Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the fearsome crack through the left-hand side of the roof by gymnastic manoeuvres to reach easier ground. © Rockfax

FA. Geoff Sutton 1958

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

Flavio 08/Sep Solo O/S
kieraneason 28/Aug Lead O/S

Great route! Very interesting moves...

Hillson 10/May 2nd
PeteWilson 10/May Lead O/S

DIRTY AS!! I'm getting quite good at seeking out the esoteric, filthy routes atm.

Melonfly ?/Apr Lead
with Cara
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
bpw666 03/Oct/15 Lead dnf

Took a massive wipper off the nose of the arĂȘte. Still not made it to the top, will have to go back.

with James Matthews
bpw666 11/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Jun/15 -
DanChad 13/May/15 2nd O/S

Dad led

tom bre 13/May/15 2nd O/S
with dan, Chris
Chris Murray 13/May/15 Lead

Absolutely brilliant route that deserves a lot more traffic than it gets. Steep and committing moves to get established under the roof crack, then a wild move out left using the foot pocket. Enjoyed every move. 3 stars from me!

Andrew Abraham 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ky
Ben T@ylor 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 27/May/13 Lead O/S

As fun as it looks. Great if you like steep climbing. Interesting contortions and a seat halfway up.

with MikeR
saffy ??/2013 -
67hours 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Couldn't get the move across left to the block so took my first few lead falls then let it be.

saffy 25/Jul/12 Lead
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Jack C
Double Knee Bar 29/May/12 Lead O/S

A strangely great climb. Looks crap from the ground but great moves in a great position

with Iain
Hidden ??/2012 -
Blurgy319 02/Oct/11 Lead dnf
HIGHTOWER 02/Oct/11 Lead dnf

The less said about this the better!

Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
HowieB ??/2011 Lead
hellboundblr 31/Jul/10 2nd
with John Carlin
DaNo123 09/Jul/10 TR
Mike Turner 09/Jul/10 TR
FrankW 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with MMC Various
Hidden ??/2010 -
bavarianGaz 26/Sep/09 2nd dog
with Andy
A Downing 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Gaz
wilkie14c 10/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Dave Foster ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S

As a warm up. Bloody awful. Green, awkward and horrible.

with Carl
climbing_wiggy ?/Aug/08 2nd β
with Steve, Su
Hidden 23/Jul/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd dog
CrispsSmiths 24/May/08 Lead
with Ant Man
Paul_southgate68 ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with chris(grinner)williams
tim87dj 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with will
Diggler ??/2007 Lead
markju 16/Jul/06 2nd dog

Fist fall...from under the roof :)

with lee
Hidden 03/Sep/05 2nd
Andy Campbell ??/2005 2nd
with Neil
Hidden 31/Dec/04 TR dnf
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Gus ??/2002 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Roget 04/Oct/98 Lead O/S
uphillnow 29/Oct/97 Lead
with Margaret Smith
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden 19/Jun/83 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
RichardMc 05/Sep/76 Lead
with Tony Williams
rogerskews ??/1976 -
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 2nd
with ??
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