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8m. The thin crack and short face. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

Droyd 10/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Absolute joke at HVS - couldn't figure out the move up from the break, found out on TR that the top is even harder and pretty unprotected.

with Harry
Sophloujacks 15/May/16 2nd dnf

Start is a monster made its just past before the first ledge

thecruxclimber 15/May/16 2nd dnf

Not a route for me

GargoyleFeet 15/May/16 Lead β

The top is classic gritstone sloper with nothing to hold on to - very close to going backwards off it. Would deck if dropped off near the top.

with Claire
Hidden 14/Apr/16 Lead dnf
FlavioL1989 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #26

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Small holds to the flakes! Tried fist jamming first to the flakes, but no good... then found the tiny holds for them. Got up onto the flakes to find no more gear! Was the horrified to find above that sloping flat top out - almost fell at the top due to some rope drag, but managed it clean! Very happy, first 5b trad.

Jules_Julia 10/May/15 2nd dog
Tom McCabe 24/Mar/15 2nd dog

Reachy. Joe sensibly took the right arete at the top, I went direct andslipped straight off the sloping mantle (very very green) then found a sort-of jam.

JRJones 24/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
jordangolding 17/May/14 TR O/S
quinn sorabjee 17/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
Sam Woodward 17/May/14 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17/May/14 TR β
hirving 17/May/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
Ad Shaw 04/May/14 Lead

Top out unprotected for a hvs

with Bridget Large
LukeRobinson 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
Jacob Hodge 95 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
jordangolding 17/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
benny_m 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 20/Oct/12 Lead dnf

HVS 5b should have more gear than that! Moved up to the flakes then wandered off leftwards...

with ah
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead dog
WillDoyle 15/Jul/12 Lead dog
Tithe Technique 20/May/12 2nd O/S

Seconded to remove gear for a nice Scottish chap. Great climb.

ragabond007 14/Aug/11 TR

Failed 1st time,2nd time change body position,tough halfway up till top out for someone who's short,good climb.

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 14/Jul/11 TR

would be a very bold lead with very tough reachy moves to the flake

eel 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tim O'Neill
alias dave 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
B-bop 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Top Moves Unprotected - Tim moved off left.

with T Max
Andrew Abraham 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Some interesting moves, almost fell off when making the move up to the flakes, found the top quite exciting as well as my safety seemed quite a long way down by the time I was topping out.

nickwhimster 01/Apr/11 2nd
donkster 25/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with dennis
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
Mike_Hayes 02/Aug/09 -
cooper leek 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with donk
donkster 23/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with ben
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
bobpilgrem 12/Apr/09 TR O/S

felt hard on top rope- would be a bold lead as final moves are unprotected.

with Bob/Tom
Col Allott 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alexandra Sturrock
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
colin milton 13/Jul/06 2nd
Stig 15/Nov/03 2nd O/S

Hard and scary

with Geraldine Lawless
mark s ??/2002 -
Duncan Bourne 10/Mar/96 Lead O/S
with P Agnew
nai ??/1995 2nd
crossleysm ??/1993 2nd O/S
andrew300169 03/May/92 Lead O/S
with Pom
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Roget ??/1991 Lead O/S
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