8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The elegant arete on its right then left with a bold start to large cams in the break - a breather - then an airy finish. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1974

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge, Roaches HVS Challenge

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Monk 13 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: What a lovely route! I saw it and had to give it a go. I was actually surprised when I saw that it was only HVS, but when on it this seems fair. The hardest move is the first one then just keep going to the break. The top section is fairly run out though. Not really E1 - it is similar to crescent arete at Stanage.
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βeta: What a lovely route! I saw it and had to give it a go. I was actually surprised when I saw that it was only HVS, but when on it this seems fair. The hardest move is the first one then just keep going to the break. The top section is fairly run out though. Not really E1 - it is similar to crescent arete at Stanage.
Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: 5b with no gear has to be E1 surely. The landing isn't too bad, but falling off the top half would definitely hurt.
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βeta: 5b with no gear has to be E1 surely. The landing isn't too bad, but falling off the top half would definitely hurt.
thebigfriendlymoose 16 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic moves to the break and gear (though felt hard for 5b) with an easy but nicely tenuous feeling finish. Joyous climbing - a very fine microroute.
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βeta: Fantastic moves to the break and gear (though felt hard for 5b) with an easy but nicely tenuous feeling finish. Joyous climbing - a very fine microroute.
Andy Reeve 19 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Have to agree this would be E1 at stanage: 5b with that landing isn't typical HVS. Awesome all the same
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βeta: Have to agree this would be E1 at stanage: 5b with that landing isn't typical HVS. Awesome all the same
David James 2 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Definately needs a fluttery heart symbol - the top moves whilst easy are completely unprotected as are the bottom hard moves which whilst close to the ground are above ankle twisting rocks.
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βeta: Definately needs a fluttery heart symbol - the top moves whilst easy are completely unprotected as are the bottom hard moves which whilst close to the ground are above ankle twisting rocks.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
rowland penty 18 Nov, 2018 Lead G/U Highball boulder problem above a shit landing followed by one easy well-protected move, then you're far above the gear and would probably hit the ground from the top move. Fun though.
Highball boulder problem above a shit landing followed by one easy well-protected move, then you're far above the gear and would probably hit the ground from the top move. Fun though.
countchalkula 18 Nov, 2018 Lead β Fun Problem. Just committing to that first left foot on the pebble is hard!
Fun Problem. Just committing to that first left foot on the pebble is hard!
grady 20 May, 2018 Solo O/S
LDJ 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 16 Sep, 2017 TR β
MusicalMountaineer 27 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Chuffed to get this. Great problem up to the break (V1). Good gear. Thought provoking moves to get to the top. Loved it. First E lead in ages.
Chuffed to get this. Great problem up to the break (V1). Good gear. Thought provoking moves to get to the top. Loved it. First E lead in ages.
fuzzysheep01 27 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
Fraser hill-casey 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with evenL
with evenL
jimlear ??, 2017 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 13 Nov, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 13 Nov, 2016 2nd
Bradbury 13 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S With pad
With pad
Stroppy 13 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
with Hastie
with Hastie
bummingham 17 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
with Becky Nicholson, fuzzysheep01
with Becky Nicholson, fuzzysheep01
fuzzysheep01 17 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Great little route.
with Becky Nicholson , bummingham
Great little route.
with Becky Nicholson , bummingham
Anti-faff 10 Sep, 2016 2nd
with Jas Wood
with Jas Wood
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 Lead
kez1 17 Jul, 2016 TR dog
with james davies
with james davies
James Smith 12 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Tom C
with Tom C
kyaizawa 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
lcullum7 12 Mar, 2016 2nd RP
Laurence20 26 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 14 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S Both sides onsight.
with Roget
Both sides onsight.
with Roget
92stokesw 14 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
thomas108 ??, 2016 -
Neil McA 29 Dec, 2015 2nd rpt
with Simon Nadin, Jake McAdie
with Simon Nadin, Jake McAdie
Ky 23 Jun, 2015 2nd
Andrew Abraham 23 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
with Ky
with Ky
neilmackie 16 May, 2015 Lead dnf
with danny stafford
with danny stafford
Hidden 26 Apr, 2015 2nd
g1m147 26 Apr, 2015 Lead
with SteveX
with SteveX
Andy Peak 1 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Very rewarding:-)
with Andrew Deckon
Very rewarding:-)
with Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
abtibbs 7 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
with Hugo
with Hugo
Hugobristol ?Mar, 2015 Lead O/S First E1.
with Tibbs
First E1.
with Tibbs
jimxxx ??, 2015 -
Hidden 5 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
thehugehead 3 May, 2014 -
with Alice
with Alice
Cake 24 Apr, 2014 Lead Ace
Ace
Hidden 24 Apr, 2014 Lead β
Smelly Fox 9 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S Would not be a soft touch E1.
with Fiend
Would not be a soft touch E1.
with Fiend
PeteWilson 10 Nov, 2013 Sent O/S left hand version, traversed off at break because of damp. will come back and finish
with Pete B, Andi T, Dave
left hand version, traversed off at break because of damp. will come back and finish
with Pete B, Andi T, Dave
joese7en 10 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
bwestwood 10 Nov, 2013 Lead
efrance24234 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with beth-h
with beth-h
Bloke on a Rope 5 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Right hand all the way
Right hand all the way
Hidden 5 Sep, 2013 2nd β
Mattlamb90 14 Jul, 2013 2nd β
with spidey
with spidey
Stoney Boy 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin ?Apr, 2013 TR O/S
with Tom, lizzie789, Nicki
with Tom, lizzie789, Nicki
lizzie789 ?Apr, 2013 -
profonrock ?Jan, 2013 2nd
JayAyBee ??, 2013 Lead O/S
julesmckim 6 Oct, 2012 Lead Easier than it looks. Only one piece of gear!
with dave lewis
Easier than it looks. Only one piece of gear!
with dave lewis
richiebongo 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus
with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus
danp 29 Sep, 2012 Lead β
with Didymus
with Didymus
Didymus 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Ditto in the howling wind. E1 surely as pretty bold
Ditto in the howling wind. E1 surely as pretty bold
Hidden 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 13 May, 2012 Lead O/S Done in howling wind... very atmospheric.
with Dean177
Done in howling wind... very atmospheric.
with Dean177
Dean177 13 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Dibdawg
with Dibdawg
pie_eater_pete 6 May, 2012 Lead O/S
The Dangler 3 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Ky 15 Aug, 2011 Lead RP
with Danny T
with Danny T
eel 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S felt E1 in the heat to me, bit sweaty and no mat.
with Becky E
felt E1 in the heat to me, bit sweaty and no mat.
with Becky E
chrisbussell 21 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
with Tim O'Neill
grakgrak 12 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
pipof747 4 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 31 May, 2011 2nd Pretty bold lower arete if you dont use a mat. HVS with one.
with RM199
Pretty bold lower arete if you dont use a mat. HVS with one.
with RM199
marcoleptic 25 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 1 May, 2011 2nd O/S
galpinos 1 May, 2011 2nd
with Sam
with Sam
Hidden 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
with Helen Garrett
alias dave 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
ed woods 16 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
RM199 ??, 2011 Lead O/S With side runner for first scary arête
With side runner for first scary arête
Garron 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
tompilgrem 23 Jul, 2010 TR O/S
with Nick/D
with Nick/D
bobpilgrem 23 Jul, 2010 TR O/S Fantastic line- and great layback moves up lower arete to safety of the break .Definitive gives a more realistic E1 grade.
Fantastic line- and great layback moves up lower arete to safety of the break .Definitive gives a more realistic E1 grade.
RuthC 20 Jun, 2010 2nd
mattyork2 20 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
with RuthC
with RuthC
jowgli 26 May, 2010 Solo O/S
with Dan Smith
with Dan Smith
peterbull 19 May, 2010 Lead O/S
northy1983 ??, 2010 Solo As stated in the bmc guide, laybacking the start arete on the left in E1
As stated in the bmc guide, laybacking the start arete on the left in E1
Ebarnes ??, 2010 -
Hidden 25 Oct, 2009 Solo
nickwhimster 4 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with andy abraham
with andy abraham
Andrew Abraham ?Oct, 2009 2nd Nick Whimster led, a little delicate footwork required
Nick Whimster led, a little delicate footwork required
Lloyders 29 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Paddy
with Paddy
Mike_Hayes 2 Aug, 2009 -
smudge 4 Jun, 2009 Solo rpt
dannyboy83 11 May, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2009 2nd
tradguy 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with AdP
with AdP
jiles 11 Apr, 2009 2nd
Alex Winter 11 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with jiles
with jiles
neilmackie 7 Mar, 2009 TR dog
with Mark D
with Mark D
hembug 7 Mar, 2009 2nd dog boulder start, few problems
with mark duggan
boulder start, few problems
with mark duggan
Mark D 7 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackie
with Neil Mackie
HimTiggins 26 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
tommytuffa 6 Apr, 2008 Solo
Hidden 17 Feb, 2008 Lead
Owen W-G 9 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S First climb of 2008. Padded out start. Pretty scary all the same.
with Robin
First climb of 2008. Padded out start. Pretty scary all the same.
with Robin
Hidden ??, 2008 -
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??, 2008 Solo O/S
andi turner 15 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S Climbed all the way on the left, makes it a great E1 5c with the crux leaving the ground.
with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt
Climbed all the way on the left, makes it a great E1 5c with the crux leaving the ground.
with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt
Jon Read 15 Sep, 2007 Solo
with Turner & Sharrat
with Turner & Sharrat
Monk 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
mullermn 11 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Monk
with Monk
tatz45 14 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Hedvika Toncrova
with Hedvika Toncrova
galpinos 1 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Spooky at HVS but no really worth E1.
with John
Spooky at HVS but no really worth E1.
with John
donkster 4 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with dennis
with dennis
Birdo ??, 2007 -
with Dave Bird
with Dave Bird
Hidden 19 Dec, 2006 Lead O/S
Si dH 4 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S Not HVS
with Neil Furniss
Not HVS
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 1 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
nige 25 Aug, 2006 Lead
with sven rowan
with sven rowan
Hidden 12 Aug, 2006 2nd dog
ArnaudG 3 May, 2006 Lead
Hidden 22 Jan, 2006 TR rpt
just one more 4 Aug, 2005 TR
with chris nunn
with chris nunn
Birdo ?Apr, 2005 -
with Dave Bird
with Dave Bird
mark s ??, 2005 Solo
jimshrimp 1 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S Looked at it, decided to give her a go. What a route. Protected and belayed at the top on just a set of friends. Will live with me forever, a highlight of my climbing times.
Looked at it, decided to give her a go. What a route. Protected and belayed at the top on just a set of friends. Will live with me forever, a highlight of my climbing times.
The Reaper 15 Apr, 2004 Lead rpt
r0b 28 Mar, 2004 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 8 Mar, 2004 Solo O/S
nige pacer 19 May, 2002 Lead O/S
tlr ??, 2000 Solo
Gus ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden 22 Mar, 1998 Solo O/S
SR1970 ?Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
smudge 11 May, 1996 Lead O/S
with Rich
with Rich
Hidden ??, 1995 -
nai ??, 1995 Solo
crossleysm ?Aug, 1993 Lead O/S
Chris Reid ?May, 1993 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 16 Apr, 1993 Solo
The Reaper 14 Apr, 1993 TR O/S Shunt
Shunt
OMSKB 27 Mar, 1993 Solo O/S
andrew300169 3 May, 1992 2nd
with nai
with nai
Jon Read ??, 1992 Solo O/S
with Matt Gallagher
with Matt Gallagher
Andy Say 20 Aug, 1991 Solo
Rob Davies 1 Jul, 1991 TR
Roget ??, 1991 Solo rpt Left hand start
with colin
Left hand start
with colin
Roget 25 Aug, 1990 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 1990 Lead
andrew300169 ??, 1990 -
Hidden ?Sep, 1989 Solo O/S
RockPhoenix ??, 1989 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 1 May, 1988 Solo O/S
Neil McA 24 Apr, 1988 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 1987 Solo
Rob Seymour 27 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
with Jim Seymour
with Jim Seymour
Hidden 21 Jul, 1984 Solo
andy gittins ??, 1984 -
Nigel Bond 18 Sep, 1983 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 10 May, 1982 Solo
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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
Votes cast 57
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 55
Votes cast 41
Style of ascent
Lead
Soloed
Followed
Toproped
Bouldered
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
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DNF
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Not Set