Crafter
RichardBilly 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Matt Bishop
avirdee 30/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Dave Manwaring
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
PaulGreenhead 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Kirsty 23/Sep/07 2nd
jcurley 07/Sep/07 2nd
with Horace
popov86 ?/Sep/07 Lead
pepperpot 28/Aug/07 2nd O/S
trevor macalonan 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
timharrison 26/Aug/07 2nd
jonny5 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Alix Blockley
Chris Harding 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice bouldery start shame the second half was so much easier than the first section.

Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/07 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
David Robinson 05/Aug/07 Lead
dja 27/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with pippa
halhorner 15/Jul/07 2nd
with Jim Saunders
mic_b 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Fruitcake 72
fruitcake72 14/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/07 Lead
paulerussell 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Great undercut, committing boulder start with huge jugs. You could use the chimney on the 2nd pitch of "inverted staircase" as an alternate finish to the easy green ledge finish.

with Calum and Andrew
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd
Julia Chatterton 03/Jun/07 Solo

Brilliant boulder problem start... no backing down after that!

philwont 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
camillaclifford 26/May/07 2nd

lead must

with Kirsten Campbell
Allan Young 13/May/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Turner
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead
Hidden 01/May/07 2nd
victim of mathematics 30/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 30/Apr/07 2nd
Zoomer 28/Apr/07 2nd
with Nobby Clarke
donkster 14/Apr/07 Solo rpt
skolvikking 13/Apr/07 Lead
mutemusic ?/Apr/07 2nd
with Gaz Hopkins
simonw1 24/Mar/07 2nd
with Heather Lewis
hallex 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Did as one pitch which turned fun at the last set of moves, had to untie from one rope as it got stck way back when! Second pitch of it was fairly pointless but the first pitch is amazing!

with Lucy Benson
sce8 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Neil and Gemma
Gem29 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
cem 10/Mar/07 Solo O/S
petellis 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with miles
Irk the Purist 27/Jan/07 Lead O/S

Very steep and strenous for the grade at the start and horrendously green top section. Good expedition! Did as one pitch.

Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
MazElden ??/2007 Lead
chrisallan ??/2007 Lead O/S
doughboy_swiftandsure 28/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Paul lead the first pitch with its beautiful start. I took over and lead the second pitch to the top. I use the word lead in the loosest possible sense, as i only bothered to place one bit of pro! Start is great, middle good, and the end is like climbing a ladder. Not recommended in the wet - very slimy.

with Paul Graves (HOPS)
chiverstom 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with James Baker
Hidden 01/Oct/06 2nd O/S
david morse 01/Oct/06 Solo
EAYL 19/Sep/06 Lead
with Peak
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
pottsworth 04/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Realy nice route, would have been worth doing a realy naff top part just for that start, what a way to get established!! (nb, top part is also nice)

Dave Mahon ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S


with Mark Moody
rachelwheatcroft 10/Jul/06 AltLd

Excellent climb. Quite a tricky start and strenuous in places, but great holds. Absoluteley loved it. Led second pitch, my first lead.

with Marvino
Mike Turner 08/Jul/06 Solo
Marvino 06/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

had to do it because of last time there!

with Corky
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/06 Solo O/S
a_d_tru 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Matt
Dux 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Premal
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S

Quite a nice little route!

with Kev and Alan
kevinknights 04/Mar/06 2nd

Icy mantleshelf

with Alan Sage, Matt Jones
Hidden 04/Mar/06 Lead
reg_measures 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with claire salter
John Lisle ??/2006 -
mwh 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt
with Piers, Mike
Steve Banham 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt

Only VDiff, but the scariest VD ever when soloing

FrankW 04/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Laura
Hidden 27/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 20/Aug/05 AltLd

Seconded first pitch, led second pitch

with Graham Foster
LoopyLou ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 22/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/05 2nd
thompson1000 21/May/05 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Jamie Brown ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Craig
kevin ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Yvonne
franny ??/2005 -
with Mark Wilkins
dannyboy83 ??/2005 Solo O/S
MagnusL ?/Dec/04 2nd O/S
mwh ?/Dec/04 Lead
with MagnusL
r0b 10/Oct/04 Solo
Rampikino 10/Oct/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
KarlH 05/Sep/04 2nd
with Richard Kershaw
KarlH 05/Sep/04 2nd
with Richard Kershaw
Hidden 13/Jul/04 Lead O/S
sce8 15/May/04 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 24/Apr/04 2nd

Excellent overhang.

Hidden 15/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Daz
Smelly Fox ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Gus 20/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/03 Lead
Snowie 05/Aug/03 Lead O/S
thetourist 17/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/03 Lead
ASchwirtz 03/May/03 2nd O/S
with Shona D'arcy
Hidden ?/May/03 -
John Eley ?/May/03 Lead O/S
kevinknights ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S

Gd route

with some students
Hopevalleypaul ??/2003 Lead
with Mike C
MazElden ??/2003 -
Dave Mason ?/Nov/02 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Howard J 06/May/02 Lead rpt
with Rachel James
9fingerjon ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Adam bro
CurlyStevo ??/2002 Lead
platt2000 ??/2002 Lead
dan gibson ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/01 Lead
Andy Say 30/May/01 Solo
Russell Flynn 23/May/01 Solo O/S
Howard J 29/Aug/00 Lead rpt
Katie Weston ?/Aug/00 2nd
sixties 08/Jun/00 Lead
with hrd
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/00 Lead O/S
Russell Flynn 13/May/00 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
Simon Caldwell ??/2000 Lead O/S

Sometime in the early 2000s

with Carmen
fellgazelle ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
Steve Pardoe 23/Oct/99 AltLd

Gorgeous undercut start, world-class jugs;slimy later, I led through 2nd pitch With Ant Roy http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/roaches.htm

with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)
julian allen 11/Apr/99 Lead O/S
julian allen 04/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/99 2nd
EllieWoods 14/Mar/99 Solo O/S
with Kath Rosedale
FrankW 07/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with Laura
Martyn ??/1999 -
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Hidden 12/Oct/97 Solo
smudge 14/Jul/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/97 Lead
skygodley 12/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/96 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/96 Lead
EddieA 04/May/96 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 30/Mar/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/95 Lead
brady ??/1995 -
with John Cameron
alan moore ??/1995 -
Duncan Bourne 07/Oct/94 Solo
Adrian Daniels 22/May/94 Lead
with Steve Webster
Scott McRae 14/May/94 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/93 Solo
stokienomad 13/Aug/92 Lead
Fiskavaig ??/1992 Lead
Dave Mountford ??/1992 -

rough date

with Damon Heath
Rob Davies 01/Jul/91 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 23/May/91 AltLd
with John Stainforth
Martyn ??/1991 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 17/Nov/90 AltLd O/S


Roget 03/May/90 Solo O/S
Raggar 02/Apr/90 Lead
OMSKB ?/Apr/90 Lead
with Dad
teespaddler ?/Apr/90 -
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
steve prior ?/Aug/89 Lead
with Rob W
andy@ark ?/Sep/88 Lead
with College course member
SPD224 ?/Jun/88 Lead
angry pirate ??/1988 -
Yourlead ??/1988 Lead
with Ric Gregory
Hidden ??/1988 -
andy@ark ?/Sep/87 2nd
with College course
Carl Hamer ??/1987 Lead O/S
dodders ?/Jul/86 -
Hidden 07/Jun/86 Lead
Iain Thow 16/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/85 Solo
Billg 01/Jun/85 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Tim Bateman 16/Apr/85 Lead
Howard J 29/Jul/84 Lead rpt
Mark Kemball 13/Mar/84 Solo
Ian Archer 02/May/83 2nd O/S
with Lee Bott
Gordon Stainforth 23/Nov/80 Lead
with Zsybshek Kotowicz
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
dangerdave ??/1979 Lead
with Nick Elliott
Hidden 18/Nov/78 Lead
Nigel Bond 07/May/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden 23/Apr/78 Lead
Richard Weller ??/1978 Lead

First ever lead

with Tim Lole
Chris Terrey ??/1978 Solo
Nigel Coe ??/1978 -

Approx date

Hammy 14/Oct/77 Solo
babymoac 25/Jun/77 Solo
paul59 18/Oct/75 2nd

North-East London Polytechnic Mountaineering Club (NELP MC)

Gordon Stainforth 18/Jan/75 Lead
with Mick Papworth
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Feb/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
tapley ?/Mar/70 Lead
mikej 21/May/69 Lead
with Brian Hill
mikej 30/Apr/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
oldmanofmow ??/1955 Lead

Denis Riley. Top roped first

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